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Cover Letters Do Count!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

Many people ask, "do I really need to include a cover letter?" . The answer is yes! This one hour virtual workshop will focus on the key role a cover letter has in building a bridge between a job description and your resume.... Read more about Cover Letters Do Count!

Arboretum Guided Tour

Join us for a free, 90-minute walk on Thursday, July 29 through the Arboretum! Tour seasonal plant highlights and learn about Arboretum history from a trained docent. The walk is geared toward adults, and starts from the kiosk in front of the Hunnewell Building at 125 Arborway.... Read more about Arboretum Guided Tour

Tax Withholding for 2021 Summer Semester TAP Benefits

Tax withholding for 2021 summer semester TAP benefits will begin in August as follows:

  • Monthly Payroll – August, September, and October paychecks (please note, if you receive taxable TAP benefits for the fall semester, your October paycheck will include withholding for the summer and fall semester)
  • Biweekly Payroll – Projected to start with the August 13 paycheck... Read more about Tax Withholding for 2021 Summer Semester TAP Benefits

Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity During the Pandemic and Beyond

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Both food and nutrition insecurity are significant problems in the United States despite recent declines in food insecurity and the abundance of food produced and available across the country. Suboptimal eating patterns are contributing greatly to rising rates of chronic disease, obesity and high blood pressure and even premature death. Diet-related chronic diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes, are now the leading causes of death.... Read more about Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity During the Pandemic and Beyond

One Night in Boston, June 18, 2021 in Nubian Square

Along with our partners BAMS FestBoston Children’s ChorusBoston Ujima ProjectBoston While BlackJazz UrbaneProject STEP, and Roxbury Cultural District, King Boston is pleased to announce the launch of an annual Juneteenth celebration, One Night in Boston, beginning a weekend of festivities to mark Juneteenth as America’s original Independence Day.... Read more about One Night in Boston, June 18, 2021 in Nubian Square

Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames Screening

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2pm

Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, activist, and suffragist. She was the inspiration behind the naming of the 'Blanche Ames' crabapple, and was married to Arboretum supervisor Oakes Ames. This 55-minute documentary explores Ames' extraordinary life and legacy, and features an interview with Arboretum Head of the Library and Archives Lisa Pearson.... Read more about Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames Screening

Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

Sunday, May 30, 2021, 9:00am to 11:00am

Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience in the Arnold Arboretum. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Each walk is limited to 8 participants. Meet at the Bussey Street Gate. Participants must follow COVID guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as well as sign a liability and release form.... Read more about Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks