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2019 Dec 15

Winter Wellness Walk

Repeats every month on the 12 of January until Sun Jan 12 2020 . Also includes Sun Feb 02 2020, Sun Feb 09 2020, Sun Mar 15 2020, Sun Mar 29 2020.
1:00pm to 1:45pm


Hunnewell Building

Great scenery and exercise, who could want more? Take a brisk walk this winter and stay healthy and connected to the Arboretum at a time when the landscape is pared down to its beautiful bones. This walk emphasizes fitness, with a healthy dose of information on seasonal highlights. Winter tours are geared to adults and led by trained Arboretum docents.

After your tour, stay on for a warm drink and more conversation with your guide and staff in the Visitor Center.

This activity is free. ...

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2020 Jan 17

Friday FreeCycle

11:00am to 2:00pm


124 Mt Auburn St Lobby

Bring all surplus goods from your home, office and garage. We will accept anything you no longer need, but which you think may be useful to someone else. Come to shop and bring your reusable bag! In the past, especially popular items include: books, office supplies, clothing, tools. toys, furniture, and plants. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Learn more here.

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2019 Dec 12

O&I at Harvard Business School

Repeats every month on the 12 of December until Thu Dec 12 2019 .
11:00am to 1:30pm


Spangler Hall, HBS

M/C and Visa credit card payment onsite!  

For large orders and orders for trolley passes and Body Mechanics vouchers, please order online in advance by 3pm on Tuesday and request LMA pick up.

Outings & Innings is an internal Harvard University service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a dynamic menu of (1) date-specific event tickets for a wide variety of performing arts (music, dance, theater) and professional sports, (2)...

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2019 Nov 25

American Factory Screening and Discussion

1:25pm to 4:00pm


Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School Kresge Way Boston, MA 02163

American Factory screening and discussion with film's directors, HBS Faculty, and NE Director of AFSCME

Screening followed by discussion with Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, American Factory Directors; Meg Rithmire, HBS BGIE Professor and China Expert; and Kris Rondeau, Director of AFSCME New England

The film profiles the launch of the Fuyao Glass factory in Moraine, Ohio, sited in a former General Motors plant. To launch the factory, Fuyao brought in hundreds of experienced Chinese factory workers to Ohio to train their U.S. counterparts....

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2019 Nov 12

Harvard Extension Spring 2020 Registration

(All day)



Harvard Extension School courses are open to the public, and most require no application.


To start planning, browse the course catalog here. 

Late registration is not permitted, so be sure to register by the registration deadline. For information on making course changes after registering, see ...

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2019 Dec 07

The Bare Essentials: Winter Trees

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Hunnewell Building

Winter is the barest of times in the Arboretum; however, there is much to see and much happening in the landscape. Join our docent for a walk on the bare side--notice shapes, textures, even the personalities of plants that are often missed when the land is heavy with green. You will see buds already forming and the dried seeds that are more visible when leaves are gone. 

Dress appropriately for the weather.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2019 Dec 07

Arboretum for Educators

9:00am to 11:30am


Hunnewell Building

Arboretum for Educators monthly explorations are a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers to introduce the Arboretum landscape as an outdoor classroom. Participants learn about specific hands-on life science topics that may be used or adapted by teachers for their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. Meet and network with other like-minded educators, and engage in life science learning.

Free, but ...

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2019 Nov 06

Tree Mob™! Diversity and Dispersal Among Viburnums



Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum

Autumn is a great time to appreciate the beauty of viburnums, with their vibrantly colored fruits and leaves. Join Wendy Clement to explore the diversity of viburnums and the hidden features of their leaves and fruits that facilitate interactions with other organisms in their communities. Hear about the important role the living viburnum collections at Arnold Arboretum have played in notable studies on the diversity, classification, ecology, and evolutionary history of this group. See for yourself why horticulturalist Michael Dirr wrote: "A garden without Viburnum is akin to life without...

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2019 Nov 05

“Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World



Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world,and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Antonelli will take stock of the experience, casting the exhibition against the turbulent geopolitical background of the past year, describing which among its ambitions were met, and which were not.


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2019 Oct 02

Tunes at Noon: Club Passim Edition

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 20 2019 .
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Smith Campus Center
Enjoy lunch or a study break in the Smith Campus Center! Stop by Harvard Commons every Wednesday to hear live music from Club Passim, a local folk music organization based in Harvard Square. Click here to see the entire Harvard Common Spaces fall calendar. Read more about Tunes at Noon: Club Passim Edition
2019 Dec 12

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2019 Reception

Thu Dec 12 (All day) to Sun Dec 15 (All day)


Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

Twice a year in May and December, the Ceramics Program holds a weekend exhibition and sale of work by Ceramics Program artists. Anyone enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program is eligible to display and sell their work. Each Show and Sale opens to the public on Thursday afternoon with a festive reception and continues through the weekend.

2019 Holiday Show and Sale hours

Thursday, December 12th: Opening Reception 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 13, 14 and 15
10:00 am – 7:00 pm each day.

All are welcome and admission...

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2019 Oct 19

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner V

(All day)


Hunnewell Building

Woodturning Demonstrations: 11am, 1pm, 3pm; all day on the Hunnewell lawn

Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The three...

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