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2019 Jun 02

Collections Up Close - Ginkgo Collection

1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Location: Peters Hill - Ginkgo Collection (near Mendum St. Gate) 

Celebrate plant diversity, natural history, and the work of public gardens by spotlighting plants and their families. Join us for tours, family activities and festivities in the ginkgo collection on Peters Hill. Most people can identify a ginkgo leaf – but what do you really know about the tree itself? Come learn more about this “living fossil” and explore a collection that reflects the greatest known genetic diversity of wild-collected ginkgos in North America.

This is a drop in activity. The event...

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2019 Jun 01

Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

9:30am to 12:30pm

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Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England. Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock... Read more about Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum
2019 Jun 01

June Birding

Repeats every month on the 23 of June until Sun Jun 23 2019 .
8:00am to 9:30am

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Join the Arnold Arboretum's Brendan Keegan for an easy walk looking for June birds. All skill levels, especially beginners, are encouraged to join. Bring binoculars, and a few binoculars will be available to share.See our website for directions and a checklist of birds. Parking is along the Arborway or Bussey Street, or take the T to Forest Hills and walk. Meet inside the Gates.

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2019 May 21

Materials Lab Workshop: Egyptian Blue

1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The ancient Egyptian language did not have one specific word to denote blue. The color, rich with symbolic value, was obtained through exacting processes throughout Egyptian history. The manufacture of the world’s first synthetic pigment, Egyptian blue, as well as the ceramic/glass hybrid Egyptian faience, became iconic elements of Egyptian art. Much like the imported lapis lazuli, these materials would have been available only to Egypt’s elite. Light blue fabric, dyed from the plant woad, is all that the average workman would have been able to access.

In this workshop, Laura...

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2019 May 09

Gallery Talk: Poetry, Painting, and the Plastic Arts

12:30pm to 1:00pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Erica Lawton, staff assistant in the Division of European and American Art, will give this gallery talk.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes...

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2019 May 08

Tour: The Architectural History of the Harvard Art Museums

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an architectural tour of the Harvard Art Museums, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will learn about the history of our building at 32 Quincy Street, which is registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as the concepts behind and execution of our eight-year renovation and expansion project, including sustainability features and restoration efforts.

Note that this tour will last 60 minutes.

Free with museums’ admission. This tour is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes...

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2019 May 07

Tai Chi in Harvard Yard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Mon Sep 30 2019 except Tue May 21 2019, Tue May 28 2019.
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Memorial Church Lawn, Harvard Yard

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Tai Chi by Harvard's Master Yon Lee every Tuesday, 5pm-6pm from May through September.

Meet in Harvard Yard on the Memorial Church Lawn on Tuesdays weekly from 5-6pm, steady rain cancels. There will be no classes on May 21 or 28 due to Commencement. 

All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required. For a complete list of wellness programs, please visit...

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2019 Jun 11

Farmer's Market at Harvard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 26 2019 except Tue Aug 27 2019.
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Science Center Plaza

As summer returns, so too does the Farmers’ Market at Harvard, which runs on Tuesday from mid-June through November (Noon-6pm). For the 2019 season, the Market will run June 11 through November 26. Vendor applications for the 2019 Market will be online February 1st. 

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The Market was founded in 2005, and operates on The Plaza outside Harvard’s Science Center (near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets). The Farmers’ Market at Harvard...

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2019 Aug 15

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special...

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2019 Jul 25

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special...

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2019 Jun 27

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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2019 May 28

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness...

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2019 May 16

Supermarket Savvy Webinar

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Online

It is widely recognized that buying nutritious food is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. Pretty soon, you'll see all new labels on food packages! Learn how to read these new nutrition labels and what common terms on packages really mean, including things like what's the difference between GMO free, natural and organic. You will leave with some smart grocery shopping strategies that make it fun and enjoyable to eat healthy while saving time and money!

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2019 Jun 13

Mindful Strategies for Cyber Safety

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that you may have been hacked after clicking on a suspicious link in an email? Applying mindfulness can help protect you—and Harvard—from clicking impulsively on links in phishing emails. Come learn about the state of mind that’s most easily exploited by hackers and how mindfulness can help you defend against it.  Through cyber safety tips and brief meditation practices, participants will learn simple techniques to help manage the distractions and intrusive threats that creep into their day to day work – and to regulate their state of mind to...

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