Events

    Free Fitness on the Plaza

    Location: 

    Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Harvard Common Spaces and Harvard Rec are offering free outdoor fitness classes on the Plaza on Thursdays throughout the summer. With a different class format each week designed to be inclusive of all abilities, there's something for everyone! Make the most of the warmer months by working out outside, beneath a shaded canopy.

    On August 8, enjoy a bootcamp workout with Ariel. 

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    Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

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    Hunnewell Building Lawn, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum.

    This event is cosponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the National Park Service Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

    In the case of inclement weather, the session will move indoors (Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall)....

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    The Farmers' Market at Harvard

    Location: 

    Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Visit The Farmers’ Market at Harvard! The market operates each Tuesday from June 11 through November 26, 12:00pm–6:00pm on The Science Center Plaza.

    The Market was founded in 2005, and accepts Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food stamps, Women, Infant & Children (WIC) vouchers, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The Harvard Farmer's Market also doubles the value of EBT purchases up to $15 per week.

    Swing by for some fresh strawberries, hearty greens, farmstead goat cheese, corn on the cob, or for live music!

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    Zumba on the Plaza

    Location: 

    Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

    In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Zumba classes on the Science Center Plaza on Wednesdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm, from May through September.

    Zumba is an aerobic dance fitness program using movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

    All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

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    2019 Harvard/Glenn Symposium on Aging

    Location: 

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

    Each year, the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging hosts the Harvard Symposium on Aging with a mission to educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and to stimulate collaborative research in this area. We have been fortunate to have many of the leaders in the aging field speak at the symposia.

    The 2019 speakers for the symposium include Coleen Murphy, PhD., (Princeton University); Manolis Kellis, PhD., (MIT); Beth Stevens, PhD., (Harvard Medical School) and Nir Barzilai, MD., (Institute for Aging Research).

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    Lilac Therapy Walk

    Location: 

    Map Table by the Ponds, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Every May, visitors flock to the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain to breathe in the fragrant lilac collection and witness the array of color. This flower has a history of medicinal use and if you have ever spent time inhaling this sweet fragrance you may have noticed a sense of calm and relaxation.

    May can be a time of unwinding as we transition into a new season under a warmer and brighter sun. Whether you've been visiting the lilac collection for years or have yet to experience them, this is an invitation to unplug, de-stress, and recharge on a guided lilac therapy walk....

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    The Prescription Drug Cost Dilemma: Perspectives from Harvard Faculty

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What is the reason behind the rising costs of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs? How does drug approval and pricing differ internationally? The new HarvardX course, "The FDA and Prescription Drugs", explores the rules and regulations that govern the pricing, marketing, and safety monitoring of approved prescription drugs.

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Harvard faculty behind the HarvardX course, Jonathan Darrow, Ameet Sarpatwari, and Ariel Stern, for an engaging panel discussion about the prescription drug market. The panel will be moderated by Michael Sinha.

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    CrimsonPALOOZA 2: Harvard Women’s Lacrosse vs. Pennsylvania

    Location: 

    Harvard Stadium, 65 North Harvard St., Allston

    Harvard Athletics will be hosting CrimsonPALOOZA 2 on Saturday, April 21 where Harvard's Womens Lacrosse team will face off with Pennsylvania. The Harvard and surrounding communities are invited to join us at Harvard Stadium to support the Crimson student-athletes and partake in a variety of activities. The day will feature food trucks, a beer garden, kids activities, music and much more!

    Note: Call 617-495-2211 to redeem free tickets for all Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge residents!

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    Saturday Forest Bathing

    Location: 

    Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Boston

    This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

    Cost: $25 member, $35 nonmember

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    Voices in Leadership: Jay Nixon

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    Livestreamed

    Join us for the next Voices in Leadership event of the spring semester, "Practical Ways to Confront Hyper-Partisanship in Health," featuring Jay Nixon, Visiting Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow and former Governor of Missouri. Professor Kimberlyn Leary will moderate.

    After earning his undergraduate and law degrees from University of Missouri-Columbia, Nixon returned to De Soto to practice law. A Democrat, he represented the people of Jefferson County from 1986 to 1992 in the Missouri Senate, where he was instrumental in passing legislation to improve prenatal care for...

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    Bark at the Park: Harvard Baseball and Softball

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    O’Donnell and Soldiers Field, 65 North Harvard St., Allston

    Bring your dog to enjoy the Crimson doubleheader as both the Harvard Baseball and Softball teams play! All dogs will receive a free Harvard Athletics Dog Bandana!

    Note: No registration required.

    Leadership Begins in the Community: Peace Corps and Global Health

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    Livestreamed

    Please join the Harvard T.H. Chan school for the next Voices in Leadership event featuring Jody Olson, Director of the Peace Corps. This event will be freely livestreamed at hsph.me/Olson and an on-demand video will be archived at the same link. The moderator for this event will be announced shortly.

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    Dance Master Class with Belinda McGuire

    Location: 

    Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street, Cambridge

    Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Belinda McGuire will teach a contemporary dance master class based in Limón technique. The class will explore phrase work excerpted from McGuire’s own repertoire and will include live accompaniment by musician Ryan Edwards. This is an intermediate/advanced level class. Observers are always welcome.

    Due to limited capacity, online pre-registration is required.

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    Documentary Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Why We Cycle"

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the exclusive Boston-area premiere of “Why We Cycle,” exploring the hidden effects of cycling on our cities and ourselves. The one-hour film will be followed by a one-hour panel discussion with local cycling leaders on the health, sustainability, and equity benefits from cycling.

    The screening begins promptly at 6:30pm.

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    Voices in Leadership: Jack Markell

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    Livestreamed

    Join us for the next Voices in Leadership event, "Leading by Preparing for a Changing World," featuring Jack Markell, former Governor of Delaware. During his tenure, according to Gallup, Delaware progressed “from one of the lowest-ranking states (in terms of job creation) in 2008 and 2009 to one of the top-ranking in 2013 and 2014. Delaware holds the distinction of being the only state anywhere along the Eastern seaboard to be in the top 10.” Employment in Delaware increased by more than 60,000 during the same time period, best in the region and one of the best in the...

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    Family Hike: Play in the Snow

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    125 Arborway, Hunnewell Building, Boston

    Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We will find a place to play together, making snow angels, snow humans, and more! Afterwards, families are invited to come inside the Lecture Hall to warm up with cookies and cocoa. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

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    Winter Wellness Walk

    Location: 

    125 Arborway, Hunnewell Building, Boston

    Take a healthy walk through the cool landscape of the Arboretum with an Arboretum docent. You will enjoy the pared down beauty of our woody plant collection and hear about the Arboretum's history and highlights. After the walk, warm up in the Visitor Center with hot chocolate or tea, and talk more with your docent guide and Arboretum staff members.

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