Events

    2018 Dec 13

    Project Teach Presents College Applications: Getting Started & Finishing Strong

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to offer a free College Application: Getting Started & Finishing Strong Workshop for high school students who live or attend school in Allston/Brighton or Cambridge. For freshmen and sophomores: get familiarized with college application vocabulary! And for juniors and seniors: learn how to strengthen your college application activities section with strong vocabulary. Through one application, students can apply to the more than 700 colleges and universities across the country that accept the...

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    2018 Dec 11

    Project Teach Presents College Applications: Getting Started & Finishing Strong

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to offer a free College Application: Getting Started & Finishing Strong Workshop for high school students who live or attend school in Allston/Brighton or Cambridge. For freshmen and sophomores: get familiarized with college application vocabulary! And for juniors and seniors: learn how to strengthen your college application activities section with strong vocabulary. Through one application, students can apply to the more than 700 colleges and universities across the country that accept the Common Application. It is never too early to start to...

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    2018 Dec 06

    Allston-Brighton Winter Market

    Repeats every day until Sun Dec 09 2018 .
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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The second annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market returns to the Harvard Ed Portal December 6-9, 2018! Boston’s newest neighborhood holiday market, the Allston-Brighton Winter Market is a four-day event featuring vendors of crafts, artisan goods, gifts, and fine art, plus live music, food and drinks for purchase, a beer garden, and special interactive art opportunities. Hosted by the Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave, Allston, MA), the Allston-Brighton Winter Market will be a festive celebration of local creative...

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    2018 Dec 06

    Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale

    Repeats every day until Sun Dec 09 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston

    Featuring the work of more than 60 artists from the Ceramics Program-Office for the Arts at Harvard studio community, this event is a fabulous opportunity to do your holiday shopping!

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    2018 Nov 16

    Party Animals: An Ancient Feast

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

    Celebrate the fall harvest season by feasting with your neighbors! Join the Harvard Ed Portal in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, for a special evening inspired by the Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings exhibition, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through January 6, 2019.

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    2018 Nov 15

    Unearthing Oral Histories

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

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    PRX Podcast Garage, 267 Western Ave, Rear, Allston

    Join us on Thursday November 15th, for Unearthing Oral Histories, an oral history workshop held at the PRX Podcast Garage in connection to the exhibit In Over My Head, now on view at the Harvard Ed Portal. Led by artist Thalassa Raasch, this introductory workshop will unpack the power of collecting and sharing oral histories. Participants will develop an understanding of what oral history is, how (and how not) to conduct an oral history interview, the necessary equipment, and the different methods of sharing oral histories. Whether you’re planning to interview a family...

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    2018 Nov 03

    Community Football Day 2018

    10:00am to 2:00pm

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    Harvard Stadium, 65 North Harvard St., Boston

    Harvard University is pleased to invite Allston-Brighton and Cambridge neighbors to the annual Community Football Day at Harvard Stadium on Saturday, November 3rd. Come cheer on the Crimson as they take on Columbia! All Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents receive free admission to the game and a voucher for lunch, valid at any concession stand within the stadium. Proof of residence is required. The community welcome tent opens at 10:00 am; kick-off is at 12:00 pm.

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    2018 Nov 01

    An Evening with the Parker Quartet

    7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, artists in residence at Harvard University, returns to the Ed Portal as part of their 2018-19 season. Join us for an evening featuring classical music performed by one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. All are welcome!

    Learn more about and register for An Evening with the Parker Quartet.

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    2018 Oct 30

    A Hundred Moons - A Kathak Dance Performance

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a special evening celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights! Diwali is said to be lit by the love that resides within each person. Dancer and Harvard Kennedy School student Neha Bansal will explore this idea with a performance of her original work A Hundred Moons, a dance in the Kathak Indian classical style. Bansal’s work uses traditional Indian symbols to tell the story of the love between two mythological characters, Radha and Krishna.

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    2018 Oct 30

    Making the Most of a Market

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Participating in an arts market is not just an opportunity to show and sell, it’s also a way of expanding visibility for your work and making authentic connections with audiences. Make the most of your market experience by learning best practices for before, during, and after your event. This free workshop will help you:

    • strengthen your outreach strategy through social media, e-marketing, and print materials;
    • sharpen your planning process and develop a thoughtful presentation;
    • discover how to capture the interest of your audience, make a...
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    2018 Oct 25

    Exhibition Reception: In Over My Head

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, In Over My Head. Using photography, audio, and archival material, In Over My Head forms a complex narrative that is rooted in the labor of a specific person and place, but is also inherently fictional. Even as it captures artist Thalassa Raasch’s experience of digging graves,...

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    2018 Oct 15

    Opportunity Fund Information Session

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture to learn about the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund, a grant that supports professional development for Boston-based artists, events and festivals in the city, and cultural field trips organized by public schools. In this round of the Opportunity Fund, Harvard University has contributed an additional $10,000 to be awarded to Allston-Brighton artists and projects as part of the ArtLab community benefits agreement. Find out how you can build a strong application and other ways the Ed Portal can support your...

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    2018 Oct 13

    Exhibition: Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    On view from October 13 through November 26, 2018, Raise a Glass features contemporary ceramic artists responding to the elaborate vessels featured in the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition. Fourteen internationally recognized contemporary sculptors and vessel makers were invited to seek inspiration in subject matter, form, function and/or culture of origin from these ancient vessels, which illustrate how shapes, artistic forms, ideas, and traditions have exchanged across borders throughout time.

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    2018 Oct 04

    Exhibition Reception: Matter of Intention

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Matter of Intention. Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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    2018 Sep 26

    Business Bootcamp for the Working Artist

    9:00am to 12:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Who says there is no clear path to becoming a successful artist? This workshop demystifies the business steps artists take when starting their career or building their practice to the next level. Learn the eight most important things to get your art work out of the studio and into the hands of a buyer. This workshop is a condensed version of the popular Boston SCORE Business Bootcamp tailored specifically for artists.

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    2018 Sep 19

    A Far Cry: The Making of a World Premiere

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and performance featuring a discussion with composer and New England Conservatory faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, in conversation with faculty from Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The discussion will focus on Sanlikol’s new work, A Gentleman of Istanbul, commissioned for A Far Cry, and the group will also perform excerpts of the piece. The evening will offer a unique view into the creative process and a chance to learn about the inspiration for A Far Cry's travel-...

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    2018 Sep 04

    Matter of Intention

    Repeats every day until Thu Oct 04 2018 .
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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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    2018 Aug 27

    Exhibition: The In-Between

    Repeats every day until Sun Sep 30 2018 .
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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    This exhibition marks the end of Seth Rainville's year as 2017-18 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

    Seth Rainville is a potter, educator, and curator living in New Bedford, MA. His dedication to his craft and passion for promoting the arts and artists has given Seth the ability to engage in a multi-faceted career. Rainville received his BFA from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has taught at multiple programs...

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