Smith Field Reopening


    Smith Field, 235 Western Ave., Allston

    On November 2 at 11:00am, join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Woods, and Harvard University’s Executive Vice President Katie Lapp for the grand reopening of Smith Field.

    Celebrate the unveiling of $6.4 million in renovations—including $3 million from Harvard University community benefits. The renovated park hosts a new state-of-the-art playground with splash pad, a multipurpose field for sports, a street hockey rink, basketball courts with lighting, a community area, “wheel-friendly” areas for skateboards and bikes, and...

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    Harvard Athletics Fall Fest 2019


    Harvard Athletics Complex, Allston

    Join us on November 2 for a day of cheering on eight Harvard Crimson home games during Fall Fest!

    Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and Harvard Athletics are partnering to welcome the Allston-Brighton and Cambridge communities to attend Fall Fest free of charge. Fall Fest is a celebration of the Harvard community centered around eight Harvard Crimson home games. At Fall Fest, the community is invited to take part in pre-game musical entertainment, participate in yard games, celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harvard Rose Bowl Game, and visit a...

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    Harvard Men's Basketball Crimson Madness


    Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard St., Boston

    Kicking off the 2019-20 season for men's basketball, Harvard will host the ninth-annual Crimson Madness event! 

    This year's event will feature a dunk contest, 3-point competition and intrasquad scrimmage, as well as a special welcome from Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball. Along with the action on the court, fans in attendance will be treated to free giveaways, free food, student promotions, a postgame autograph session and more!


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    Kick-Off the ArtLab: Opening Celebration


    Harvard ArtLab, 140 N. Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard ArtLab, Harvard’s new laboratory for art and research, for an opening celebration on September 21! Allston-based tap dance company Subject: Matter will kick off the celebration with a performance beginning promptly at 10:00am accompanied by a live jazz band. Visitors can have their portrait taken by Boston-based photographer OJ Slaughter and experience the ArtLab’s sound studio and A*, the multi-channel art installation by Harvard Film Study Center Fellow Andy Graydon.

    This event is free and open to the public!

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    2019 Summer Concert Series


    Ray Mellone Park, Honan Allston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for the 2019 Summer Concert Series featuring a diverse lineup of performers whose family-friendly programs will have you dancing and singing along!

    On June 17, the series kicks off with Afro-Brazilian percussion group Grooversity. Next up on July 15, Bamidele brings West African dancing and drumming to north Allston-Brighton. And on August 12, close out the season with Veronica Robles' and her all-female mariachi trio.

    All events are free, open to the public, and rain or shine (rain location is inside the Honan Library auditorium). No...

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    Ice Cream Social and Sing-Along


    Harvard i-lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard i-lab for ice cream and entertainment. The i-lab will be serving up scoops from Ben & Jerry's while pianist Phil Greenwald plays favorite family-friendly sing-along rock tunes.

    No RSVPs needed, just come on by for afternoon fun, rain or shine!

    Western Ave. Arts Walk


    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join a Western Ave. Arts Walk during ARTS FIRST to learn about Allston’s public art! Pieces include both permanent and temporary works of art on view at the Harvard Ed Portal and Harvard Business School, as well as works affiliated with Zone 3.

    Student-guided walking tours are ongoing (departs every hour) and take one hour. Advance registration is preferred. Comfortable shoes recommended.

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    ARTS FIRST 2019


    Harvard University

    Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique, but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and community.

    Enjoy free, family-friendly performances, dance styles from around the world, public art walks, hands-on artmaking, and much more! We look forward to celebrating the artists of Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST on May 2–5, 2019.

    Events include:

    • May 2,...
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    Bark at the Park: Harvard Baseball and Softball


    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.

    A.R.T. New Year Celebration


    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

    The American Repertory Theater and the Harvard Ed Portal welcome you to a day of performances, workshops, and community. Inspired by A.R.T.'s upcoming productions of Endlings, Dragon Cycle, and Clairvoyance, this event uplifts the voices of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) artists. Join A.R.T. artists Celine Song (Endlings playwright), Sara Porkalob (Dragon Cycle), and Diana Oh (Clairvoyance), as well as local artists...

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    2019 Mar 05

    Exhibition: The Endangered Species Project: New England

    Repeats every day until Sun Apr 14 2019 .
    (All day)


    Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present an exhibition of work from Montana-based potter Julia Galloway's most recent body of work, The Endangered Species Project: New England. Galloway works from each state's official list of species identified as endangered, threatened or extinct. She has created a series of covered jars, one urn for each species, illustrating the smallest Agassiz Clam Shrimp to the largest Eastern Elk.


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    Allston-Brighton Winter Market


    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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    Community Football Day 2018


    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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