Events

    The Bare Essentials: Winter Trees

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Winter is the barest of times in the Arboretum; however, there is much to see and much happening in the landscape. Join a 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.

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    Dreaming the Sphinx in Augmented Reality

    Location: 

    Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

    Between the paws of the great Sphinx is the Dream Stela, a monument which describes how a young prince fell asleep in the shadow of the Sphinx by the Giza Pyramids. Visitors to the Harvard Semitic Museum galleries will be able to experience the iconic Sphinx and its Dream Stela in 3D augmented reality.

    A gallery facilitator will use a tablet to allow the Sphinx to loom above and around a real life-size cast of the monumental stela. With a tap, the ancient hieroglyphs will be highlighted and translated into English. Another tap to adjust the timeline later, and a pyramid will...

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    Family Hike: Get Ready For Winter!

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll learn how Arboretum animals get ready for winter. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and make a winter home for your favorite animal!

    Free and open to all, this event is most suitable for children ages four through ten.

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    Harvard Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Duke/Texas A&M

    Location: 

    Blodgett Pool, 65 N. Harvard St., Allston

    Harvard Men’s Swimming and Diving will match up against Duke and Texas A&M, and Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving will face off against Duke, at Blodgett Pool. For the featured game, the first 100 Harvard students to show up will receive a Harvard Water bottle. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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    Smith Field Reopening

    Location: 

    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

    Location: 

    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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    Family Hike: Observing Squirrels!

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll sneak about and see what our furry friends are doing as winter draws closer. Get a tattoo, play with puppets, and read a StoryWalk®.

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    Virtual Reality Expedition to Ancient Israel

    Location: 

    Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

    "Travel" in fifteen minutes to an archaeological site in Ashkelon, Israel to explore the first-ever excavation of a Philistine burial ground. For years archaeologists have searched for evidence of these Biblical people. Transport yourself to the center of 360° scenes of an archaeological expedition while your gallery facilitator explains what you are seeing. Borrow a device from the museum or download the virtual reality app on your smart phone and bring it to place in a 3D viewer at the museum for an immersive experience.

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