Events

    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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    Fabulous Fungus Fair

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, and labs—even in our own refrigerators. This is an opportunity to investigate fungal diversity and participate in hands-on activities led by Harvard students.

    Note: Regular museum admission rates apply.

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    Zapotec-Style Painting Family Workshop

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

    Learn to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team of Ventura and Norberto Fabian continues the tradition of creating hand-carved and painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional aspects of rural village daily life and is now one of Mexico’s largest-selling craft industries. After learning about techniques and styles, participants will select an original, small figure to paint and take home. Workshops will be taught in Spanish with translation to English.

    This workshop is most...

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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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    Note: This event is most suitable for children ages four through ten...

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    Augmented Reality: Maya Chocolate Plate

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

    "Shrink" yourself down to "walk" into an ancient Maya vessel using augmented reality! Maya women were often essential for uniting kingdoms. When a marriage was arranged between Maya royal families, kings would exchange gifts like this ceramic three-legged plate for serving chocolate. Use the museum’s iPad as a "magic window" to discover fine details on one such plate that cannot be seen on the actual artifact. A gallery facilitator will guide you through the experience and will share more about the Maya.

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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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    Harvard Men's Basketball Crimson Madness

    Location: 

    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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