Events

    2019 Jan 22

    Taxes for Artists - Evening Session

    7:00pm to 9:00pm

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial...

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    2019 Jan 22

    Taxes for Artists - Daytime Session

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What can I deduct? Should I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

    The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston program and the Harvard Ed Portal are proud to present a workshop with Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah founded Sunlight Tax to respond to the financial challenges of freelancers and small...

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    2019 Jan 17

    Exhibition Reception: "La Meta"

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Beyond the headlines and rhetoric, millions of migrant laborers plant, tend, and harvest our food. La Meta, roughly translated as “goal,” “purpose,” and “home,” is an honest portrait of those striving in the shadows for life’s most basic successes: to live, to provide, and to thrive. Photojournalist and Nieman Fellow Samantha Appleton is known for her work covering conflicts around the world and serving as an official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. In this exhibition, she revisits an ongoing project that has taken on new meaning and urgency.

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    2019 Jan 15

    What CEOs Say: Dan Houston, Principal Financial Group

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Livestreamed

    "What CEOs Say” is a one-of-a-kind series of candid and inspirational interviews centered around the real how-to’s of this endeavor. The interviews will focus on CEOs who have successfully executed a Culture of Health, talking about how they actually did so. Discussions will focus on formulating the business case and calculating its return on investment, as well as providing clear steps to overcome barriers and implement change. Most importantly, the highlighted CEOs will serve as role models for how to reap the rewards of a robust Culture of Health for your business. “What CEOs Say” is...

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    2019 Jan 14

    Lilac Sunday T-Shirt Design Contest 2019

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    Create a piece of Arnold Arboretum history…enter our contest to design the 2019 Lilac Sunday t-shirt!

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites artists of all ages to submit their designs for Lilac Sunday 2019. Lilac-themed t-shirts have been a tradition at Lilac Sunday for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event.

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    2019 Jan 13

    Winter Wellness Walk

    1:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Take a healthy walk through the cool landscape of the Arboretum with a 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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    2019 Jan 12

    Nature Journal Workshop

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Join botanical artist, Regina Gardner Milan, in this Nature Journal Workshop. Participants, ages 8-12, will develop observational skills while learning a new awareness of their environment. Seed pods, pine cones, and other plant material will be available for observation and drawing. If weather permits, you will go on a short walk to collect more specimens. Milan will do demonstrations of drawing and documenting important details, and then you will try your own hand at creating a personal nature journal....

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    2019 Jan 09

    A Far Cry Presents: Musical Legacy - An exploration of the teacher-student relationship

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    The Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for an open rehearsal and discussion featuring violinist and former instructor Pamela Frank. Sections of A Far Cry’s upcoming concert Legacy will be previewed followed by a discussion of the piece’s mission to...

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    2019 Jan 09

    Landscape for Life

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    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The comprehensive curriculum covers a range of topics, including soils, water, plants, and landscape materials.
    Fee $185 member, $218 nonmember

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    2019 Jan 06

    Winter Birding!

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Arborway Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Start your new year off on an easy 90-minute walk from the Arboretum's main Arborway Gate to the ponds and back. Our docent and experienced birder, Bob Mayer, will focus on winter birds, as well as admiring the woody plant collection in winter. Beginners, as well as more experienced birders, are welcome on the tour. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. See the Arnold Arboretum's website for ...

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    2019 Jan 02

    Jace Clayton, "The Great Salt"

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    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    In 1638, a work of silver known as The Great Salt arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Owned by John Glover, who died during his passage across the Atlantic, the object transferred to Glover’s widow Elizabeth, who later married Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard. The Great Salt (on display in the silver cabinet on Level 2, Gallery 2340) is one of seven pieces of historic...

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    2019 Jan 02

    Clay—Modeling African Design

    Wed Jan 2 (All day) to Sun Nov 14 (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside...

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    2018 Dec 14

    The Last Dream

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal, Comité TPS, and Boston Experimental Theatre for a performance of The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS. The play features the children of parents with Temporary Protected Status, a federal immigration status in danger of being canceled. The production is a dramatic representation of the struggles and joys of children of immigrants, including members of the Harvard community, and the pain of threat to one’s way of life.

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    2018 Dec 13

    Project Teach Presents College Applications: Getting Started & Finishing Strong

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    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 12

    Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

    3:30pm to 4:45pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, on view through January 6, 2019. Tours will be given by curators, graduate students, and other experts.

    This tour will end with an optional close-up encounter with objects related to the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition in the museums’ Art Study Center. Please be prepared to...

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    2018 Dec 11

    Project Teach Presents College Applications: Getting Started & Finishing Strong

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    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 09

    The Science of Pizza: It's a Little Cheesy!

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center, Lecture Hall B, 1 Oxford St. Cambridge

    Why does pizza crust have holes? How does cheese form from milk? How do you break down food into the fuel your body needs? What makes pizza dough stretchy? Join us at the 2018 Harvard Holiday Science Lecture as we observe, touch, taste, and explore some of your favorite foods. Kids, families, students, teachers and the curious are welcome! You will discover the physics, chemistry and biology of cheese and bread, look at them under a microscope, make a simple cheese (yum!), and learn about digestion (yuck!). Using...

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    2018 Dec 09

    The Science of Pizza: It’s a Little Cheesy!

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center, Lecture Hall B, 1 Oxford St. Cambridge

    Why does pizza crust have holes? How does cheese form from milk? How do you break down food into the fuel your body needs? What makes pizza dough stretchy? Join us at the 2018 Harvard Holiday Science Lecture as we observe, touch, taste, and explore some of your favorite foods. Kids, families, students, teachers and the curious are welcome! You will discover the physics, chemistry and biology of cheese and bread, look at them under a microscope, make a simple cheese (yum!), and learn about digestion (yuck!). Using live experiments and interactive...

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    2018 Dec 08

    Women's Basketball vs. Rutgers Community Day

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Lavietes Pavilion, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA

    Come watch Harvard Women's Basketball face off against Rutgers for Community Day! Community members receive 50% off adult tickets and FREE youth tickets for Allston, Brighton and Cambridge residents! The game will be followed by a post-game autograph session with your favorite Crimson players with FREE team photos provided.

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    2018 Dec 08

    Measure Twice, Cut Once: Introductory Tree and Shrub Pruning

    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Instructor: Andrew Gapinski, Head of Horticulture, Arnold Arboretum

    Put down the hedge shears! Through both classroom instruction and hands-on field training, this class will include what’s, whys, and how’s of proper pruning approaches and...

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