Health & Wellness

2019 Nov 04

The Intersection of Music, Medicine, and Innovation with Longwood Symphony

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston

Enjoy a performance by the Longwood Symphony conducted by Ronald Feldman followed by a panel discussion by some of the Musical Medical Stars! The panel discussion will be around the intersection between Music and Medicine and Innovation.

Panelists:

Lisa Wong, MD (violin); Milton Pediatric Associates, HMS, CHB, MGH, BWH; Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School

Leonard Zon, MD (trumpet); Director, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Grousbeck...

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2019 Oct 07

Active Aging Week: Stroll Through Time

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This "Stroll" takes you for a simple and easy route through the Arboretum's collections. At pre-determined stops, pause and hear about some of very special plants with one of our wonderful docents. They will impart interesting stories about historic, horticultural, and cultural aspects of the plant's life. Maps with the Plant Stops will be provided. You can "stroll" at your own pace.

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2019 Oct 01

Active Aging Week: Try Tai Chi

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 05 2019 .
10:00am to 11:00am

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building Lawn, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Note: The October 5 class will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. 

Join Harvard’s Master Yon Lee and learn about the practice of tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, often described as meditation in motion. Tai chi has the potential to prevent and remedy many health conditions that are associated with aging. Move through a series of gentle, fluid movements with Master Yon Lee during an hour-long session outdoors in the peaceful surroundings of the Arnold Arboretum. Beginners welcome.

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2019 Oct 20

Family Hike: Observing Squirrels!

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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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2019 Oct 19

Peaceable, Friendly, and Fearless: The Benefits of Neuroplasticity

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge

We need psychological resources like grit and gratitude for resilient well-being in a challenging world. How can we grow these inner strengths?
Positive neuroplasticity shows us how to turn passing experiences into lasting changes in the brain - hardwiring an unshakable calm, compassion, and courage into the marrow of our being.

In this experiential workshop, we’ll explore:

  • Why personal growth experiences don’t have enduring value for many people
  • The necessary two steps of lasting change in the nervous system
  • Growing the key...
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2019 Sep 28

Let's Talk About Food

10:30am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Join Harvard University Dining Services and Let’s Talk About Food for a fun-filled and inspiring day of cooking, demonstrations, hands-on skills and tastings, innovations and explorations. Join the Greater Boston community of experts and eaters in an all-day exploration of how we can work together to ”Save the Planet One Bite at a Time!” Bring your culinarians, your kids, your scientists, your adventurers and hear, taste and experience the next generation of dining!

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2019 Oct 20

Fall Forest Bathing

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 03 2019 except Sun Oct 06 2019, Sun Oct 13 2019.
9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers

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2019 Sep 15

Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 06 2019 .
10:00am to 11:00am

10:00am to 11:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building Lawn, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Improve your health and well-being with yoga by practicing poses, breathing, and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum. In the case of inclement weather, the session will move indoors (Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall).

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2019 Aug 08

Free Fitness on the Plaza

12:15pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Harvard Common Spaces and Harvard Rec are offering free outdoor fitness classes on the Plaza on Thursdays throughout the summer. With a different class format each week designed to be inclusive of all abilities, there's something for everyone! Make the most of the warmer months by working out outside, beneath a shaded canopy.

On August 8, enjoy a bootcamp workout with Ariel. 

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2019 Jul 14

Morning Yoga at the Arboretum

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 04 2019 .
10:00am to 11:30am

10:00am to 11:30am
10:00am to 11:30am
10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building Lawn, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Arnold Arboretum.

This event is cosponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the National Park Service Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

In the case of inclement weather, the session will move indoors (Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall)....

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2019 Oct 17

Zumba on the Plaza

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 31 2019 .
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free weekly Zumba classes on the Science Center Plaza through October.

Zumba is an aerobic dance fitness program using movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

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2019 Jun 04

Tai Chi in Harvard Yard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 24 2019 .
5:00pm to 6:00pm

5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church Lawn, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

In partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard Common Spaces offers free Tai Chi by Harvard's Master Yon Lee every Tuesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm, from May through September.

All Common Spaces wellness programs and fitness activities are free; no sign-ups are required.

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2019 Oct 22

The Farmers' Market at Harvard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 26 2019 .
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

Visit The Farmers’ Market at Harvard! The market operates each Tuesday from June 11 through November 26, 12:00pm–6:00pm on The Science Center Plaza.

The Market was founded in 2005, and accepts Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food stamps, Women, Infant & Children (WIC) vouchers, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The Harvard Farmer's Market also doubles the value of EBT purchases up to $15 per week.

Swing by for some fresh strawberries, hearty greens, farmstead goat cheese, corn on the cob, or for live music!

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2019 May 08

The Prescription Drug Cost Dilemma: Perspectives from Harvard Faculty

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

What is the reason behind the rising costs of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs? How does drug approval and pricing differ internationally? The new HarvardX course, "The FDA and Prescription Drugs", explores the rules and regulations that govern the pricing, marketing, and safety monitoring of approved prescription drugs.

Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Harvard faculty behind the HarvardX course, Jonathan Darrow, Ameet Sarpatwari, and Ariel Stern, for an engaging panel discussion about the prescription drug market. The panel will be moderated by Michael Sinha.

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2019 May 14

Lilac Therapy Walk

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 16 2019 .
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Map Table by the Ponds, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Every May, visitors flock to the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain to breathe in the fragrant lilac collection and witness the array of color. This flower has a history of medicinal use and if you have ever spent time inhaling this sweet fragrance you may have noticed a sense of calm and relaxation.

May can be a time of unwinding as we transition into a new season under a warmer and brighter sun. Whether you've been visiting the lilac collection for years or have yet to experience them, this is an invitation to unplug, de-stress, and recharge on a guided lilac therapy walk....

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