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The ‘Death Zone’ For Harvard Square Businesses

It’s a little unnerving to see what are usually the busiest spots in the city so sparsely occupied. But with the spread of COVID-19 and a state- and nation-wide quarantine in effect, this is a new normal in Harvard Square.  On March 11, Harvard University and other local colleges like MIT, Lesley University, and Cambridge […]


Visual Science Exhibit: The Art of Research

“Visual Science: The Art of Research” is a a new exhibit coming to the 2nd floor gallery of The Harvard Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The exhibit focuses on how scientists and artists work symbiotically to communicate scientific research through the visual arts, featuring images and objects drawn from a variety of disciplines and time […]


Assembling the Dinosaur: Free Lecture and Book Signing

Dinosaur fossils were first found in England, but a series of late-nineteenth-century discoveries in the American West turned the United States into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. Around the same time, the United States also emerged as an economic powerhouse of global proportions, and large, fierce, and spectacular creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops became powerful emblems of […]


Cosmic Origins

Cosmic Origins opens to the public on July 20, 2019 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped down from the Apollo 11 lunar lander and impressed the Moon’s dusty surface with the first human bootprint. This singular moment—when humanity set foot on a world outside Planet Earth—inspired a […]


MicroChefs: An Evening for Curious Adults

Wine, beer, sake, coffee, kombucha, yogurt, cheese, chocolate. Discover how our favorite foods are created by tiny microbial “chefs.” Indulge in the edgy intersection of microbiology and cooking to learn how these microbes make their magic. Food and drink will be served at this 21+ event. Advance tickets required: $10 members/$15 nonmembers. https://hmnh.harvard.edu/MicroChefs


Summer Sundays

Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change daily: make Egyptian accessories, inscribe clay tablets, or decode hieroglyphics. Drop in for five minutes–or 30–to see what is new every day. Activities take place on the first floor of the Harvard Semitic Museum. This HMSC museum explores the […]


Clown Shoes Pop-up Beer Hall Hits Harvard Square

Clown Shoes Pop-up Beer Hall Hits Harvard Square Beat Brasserie Hosts Dinner with Special Menu Featuring Clown Shoes Beer and Live Music     WHAT:                On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, Clown Shoes Beer is joining forces with the Beat Brasserie (located in iconic Harvard Square) for an evening of beer, food, and music (not […]


Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard

Harvard archaeologists and students will bring history alive for families by presenting hands-on activities, sharing their research, and providing demonstrations of ancient and up-to-the-minute technologies. Join in colonial-era excavations using smartphones. Use a Google Cardboard viewer and “travel” via virtual reality with a tour guide to Egypt or Israel. Throw a handmade spear with a […]


Persian New Year Celebration

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional haft seen table. More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, central Asia, and […]


Passim Awards Grants to Local Musicians

Passim doled out $42,000 this winter to musicians with ties to New England as part of its annual effort to help artists advance their careers. The Harvard Square-based nonprofit’s Iguana Music Fund is designed to enrich local communities by supporting musicians and making it easier to be a full-time artist. “It’s really to help the […]