Online Activities in Harvard Square

As people are sheltering-in, the need for virtual activities may become an important and essential part of daily routines. Isolation, loneliness and the lack of activity create their own kind of unhealthiness.    

To combat that, some of our businesses are hosting online activities – from yoga classes to concerts.   Here is our initial list which will be updated as activities become available.      

Alley
4/1  2 PM EST – Building a Healthier Future with Technology
4/2 2 PM EST –  A New Reality – AR/VR Transforming Collaboration
Alley, 10 Ware Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/alley/ , (617) 441 -7773


American Repertory Theater
Enrich your day with the A.R.T. Today we explore the ways in which artistic innovation and scholarly research inform each other. Join us in celebrating the collective genius of our A.R.T. community

Join us in celebrating the collective genius of our A.R.T. community—the artists, writers, producers, technicians, organizers, educators, administrators, and audiences—as we dig into our archive and spotlight some of the extraordinary theatrical moments we’ve achieved together.

Today we explore the ways in which artistic innovation and scholarly research inform each other. Tell us on social media or reply to this email to let us know what to showcase next.

WATCH: JUST RELEASED
1776 Salon
Jane Franklin’s Spectacles
Harvard Professor Jill Lepore speaks from Revolutionary Spaces’ Old South Meeting House about Benjamin Franklin’s long-forgotten sister, Jane and what it means to write history not from what can be found, but from what has been lost. Watch Now

1776 Salon
Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
Harvard Professor Vincent Brown examines Tacky’s Revolt, the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. Watch Now.

1776 Salon
Originalism or Ancestor Worship
Using our nation’s current events as a case study, Harvard Law School Professor Mark Tushnet explores the decline of popular constitutionalism, a model in which all citizens were encouraged to voice and offer their interpretations of the Constitution. Watch Now.

1776 Salon
Performing 1776
Professors Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John Stauffer draw from their highly popular Harvard College and Harvard Extension School course “American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac.” Watch Now.

BROWSE
The National Civil war Project
Reexaming History
A.R.T. commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by developing work that reexamined this critical moment in our nation’s history. Through a series of roundtable discussions, readings, and world premiere productions, The National Civil War Project  explored not only the Civil War itself, but the ways in which it continues to resonate in our lives today. Learn More

READ
We Live in Cairo
In the Press: A Revolutionary Musical
“These yearnings are universal—yearnings that got people to risk their lives and livelihoods in order to demand something better. That’s still there. That didn’t go away. And so that possibility that existed may still exist. And if you leave the theater with just that thought, I think that’s pretty remarkable,” says Creator Daniel Lazour on We Live in Cairo. Read More.

LISTEN
OTHELLO
Love, Tragedy, and Handkerchiefs
Listen to a conversation with Bill Rauch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director, and Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard,  centered on the themes, motifs, and issues raised in the 2018/19 production of Othello. Listen Now.

Consider Becoming a Member Today
Gifts starting at the $50 level are eligible for an A.R.T. Membership. Members not only make a meaningful impact on the day-to-day operations of the theater, but also receive exclusive access to special events like some of the ones above and our new weekly webinar series, Lunch with Lunsford! Tune in to join Artistic Producer Mark Lunsford on Tuesdays at 12PM; each week, Mark will be joined by different artists in A.R.T.’s orbit for a curated conversation and interactive audience Q&A.  His first guests on March 31 are Daniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour, the creative minds behind We Live in Cairo. Give Now.
American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/american-repertory-theater/, (617) 547 – 8300


Barre & Soul
Join us from the comfort of your home for our Live Streaming Barre & Yoga Experience — no experience needed. We offer a variety of classes all day long, seven days a week, appropriate for all levels. While we can’t physically be together, our instructors give personalized attention and provide tailored feedback and encouragement. Our Live Stream Experience offers lightness, positivity, and mindful movement as well as an outlet to stay connected and build community. More information on our Live Stream Experience can be found on our website.

Enjoy 80+ Live Stream Experience classes a week, 6:00 am – 9:30 pm. Barre, Buti Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Cardio Flash, Friday Night Yoga Beats and more. Drop-ins, class packs and unlimited options available.

Barre Teacher Training, limited-time $500 off your certification. Get started for as little as $29 with free financing/payment plan. 8-weeks of online modules can be completed sooner if you have the time to invest in yourself. Free for military spouses, no upfront cost. Enroll. Code: ANDREA
Barre & Soul, 36 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/barre-soul/ , (781) 658-7098


Blue Heron
In collaboration with our friends and colleagues from A Far Cry, we present to you today a complete performance of Gabriel Fauré’s famous Requiem in the composer’s original scoring for voices and a small orchestra of divided violas and cellos, contrabass, organ, harp, and timpani; a solo violin appears only in the Sanctus. Besides the rich sonorousness of the orchestra, which was a fundamental part of Fauré’s conception of the work, we restore to the Latin the traditional French pronunciation Fauré would have expected; indeed, he could have imagined no other. Not only does French Latin make better sense of certain aspects of his declamation, its reedy vowels and softened consonants lend a characteristically French elegance and refinement to this perfectly poised, most serene Requiem.
Enjoy! Stay well and stay sane! All the best from Blue Heron.
Click here to watch.
Blue Heron, harvardsquare.com/venue/blue-heron/, (617) 960 – 7956


Brattle Theatre
The Brattle Film Podcast
The official podcast of Boston’s unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Since 1953 the Brattle has been a home for film lovers to gather and share great cinema; showing an eclectic mix of classic, cutting-edge, foreign, cult, and art-house movies on 35mm film, digital projection, and now virtually. New episodes weekly.

Y’Know, for the Kids
We at The Brattle love kids movies but you wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at our regular programming. While we offer periodic family-friendly films and, of course, the annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival, it’s not very frequently that we focus specifically on movies for children. That changes now! New selections daily.

#BreakYourAlgorithm
During this time of social distancing, have you started to notice the limitations of your algorithm – whether those provided by streaming services or our own brains? The Brattle is here to help you #BreakYourAlgorithm! New selections Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Keep Your Distance – Sometimes it’s best not to get involved
While we are all doing our best to flatten the curve on COVID-19 while practicing social distancing, we thought it might be good to have some reminders that, while it’s hard to not be able to hang out with friends, sometimes, it’s better NOT to get involved with other people. To that end, we present this series of films that feature sometimes hilarious, sometimes thrilling, but always cautionary tales of when it might have been best to just leave well enough alone – even if the end result is a happy ending. Program continues thru April 2.

ALL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/brattle-theatre/ , (617) 876-6837


Breathe Cambridge
BREATHEing Together

To keep our community connected and BREATHEing together, we will live-streaming yoga, pilates, yin and vinyasa classes. Please invite your family, friends, and love ones to practice with us. CLASS EVERY NIGHT AT 5:30 PM on our facebook page and website. Check our website for FULL schedule. 

In lieu of payment, we welcome you to support The Greater Boston Food Bank during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. $5 helps provide 15 meals for our neighbors in need. Thanks so much for your support. Please share this page with family and friends. Together, we can make an even greater impact! 

Tips + Tricks for a home practice
• Take a hot shower to warm up your body

•Wear layers to keep in the heat

• Practice Ujjayi breathing to warm the body from the inside out. Ujjayi is practiced by inhaling and exhaling with a restricted back of the throat – you should hear the same oceanic sound as one creates during pranayama in Hot26

• Find a mirror if possible. If no mirror is available to focus your attention on yourself, find an object on the wall or in your home to focus your gaze to create a drishti point

• Create a space in your home for you and your yoga mat where you can open your arms without touching objects

• Invite your family or housemates to join!
Breathe Cambridge, 30 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/breathe-cambridge/, (617) 547-9328

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
With the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, the CCAE staff and instructors have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are still able to offer high quality adult education classes. With that being said, we have begun to transition certain Spring Term classes online. More information can be found here. Register today for online classes in world languages, literature, history, and more!

Now, more than ever, being able to come together, if even online, is essential for keeping a healthy, connected community together. Thank you for staying with us during this difficult time. We can’t wait to see you in class!  
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/cambridge-center-for-adult-education/ , (617) 547-6789


Cambridge Community Television
CCTV can:
• Remotely present your media on the cable tv channels, CCTVcambridge.orgFacebookVimeo, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire. Submit your regular programs here, as well as your own special Quarantine Confessional.
• Provide FREE live and pre-recorded workshops! (see below)
• If you are bored at home, check out the platforms listed above, or watch the channels and the live streams: Channels 89, & 96.

Online Training Videos
A Brief History of Immersive Media
Video Editing Concepts
Recording from CCTV’s Presenting with Impact Workshop presented live on 3-24-2020
Upcoming FREE Online Workshop Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits: DIY Filming & Editing
Monday, March 30th at 10am
Nonprofits are faced with distinct marketing challenges throughout the year: How do you reach your customers and donors in a meaningful way, but with a limited budget? This workshop will offer tips and tricks to create promotional videos entirely internally using the resources you have available to you – such as cell phones, point-and-shoot cameras, available lighting, and free editing software. Instructor: Brad Glanden Email Ellen to be enrolled. Please note that this class will also be recorded.
Cambridge Community Television, 438 Massachusetts Avenue,
harvardsquare.com/venue/cambridge-community-television/, (617) 661 – 6900

Cambridge Forum
DO MORALS MATTER?
Apr 3, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speaker Joseph Nye, a leading Harvard scholar in International Relations will discuss his latest book, “DO MORALS MATTER? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump”.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
As a webinar, it should enable you to both type in questions and also present them in person in the Q/A session. You are required to register to take part and details are below.
Thanks for supporting us. We are delighted to have this technology which enables us to bring this important discussion topic to you, via your own computer.
Cambridge Forum, 3 Church Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/cambridge-forum/, (617) 495-2727


Cambridge School Volunteers
Nature Journaling with Children with Cambridge School Volunteers
Monday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join Julie Croston, Coordinator of the Cambridge School Volunteers 8-year-old Art & Science in One program,  for a live introduction to nature journaling with children on Facebook. Parents, caregivers and teachers who join CSV will learn some tools for engaging kids outdoors in their own neighborhood with challenges involving not much more than pencil and paper.
Cambridge School Volunteers, 459 Broadway, harvardsquare.com/venue/cambridge-school-volunteers/, (617) 349-6794


Comprehensive Insurance Providers
All employees are welcome to join our Zoom educational webinar!
“Navigating Market Uncertainty“
Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  
Please share this invitation and details below with your team for easy registration. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Comprehensive Insurance Providers, 799 Cambridge Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/comprehensive-insurance-providers/, (617) 354-0866


CorePower Yoga
Keep up your practice with our free online archive! CorePower Yoga On Demand offers a variety of classes for everyone. Browse our selection here!
CorePower Yoga, 57 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/corepower-yoga/, (617) 752-6744

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery Of African and African American Art
Harvard University’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery is closed until further notice, but you can take a virtual tour of Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness. Check it out here!
The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mount Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/the-ethelbert-cooper-gallery-of-african-and-african-american-art/,(617) 496-5777


Harvard Art Museums
We hope to play a small part in expanding your world just when it may seem to be shrinking. In the coming days and weeks, our team will share a range of engaging content through our website, dedicated emails, and our regular social media channels. I invite you to take a moment when you can to enjoy a work of art, a glimpse behind the scenes, a short video, and much more. To kick things off:
* Dive into our special exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection
* Browse our collections; and
* Get to know one of my favorites from the collections, a poetic nocturne by James McNeill Whistler —it offers a vision of serenity and transcendence that is so meaningful right now.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/harvard-art-museums/, (617) 495-9400


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Virtual Museum Backgrounds
Available anytime

Would you like to spice up your virtual meetings? Harvard Museums of Science & Culture started sharing Virtual Backgrounds of its various galleries to spice up Zoom live meetings. Choose from ten views, including the Peabody Museum’s Maya monuments, Harvard Semitic Museum’s Mesopotamian gallery, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments’ Cyclotron control board.
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, harvardsquare.com/venue/harvard-museum-of-natural-history/, (617) 495-3045


Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
Lunchtime and Evening Meditation Classes

Online Lunchtime Meditation
Wed-Thu-Fri 12:30-1:00 Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/185967044
Meeting ID:  185-967-044 No RSVP required

Online Evening Meditation Mon-Fri 7 to 7:30 pm & Sun 6:30 to 7:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/965054617
Meeting ID:  965-054-617 No RSVP required

More events here.
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery, 1110 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/inner-space-meditation-center-gallery/ , (617) 547-1110


New England School of English
NESE Online: Not just another online program, but instead, a school, your school – NESE – that just happens to be online. Get more information and sign up for courses here!
New England School of English, 36 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/the-new-england-school-of-english-nese/, (617) 864-7170


New School of Music
The New School of Music has moved all lessons online and are still enrolling new students for private lessons in piano, strings, woodwinds, and voice. Interested students can fill out the inquiry form here
New School of Music, 25 Lowell Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/new-school-of-music/, (617) 492-8105


Passim
Club Passim is live streaming many of our canceled shows online. You can check http://passim.org/stream for the latest as we confirm these streaming shows. There is a link there to donate to the event that will allow Passim to pay the artist and our staff, who are otherwise out of work until we reopen.

Schedule includes:
Tuesday, 3/31 – Dietrich Strause live from England!
7pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Wednesday, 4/01 – Corey Laitman
3pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Thursday, 4/02 – Jesse Dee
4pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Soul

Friday, 4/03 – Pamela Means
3pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Saturday, 4/04 – Mary Gauthier with Jaimee Harris
6pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Sunday, 4/05 – Matt Heaton Family Concert
7pm ET
Children, Family, Guitar

Friday, 4/10 – Goodnight Moonshine
7pm ET
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Some concerts have already aired including Antje Duvekot, The Ivy Leaf and Kris Delmhorst.

Fans will be able to view all the live concerts in our series through the artists Facebook page as well as a link on Club Passim’s facebook page. Club Passim will be taking donations during the shows to help support the musicians and the club.

More artists are being set up. Click here to see the full updated schedule.


Club Passim is hosting a virtual music fest: Keep Your Distance Fest. We are raising funds through the fest to benefit musicians who have lost income due to canceled gigs (The Passim Emergency Relief (or PEAR) Fund):
http://passim.org/PEARFund

Keep Your Distance Fest features Mark Erelli, Stephen Kellogg, Erin McKeown and dozens of other musicians practicing social distancing in at-home videos sharing songs about staying calm, hope and sticking together. Many videos being added everyday!
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/passim/, (617) 492 -7679


Signet Education
Signet Education is hosting a free webinar, “Get Off the Waitlist!” on Thursday, 4/16, 6:30-7:30 pm EST. If your senior has been waitlisted at a college, join Signet’s President Sheila A. to learn the top DOs and DON’Ts for navigating the waitlist. Sign up here.
Signet Education, 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/venue/signet-education/, (617) 714-5262


Silkroad
Silkroad Home Sessions, a series of short live performances from Silkroad artists sharing music from their homes to yours using the hashtag #songsofcomfort. The full performance schedule can be found here. All of the performances will be streamed on Facebook or Instagram (mostly Facebook) with embedded links on our website for those who don’t have access to those platforms.
Silkroad, 175 North Harvard Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/silkroad/ , (617) 496-8888


St. Paul’s Parish
ST. PAUL’S PARISH ANNOUNCES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH!
See Fr. Patrick’s Announcement Here
Join us online for the Celebration of the Holy Mass from St.Paul’s this Sunday, March 29 at 11:00 AMWays to watch:YouTube or FacebookHelp us to reach 1,000 subscribers on YouTube in order to enable mobile live streaming. Sunday and Daily Mass at 11:00 AM “Totus Tuesday” Every Tuesday 8:00 PM – 9:00 PMHoly Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Meditation, Devotions, and BenedictionStations of the Cross   Every Friday during Lent at 3:00 PM #StPaulSaturdays  Share memories, photos, and reflections on Facebook each SaturdayStay Connected!  Subscribe, like and follow, our YouTube and Facebook pages.
St. Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/st-paul-parish/, (617) 491-8400


Wellbridge Athletic Club, 5 Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/venue/wellbridge-athletic-club/, (617) 441 – 0800

More coming soon!