Harvard Squared

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A guide to the arts and culture, history, cuisine, and natural beauty of Cambridge, Boston, and beyond.
sailing in Boston Harbor

Ride the Wave

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned sailor, Boston offers plenty of ways to get out on the water this summer.

by Kara Baskin

Painting of bold purple tones reflecting experience of music

Picturing Jazz

Works by Jason Moran at MASS MoCA

by Nell Porter-Brown

People gathered at a long, outdoor dining table set with wine glasses, candles, and flowers.

Pioneer Valley Bounty

A local-food lovers’ paradise

by Nell Porter-Brown

Two MAD Magazine covers

The MAD World

An illustrative retrospective at the Norman Rockwell Museum 

by Nell Porter-Brown

mural of dinosaurs and boy touching a fossil

Dinosaur Babies

A new exhibit featuring fossilized dinosaur eggs and nests from around the world.

by Nell Porter-Brown

wall painted creatively with vibrant colors

Art in Bloom

Let Harvard Square’s creative scene move you with walking tours and more. 

by Kara Baskin

group of Harvard graduates in cap and gown celebrate

Commencement and Alumni Events

The 373rd Harvard College Commencement Exercises and all activities.

Pouring the creamy “Sai  Gon Latte” at Cicada Coffee Bar in Central Square

Harvard Square Meals—and Beyond

The cafés and restaurants of Harvard Square sure to impress for breakfast and lunch.

by Nell Porter-Brown

Kitchen at Whittier Birthplace with round wood table and 4 chairs and wood surround fireplace

Who Was John Greenleaf Whittier?

Homes of the poet and abolitionist, whose verses were said to have inspired Abraham Lincoln. 

by Nell Porter-Brown

Orange, yellow and black butterfly on a flowering bush

Go Wild

How often have you wandered the Arnold Arboretum or a Trustees property, longing to bring that serenity and lush beauty to your own yard? 

by Kara Baskin

illustration of a bee and a yellow flower

Science Center Farmers’ Market, botanical artists, exploring the Boston Harbor islands—and more

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