Sunday, April 29, 2012
A large group of greyhound owners gathered last Sunday for a mass walk in the Arboretum.
A group of greyhound lovers met Sunday for a mass walk in Arnold Arboretum. The group, Greyhound Adventures, sponors walks all over greater Boston. You can find out about upcoming walks at the previous link or at the group's Facebook page. If you took the greyhound walk last Sunday and have photos or video, please add them to this gallery.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Wandering through the paths, stopping to smell some flowers and meet some dogs...
I gotta tell ya, today's modern phones are great for taking photos! I took these with my mobile phone while at the Arnold Arboretum the other day. Please share your photos of the Arnold Arboretum by attaching them to this article or emailing them to email@example.com.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Iris Gestram will join the organization in May 2012.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that Iris Gestram has been appointed as the new Deputy Director. She will join the organization in May 2012. “We are thrilled to have Iris join our team,” said Arboretum Director William (Ned) Friedman. “Her combination of managerial skills and experience in public horticulture will be a great asset to the Arboretum as we embark on the next exciting chapter of our history.” Gestram comes to the Arboretum from the National Association for Olmsted Parks where she served as Executive Director. Previously, Gestram headed the Education and Visitor Services Department at historic Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, where she …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Arnold Arboretum is a working collection in which students learn every day, so don't steal from their classroom.
Dr. Ned Friedman, who became the director of the Arnold Arboretum in January of 2011, is also a professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University. Friedman sat down with West Roxbury Patch inside the new and beautifully stunning Weld Hill Research and Administration Building. After growing up in New York, Friedman spent most of his time outside of the northeast, going to college in Ohio, with his last stop before the Arnold Arboretum being at the University of Colorado. Read more about Friedman's work at the University of Colorado. How did you end up working at the Arnold Arboretum? Friedman: I wasn’t looking for anything. If you’ve been to Boulder, Colorado, it is beautiful, and (someone) sort of brought (the job) …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Free lectures with nationally-recognized discuss an array of contemporary environmental topics.
The first lecture in the Arnold Arboretum's Director's Lecture Series is already filled (although there is a waiting list) - so don't get shut out of the upcoming lectures. The series features nationally recognized experts examining "an array of contemporary topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science." The first lecture by the Arboretum's Director Ned Friedman is scheduled for Monday night. The Evolution of Big will discuss "an amazing period when there were no trees, and then, in the blink of a geological eye, several different groups of plants evolved the ability to increase their girth and qualify for placement in an …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Lots to do this weekend, so get out and enjoy!
Looking for something to do tonight and through the weekend - then check out some of our Get Out suggestions. Brendan's Buddies Night of Laughs and Magic A night of laughs and entertainment awaits at the Boston Elks Lodge to benefit Jimmy Fund patient, Brendan Barrie and his family, Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening features sleight of hand entertainer Darren Yong, comedian Graig Murphy and DJ Skylar, along with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. A donation of $25 will be accepted. Brendan is a 10-year-old who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2009. Walk the Arboretum Explore the less-traveled paths of the Arnold Arboretum with a brisk walk designed for getting fit. Pause to hear about…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
With an imaginative group exhibition, the Arnold Arboretum displays 21 artists for you to see.
Held in conjunction with JP Open Studios, “Artists in the Arboretum 2011” is a new exhibition of works inspired by the collections and landscapes of the Arnold Arboretum. At the opening reception on Wednesday evening, curator Sheryl White praised the exhibition’s diversity explaining that the 21 artists in the juried show contributed pieces in a variety of styles and media. The show includes paintings, prints, collages, photographs and multi-media objects. While the Arboretum’s grounds and resources were the starting point for the thematic, juried exhibit, White noted that the participants were not obliged to literally interpret the Arboretum but were free to investigate colors and shapes. Artists Jennifer Burnham, Dr. Regina Valluzzi, …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Here are some great ideas to get your weekend going.
Backyard Barnyard Stomp A Backyard/Barnyard Stomp and Battle of the Bands will benefit the Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers' Market. The event, to be held at 631 South St, Roslindale, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Dance to the live music of Miriam, a folk-rock band fronted by local residents Carla Ryder and Amy Fairchild, and Moniker, a psychedelic, indie rock band with Farmers’ Market volunteer and bass guitarist Luke “Water The Park” Walker. Drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is $10. Greek Festival in Brookline This three-day festival will feature tastings of delicious and authentic Greek food and deserts, plus Greek music, dancing, raffles and more. Spend the weekend enjoying the spirit of Greece …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Two nearby libraries are offering two very useful events.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Check out these family and kid friendly activities.
School is almost here, but there is still a week of August fun to be had! Check out some of these options with the kids and let us know what you think. Mt. Washington Bank Movie Night The West Roxbury branch of Mt. Washington Bank, will be hosting a family movie, "Rio" on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. Snacks and cold drinks will be provided. Bring a chair, blanket, your family and friends. A note to parents: This movie is rated PG. The movie tells the story of a male blue macaw who is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female. He eventually falls in love with a free-spirited macaw, and together they have to escape from being smuggled by a cockatoo. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m., so get there early. Summer Splash Friday Nights Learn …