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Academy 2021 Boston

November 3 - November 6, 2021

The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Boston Hospitality Partners are thrilled to welcome Academy 2021 Boston presented by the American Academy of Optometry. A lot has changed here recently, so be prepared to be introduced to a new Boston. Our Waterfront is booming with restaurants and harbor walks, our museums have expanded and our hotels have renovated. But not to worry, our mix of colonial charm and urban sophistication still shines through making Boston a dynamic site for meetings of all kind. 

Even though Boston is one of the largest cities in the country, its accessibility is unparalleled. And while it's easy to  see the sights on foot, Boston also has an excellent public transportation system. In addition to everything within the city limits,  some of Massachusetts' most scenic and historic towns are just a short distance from the city center and its proximity to other must-see sites all around New England, make it one of the country's most diverse and exciting locations. 

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Drumfolk

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Winter Skate

One of New England’s time-honored winter traditions is bundling up the family to go skating on a...

A Tale of the Coolidges, The Algonquin Club of Boston, and American Memory

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, Algonquin Club...

My Obsession

Witness four ballets that explore our obsessions, devotions, and idols. The Company will perform two...

We Move in Color

Experience the inspirational and colorful story of the African American journey through immersive...

The Masquerade of Abbadia Mare: Inspired by the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

In the days following the 1929 crash of the stock market, on Halloween night, John Hays Hammond Jr....

Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword: : A Medieval Reenactment Group

The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword is an educational-based medieval reenactment group dedicated...

Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

This workshop is inspired by the exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of...

Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

We will first gather in the galleries with Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of...

MR. SWINDLE’S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM AND DRINK-ORY GARDEN

Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden is coming to town! We will be hosting Mr....

Silent Film: Nosferatu A Symphony of Horror with Peter Krasinski

Join us in the Great Hall as internationally acclaimed, silent film live accompanist, Peter...

An Evening With David Brooks

Plimoth Patuxet, one of the United States' leading living history museums, marks its 75th...

Materials Lab Workshop: Making Faces

This workshop accompanies the exhibition Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward , which...

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Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Concert 1

Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for our first concert of the season on October 22nd at 8pm in...

Research Projects at the MHS Sponsored by the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts

Speakers: Aabid Allibhai, Harvard University Daniel Bottino, Rutgers University Rev. Dr. Christian...

Silent Film: The Phantom of The Opera with Peter Krasinski

Silent Horror Film Phantom of the Opera with Live Accompaniment by Peter Krasinski Join us in the...

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Experience a highly anticipated program from prolific choreographer William Forsythe, whose vision...

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From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred...

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth

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Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

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Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person