Olmsted NHS Events

Heading Earth and Sky Events 2018
The Milky Way

Photo by Felix Mittermeier

Thursday, June 21st 6:00 pm to 7:30pm

A Short Walk on a Long Day
THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM: THE IDEAS BEHIND THE DESIGN

We continue our traditional solstice walk with a tour of the Arnold Arboretum.
Witness the interplay of art and science on a guided stroll through our nation’s first public arboretum. Explore the spaces envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Sprague Sargent and learn the story of one of Boston's most iconic landscapes!

Meets at the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Arnold Arboretum, Arborway/Route 203, Jamaica Plain.

Saturday, July 21st 4:00 pm to 5:30pm

CHANGES AND INVASIONS THROUGH THE AGES AT OLMSTED PARK

Walk with us and explore the geological, environmental, and cultural shifts that shaped Olmsted Park. This Olmsted-designed landscape refl¬ects its history: see how interventions including the filling of the Back Bay and the introduction of invasive plant species have changed th park's appearance, upkeep, and use. Meets at the parking lot behind the Brook House high-rise complex which is located at 33 Pond Avenue in Brookline, MA. The walk is free and open to the public, no reservations required. For more information, call (617) 566-1689.


THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE PART OF
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

"NIGHT SKY" INITIATIVE

Sunday, July 22nd 8:00pm - 10:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

MOVIE NIGHT AT FAIRSTED
ET: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Sit under the stars and watch the classic tale of extra-planetary friendship on Fairsted's South Lawn. Bring your own blanket or low beach chair, and something to drink (non-alcoholic), but please no glass containers. We’ll be providing the popcorn on the house! Event is free to all, no reservations required. Questions? Please call (617) 566-1689 x 221. Hope to see you there!


Saturday, August 11th 8:00pm - 9:30pm

STARGAZERS STROLL THOUGH THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM

Join an NPS ranger for an evening stroll and learn more about the design intentions behind the Olmsted and Sargent landscape. The walk will start at the Hunnewell visitor center, leading up to Bussey Hill for a stargazing event under the night sky. Hiking shoes suggested and flashlights or headlamps required.

Space is limited so reservations are required.
Co-sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.





 
Blue Garden in Newport

Friends of Fairsted Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 7:00pm Lecture | Reception to follow

Renewal of the Blue Garden in Newport, Rhode Island

Sarah Vance, MLA, Director, the Blue Garden and
Arleyn A. Levee, Landscape Historian, Hon. ASLA

Offered with Friends of Fairsted
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
This event is free but registration is required: Register here or call 617-384-5277.

 

Please call 617-566-1689 ext 238 or 221 if you have a question or need more information.

Last updated: July 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Phone:

(617) 566-1689

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