JFK Centennial (1917-2017)

Photo of JFK as baby in front of birth bed
Photo of JFK at six months in front of the bed where he was born.
2017 marks the centennial of JFK's birth. Join us throughout the whole year as we celebrate this milestone. We will host events at the site and in partnership with community organizations and the Town of Brookline.
Download our events listing or visit our calendar for further information and stay tuned for more details! More
press materials here.

Select Events at John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
*all site events free of charge*
May 26 - "What JFK Means to Me" ceremony with local Devotion School students
May 29 - JFK Centennial Celebration with speeches, tours, music, cake, and more
1:00 Guest speakers read excerpts of JFK speeches
2:00 Ceremony with keynote by Representative Joe Kennedy III
3:30 Music by Tin Pan Trio
July 22 - Rose Kennedy Birthday Celebration
November 22 - JFK Remembered Ceremony

In 2017 we will also unveil a new orientation film in our visitor center and a new exhibit, John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The First One Hundred Years.

Community Events and Specials
February 3-May 31 - Exhibit at Brookline Town Hall
Month of May - Dine like a Kennedy at The Fireplace restaurant. Special Kennedy-themed menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
May 22 - Showing of PT-109 at Coolidge Corner Theatre
May 29 - Memorial Day Ceremony, Town of Brookline
May 29 - 1960s Sock Hop, Schluntz Gym at Brookline High School
May 29 - Showing of Apollo 13 at Coolidge Corner Theatre
June 7 - Event for release of book Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights at Brookline Booksmith

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum are also hosting events for JFK 100. Check our calendar for selected events our partners are hosting.

Last updated: March 25, 2019

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