Pop Ups Rising: The driving forces behind short-term retail activations

Virtual Newton, MA

Join our Real Estate Committee for a discussion with some of the area's top experts on the pop-up retail landscape. Our panelists will explore why pop-up shops are moving into the mainstream, what role they play in the retail life cycle and how developers, municipalities and businesses can all benefit from this evolution. Our Panelists: […]

COVID-19 Vaccine – Legal and Practical Implications

Virtual Newton, MA

As COVID-19 vaccines become widely available and business operating restrictions lift – what do you need to know as an employer? Join Joe Lazazzero, Associate at Littler Mendelson, PC for an overview on the legal and practical considerations to be aware of when re-opening your workplace and implementing an employee vaccine program. We’ll start with a quick […]

CAP Parenting to Prevent Child Assault Webinar

We know it can be hard for parents to start a conversation with their child about sexual assault. What can you say without frightening them? That’s why fewer than half of parents do. But, when parents play a role in empowering their child, children are less likely to become targets for abuse and are more […]

A conversation with State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a conversation with Massachusetts’ State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. In a moderated Q & A we’ll discuss her key initiatives and priorities as the state looks towards recovery, with a specific focus on economic empowerment. Back in 2015 Goldberg established the Office of Economic Empowerment (at that time, the first of its kind […]

The Road Ahead: What’s next for our region’s businesses and nonprofits

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a presentation and discussion about opportunities and top concerns facing our region’s businesses and nonprofits as we look to rebuild our economy. We’ll begin by sharing the results of a recent chamber poll exploring how local business and nonprofits are feeling about the recovery and the issues they’re most worried about for […]

Focusing on Black Lives and Other Oppressed People Through Poetry

Virtual Newton, MA

Join Nate Marshall, writer, rapper and educator for a reading from his recent collection, Finna (2020). These poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy, and the use of the Black vernacular in America’s vast reserve of racial and gendered epithets. Finna explores the erasure […]


Fun in the Sun Summer Classes for Kids at Newton Community Farm

Newton Community Farm 303 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA

Come learn about farming and nature in our small-group outdoor classes for kids this summer. This hands-on program is held outside in and around our Learning Garden where kids explore topics including farming, plants, food, chickens, insects, and sustainability with two experienced educators. Classes run for a week at a time and there are morning […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM

Virtual Newton, MA

The Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network will host two mornings (9AM-12:30PM) of online panel discussions and workshops exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM education on the next two Wednesdays  Register at the links below for either or both events in the series — Addressing DEI While Advancing STEM Education in Education, Workplaces, in Communities: Session 1 on August 4: National […]

That’s Entertainment

Virtual Newton, MA

August 5 talk chronicles fun at Norumbega Park Learn about popular American entertainment by following Norumbega Park from its start as a "trolley park" at the end of the Commonwealth Avenue streetcar line through its heyday as an escape for young people to explore independence and love at the Totem Pole Ballroom. Images from Norumbega Park […]

Trees Telling STEM Stories: Free Online Workshop for Teachers

Virtual Newton, MA

The Harvard Forest will hold a free online workshop, Trees Telling STEM Stories, for Grade 6-12 STEM teachers and informal educators to introduce the Harvard Forest’s Witness Tree research and social media initiative. It will be held on August 26, 10AM-4PM. Register by August 13. Register Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash