Inside Jewish Day Schools: A Conversation with Alex Pomson and Jack Wertheimer

What can we learn from carefully crafted portraits of nine well-regarded Jewish day schools schools that vary in size, location, sponsorship, ideological orientation?  How do these schools go about their work and how do school leaders respond to the pressing challenges that day schools face in the 21st century? Authors Alex Pomson and Jack Wertheimer will […]

Maureen Boyle – Purrington Lecture Series: Shallow Graves

Maureen Boyle, author and Stonehill College Journalism Program Director, will talk about her book Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. No registration is necessary to participate. Event will be held in person, and a virtual option may be available. Contact for details. Maureen Boyle, an award winning journalist, has been a […]

Make Way for Nancy Schön, Her Life in Public Art

Enjoy an evening of conversation with sculptor Nancy Schön, & Jim Braude, WGBH Host of Greater Boston & BPR Co-host. About this event At 93 years young, Nancy Schön lives a life of passion and purpose using her artistic talent to engage the world in public art. You can find her on most days spending […]

Katie Fallon (Volture) at the New River Birding & Nature Festival, Fayetteville, WV

Since 2002, the annual New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River in the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson's Warbler, as well […]

The Growth of Trees: A Journey Through Time

No single view of a tree is a fixed snapshot in time that tells the complete story. Join Michael Wojitech of Know Your Trees to discover how trees grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment across days, weeks, seasons, and years and over varying scales—from the intricate details of buds, flowers, leaves, and bark that […]

Bird Identification for beginners

More than 200 birds regularly visit New York City each year. Long-time birders, experienced trip leaders, and authors of the upcoming Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island, Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim, will show you the basics of bird identification, bird behavior, and cover some of the best places to find them […]

Katie Fallon at Festival of the Birds, Erie, PA

Keynote Speaker: Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction books Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (2020, 2017) and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (2011), as well as two books for children. She is a founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the region’s wild birds through research, […]

When Freedom Speaks, Lynn Greenky

   Join us for a compelling dialogue between Brandeis professors Rosalind Kabrhel, chair, Legal Studies Department and associate professor of the Practice in Legal Studies, and Daniel Breen, associate professor of the Practice of Legal Studies at Brandeis with author Lynn Greenky, featuring her book, When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of our […]

Lynn Greenky, When Freedom Speaks

Amendments in the News: The First In 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the newly ratified Constitution, providing continued guidance to a quickly shifting nation. In this lecture on amendments in the news, Syracuse University professor and author of When Freedom Speaks, Lynn Greenky will focus on the First […]


Crab Wars

Bill Sargent at Wellfleet Bay Mass Audubon

James Graham, Victura: The Kennedys a Sailboat and the Sea

Join the JFK Hyannis Museum hosting James Graham, Author of Victura: The Kennedys a Sailboat and the Sea. "To truly understand the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family, one must understand their passion for sailing and the sea..." Winner of the Chicago Book Review’s Best Books of the Year (2014), this return engagement by […]


Bark: Get to Know Your Trees, July 14th and 17th

Tower Hill Botanic Garden: Online presentation July 14, 6:30 – 8:00 Optional, additional session: Outside at Tower Hill July 17, 11:00 – 12:30 (Open to a limited number of July 14 online participants)