President John F. Kennedy's memory is sacred in the minds of many Americans. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, a glass pavilion designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is dedicated to his memory. Visitors are transported back to the darkest days of the Cold War. A short film recounts JFK's deeds in his own words while the authentic photos and exhibits evoke the brief period in White House history that nostalgic Americans refer to as "the days of Camelot".
One of the oldest public parks in the country, The Boston Common Frog Pond is a concrete formation and a water pool in summer, but in winter it turns into a 16,000 feet (4876.8 meters) outdoor skating rink. On crisp Boston nights, there may be nothing better than a twirl on the ice beneath the trees of the Boston Common and the lights of downtown skyscrapers. You may even have an audience; crowds often gathered on the rail around the pond to watch the skaters glide.
Established in 1982 by Ellen Holbrook a former student of Chicago's famous comedy enterprise: Second City, ImprovBoston is a non-profit theater and training center committed to the collaborative process of the art of comedy and improvisation. They strive to provide affordable high-quality entertainment and education to the people of Cambridge. Performances include brilliant storytelling and audience participation that make shows even more entertaining. These shows are held at their central location while their touring company conducts workshops for aspiring performers and soft skills training for professionals.
With antique brick facade set among downtown skyscrapers, any passerby can pick this building out as a relic from an earlier time. Now a museum run by The Bostonian Society, the site has a long and distinguished history. The Boston Massacre, one of the catalysts for the American Revolution, took place just outside. The Declaration of Independence was first read to Boston here on July 18, 1776. The structure served as the new state's capital until 1797. Exhibits at the museum take visitors through the stories of the revolution and the people involved in them.
Within this 1888 carriage house on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Park is one of the country's oldest private collection of antique automobiles. Little red Corvettes, big Cadillacs, traditional Fords and old-fashioned Studebakers are on display here. A couple of imported Italian vehicles have found their way into this exhibition. Check out this priceless collection, created for those who appreciate anything with four wheels. Learn how the role of the automobile has shaped our society and grab some replicas of vintage cars from the store before you leave.
The Old South Meeting House was originally built as a church by Puritans in 1729. This building went on to play an important role in the American Revolution as a gathering point for those seeking American independence from Britain. On December 16, 1773, over 5000 colonists met here to protest a tea tax. From the meeting, these protesters went to the waterfront and tossed crates of tea into the harbor. The act later came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. An in-house shop in the museum basement has small articles of the historic events that occurred here, as well as copies of books and documents of historical importance.
Harvard Film Archive is one of the best-kept secrets in Cambridge. Whether your tastes run to film festivals, classics, documentaries or horror movie screams, this is the place to go. The emphasis here is on foreign, obscure and classic films, so put on your tweed jacket, and be prepared for a bit of subtitled enlightenment. Special events include lectures by directors and local movie premieres.
The Old Harvard Yard spreads across 22.4 acres (9.1 hectares) of land. This verdant yard is said to be one of the oldest parts of the university campus. The yard contains libraries, dormitories, a memorial church, classrooms, and department buildings. It also contains of the university hall, and a server hall, famously called the Tercentenary Theater.
Luesy Tuesy is a blues dance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, held on Tuesdays. Their faculty is shared with their sister dance, Blues Union. Luesy Tuesy offers an hour long beginner-friendly lesson every week at 7:30p, with no experience or partners required. Usually, lessons during a month are related, but you can show up at any lesson without having been to any previous lessons. Punctuality is encouraged as adding people after the first few minutes can cause disruptions within the class.
Housing a treasure trove of old artifacts, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a fascinating place where visitors can learn more about history and cultures from around the world. The museum was founded in 1866 and has one of the oldest and largest anthropology collections in the world. Explore the exhibits and see the interesting artifacts, including Native American totem poles, Lewis and Clark Expedition artifacts, as well as Aztec figurines.
If you are in Cambridge and looking for a place where you can hear music that is different from the mainstream pop and rock tunes that are blasted on television, radio, or more conventional concert halls, then do drop by The Lily Pad. Located in Inman Square, this buzzing club-cum-music-venue features artists that await, and truly merit, discovery, be they up-and-coming amateurs, or seasoned veterans. The club also serves cold beer and wine, as well as delectable food items, so that patrons do not go thirsty or hungry. See the website or call to know more.