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Interest Groups

Organized and led by volunteer members, these groups meet around a specific topic or interest on a regular basis (weekly or monthly) during the academic year. Group size may range from 5 to 30 participants.


If you are interested in starting a new interest group, please E-mail us at

Adventures in Art

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An enjoyable way to experience and learn all about art! Everyone is welcome to come along and explore the world of art, from traditional media to the most contemporary designs on the Harvard campus and throughout Boston.

After Hours

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After Hours is a group for members of the Harvard Neighbors community who are interested in participating in fun activities outside of working hours. We provide opportunities to gather on weeknights for events such as concerts, movies, or dinner and drinks, as well as weekend day-trips in or around the Boston area.

Art Explorations

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We encourage participants to express their creative ideas by exploring different forms of art, and by using a variety of art materials.

Cultural Traditions

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We welcome everyone from all over the world. Our goals are for participants to form lasting friendships and to enjoy the rich bounty of our unique cultures.

English Conversation Practice

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Whether you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced speaker, we offer multiple groups where you can practice the English language in an informal conversational setting.

French Book Club

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We discuss classic and contemporary works of fiction in French.

French Conversation

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We welcome franco-phones and intermediate, advanced and native French speakers.

German Book Club

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We discuss auf Deutsch classic and contemporary books from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and occasionally watch films based on books read.

Harvard Neighbors Board

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The Harvard Neighbors Board is consisted of elected members of the organization. Elections are held once a year at the Annual Meeting.

Infant & Toddler Playgroup

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Infant & Toddler Playgroup invites parents with infants and toddlers (0-3 years) meet to share friendship, experiences and activities.

Italian Conversation

We welcome speakers of Italian with some proficiency, as well as native speakers to enjoy sociability and conversation.

Japanese Culture & Yoga

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The Japanese Culture Group holds lunchtime Yoga Workshops twice a month on Fridays September through May.

Knitting for Everyone

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This is a very informal group, and not a knitting class.

Lunchtime Book Group

This group reads fiction and non-fiction, recent publications and classics, almost all available in paperback.

MIT Women’s Chorale

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MIT Women's Chorale (directed by Kevin Galie) encourages you to explore your musical side! The chorale's repertoire covers a wide range of styles, including both secular and sacred.

Out and About

Out and About takes you on fun, informative outings in and around Harvard, Cambridge and the Boston area. Occasionally, we will take you to a Harvard Treasure or on an insider tour generally not available to the public.

Spanish and Latin American Culture and Cinema

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The Spanish and Latin American Culture and Cinema members enjoy a monthly viewing of Spanish and Latin American films followed by a discussion/conversation in Spanish.

Telling Lives: Memoir Writing

What's past is prologue! Join our long-running supportive memoir writing group to help you set down in print some of your life's chapters.

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