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Bentley College Performing Art Series

 

Theatre, music,dance, and lectures. Includes an art gallery open weekdays 10 am to 6 pm, weekends by appointment. Call for information.

175 Forest Street | Waltham, MA

781-891-3424 | website


Brandeis Theater Company

The Brandeis Theater Company is the production and performing ensemble comprised of the students, guest artists, faculty and staff of the Department of Theater Arts at Brandeis University.

Through progressive and challenging programming in a unique and dynamic setting, students and professionals work together to create cutting edge theater promoting multiculturalism alongside artistic achievement.

415 South Street | Waltham, MA

781-736-3356 | website

 

Brandeis University

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, April 25 – 28, is Waltham’s biggest arts event of the year! Four days of concerts, plays and art exhibitions, most free and open to the public. On Super Sunday, April 28, enjoy dozens of free performances and art activities for children and families from 1 – 4 p.m.

415 South St. | Waltham, MA

781-736-5008 | website

 

Brandeis University Concert Series

Delight to more than 60 concerts each year ranging from classical to world music to jazz.  Enjoy the internationally acclaimed Lydian String Quartet, World Music, and student ensembles including the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra. Professional concerts are $5-20. Most concerts are free.

Slosberg Music Center, 415 South Street | Waltham, MA

781-736-4867 | website

 

Concerts On The Waltham Common

During summer months the Waltham Arts Council offers free concerts on the Waltham Common Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm. Call for event schedule. Free

Waltham Common | Waltham, MA

781-893-2787 | website

 

Embassy Cinema

Owned by Landmark Theatres, the cinema shows popular and art films on 6 screens. Call for times and prices.The theatre is open daily from 3 to 10 pm . Free parking Monday thru Saturday after 6 pm and Sunday all day.

16 Pine Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-2500 | website

 

Friends of the Waltham Public Library

The Friends of the Waltham Public Library are a group of over 850 concerned active library supporters working to support and enhance City library services for all Waltham residents.

The Waltham Public Library provides the city’s multi-ethnic, economically diverse population with popular informational, recreational and educational library resources and services.  A member of the Minuteman Library Network. 

735 Main Street | Waltham, MA

781-314-3425 | website

 

Reagle Music Theatre

Founded in 1969, The Reagle Music Theatre brings award-winning productions to Waltham throughout the year, with Broadway professionals working alongside talented amateurs. Call for production dates and prices.

617 Lexington Street | Waltham, MA

781-891-5600 | website

 

Rosebud

Rosebud is a satellite gallery of the Rose Art Museum, featuring works from the museum’s collection of video art. The space aims to activate public engagement with contemporary art through curated exhibitions and programs that revive underutilized properties in the city of Waltham, while serving as a hub from which new ideas might radiate and benefit the people of this community.

Free and open to the public!

Hours:
Thursday, 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday, 5 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 1 PM

Address: 683 Main St. | Waltham, MA 02451

(781) 736-3434 | website

 

The Hovey Players

Community theatre holds productions throughout the year. Call for event schedule and admission prices.

9 Spring Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-9171 | website

 

The Rose Art Museum

he Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University is an educational and cultural institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the finest of modern and contemporary art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus and in the Waltham community, the museum serves as a living textbook for object-based learning, a home and resource for artists, and a catalyst for artistic expression, scholarly innovation, and the production of new knowledge through art.

Free admission, always.

Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Friday & Saturday: 12 PM – 7 PM
*The galleries are closed to the public Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

415 South Street | Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 736-3434 |website

 


Waltham Arts Council

In the spring of 1975, Dr. Frederick J. Stokley, Superintendent of the Waltham High Schools, invited over one hundred people to attenda series of meetings with the purpose of forming an Arts Council in Waltham. Subsequently, an acting Board of Directors was formed and began working on the tasks of writing By-Laws, becoming incorporated as a non-profit organization with tax exempt status, planning for an Arts Festival, presenting art programs, publicizing art events in the community and seeking funds.

In October, and afternoon tea was held at the Robert Treat Paine House attended by over three hundre people to publically announce the formation of the Waltham Arts Council.

The first major fundraising activity was a concert in April by Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops. Held in the auditorium of the Waltham High School. The next major activity funded by the Council was an Arts Festival held on May 30, 1976 where over one thousand volunteers presented a variety of programs to over five thousand children and adults.

Now, The Waltham Arts Council continues presenting the yearly Free Summer Concerts, continuing Art classes for the community and expanding programs and events in they years to come.

119 School Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-2787 | website

 

Waltham Arts Council – Concert

The Waltham Arts Council is going back to our roots. In dedication to the founding members we are developing a host of new programs. We are developing new programs and new events.

On July 09, 2013, our FREE Summer Concert series will begin. We welcome you to join us on Waltham Common to enjoy the music.

Please continue to visit our site as we roll out the new programs. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to contact us. We welcome your input and ideas in celebration the Arts in Waltham.

119 School Street | Waltham, MA

7818932787 | website

 

Waltham Farmers Market

The popular Waltham Farmers’ Market features over 30 vendors selling locally-grown fruits and vegetables, organic and specialty produce, herbs, cheese, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, beef, pork, chicken, fish, smoked fish, coffee, sauces, baked goods, pasta, gluten-free baked goods, juice, halvah, soap, dog treats, jewelry, bags and handcrafts.

Free concerts are held on several market days and feature sounds from the Renaissance, pop, folk, R&B, rock, and jazz. Concerts begin at 11.

The market is held at School and Lexington Streets, in the Government Center lot at 119 School Street in Waltham. Parking is available behind the building off Lexington Street and at the Central Square Parking Deck, accessible by both Lexington and Common Streets. The market has pedestrian access from both School and Lexington Streets.

The market is held rain or shine and is wheelchair, bicycle and stroller accessible. Leashed pets are welcome. Hours are Saturdays 9:30 am – 2:00 pm from mid-June through early November.

119 School Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-0361 | website


Waltham Mills Artists’ Association

The Waltham Mills Association (WMAA) companies more than 70 artist working in a wide range of media who occupy studio space in two buildings at 144 Moody Street in downtown Waltham, Mass.

144 Moody Street, Bldg. 4 | Waltham, MA

781-899-7525 | website

Bentley University

Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world.

175 Forest Street | Waltham, MA

781-891-2000 | website

 

Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation.

415 South St | Waltham, MA

781-736-2000 | website

 

Brandeis University, Hiatt Career Center

The Hiatt Career Center assists students and alumni in developing the skills to transform their unique backgrounds, liberal arts education and experiential learning into meaningful professional futures and relationships.  Hiatt engages employers, colleagues, parents and the greater Brandeis community to achieve this mission.

The Hiatt Career Center can help you connect with high-quality Brandeis students and alumni. We are fortunate to have an outstanding staff and the proper balance of industry-specific expertise, resources and events to help you achieve your recruiting and branding goals. We can help you reach students and alumni for internships, entry-level hiring, and volunteer experiences.

Hiatt looks forward to working with the Waltham community to accomplish hiring and internship goals.

415 South Street | Waltham, MA

7817363621 | website

 

Lasell College Conference Services

Lasell College offers a unique and professional setting for your business meetings, seminars, conferences, and summer camps.

1844 Commonwealth Ave. | Newton, MA

617-243-2155 | website


 

Regis College

Regis College is a forward-looking institution of higher education.
We serve undergraduate and graduate/professional students seamlessly.

Originally an undergraduate college, Regis has developed widely recognized graduate and professional programs, including a doctorate in nursing practice.

235 Wellesley Street | Weston, MA

781-768-7000 | website

Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences

Our full service conference center in Waltham, Massachusetts, located a convenient 20 minutes from Logan airport in Boston, provides a great environment for your company conferences, training and corporate meetings. Whether you’re planning a full day conference or a series of half-day seminars, we can provide you with an attractive, functional setting as well as all the technical and business support you need.

We offer a variety of rooms at the the ForeFront Center for Meetings & Conferences, ranging from small meeting facilities and studios offering private meeting space for groups of six to a dozen people, up to and including our largest meeting space, our presentation room, which can seat up to 150 people, depending on the seating arrangement you choose. We will configure the seating plan to your special requirements, including break-out sessions or computer labs, and help you choose the space with the appropriate capacity for your event.

404 Wyman St. | Waltham, MA

781-290-2700 | website

Codman Estate

Overlooking a prospect of farm and pleasure grounds, this country seat, also known as “The Grange,” was a powerful force in the lives of five generations of the Codman family. Each generation that lived here left its mark, and the estate gradually came to symbolize the family’s distinguished past.

In the 1790s, John Codman carried out extensive improvements to the original Georgian house and surrounding grounds. Sixty years later, his grandson updated the house in keeping with Victorian taste and filled the house with the finest New York furnishings. Today, the interiors are richly furnished with portraits, memorabilia, and art works collected in Europe, showing the decorative schemes of every era, including those of noted early twentieth-century interior designer Ogden Codman, Jr.

The grounds feature a hidden turn-of-the-century Italian garden with perennial beds, statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies, as well as a 1930s English cottage garden.

34 Codman Road | Lincoln, MA

617-994-6690 | website


 

Gore Place

The Federal period, historic house and estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore, includes a small farm with sheep, goats and poultry. The elegantly furnished mansion has been called “the Monticello of the North” and architectural historians consider it to be the most significant Federal period mansion in New England.

Currently, mansion tours are available Monday through Friday at 1pm, Saturdays at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm, and select Friday evenings. For pricing and details, please visit the website at www.goreplace.org.

52 Gore Street | Waltham, MA

781-894-2798 | website

 

Gropius House

Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed the Gropius House as his family home when he came to Massachusetts to teach architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Modest in scale, the house was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture—wood, brick, and fieldstone—with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time, including glass block, acoustical plaster, chrome banisters, and the latest technology in fixtures.

Keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops. With the family’s possessions still in place, the Gropius House has a sense of immediacy and intimacy.

68 Baker Bridge Road | Lincoln, MA

781-259-8098 | website

 

Lyman Estate

The Lyman Estate, known as “The Vale,” is one of the finest examples in the United States of a country estate laid out following the principles of eighteenth-century English naturalistic design. For more than 150 years, it was the country home to four generations of Boston’s prominent Lyman family.

Salem, Massachusetts, architect Samuel McIntire designed the Federal-style mansion in 1793 for wealthy shipping merchant Theodore Lyman. The family enlarged the house in 1882 in the Victorian style and then remodeled it in the Colonial Revival style in 1917. The property contains historic greenhouses, a carriage house and gardener’s cottage, and thirty-seven acres of pleasure grounds, gardens, and woodlands.

Visitors learn the history of the illustrious Lyman family as they explore the elegant mansion, which is used today as a venue for weddings, meetings, and private parties. The mansion’s architectural features include an elegant ballroom and graceful oval parlor, both pristine examples of Federal design.

The Lyman Estate will be open for tours the third weekend of every month beginning June 2012, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., tours on the hour, last tour at noon.

185 Lyman Street | Waltham, MA

617-994-5912 | website

 

Lyman Estate Greenhouses

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States. The complex of four greenhouses consists of an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse where visitors can purchase plants to take home.

185 Lyman Street | Waltham, MA

781-891-1985 | website

 

Mount Feake Cemetery

Take a walking tour of this historic cemetery. Map and information can be obtained at the cemetery office Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4 pm.

203 Prospect Street | Waltham, MA

781-314-3495 | website


 

Regan Insurance Agency

Regan Insurance Agency is located at the historic Waltham Highlands Train Depot. Although there have been some renovations, Jim Regan has kept many characteristics of the old station. On the exterior of the building, you will still find the original train tracks along a walk built to resemble the original landing. Inside, there are are many photographs of the station and other Waltham sites from the early 1900’s. Regan Insurance Agency also houses a large collection of historic Waltham postcards.

100 Hammond Street | Waltham, MA

7818931181 | website

 

Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

Stonehurst, the country place of social reformer Robert Treat Paine and his family, is a masterpiece of integrated design crowning the career-long collaboration of two visionaries, architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose work continues to inspire culturally and environmentally sensitive design. Invisible from the street, Stonehurst sits on a secluded hilltop site amidst 109 acres of conservation land. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30. General admission $3. Grounds are open year round, sunrise to sunset.

100 Robert Treat Paine Dr. | Waltham, MA

781-314-3290 | website

 

Waltham Historical Society

The society conducts research and preserves a collection of artifacts and documents relating to Waltham’s history.Open by appointment. FREE

190 Moody Street | Waltham, MA

781-891-5815 | website

 

Waltham Museum

Located in the old Waltham Police Station, the museum displays an extensive collection of memorabilia from Waltham’s past, including automobiles, sports, military, and civic, plus highlights on the lives of Waltham’s prominent citizens such as General Nathaniel Banks. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 4:30 pm. Admission charged.

25 Lexington Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-9020 | website

 

Waltham Public Library

Waltham Public Library is centrally located and open to the public 7 days a week.

735 Main Street | Waltham, MA

781-314-3425 | website


 

Waltham Room Of The Waltham Public Library

Special collection of documents and computer resources for genealogical research. Information on ethnic groups, biographies, immigration, original documents, photographs, and family information. Open to the public during library hours. Special archives by appointment only. FREE

735 Main Street | Waltham, MA

781-314-3425 | website

American Jewish Historical Society

The world’s largest collection of manuscripts, books, photos, and art objects relating to the experience of the Jewish people in the Americas, dating from 1590 to present. 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. FREE

2 Thornton Road | Waltham, MA

617-559-8880 | website

 

Cardinal Spellman Museum Of Stamps And Postal History

Created by Cardinal Spellman,a 20th century religious leader and avid stamp collector. Includes the collections of President Eisenhower, General Matthew Ridgeway, violinist Jascha Heifitz,and others. Call for gallery and post office hours. Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Admission charged

235 Wesley Street | Weston, MA

781-768-8367 | website

 

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory. Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and invention from 1812 to the present day, with exhibits on Waltham’s Boston Manufacturing Company, the Metz Company, the Waltham Watch Factory, and Orient bicycles from the Waltham Manufacturing Company.

154 Moody Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-5410 | website

 

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

Located on 35 acres of parkland overlooking Flint’s Pond, a magnificent setting for 50 outdoor sculptures. The museum features more than 2,000 objects of contemporary art. The park is the site of a summer jazz concert series. Contact the park for concert, store, cafe,and gallery hours and admission prices.

51 Sandy Pond Road | Lincoln, MA

781-259-8355 | website

 

Girl Scout Museum At Cedar Hill

Located on the 75-acre estate of Cornelia Warren, the museum features exhibits and archives of Girl Scouting and the Warren family. Open by appointment to Girl Scout troops and the general public. FREE

265 Beaver Street | Waltham, MA

781-893-6113 | website

 

Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Built in 1768 and operated by Isaac Jones as an inn for travelers on the Boston Post Road. Today the house is a unique archaeological and historical museum that traces the 200-year history of the Jones family. Open year round by appointment only, please call a week in advance to arrange a tour. Admission charged.

662 Boston Post Road | Weston, MA

781-894-1751 | website


 

National Archives and Records Administration, New England Region

Archives include historical records of federal agencies in New England including census, naturalization,passenger arrival lists for Boston, raft, military service, pension, and bounty land application records from 1789 to 1970s. Also contains genealogical information. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 am to 4:30 pm, Thursdays, 7 am to 9 pm, and limited Saturday (see our web site for details).

380 Trapelo Road | Waltham, MA

781-663-0130 | website

 

Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University

Experience the Rose, home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the country. Masterworks by Warhol, Lichtenstein, and de Kooning await visitors who can enjoy the great art, artists and ideas of our time. Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. FREE.
 

415 South Street | Waltham, MA

781-736-3434 | website

Appalachian Mountain Club

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.

We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world.

5 Joy Street | Boston, MA

617-523-0655 | website

 

Beaver Brook Reservation

Operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Beaver Brook Reservation includes more than 60 acres in Belmont and Waltham. Features recreation fields,tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, fishing, nature programs, tot lot, spray pool, and ice skating.

66 Mill Street | Belmont, MA

617-484-6357 | website


 

Charles River Canoe and Kayak

Stretching 6 miles from Newton Lower Falls to the Moody Street Dam in Waltham,the Lakes District of the Charles River has a long history of boating activity. Open daily April 1 until October 31, weekdays 10 am to sunset, weekends 9 am to sunset. Hourly or daily rentals.

2401 Commonwealth Avenue (Boathouse) | Newton, MA

617-965-5110 | website

 

Charles Riverwalk

Scenic walkway through historic Waltham on the banks of the Charles River.

Charles River | Waltham, MA

 

Drumlin Farm Educational Center

Located on 180 acres of pastures, fields, woodlands,and ponds, Drumlin Farm is a Massachusetts Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary and education center. Features a working farm with pigs, horses, cows, and more. Hay rides available. Call for information on hours and prices.

South Great Road | Lincoln, MA

781-259-2200 | website

 

Leo J.Martin Memorial Golf Course

The Leo J.Martin Golf Course began play in the 1930’s. It features an 18-hole course, practice green,full driving range, snack bar, full proshop,lessons. Rt. 128S, Exit 24 to Rt. 30, right on Concord Rd. Rt. 128N, Exit 23- Recreation Rd. to Rt. 30, left on Park Rd. Season: Early April to early December Hours: 6 am to dusk daily except Saturday 9 am to dusk.

190 Park Road | Weston, MA

(781) 891-1119 | website


 

Waltham Land Trust

The Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.

We envision growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment.

PO Box 541120 | Waltham, MA

781-893-3355 | website

 

Waltham Parks and Recreation

Prospect Hill Park offers 254 acres of beautiful, natural woodlands for hiking and picnicking. Waltham’s park system also includes more than 20 parks and playgrounds throughout the city, featuring tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and more. Call for a listing of programs and facilities.

314 Totten Pond Road | Waltham, MA

781-314-3475 | website

 

Waltham YMCA

Take part in the many activities and programs offered for youth, families, adults and seniors.

725 Lexington St | Waltham, MA

781-894-5295 | website


 

Weston Ski Track, Martin Golf Course

Cross-country ski and snowshoe facilities include snow making and 15 kilometers of groomed trails with 3 kilometers lighted for night skiing Monday through Saturday. Beginner and intermediate lessons available. Open Monday through Thursday 10 am to 9:30 pm, Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm, Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Admission charged.

200 Park Road | Weston, MA

781-891-6575 | website