NewsSep 5, 2019

5 things to do! Sept 6-8

A weekly roundup of weekend events on campus and around town.

Welcome to Lesley! 5 things is back to kick off your fall semester with fun events and activities from Cambridge to Boston and beyond.

Lesley womens soccer high-fiving on the field after a win

Support #LynxNation: Lesley Athletics came out strong in their first weekend of play with wins from women's and men's soccer, women's tennis and personal bests in cross country. Cheer on our teams this weekend as women's volleyball plays at home and men's soccer takes on Suffolk University in Boston.
Friday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 8, see link for times and locations

Orange poster for Jamaica Plain music festival with band names and a graphic of a bear with a hat

Jamaica Plain Music Festival: This community event is celebrating its 9th year with more than 20 local acts performing at the beautiful Jamaica Pond. It's free and open to the public!
Saturday, Sept. 7, 12PM-7PM, Pinebank Field

Students wearing backpacks walking on Doble quad on a sunny day

After Dark Carnival: Celebrate your first full weekend on campus with food, games and great prizes at this Campus Activities Board Welcome Week event. Open to all Lesley undergraduates.
Saturday, Sept. 7, 7PM, Doble Quad

Photo of small black dog on a leash sitting up in green grass

Somerville Dog Festival: This celebration of all things canine is just around the corner from campus at Somerville's Trum Field. The all-dog production of "Cats" the musical alone should be worth the (free) price of admission.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 11AM-3PM, Somerville

two young men stand outside around rubble and empty building

In Transit: See new work now on view in our Roberts Gallery at the Lunder Arts Center through October 13. This multidisciplinary exhibition explores the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s-land that exists between home and hope.
Tuesday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Oct. 13, Lunder Arts Center

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