Community Activities

On My Own Time | Season of Giving | Summer Music Series | Transit Gallery | Countway Library


On My Own Time at the Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC)

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On My Own Time (OMOT) is a two-week exhibit that features the diverse talents and interests of staff, faculty and students.  It was conceived many years ago as a way to offer the opportunity to bring one’s whole self to work and showcase talents that may not be apparent to your colleagues.

The exhibit will include displays from all three schools in the Harvard Longwood Campus – Harvard T.H. Chan School, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  The displays will vary from photography, jewelry making, knitting, poetry, sculpture, live performances (at the reception) and more!

Click here for a list of the 2019 participants and their displays at the exhibit.

Submit any questions to Tania Rodriguez (; 617-432-3809) or Ilia Maldonado (; 617-432-1627).

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Season of Giving

The Season of Giving celebrated the good work and goodwill of those within our community by offering the Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) community the opportunity to send messages of appreciation to colleagues who have enriched their work experience through good deeds and small kindness.  It also offered the opportunity to support those in need.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is different today.  Now more than ever is when we need to come together and show appreciation to build morale, show kindness, and to give back to our community. Although most of the HLC community is working remote, we can still provided the opportunity to send messages of appreciation and help those in need through food, toy and clothing donations.

Below are ways the HLC community was encouraged to show appreciation and give back to the community.  These opportunities are still available:

November 2020 – The month of giving thanks!

Write an e-Note of Gratitude: 
Take a moment to write a note of appreciation, or simply say thank you, to someone who has helped you, has made you feel valued, and/or has done something special for you.

Send a thank you message by email using the electronic “Thank You” card.

Food Donations: 
ABCD, a non-profit organization that provides food donations to low income residents in the Greater Boston region, is the organization we have collaborated with in past years.  Below were two ways to donate to ABCD:

The South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC) distributes approximately 500,000 pounds of food to over 70 food pantries, churches and organizations along the south shore and in Plymouth County.  To help the growing number of families faced with food insecurity due to pandemic-related school closures and unemployment, the need for donations has increased significantly. On the SSCAC website there were details on how to contribute.

          If you want to donate to a food bank/pantry near you, click on one of the links below and enter your zip code:

December 2020 – The month of small kindness!

Toy Donations:

Philips Brooks House (PBHA) is a student-run public services organization that seeks to meet community needs while advocating for structural change.  In past Seasons of Giving, we have collaborated with PBHA to collect donations during the holiday season for several community-based programs in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston.  This holiday season PBHA launched a virtual toy and joy drive to serve a variety of community needs during the winter months.  We were matched with two organizations:  Tobin Community Center and the Mission Main Housing Development.

Below were other ways to provide a child with toys for the holidays:

Toys for Tots’ mission is to collect and distribute NEW unwrapped toys to children less fortunate in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Northern Plymouth. Toys for Tots accepted online donations and in-person.

Goodwill is a non-profit that helps people overcome challenges to develop skills for meaningful employment.  Goodwill accepted new and gently used items to sell in their stores or on The proceeds from sales revenue goes towards providing employment training and job placement services for people in your community. You were able to drop off new or lightly used toys at a Goodwill center or make a monetary contribution.

January 2021 – The month of providing warmth!

Clothing Donations:
Boomerangs, a family of non-profit thrift stores in the Greater Boston area, is the organization we have supported in past clothing drives.  They are owned and operated by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.  100% of store proceeds go towards supporting AIDS Action’s mission – Preventing new infections, Supporting those affected or at risk, and Tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS.  To make a donation to Boomerangs, you were able to do so by visiting one of their store locations.

Below are links to help you find a non-profit clothing location near you:

If you have any questions on any of the Season of Giving events, please contact any of the following:

Harvard Chan School:  Ilia Maldonado;; 617-432-1627
HMS:  Sarah Regan;; 617-432-4780
HSDM: Joanna Mannion;; 617-432-5813

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Summer Music Series

HMS, HSDM and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health invite you to join us and enjoy free, outdoor lunchtime concerts featuring talented musicians from Berklee College of Music. Listen to a wide variety of musical styles including folk, jazz, Latin and pop. The concert series begins in July and will run through August. The dates, times and locations are coming soon.

For questions, contact Tania Rodriguez


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Transit Gallery

The Transit Gallery, located in Gordon Hall’s lower level corridor, showcases professional artists in the Harvard and greater Boston communities whose works use, explore or are otherwise connected to the sciences.

For questions, contact Tania Rodriguez

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