Upcoming Events

Don't miss out on our many exciting and educational events! From community discussions to poetry readings and art shows, Cambridge Center provides a variety of experiences in the heart of Harvard Square.

Gonson Lecture Series | Winter 2018
Wednesdays, 11am  |  January 17 - February 28

Enliven your Wednesday mornings with stimulating presentations at the Cambridge Center!  Presenters will focus on a wide range of topics. This term, these lectures highlight ongoing struggles from justice. Join these presenters to learn how you can make a positive change in the worlds around you.


Blacksmith House Poetry Series
Mondays, 8 pm | Beginning February 26
Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem "The Village Blacksmith."

  • Andrea Cohen, Director
  • Ron Spalletta & Sarah Ehrich, Assistants to the Director
  • Gail Mazur, Founding Director

Blacksmith House Poetry Series is funded in part by private donors, and is supported by the Cambridge Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We endlessly appreciate our donors' support of the Cambridge Center and local cultural programming.

Conversations on the Edge - Inequality and Wealth Redistribution
Thursday, March 15 | 6-7:30pm

Cambridge Center for Adult Education has a long history as a beacon for learning and discussion on topics of import. Conversations on the Edge addresses pressing issues through dynamic conversations with panelists who are experts and local activists, and encourages the declaration of diverse voices through robust audience participation. This time-sensitive learning experience aims to inform, motivate, and encourage. Most importantly, recognizing that contributing to a strong social fabric is a responsibility of educational institutions, the Cambridge Center aims to foster a continuing sense of community around these issues.