Category: Events

The Magic Hour at Washington Tower

The Magic Hour at Washington Tower
September 29, 2019

Join us for a mostly silent sunset meditation at the Tower.  The magic hour is that dazzling collection of moments when the sun is near the horizon just before and after sunset. The moments of The Magic Hour at Washington Tower will be spent mostly in silence (or in hushed tones with friends) as we contemplate the light and cultivate a state of equanimity.

WED, OCTOBER 2nd 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

WED, OCTOBER 9th 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Space is limited.  Pre-registration recommended.  Free.

Biophilia & Biodiversity: A Celebration

September 27, 2018

Edward O Wilson, Harvard University Faculty Emeritus in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, has been a transcendent figure in the world of biodiversity research.  His long and storied career of field study, writing, and teaching, has led him to be called “a Darwin for the modern day.”  In his 1984 book “Biophilia,” Dr. Wilson fostered what has been referred to as… the love of life and the living world; and the affinity of human beings to other life forms.

He described biophilia as…

“the rich, natural pleasure that comes from being surrounded by living organisms.”

The concept of biophilia is taught at many institutions and groups based upon it’s ideas and applications meet regularly in communities all over the United States.

Join us on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 3pm at Bigelow Chapel for our inaugural Biophilia meeting.  The event will be led by David Morimoto, Director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lesley University.  Speakers from the local academic and research community will share stories about working with Dr. Wilson, or of his influence on their own work.

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.

Please rsvp to Paul Kwiatkowski, Wildlife Conservation & Sustainability Manager at: or at 617-607-1956.





Electronics Recycling Day

November 21, 2017

(Cottage Street is off Mount Auburn Street across from Stanton Funeral Home)

Mount Auburn Cemetery is sponsoring an electronics recycling day on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Bring your items to Mount Auburn’s service yard at 24 Cottage Street, Watertown, MA between 10 am and 1 pm. There will be a $30 charge for TVs, $15 charge per CRT monitor or flat screen monitor. Bring cash with you if you plan to drop off those items. All other items listed below will be recycled free of charge.



Acceptable Items:







Computer Speakers



Switch Gear



Cell Phones


Lawn Mowers

AC Units

Medical Equipment

All Appliances

White Goods

Fire Alarm Equipment


Scrap Metals



Fax Machines

Battery Operated Tools


Filing Cabinets


Printed Circuit Boards


Metal Desks



Light Fixtures

Ink and Toner Cartridges

Electrical Equipment



Chargeable Items:
TV’s of any kind are $30.00 apiece
Monitors of any kind are $15.00 apiece with or without a computer
Household Speakers are $10.00 a pair

Not accepting:
Toy Plastics (Toys)
Car Seats
Light Bulbs

Recycling Services Provided by Northeast Material Handling, Inc., Haverhill, MA.

Sorry, no trash picking allowed. Once a product is dropped off, it belongs to Northeast Material Handling.