Neighbors Page - Spring 2014 - Images by Tufts University

Welcome to the Tufts Neighbors page. You will be able to find information here on upcoming events and university resources. We hope you will visit often! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 617.627.3780 or email us at

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Program Highlight:

Tufts Youth Philharmonic
The Tufts Youth Philharmonic, open to advanced high-school age students, nurtures every aspect of each orchestra member's development, with individual attention and strong group camaraderie.
2014-2015 Information and Schedule >>More Info>>

Unless otherwise noted, music performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus.  More Details >>

Fall Music Department Concerts: 

Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe
Sept. 11, 8– 10 p.m.
Zimbabwean master musicians Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim play the healing music of the mbira (thumb piano).  For more information about mbira music, visit www.mbira.org/.
General Admission: $10; for Tickets call 617.627.3679

Klenèngan Manasuka
Sept. 20, 8 – 10 p.m.
Gamelan Sukar Maju (Malah Mundur) and members of the Boston Village Gamelan perform a concert of Javanese gamelan gadhon (chamber music) with guest director I.M. Harjito.

Sunday at Tufts - Community Concert Series:

  • David Coleman and Confirmation
    Sept. 28, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Tufts Gospel Choir director David Coleman leads his acclaimed six-voice contemporary gospel ensemble, Confirmation, in an afternoon concert of high energy and spirit-filled song.
  • Celebrating Frank!
    Oct. 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday with music of Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, and Beethoven.


Magic Circle Theater
Balch Arena Theater on the Medford/Somerville campus
New England's oldest theater by and for children will be performing three full-length productions this summer:

  • The Nick of Time
    Jul. 22 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
    Jul. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    Jul. 31 at 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
    Jul. 24 at 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
    Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.
    Jul. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
    Jul. 30 at 10:30 a.m.
    Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

More Info>>
Tickets $7; group rates available
For reservations and information, please call (617) 627-3493


Program Highlight:
Museums Without Walls - Tufts
A new web app with stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts' main campus. 
More info>>

Upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery>>

Sept. 11 – Dec. 7:

Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts Permanent Art Collection
Curated by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Ph.D.
Tisch Family Gallery
Focuses on a curated selection of 47 of the university's finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media.

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot
Curated by Dr. Andrew McClellan
Koppelman Family Gallery
The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot.



12th Annual
Tufts Community Day
October 5 - Save the Date!

Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to a day of education, art, and family entertainment.  All Activities, including lunch, are free of charge. 
This event takes place rain or shine.

More Info >>




Summer Hours
Many campus facilities operate on a different and/or limited schedule during Tufts summer sessions. We recommend that you confirm opening hours with your destination if visiting the campus.


Brown and Brew Coffee House
Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue>>
Open May 19- August 8, closed May 26 and July 4
M-Th 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fr 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hotung Express Coffee Bar
Mayer Campus Center, lower level>>
Open May 19- June 27: M – F, 8 a.m – 2 p.m. &
June 30 – August 8: m- Fr, 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Weekly Menus>>

The Tower Cafe at Tisch Library
35 Professors Row>>
Open May 21- August 8, closed May 26 and July 4
M-Th 12 p.m.-7 p.m., F 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tisch Library
Summer Session 1, May 21-June 27
Full schedule of Summer Hours>>