2018

Summer BBQ

May 2018

Summer is a time for fun, family and friends. Thank you Iko for inviting us to your beautiful home to enjoy some great food and company while taking advantage of the Boston summer despite its unpredictable weather!

Art Beat Festival

July 2018

Hundreds of Somerville residents, include its mayor Joseph Curtatone, came out to spin the Wheel of Values and learn about our local initiatives including our new fun philosophical meetup Humanity 5.0 and our 5-week introductory course, The Philosophy Project. Participants were invited to color their values card and send it to someone they love.

New Acropolis promotes a universal renaissance of cultural values which enables its audiences to transform and improve themselves and thereby make the world a better place. The practice of human values is the basis for a model of active and participative culture, which brings out the qualities of each person, broadens the horizons of the mind and opens the human being up to all the expressions of the spirit.

Philosophy in the Park

June 2018

In the style of Socrates who is famously remembered for having brought philosophy into the streets, members and participants alike enjoyed talking about timeless wisdom with The Philosophy Project, practicing Hatha Yoga with Humanity 5.0 and making butterflies and cranes with Crafts for Humanity in Seven Hills Park on a beautiful summer day!

MLK: Strength to Love

May 2018

New Acropolis Boston participated in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination with a discussion open to the public about his ideals, his values, his life and legacy, as well as his book Strength to Love, containing a collection of his sermons, many of them written during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights struggle. Participants were inspired by a lively discussion on Dr. King's commitment to justice, and to the intellectual, moral and spiritual dimension in which he based his philosophy and his vision for a world shaped by redemptive love.

Mother's Day Volunteer Activity

May 2018

Thanks to the generous donation of Jeremy Spindler from Spindler Confections, New Acropolis Boston volunteers were able to deliver Mother's Day cards along with with toiletries and delicious chocolate gifts to 'Rosie's Place', a local women's shelter, as part of the Crafts for Humanity project.

Crafts For Humanity Valentine's Day Cards

Valentine's Day Cards

February 2018

Volunteers participated in Crafts For Humanity to made Valentine's Day cards for the mothers and families of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (dcf).

2017

crafts for humanity

Thanksgiving Baskets

November 2017

Volunteers participated in Crafts for Humanity to prepare hand-crafted Thanksgiving Baskets baskets and filled them with gifts to share gratitude and joy for families of the dcf.

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Worcester Art Museum

October 2017

Members visit the Worcester Art Museum during the Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights). The WAM is the 2nd largest art museum in New England and it was a first visit for many of us.

annual sidewalk sale

Annual Sidewalk Sale

August 2017

Thanks to all who came out to support our efforts by coming to our annual fundraiser sidewalk sale event! This was the first year it was held in Davis Square, but hopefully it won’t be the last. It was great meeting so many new and friendly neighbors.

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Somerville ArtBeat

July 2017

Plato's exhibit traveled once again, making an appearance at the annual Somerville Art Beat Festival in Davis Square.  Participants spun the Wheel of Wisdom to receive their quote inspired by the ideas of Plato on Wisdom, Ethics, Education, Justice and other philosophical themes. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!  

cambridge river arts festival

Cambridge River Arts Festival

June 2017

Plato's exhibit traveled to the Cambridge River Festival where participants spun the Wheel of Wisdom to receive their quote inspired by the ideas of Plato on Widsom, Ethics, Education, Justice and other philosophical themes. Thanks to all who stopped to share some wisdom!

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The Nature Experience

April 2017

Acropolis Boston celebrated Earth Day with an outdoor activity at the Mary B. Wakefield Estate in Milton. Participants learned about the compelling research of Suzanne Simard and Peter Wohlleben showing the ways trees communicate and cooperate with each other in an inter-active presentation highlighting the importance of connecting with Nature and paying attention to our natural surroundings. Thanks to the Wakefield Arboretum, we had the opportunity to enjoy nature while receiving a guided tour of its many beautiful trees, plants and flowers.

Philosophers at the museum

February 2017

Students take advantage while visiting the Da Vinci – The Genius exhibition at the Museum of Science to check out the Chocolate exhibit and see the incredible, must-see IMAX on the National Parks video. To find out more about all the cool things going on at the Museum, checkout their website at mos.org

2016

Plato in the Square!

November 2016

Thanks to all who came out to see us in Davis Square to celebrate UNESCO's International World Philosophy Day. The cube gathered hundreds of inspirational and insightful messages from residents in honor of the best in ourselves and each other.

Awesome birthday celebration!

October 2016

As if food and friends were not enough, everyone really went above and beyond to share something special to make for a great day.