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Upcoming Classes

Blacksmith House Poetry Series

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square.

Upcoming Readings

Climate Change in Cambridge

A Conversations on the Edge community discussion on October 28

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Best Wishes to Kevin Finn!

After 22 years of faithful service at CCAE, Kevin Finn retired on October 11. Staff, students, and faculty from Kevin's tenure gathered to celebrate his next big journey. Kind words and anecdotes were shared as he received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Thank you, Kevin!

Read our story on Kevin's retirement

White People Challenging Racism: 20th Anniversary Symposium

Since its first run at CCAE in the fall of 1999, more than 1,500 people have taken the White People Challenging Racism workshop at venues throughout New England. The October 6th symposium was an opportunity to gather with WPCR alumni, current and former WPCR co-facilitators and other interested people, to share the challenges they have faced, and discuss new ways to help.

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Celebrity Chef MasterClass Series

Join CCAE’s master class series with celebrity chefs for an unforgettable cooking and learning experience. Roll up your sleeves and learn cooking techniques side-by-side with our celebrated local chefs.

Join chefs from Alden & Harlow/The Longfellow Bar, Toro Boston, Parsnip Restaurant, and Little Big Diner in our kitchen this fall!

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"Best writing class I've taken here - the students have the voice. Kendall [Dudley] is a perfect guide, keeps us on track, but open to our needs, desires."

Heidi L., Memories, Stories, and Reflections: An Ongoing Project in Life Story Writing

"Chae Soojung [has a] great personality she makes learning so much fun! She makes everyone feel confident and welcome."

Genesis R., Korean: Beginner Level 1

"I developed the knowledge and confidence to dive in and start cooking at home. Yay!"

Craig S., Basic Cooking Skills & Techniques

"Very fun and informative class! Jim is a great teacher, very encouraging and explains the dances well!!"

Dagny D., Ballroom Dancing

Rent our Space!

Bring your staff for a team building opportunity, celebrate your birthday with family & friends, or host a private event. Check out our variety of classroom and meeting spaces in our two historic properties at 42 and 56 Brattle Street conveniently located near the Harvard Square station in Cambridge.

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