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Lexington Symphony

The Lexington Symphony, founded in 1995 as an orchestra of professional musicians and talented amateurs with exacting standards of performance, brings high-quality live music to Lexington under the direction of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Jonathan McPhee, Music Director of the Boston Ballet. More >>

Lexington Venue

One of the last remaining small-town movie theaters in the area, the theater has two screens and shows feature and independent films. More >>

Where it is: The Venue is located in Lexington Center at 1794 Massachusetts Avenue. Phone: 781-861-6161.
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Lexington Chamber of Commerce Events

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a series of seasonal events, including:

  • Friday Evening Summer Concert Series (July and August)
  • Annual Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival (September)
  • Holiday Shoppers Night and Lighting Ceremony(December)

Where it is: : The Chamber of Commerce shares a building with the Lexington Visitors Center located across from the Battle Green at 1875 Massachusetts Avenue. Phone: 781-862-1450. map >>

The Lexington Bicentennial Band

The Band was formed in 1974 to prepare for the 200th anniversary of the Battle on the Green, and it has been performing ever since! The music director is Jeff Leonard, an accomplished Lexington High School music teacher, performer, arranger, and conductor. Free summer concerts at Hastings Park; seasonal concerts during the year. More >>

The Lexington Players

The Lexington Players are a community theatre group that performs at least two shows a year, in the spring and in the fall. More >>

The Master Singers

The Master Singers are a select chorus devoted to the art of chamber singing. This critically acclaimed chorus presents music written expressly for a small ensemble, ranging from Renaissance masterpieces to world premieres of works by Boston's leading composers. Dedicated to enhancing the musical life of Lexington and Greater Boston, the Master Singers are known for inventive programming and stylistic versatility. More >>

Precision Ice-Skating Teams

The John P. Chase Ice-Skating Facility is home to multiple national and international award-winning teams including the Haydenettes, recognized as the premier precision skating team in the United States. More >>

Where it is: The facility is located at 10 Lincoln Street. Phone: 781-862-8480. map >>

Lexington School System

Lexington Public Schools are known nationally for their excellence in the fine and performing arts, academic, and extra-curricular programs. Performances and exhibits occur throughout the school year and are open to the public. Fees may apply. More >>

Where it is: Most performances are at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street. Phone: 781-861-2580. map >>

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Galleries

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (LACS) has guilds that specialize in basketry, beadwork, ceramics, decorative arts, metalwork. needlework, painting, photography, polymer clay, weaving, and woodworking. The Society´s Parsons Gallery features monthly exhibits, an annual fair with craft demonstrations in November, and a holiday marketplace in December. Admission is free. More >>

Where it is: The LACS is located at 130 Waltham Street. Phone: 781-862-9696. map >>

Munroe Center for the Arts

The Munroe Center is dedicated to providing community arts education and supporting a wide diversity of arts activities. The Munroe Gallery features regular exhibits. Admission is free. More >>

Where it is: The Munroe Center is located at 1403 Massachusetts Avenue. Phone: 781-862-6040. map >>

Artist Studios

A directory of Lexington artists and art-related businesses. The annual Lexington Open Studios event is held in the spring. More >>

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Museums

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
National Heritage Museum

Founded and supported by 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, the museum showcases exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. The museum also features a library with archives for research on historical events. The museum sponsors many events each year, including the Heritage Music Series, lectures, educational and cultural programs, and special weekend events. More >>

Where is it: The Museum is located at 33 Marrett Road. Phone: 781-861-6559. map >>

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Libraries

Cary Memorial Library

Cary Memorial Library is notable in several ways. It was America's first public library to be supported by taxes; it is the third busiest single library in Massachusetts; and it was listed as one of the finest libraries in the country in the January 1999 issue of American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Established in 1868, the library's collection now includes hundreds of thousands of volumes, a rich collection of materials on the Lexington area and the revolutionary period, unique works by and about Thoreau, and many outstanding paintings, including "News of Lexington" by Emanuel Leutze, who is famous for his painting of Washington crossing the Delaware. More >>

Where it is: 1874 Massachusetts Avenue. Phone: 781-862-6288. map >>

Houses of Worship

Over twenty organizations representing most major denominations serve Lexington's religious needs.

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