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Four of our concentrators participating in ARTS FIRST Creativity Festival on campus on May 4. See schedule inside.

April 30, 2019

On Saturday, May 4th, these four Astronomy concentrators will perform on campus during the ARTS FIRST festival.  See https://issuu.com/harvard_artsfirst/docs/arts_first_2019_guide_issuu for the full guide.

  • Gennie Weiler ’21, Harvard Callbacks (5/4 Yard Stage 1:40-2pm)
  • Grant Meiners ’22, Harvard Krokodiloes (5/4 Yard Stage 2:40-3pm)
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