Top Points of Interest in Brookline

Brookline is a great community. A wealth of activities vies for our attention, from yoga lessons to tours of historic sites. Whatever your interests, be sure to get out and enjoy all there is to offer this April. Here are just some of our top picks for things to do in 2015:

  • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Coolidge Corner Theater
  • Museum of Bad Art

President John F Kennedy PortraitThe John F. Kennedy National Historic Site is the birthplace and early childhood home of President Kennedy. Knowledgeable park rangers provide fascinating information and stories about JFK and other family members. The home, which has been restored to reflect the period in which the Kennedys lived there, is situated on a lovely tree-lined street and looks the same in 2015 as it did when JFK, Jr. was a little boy. Tours are free of charge and include a video centered on Rose Kennedy.

If you're going to see a movie this April, you may as well do it in style. The Coolidge Corner Theater lets moviegoers enjoy beer and wine while taking in classic and independent films. The theater's majestic Art Deco look and old-school feel alone are worth a visit.

Art of a sunset and various colorsNot in the mood for the latest art films? Take in some culture of the lowbrow variety at the Museum of Bad Art. Although this Brookline museum displays art in expected formats -- portraits, landscapes, nudes, still life -- it comes from unexpected perspectives and unconventional approaches. Though the artists may not be skilled in the traditional sense, their work always comes from a passionate, exciting place.

Though these three attractions are just the tip of the iceberg, they represent some of the fascinating options available in Brookline. Take time to appreciate all that our community has to offer and please share with us below.