MIT Juggling Club
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What is the MIT Juggling Club?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Juggling Club is the oldest "drop in" juggling club in continuous operation in the world. We have no dues and no formal business. All we do is juggle and talk about juggling. Then, we go out to eat.

Where Do We Meet?

We meet at the MIT campus, which is in Cambridge, Massachusetts; USA. The MIT campus. is on the Charles River, a mere 1.5 miles from that other famous university in Cambridge. Within the MIT campus, we meet in the lobby of Building 10 (named after our benefactor, Linus Ten). If the weather is super-nice we sometimes move to the lawn just outside building 10. Very occasionally, the lobby of building 10 is booked for other events, in which case we meet in either the lobby of building 13 or the lobby of building 7. (Despite these locations, none of us are actual lobbyists.)

When Do We Meet?

Every Sunday (including summers and holidays) approximately 2:45 - 6:00 P.M. As none of us have lives, rest assured that "every Sunday" really does mean every Sunday.

Juggling at Bldg. 10 is encoded into MIT's DNA. Should global atomic war break out and every last homo sapien perish, cockroaches will continue to meet in Building 10 every Sunday afternoon to juggle our detritus in a cascade pattern.

Who May Attend?

Anyone interested in juggling can attend. No affiliation with MIT is required. You do not have to be a great juggler or even a good juggler to attend.

We welcome visitors from other countries.

Frankly, we're sick of each other and could really use some new faces.

For the love of humanity, just show up.

Is There a Minimum Age?

There is not even a minimum level of emotional maturity. (Stop by some Sunday and we'll prove it.)

Seriously though, we welcome child jugglers (even if they can only juggle three children).

I'm Confused--Are You the Same Organization as the MIT Student Juggling Club?

Yes, we get that question a lot. Our club was founded by former MIT students when they were current MIT students. Their club was founded by former MIT students and consists of current MIT students. Our club meets in Building 10, while their club meets in Building 10. You see--totally different!

When Did the Club Originate?

Radiocarbon dating and fossil records suggest that our group began life somewhere around 1970 as the MIT Unicycling Club. In 1973, Arthur Lewbel originated the MIT Juggling Club, which soon merged with the MIT Unicycling Club. (The Club still welcomes unicylcers.)

Whom Can I Contact for More Information?

Contact one of the following:

Whom Can I Hire to Juggle at My Next Event?

The following jugglers are available for hire:


Performer Phone E-Mail
Benjamin the Clown 617-730-4388 benjamintheclown@gmail.com
Davey the Clown 617-524-5191 DaveyTClown@comcast.net
Peter Panic 617-251-8268 peterpanic@att.net
The Jim Show 617-776-1111 jimshow@smirk.com
Dandy Jugglers 781-307-3416 Barry.Rosenberg@comcast.net
Dr. Stardust 508-793-7761 rpontius@clarku.edu
Alex O'Brien Feldman 617-591-8161 alex@alexthejester.com
Jenny the Juggler 617-562-5758 qualityfun@jennythejuggler.com

NOTE: If other Boston jugglers would like to advertise here, just contact Barry R.

Are there Other Juggling Clubs in the Boston Area?

If you want to spend all day Sunday juggling, consider stopping by the Harvard Juggling Club first.

A Few Interesting Links

Our own Dr. Arthur Lewbel cowrote a Scientific American article on the science of juggling as well as an article on the history of juggling.

To learn more about the art of lasso, read the definitive treatise by our own Dr. Carey Bunks.

 

The MIT Juggling Club mourns the passing of one of its most esteemed members: the late Claude Shannon. To learn more about Claude Shannon life and his love of juggling, read Professor Arthur Lewbel's reflections.