Keene has strong community support for its modern libraries which provide a wide array of programming for the community including clubs, movie nights, online learning, discussion groups, workshops and more. An expansion project is underway to modernize the public library space to support a spirit of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community.
Our historic downtown is uniquely beautiful with multiple parks, shops, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. It provides a perfect location for numerous annual festivals and activities such as the Art Walk, Music Festival and Clarence DeMar Marathon.
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Keene's entertainment amenities draw locals and tourists of all ages year round. Enjoy concerts on the common, theaters, galleries, breweries, festivals, sports leagues, clubs, local farm dinners, hiking, biking, the Swamp Bats NECBL summer baseball games, art and history tours, horse-drawn sap gathering competitions... or take a casual stroll and see the many sights.
Arts and culture are always on the move here. We are fortunate to have multiple performing arts venues and galleries as well as an active arts community. These programs are providing important opportunities for children to learn and play and feed their creative potential, and they are availing resources to professional and aspiring musicians, visual artists and the creative culture in general.
Keene is well known for its recreational options. Outdoor amenities distinguish Keene nationwide with biking and running clubs, youth soccer and baseball programs, softball tournaments, tennis lessons, extensive trail systems, and much more. Indoor facilities accommodate senior walking clubs, archery, basketball programs, hockey, etc. Visit KeeneParks.com for more info on the many options available to your employees.
Keene has a history of community groups coming together to make amazing things happen, such as extensions of the bike/walking trails and bridges, a Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a Healthcare Sector Partnership, Healthy Monadnock, new and renovated playgrounds, park improvements, movies in the park, and more. We have a spirit of place that makes people and businesses happy to call Keene home.