Learn more about the School of Fashion Design’s opportunities to continue your fashion education.
Meet faculty the School of Fashion Design, tour their studio classrooms, and see sketching, pattern making, sewing, and draping in action! This open house can serve as a guided journey through the fashion design learning process from concept to finished garment!
Please note that the program begins promptly.
10 a.m. Welcome | 10:20 a.m. Tour and demos
Join Bar Boulud Chef-Restaurateur Daniel Boulud and fellow Chef Ming Tsai on April 2 for a special menu
Chef Daniel Boulud will welcome his longtime friend Chef Ming Tsai for the collaborative, one-night-only Spring Forward Dinner at Bar Boulud on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Chef Ming Tsai, James Beard award-winner, owner of Blue Dragon in Boston and host of PBS’s “Simply Ming,” will join Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud to prepare a delicious five-course dinner featuring seasonal ingredients infused with unique flavors from their cultures.
This exceptional dining experience will allow guests the exclusive opportunity to meet both chefs and celebrate an evening of food, wine and camaraderie. Bar Boulud’s Sommelier will also pour the perfect wine pairings for each dish.
The following five-course menu with wine pairings will be served:
New Style Itsumo Tuna Sashimi
Curry Oil and Crispy Rice
Nine-Herb Lobster Ravioli
Tarragon, Sauce Américaine
Poulet Aux Morilles
Asparagus, Sabayon Vin Jaune
Ginger-Citrus Roasted Pork Shoulder
Maitake Mushrooms and Spring Pea Ragu, Watercress Nage
Chocolate Bavaroise, Kumquat Confit, Lapsang Souchong Ice Cream
The event begins at 6:30 with a reception, followed by dinner from 7 – 11 pm. Tickets are $254 per person and include wine pairing, tax, and gratuity. Tickets are available here.
Join Eataly Boston in April at La Scuola to celebrate Spring in the countryside outside of Rome.
Spring is the most hopeful month of the year for the agricultural communities of Italy. In the vineyards, the vines are just beginning to come back to life. In the fields winter crops are coming to an end and spring crops are just beginning to grow, both asparagus and artichokes find their way to menus and festas. Easter is a day for extended families to come together in celebration and cooking. The food focused celebration called a Sagra calls attention to one product or growing region. This food centric celebration goes back to harvest celebrations in Rome, when the various regions within the Roman Empire sent their best food and wine to be enjoyed in the capital. Rome returned the favor by disseminating their products, farming techniques and recipes throughout Europe.
In this class guests will:
- Participate in a hands-on cooking experience with La Scuola’s chef
- Enjoy three courses with paired wines
- Learn more about wine and wine pairing from and Eataly sommelier
- Take home menu, adapted recipes, and wine tasting notes
- Please note that no physical tickets are required. A confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide at check out and your name will be on the class roster.
- All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.
- Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes.
Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. Contact the Scuola Team at Boston.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them.
Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Boston sales tax.
In this guided tasting, one of Eataly’s own sommeliers will explore popular rosato wines from across Italy.
Rosés are not only for warm weather days! These pink-hued wines are just what we need as we start heading into the warmer months of Spring.
- Try different rosé wines from Italy
- Learn about the wine producers and the production of chosen wines
- Learn what flavors and dishes pair well with the featured wines
- Take home tasting notes
Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older
Celebrate fashion with an exclusive show at the French Cultural Center.
Join the French Cultural Center for a fashion show featuring seven emerging designers from across the globe, live music, and over 30 exclusive looks. (Plus, open wine bar!)
Curated by Lana Barakat of Beacon Hill’s December Thieves boutique, Boston-designer Christian Restrepo and Toronto’s Nuit Atelier will present their own creations during the show.
Event starts promptly at 7:00 PM with an open wine bar. The fashion show is comprised of two fashion collection showings with a 10 minute intermission in between. We will close the evening with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception where guests can mingle and meet the designers. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and an open wine bar will be provided, hors d’ oeuvres crafted by Chef Cyrille Couet courtesy of Colette Bistro.
Designers included in the show feature: Rundholz Apparel and Trippen Footwear from Germany, Lurdes Bergada from Spain, NostraSantissima from Italy, Studio B3 from Poland, Nuit Atelier from Canada and Christian Restrepo from Boston.
Celebrate Back Bay Social Club’s 1st Annual Beer Festival on National Beer Day.
Enjoy food truck inspired snacks, live music from 12 pm to 3 pm, and the opportunity to try 12 different beers! The lineup includes:
• LORD HOBO •
• CITIZEN CIDER •
You’ll al receive a “Back Bay Brew Card” to you can keep track of everything you tried and giveaways and swag from the beer sponsors.
This event is 21+.
The historic Swan Boats kick off another season in the Public Garden.
On April 13, the Swan Boats officially open for the 2019 Season, bringing joy to families from near and far until Labor Day, September 2.
Spring hours (April 13 – June 20) are 10 am to 4:00 pm. Summer hours (June 21 – Labor Day) are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Swan Boats are open every day, weather permitting. We cannot operate in rain, high winds or extreme heat.
The Swan Boat ride lasts about 12-15 minutes while the driver pedals you around the Public Garden lagoon. Tickets are purchased at the Swan Boat dock prior to boarding the boat. No reservations are needed. We accept cash or credit card. The wait for a ride is typically no more than 5-10 minutes.
Children $2.50 (age 2 to 15 years)
Under 2 yrs. Free
Hop over to Fairmont Copley Plaza on Sunday, April 21 and celebrate Easter in a grand style this year!
Fairmont Copley Plaza is hosting an extravagant, family-friendly brunch buffet with multiple seating options at 10:30 and 11:00am, and 2:00 and 2:30pm.
As a special treat for your little ones, children can play with adorable farm animals from Enchanted Animal Parties petting zoo, participate in an Easter egg hunt, enjoy an arts n’ crafts section, and get creative at a decorate-your-own-cookie station. Plenty of family photo opportunities inside the luxurious setting of Fairmont Copley Plaza.
The Easter menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain will offer brunch options the whole family will love. Breakfast selections include made-to-order omelettes and maple sugar & cinnamon French toast, and on the savory side there will be decadent choices like honey lemon herb crusted rack of lamb, rib eye chops with bordelaise sauce, duck foie gras, lobster & bow tie pasta salad, a full raw bar and much more.
The dessert buffet will make the magic of the holiday come to life with a presentation of chocolate bunny pops, Easter petit fours, strawberry short cakes, mini Boston cream pies and more.
Fairmont Copley Plaza is proud to announce that all leftovers from Easter brunch will be donated to Boston Rescue Mission, an organization that brings food to the hungry and homeless in the city. Executive Chef Laurent Poulain regularly works with Boston Rescue Mission to donate excess food from the hotel.
*IMPORTANT* Advance notice is required if you would like to be seated with a specific party booked under another name. Please also let the hotel know in advance if you have special requests such as allergy requests, wheelchair accommodations or high chair needs. Email Haley.Lincoln@Fairmont.comas soon as possible to share these requests.
An evening of remembrance, community, and support.
In light of the recent fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, the French Cultural Center will host an evening to honor and celebrate this iconic landmark.
Professor Antoine Picon of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design will join us for a presentation on the marvelous architecture of Notre-Dame de Paris, including what was lost in the fire, and its significance today.
The 25-minute presentation will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Guests will have the opportunity to make a donation to support restoration efforts – from $5 to $5,000, every dollar counts!
All donations will benefit the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, an organization dedicated to restoring this iconic cathedral.
Click here to RSVP.
Somerville’s popular Bow Market comes to Precinct’s patio for one day only!
Precinct Kitchen + Bar invites you to join them on their patio for a one-day Bow Market pop-up. Vendors include:
- Adelante, custom shoes, handmade by craftsman in Guatemala
- Blue Bandana Relics, a curated collection of vintage Americana and quality American brands.
- Buenas, all sorts of South American goodness you can eat on the spot or take home to use in your own recipes. Think: take-n-bake empanadas, pastry dough to make your own empanadas (and other stuff), and sauces you can use for everything from roasting chicken and salmon, to topping oysters.
- In Season Food Shop, made-to-order meals and drinks, local food products, and a curated selection of grocery essentials
- Maca, chic and cheeky, regular and character macarons that range in flavors from vanilla to blueberry basil cheesecake.
- Peston, unique accessories, fleeky home goods and apparel.
- Happy Cactus, succulents, cacti, air plants, exotic plants, ethically sourced butterflies, crystals, gems, fossils and pretty much anything extraordinary Mother Nature creates.
- Additionally, guests will also enjoy soaps and creams from the Sentas Family Farm and much, more!
Precinct will be serving their regular breakfast, brunch and lunch menus all day long, so reserve your table and head over!