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Sep
11
Tue
Meet & Greet with School of Fashion Design Executive Director
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet & Greet with School of Fashion Design Executive Director @ School of Fashion Design | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join the School of Fashion Design to welcome their new Executive Director Michelle Simpson, and kickoff their 85th academic school year!

Light refreshments, good company, SFD fashion in their galleries, and students ready for another great school year!

Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to help us plan enough food and beverages.

About the School of Fashion Design

Founded in 1934, The School of Fashion Design is the only educational institution in Massachusetts dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design. We provide students with a solid foundation in apparel design and construction that you won’t find anywhere else. We offer small, hands-on classes taught by expert faculty in professional studio workrooms, and our Newbury Street location is the heart of the Boston fashion district.

About Michelle Simpson

An education leader, innovator and brand strategist, Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in public and independent classrooms and has consulted with schools and learning centers in the U.S., China, Dubai and India. 

Previously, Michelle served as the director of environmental education at Northfield Mount Hermon School and the executive director at Oak Meadow, a progressive K-12 school in Brattleboro, VT. She also founded the Intentional Classroom, which creates learning spaces to cultivate 21st-century skills, meet programmatic goals and foster a sense of stewardship among school communities. She has provided leadership in the progressive, experiential education sector for the past decade, presenting on tradition and innovation in K-16 education at conferences such as SxSWedu, National Association of Independent Schools, National Partnership for Educational Access, and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Her writing has appeared in Independent Ideas, Living Education and parent.com. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education and English at the University of Rhode Island and her master’s in environmental studies at Antioch University New England, and attended Harvard’s Women in Education Leadership program. 

Michelle assumed leadership of the School of Fashion Design on Aug. 1 and believes fashion is a driving force in human history that can be a tool for cultural, economic and ecological good. “I am delighted to serve an institution with such distinctive history and lasting relevancy,” she says, “and excited to be part of a talented team developing innovative programs to prepare SFD students for the fashion industry of the future.”

Oct
5
Fri
Shop Lilly Pulitzer to Support the School of Fashion Design
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stock up on fun, festive prints and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the School of Fashion Design.

Oct
20
Sat
School of Fashion Design Open House
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
School of Fashion Design Open House @ School of Fashion Design | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Learn Why Your Fashion Education Begins at School of Fashion Design!

 

Explore School of Fashion Design’s Newbury Street location, tour studio workrooms, meet their professional teaching faculty, and see demos in sketching, garment construction, pattern making, and fabric draping.

Now accepting applications for January 2019.
Days, evenings, and weekend classes
Full time, part time, or continuing education
Beginner and advanced classes

Email fashion@sfdboston.org for more info and to RSVP.
(617) 536-9343

Nov
26
Mon
Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities and festive treat with the Catered Affair and Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea!

Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea

Photo: Eventbrite

The hanging of the Christmas wreaths, the lighting of the Menorah, the smell of cookies baking in the oven. The Catered Affair has a deep affection for holiday traditions. That’s why we’ve created one of our own right here at The Boston Public Library. Our Annual Candy Cane Tea is a free community event that brings families together to kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities, delightful treats and a festive traditional tea prior to the popular Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is happy to invite you to join them for this unique Boston holiday activity and family tradition. The Candy Cane Tea is free and open to the community, drawing children of all ages with seasonal activities and seasonal food and drink.

Join them for a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates all of the joyful traditions of Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. Kids can partake in a variety of festive holiday-themed crafts, listen to book readings dedicated to the season, and enjoy a true tea experience from The Catered Affair. Featured treats include:

  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Candy Apple Juice & more!

Add the Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library to your holiday traditions this year and start out with a warm, festive afternoon before heading out to enjoy the Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

Due to the popularity of this event, the organizers will be distributing tickets via raffle. REGISTERING IN THIS EVENT WILL ONLY ENROLL YOU IN THE RAFFLE. They will be giving away 200 tickets to randomly selected winners registered to this event. Winners will be notified on 11/13 via email, so please be sure to provide your email address when registering. You can request up to 4 tickets with your entry.

If you are a winner, you will have until Tues., November 21st to register your tickets and secure your spot at this year’s Candy Cane Tea. Note: you may only register for the number of tickets you requested in your raffle entry—we want to make sure all families selected to attend will have their requested tickets!

Click here to register for your chance at tickets!

Jan
11
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
18
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
25
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Mar
20
Wed
Style Your Threads at the School of Fashion Design
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Style Your Threads and the School of Fashion Design to learn how to refresh your wardrobe for Spring.

“Best of Boston” stylist Geraldine Cole will provide expert tips and advice on which basics should be in every closet, and how to style your existing favorite pieces in your wardrobe.

Do you have that one piece you love but can’t figure out how to style it?
Bring it along and get Geraldine’s personal advice to make it work!

To help you get your threads refreshed right away, Denise Hajjar Boutique will also be on-site with great wardrobe and accessories available for sale.

Complementary light refreshments provided.

The School of Fashion Design is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donation helps us continue to provide mastery level fashion education to our students, as well as bring outstanding fashion related program and events to you!

About the School of Fashion Design:

Celebrating 85 years of leading fashion education! The School of Fashion Design is the only educational institution in New England dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design. We provide students with a solid foundation in apparel design and construction, and the skills required for a successful career in fashion. Come meet our expert faculty, check out our studio workrooms, and experience our hands-on classes, all right on Newbury Street, at the heart of Boston fashion.
Your fashion education begins here!
Courses are offered days, evenings, and Saturdays. Next semester begins in June.
www.schooloffashiondesign.org
admissions@sfdboston.org
617.536.9343
Find us on facebook.

Mar
30
Sat
Open House at School of Fashion Design
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Sep
25
Wed
From the Vault – Vintage Fashion Show @ School of Fashion Design
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join School of Fashion Design to celebrate 85 years in fashion education!

SFD has dug deep into their closets and dusted off dozens of collectible donated garments spanning several decades of great fashion and they’re delighted to share them with you at a live fashion show of collectible vintage fashions donated to SFD over the decades.

The evening will also include a gallery talk with Ren Antonowicz, Historic Costume & Textiles expert, a display of donated works by acclaimed Boston designer Francesco “Ches” DiRusso, a gallery of vintage SFD photos from the 30s, 60s, and 90s, and an exciting announcement from SFD.

General admission is $34, celebrating their 1934 founding

SFD is a private, nonprofit studio school. Your ticket purchase helps support scholarships, programs, and student resources. Thank you! This event is supported in part by Dependable Cleaners.