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Fun for Fall

Related imageHi all!

With the crisp weather *hopefully* in full effect, there are plenty of fun things to do in NYC for the changing season. Here are my recommendations for fun in fall:

  1. Attend one of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm‘s many rooftop events. It’s the world’s largest green roof farm! They have tons of cool happenings, like rooftop yoga classes and garden workshops, until the end of October. The schedule is here.
  2. Take the ferry to Governor’s Island. When you see the lower Manhattan skyline from the island on a fresh autumn day, you can’t help but smile — the view is dope. Bring your bike on the ferry for an extra $1, or rent one when you get there from Blazing Saddles. It’s a very bike-friendly island.
  3. Take a long stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Their fall foliage kills it.
  4. Hit up one of the city’s many farmer’s markets to buy all of the best apple varieties: Empire, Winesap, Northern Spy, Macoun, and more. Here’s a list of all of the farmer’s markets in NYC.
  5. Stock up on cozy fall clothes at No Relation Vintage in the East Village. They have a sea of $5.00 flannels!

MB

Couture Council Luncheon

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT held its annual luncheon on Wednesday, September 7th, honoring Thom Browne with the 2017 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion!

The luncheon raised $937,000, with all proceeds benefiting The Museum at FIT. This is the second-highest-grossing luncheon for the museum.

President Joyce F. Brown of FIT welcomed an audience of 500 people, who gathered to celebrate Thom Browne’s contribution to the fashion world.

Click here to learn more about the Couture Council and Thom Browne’s award.

MB

Vote AlgiKnit Team in “Chasing Genius” Competition

Hi all,

I hope your semester has been productive thus far!

To keep the new-semester momentum rolling, help FIT’s Team AlgiKnit win National Geographic’s Chasing Genius Challenge!

Team AlgiKnit has been selected as a finalist in the National Geographic Chasing Genius Challenge for creating sustainable textile materials. WOO! They are the proud winners of the 2016’s Biodesign Challenge for developing a yarn out of algae and fungi.

Today is the last day to help AlgiKnit win a Chasing Genius People’s Choice award by voting for the team’s initiative. Here’s how:

Team AlgiKnit is also in the running as one of 15 finalists in the Sustainable Planet category. Your vote will also help AlgiKnit win the People’s Choice award worth $25,000.

Support sustainability projects and the brilliant *FIT* brains behind them!

MB

Art Market Alum Teaches to Inmates

Lydia Barry Kutko, Art Market MA ’09, held an event at Blick Art Materials this past June on Bond Street in Manhattan to raise awareness for Reframe, her adult education program for inmates on Rikers Island.

Store visitors decorated muslin tote bags printed with the Reframe logo. Some participants also screen-printed onto the bags a work of art designed collectively by Kutko’s first class of inmates.

The eight-week program, which she says is the first of its kind, is a series of classes designed for prisoners with sentences of a year or less. She teaches them about art jobs—careers that range from fine artist to art handler to installer for galleries.

This fall, Kutko will develop the Rikers program further with a new class that she hopes will include women.

Using your education and platform to make a difference is so commendable.

Stay tuned this Fall to see Kutko’s newest improvements!

MB

FIT Online Beauty Program

BIG BEAUTY NEWS!

FIT, in partnership with Allure magazine and Qubed Education, an online education provider, is launching Beauty Industry Essentials, the first-ever online non-credit certificate program to deliver an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted careers in the $265 billion global beauty industry.

The program is fully online and self-paced, with rolling admissions, to provide maximum flexibility for participants, who have up to one year to complete the program’s seven courses and receive a Certificate of Achievement from FIT.

The curriculum has been designed by faculty in FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, and the courses will be taught by FIT faculty members, along with top editors at Allure, industry leaders, and professionals at MAC Cosmetics, Shiseido Group USA, and Givaudan, among others.

Beauty Industry Essentials is being offered through FIT’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. Enrollment is open at beauty.fitnyc.edu; students can start classes on September 1 or anytime thereafter.

for more information, check out the program’s FAQs here.

MB