Tuesday, July 30, 2013


By Eva Fydrych

New York Events - August 2013

Photo courtesy of Northern Lights

NEW YORK - Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most interesting events taking place in New York in August 2013. From trunk shows and beauty events to art exhibitions and marketing workshops - there is something for everyone!

Enjoy your summer and don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates!


Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger

  • Organized by Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
  • When: Until September 22, 2013
  • Where: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Maison Gripoix, Feather bib necklace (Photo courtesy of MAD)

Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Barbara Berger began her collection of some 4,000 bijoux de couture when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.

Free Fashion Center Neighborhood Walking Tours

  • Organized by Mike Kaback
  • When: August 6, 2013 at 10:00AM and August 18, 2013 at 2:00PM
  • Where: The tour starts at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 39th Street

Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Explore New York City's Garment District during this one-and-a-half-to-two-hour tour, led by Mike Kaback. You might visit a private showroom, a sample sale, Mood Designer Fabrics and more, all while learning about the neighborhood's historic background and importance.

The tour - which starts at 10am on weekdays and 2pm on Sundays at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 39th Street - is free, but reservations are required; you can make them by emailing mikesnyctours@yahoo.com. For additional tour dates, visit fashioncenter.com.

  • Organized by Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
  • When: August 10, 2013 at 11AM
  • Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., New York, NY

Photo by Karen Zhou / hyperallergic.com

Join the staff of the Museum of Chinese in America for a family discussion about its two exhibitions Shanghai Glamour and Front Row, followed by a creative work session where participants can sketch and personalize designs of their own. The event begins at 11am; admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

RSVP by email to education@mocanyc.org.

  • Organized by Karens Closet Ny & Pretty Proper Hair
  • When: August 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM
  • Where: The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St, New York, NY

Join Karens Closet Ny and Pretty Proper Hair for an evening of fun, shopping, music and drinks on Sunday August 11th at the Dumbo Loft! There will be 30 Vendors selling virgin hair, womens clothing, shoes, plus size clothing, jewelry, jackets, mens clothing, makeup, Organic products beauty products and everything in between. There will be complimentary services such as gift bags to the first 300 people to RSVP, complimentary facials, open bar, cupcakes, makeovers, massages, a video game station, and much more! Guest appearences, bloggers, performences, camera footage, hors d'oeuvres and unique items all under one roof. This will be an event to remember!

Hit the Runway 7

  • Organized by Amoni B
  • When: August 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM
  • Where: Lehman College's Television Studio, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of Hit The Runway

This televised event includes a fashion show, reception, and buffet. Come see the new faces of fashion and be amongst the many known people of the entertainment industry. Remember to wear all white! Support the upcoming talent and help them gain exposure, confidence, and professionalism.

  • Organized by The Culture of Cities Centre
  • When: August 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • Where: Centre for Social Innovation — Starrett-Lehigh, NYC, 601 W 26th St, New York, NY

The Culture of Cities Centre, along with the Centre for Social Innovation, is presenting an international conference in honour of the opening of the new Centre for Social Innovation at the Starrett-Lehigh building in New York. The conference, Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus: Scenes of Innovation brings together artists, activists, academics, innovators and policy makers over three days in August. The opening reception of the conference, on August 13, 2013, will include a talk by Marvin Taylor of the Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU.

Since 1994, Marvin J. Taylor has been documenting New York City's downtown arts scenes that developed in SoHo and the East Village. Postmodern dance, punk rock, and performance art are just a few of the innovations and transgressions that abounded downtown, giving rise to new modes of institutional critique and have left not only academia and the art world transformed, but also popular culture and our daily lives. Taylor will present an overview of the collection, highlighting the trends and themes that concerned artists in the early post-conceptual days of the 1970s through the decimation of the scene in the early 1990s by the AIDS crisis.

  • Organized by MPA Services
  • When: August 14, 2013 at 5:30 PM
  • Where: MPA Summer Workshops, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of mediummagazin.de

Getting Your Tweet On: How to Use Twitter for Professional Marketing

MediaWhiz Summer Affiliate Celebration

  • Organized by MediaWhiz
  • When: August 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: Park Avenue Tavern, 99 Park Ave, New York, NY

Join the MediaWhiz Affiliate team during LeadsCon New York for a fun, relaxing evening of free food and drinks, networking and great discussion about performance and affiliate marketing! If you're in town for LeadsCon New York, you won't want to miss this party! Just a short walk from the LeadsCon venue. 

  • Organized by Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • When: August 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Where: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, New York, NY

Photo by Jules Antonio/Flickr

Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry and music inspired by art and The Bronx. Make your voice heard on our open mic. Produced in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society. Location: Throughout the Museum.

  • Organized by Klahsik Diva
  • When: August 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM
  • Where: Thalia Studio at Symphony Space on 95th Street, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of Olivia Douglass

Come enjoy a few hours of shopping and pampering all under one roof. Vendors will showcasing their products from skin and hair care to jewelry and makeup. There will be sweets to purchase, candles and toys for the ladies for sure. So grab your wallet, throw on a cute pair of shoes and come out and have fun and be fabulous. Just added mini facials by Mary Kay, mini makeovers by Twentyfourseven Cosmetics and She' Nail Polish creator. Come and get a sneak peek at her Fall line.

  • Organized by Naini Nakagawa
  • When: August 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM
  • Where: Open Center NY, Park Avenue, New York, NY

The Social Media and How to Use Linkedin For Business by Naini Nakagawa, Founder of Matchmyspirit Inc. Join us and learn how to use Social Media to Create a social media marketing plan that fits your schedule. Measure the return on your activities. Leverage the strengths of each social media site. Contribute to each community in a meaningful way. Gain exposure for your business. Attract new business.

  • Organized by General Assembly
  • When: August 20, 2013 at 8:30 AM
  • Where: General Assembly West, 10 E 21st St, New York, NY

  • Organized by New York Urban League Young Professionals
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM
  • Where: Helen Mills, 137 W 26th St, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of New York Urban League Young Professionals

It can be hard to find a balance between business and pleasure as a young professional woman in the fast-paced city that never sleeps! Come and join the New York Urban League Young Professionals as we take part in creating a healthy work-life balance during our 1st Annual Women's Expo on Saturday, August 24th at the Helen Mills Events in Midtown Manhattan.Be entertained, enlightened and empowered during an afternoon that will foster personal and professional development, all while providing an exchange to stay informed on the latest beauty, health and wellness trends for today's young modern woman.

  • Organized by Naini Nakagawa
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Queen Crossing, Same building as Paris Baguette, Main Street, New York, NY

The Social Media Made Simple by Naini Nakagawa, Founder of Matchmyspirit Inc. Enjoy a fun workshop on social media and learn some cool tips on how to grow your business with Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter !

  • Organized by Hutch by Design
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Select Space, 315 West 39th Street, #1104, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of Hutch by Design

Book your ticket: http://beautybarrsvp-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1343

  • Organized by Solar One
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Stuyvesant Cove Park, 24-20 Fdr Drive Service Rd E, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of Solar One

Join us on Saturday, August 24th, for our Sun to Stars Festival! Inspired by the traditional all-night concerts along India's Ganges River, this year's Sun to Stars South Asian Festival will feature an eclectic blend of of classical, contemporary and folk performing arts, all powered by solar energy. Sun to Stars evokes the traditional durbar and bethak-style concerts of India by cultivating performer and audience interaction through shared positive artistic experience. Performances will take place in the evening on our brand new eco-outdoor stage, and are appropriate for all age groups. We hope to see you there!

Book your ticket: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7262481277/es2/?rank=1342

  • Gospel Stage Play Organized by Rose Baby Enterprises
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM (Multiple Dates Available)
  • Where: The Dempsey Theater, 127 W. 127th Street, (Between Lenox & Seventh Avenues), New York, NY

YOU CAN TELL THE DEVIL THAT I'M BACK is a gospel stage play that you don't want to miss. The actors are phenomenal, the singers are exceptional and the message of deliverance rings loud and clear!

This play will take you on an emotional roller coaster...ups, downs, smiles, tears...but the ride ends with a praise! All aboard!

We do not walk away from God suddenly. It is a process where little by little we allow sin to separate us from the love of God. Revelation 2:4 says it best when it states “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” What do you do when you finally realize that you are not as close to God as you once were? How do you rekindle the fire that you and God once shared? And once you are safely nestled back in God's arms, what is your message for the Devil? 

It is at this point that we proclaim loud and clear for all you hear "You can tell the devil that I'm back!" I'm back on the Lord's side to reclaim my destiny and God's perfect will for me. I'm back at my job of winning souls for Jesus Christ. And while I will never be perfect I am back on the track for becoming more like Jesus. Come one, come All! We will see you soon, until then be blessed! (Lisa Evans-Graham, Writer, Director, Producer)

  • Organized by Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
  • When: August 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  • Where: The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York

Dani Rose ostrich-feather fascinator, $75, at the Chelsea Bazaar (Photo courtesy of Time Out)

Shop local. Join hundreds of other New Yorkers in supporting small businesses on August 24th. From 6:30-9:30PM, enjoy an open bar, unlimited food sampling, sample sales, and free giveaways! 

The Chelsea Bazaar is an initiative formed by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, a local non-profit organization aimed to help small businesses grow and develop. Held in the Altman Building in Chelsea, the Bazaar is a market for local vendors to expand their audiences as well as build their presence in this area.

  • Organized by The Sewing Studio
  • When: August 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM
  • Where: The Sewing Studio NYC, 134 West 29th Street, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of The Sewing Studio

Join us on Sunday August 25, 2013 from 3 to 6 pm for our newest workshop: Summer Dress. Learn how to sew a dress and have it ready in time for your Labor Day weekend fun! In this workshop you’ll sew a summer dress customized and personalized to fit YOU. We'll show you how to stitch up an easy, breezy summer dress while working with different fabrics and trims. One of a kind, perfect for you!

Your fee includes:
- instruction
- all fabrics and notions
- use of our machines and sewing tools
- a $25 gift card for any future class at The Sewing Studio

  • Organized by Murat Aktihanoglu
  • When: August 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM
  • Where: Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY

Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hooey, Veronila Sonsev - Founders, Women Innovate Mobile

Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator to focus its investment strategy on mobile-first female led startup ventures. Female founded startups typically receive less VC funding – and we see that as an investment opportunity. It is also our deep belief that more women entrepreneurs in tech creates a richer and more diverse innovation ecosystem.

WIM is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Startups accelerate their growth through seed funding, business support (office space, product development and design support, mobile-marketing promotions), and access to our network of mentors, funders and advisors. In exchange for our investment and services, WIM receives an equity stake in each company.

  • Organized by B.B. King Blues Club
  • When: August 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
  • Where: BB King Blues Club, 237 W 42nd St, New York, NY

RAY CHARLES / Los Angeles, CA 1985 (Courtey of Norman Seeff Photography)

FOREVER RAY perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which include a wonderful blend of musical styles which range from Jazz and Blues, to Country and R&B.

The band features a stellar line-up of musicians whose performing credits include: Ben E. King, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, George Clinton, Prince, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Vivino, Rod Stewart, Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, The O'Jays, Donna Summers, Temptations, Four Tops, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Hampton + Vocalist Angela Workman was a Raelette in Ray Charles' band.

From country to blues to jazz to R&B and even funk, Ray Charles set the aesthetic standard for more than five decades, earning plaudits across the globe and setting standards that his legion of fans, in and out of the entertainment industry, aspire to. More often than not he wasn't called by his name - or even his longtime nickname "Brother Ray"---his is simply "The Genius."

Few artists can claim to have had such a wide ranging impact on the music we love, and even fewer have altered the course of so many musical streams - from his soul-jazz combos to his crucial R&B bands, to his landmark country music recordings, "Modern Sounds in Country Music." Only modesty kept him from saying the obvious - that his name sits at the top of the soul singers list.

Girls Raising- NYC Launch 

  • Organized by Vanessa Dawson & Kathleen Ong
  • When: August 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM
  • Where: XO Group Headquarters, 195 Broadway, New York, NY

Photo courtesy of theregalworld

Girls Raising is a monthly pitch competition to help women founded startups get publicity, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and current founders and meet influential women that can move their businesses forward. This is a small private event with a limited number of tickets in order to maintain a productive networking atmosphere.

Girls Raising is also a movement. We want to help female founded companies get their seed round of funding. The GOAL of our monthly event is to give startups exposure to an engaged community, connections to past and current founders and VC’s as well as targeted advice. It’s an opportunity for guests to preview some of the great companies being built by women and to hear from some of the most successful and influential women of our time. It’s a casual and cost effective forum for us to all come together in support of building stronger well funded female founded companies. Money matters and we want more women founded companies to see great success by helping them through some of the most difficult times in a startups lifecycle. It's a great time to be a woman. Men are invited to!!

  • Organized by House of Style By Monique/Brushes of Africa Foundation
  • When: August 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Photo courtesy of House of Style by Monique

Join Brushes of Africa, House of Style by Monique and Dreams In Heels Public Relations Firm for New York's Biggest Africa-inspired Charity Fashion Event of the Summer!

Brushes of Africa Foundation and House of Style By Monique proudly presents "Catwalk to New Life" Charity Fashion-Entertainment Benefit taking place on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in New York City. Our charity show benefit aim is to raise funding for Brushes of Africa Foundation a Non-Profit Organization that helps provide the youth of Ghana West Africa with the necessary tools to live, to educate an to grow into successful adults.

This event will present a networking/cocktail hour sponsored by Skyy Vodka, Unique Syrups LLC. & The Espinal Catering & Events Organization. Also included; a silent auction, fabulous vendors and door prize giveaways! With musical performances by Jeremy Ryan and Connect One Productions, a dance tribute by The Lush Expressions Varsity Dance Troop, hosted by Harlem's very own, Restauranteur, Miss Melba Wilson! Standard and VIP Seating available now for registration. Early Bird Admission Tickets starting at $40, VIP at $60. 

The Gentleman's Treasure Box

  • Organized by Louis IX
  • When: Thursday, August, 29th 2013 from 5:30 - 8:30PM
  • Where: Papillon Bistro, 22 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022

Photo courtesy of Louis IX

Professional Clothiers and Style Connoisseurs Marcell Pickens and AlDon Bryant cordially invite you to an Evening of Sartorial Pampering: The Gentelman's Treasure Box. Enjoy cocktails as we peruse together the latest and finest in luxury fabrics from around the world. Speak with our expert clothiers about our concierge services for the well styled man.

No tickets are necessary to attend the event. Please confirm your attendance online: RSVP@louis9.com
Source: Eventbrite, MAD, nycgo.com

Enjoy your summer!


  1. I have a Trunk show that I am hosting on Thursday, August 29, 2013 and I wanted to know how do I get my event on this list of Fashion Events in NYC? Please email me the information if you can at Myrna@louis9.com.
    Thank you,
    Myrna Datilus
    PR Coordinator

    1. Dear Myrna,

      Thank you for getting in touch. I sent you an email.


  2. Dear Eva,

    Thank you for your email, I replied back.


  3. Super cute outfits and love that it was a Mommy/Daughter event.
    Lethbridge women expo

  4. Thanks for sharing this article. I loved it.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...