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NUNoon-logo-redLearn a new skill with your fellow Northeastern Alumni! This series offers Northeastern community members an opportunity to come together in a casual environment to learn something new.


Jan. 24, 2020 | Pasta Making

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Is your New Year’s resolution to cook more meals at home? We’re here to help you out! Join your Boston Community to learn how to make five different pasta dishes and a dessert at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. To make the meals, we’ll split into smaller groups guided by a chef instructor offering regional cooking techniques, tricks, and tips. At the end of the night, we’ll sit back and celebrate our hard work over a family-style meal.


Oct. 30, 2019 | Baking and Mental Health Workshop

Xhibition Kitchen | Boston, Massachusetts
During the two-hour workshop, while demonstrating two recipes, Dayna led a dialogue about efforts to de-stigmatize mental health conversations, and learn ways to be an ally to those struggling.

Jun. 22, 2019 | Urban Axes

Urban Axes | Somerville, Massachusetts
Newcomers to ax-throwing warmed up their triceps with some target practice. The session started with safety rules and one-on-one throwing lessons, followed by coach-monitoring throwing practice in shifts.

Feb. 5, 2019 | Milk Street Cooking Demo & Tasting

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Cooking School | Boston, Massachusetts
Grill masters and foodies gathered around for a ‘how to’ prepare the perfect fennel-crusted steak alongside an arugula and fennel salad. After a sit down dinner, during which they enjoyed the product of the demonstration, the gang was sent home with recipes for Sri Lankan deviled cashews and tahini brownie bites.

Dec. 14, 2018 | Learn to salsa

Salsa y Control Dance Studio | Allston, Massachusetts
A group of 12 felt like spicing up their Friday night with something new, with a 45-minute salsa dancing class. This beginner-friendly class focused on basic steps.

Sep. 21, 2018 | Pasta Making 

Dave’s Fresh Pasta | Somerville, Massachusetts
Fellow Huskies took their culinary techniques to a new level, studying under Chef Jason at Dave’s Fresh Pasta. After the lesson, they enjoyed the product of their hard work, and brought some home for round two.

Apr. 25, 2018 | Pasta Making 

Aunt Jake’s Pasta Lab | New York City
Members of the Northeastern community experienced a taste of Italy at Aunt Jake’s Pasta Lab, where they worked with a top-notch chef to create homemade pasta while enjoying delicious wine. Attendees were provided wine, pasta samples, and the materials, equipment, and hands-on instruction for making pasta from scratch.

May. 23, 2018 | Crafts & Craft Brews

Northeastern Alumni Center | Boston, Massachusetts
Artists and beer lovers joined founder of CraftNites, Magda Lyons, E’05, for two hours of creation and fun. Attendees were provided all the materials and instruction needed for the craft projects, and sampled craft beers while getting to know other members of the Northeastern Boston Community! They worked on one of the following craft options: Beer caddy, wood tray, last name sign, or kitchen organizer.

Jan. 31, 2018 | Chocolate Making

Serenade Chocolatier | Brookline, Massachusetts
12 members of the Northeastern Boston community learned the art of chocolate making with alumna & owner of Serenade Chocolatier, Nur Killic, E’82. Attendees had the opportunity to create delicious homemade
Valentine’s Day treats in milk, dark and white chocolate!

Nov. 16, 2017 | Beer Making

Hopsters | Newton, Massachusetts
20 Northeastern community members joined us at Hopsters for a beer-making class and reception. Attendees enjoyed appetizers and drinks while they learned to brew beers like American Pale Ale, Belgian Wit, and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Oct. 20, 2017 | Ravioli Making

Dave’s Fresh Pasta | Somerville, Massachusetts
Members of our Boston community joined us at Dave’s Fresh Pasta for an opportunity to learn the art of stuffed pasta! Chef Jason taught the group how to make delicious fillings including lemon chive ricotta and caramelized onion marscapone. Then, everyone enjoyed heaping plates of their delicious creations!

Sept. 28, 2017 | The Art of Sushi

Sushi Chef Institute | Torrance, California
Los Angeles community members came together at Sushi Chef Institute for a fun hands on sushi making class. Chef Andy taught the group how to create California rolls, hand rolls, maki, and much more! After the class attendees enjoyed the opportunity to get to know one another while eating their delicious creations.

September 25, 2017 | French Macaron Class

Food La La | San Francisco, California
At this sold out event, San Francisco community members learned the art of the French Macaron from Chef Lindsay Kinder. Chef Lindsay demonstrated techniques and tricks about how make these tricky cookies at home while attendees sipped on champagne. Then, after the macaron shells came out of the oven the group got creative with buttercream fillings and fun decorations. The finished product were both beautiful and delicious!

Sept. 13, 2017 | Learn to Salsa

Alumni Center | Boston, Massachusetts
Proud alumna Eileen Herman-Haase, LA’74 & Raul Nieves taught a fun introductory dance class for our Boston community members. Attendees of all experience levels got to know their fellow huskies while learning the art of Salsa.

May 18, 2017 | Intro to Calligraphy

Alumni Center | Boston, Massachusetts
Alumni learned the basics of calligraphy at this fun on-campus session led by Sip & Script. Everyone left the event with their own beginner’s calligraphy kit to continue practicing at home!

Apr. 26, 2017 | The Art of Flower Arranging

Alumni Center | Boston, Massachusetts
Our community members had the opportunity to learn the art of flower arranging at a class led by Alices’s Table. Each attendee created a magnificent flower arrangement with lilies, hydrangea, snapdragons, and cherry brandy roses.

Mar. 31, 2017 | Make Your Own Pasta

Dave’s Fresh Pasta | Somerville, Massachusetts
Due to popular demand, we offered a second session of pasta-making at Dave’s. Alumni of all ages joined us for tips on how to make homemade pasta. Once again, Chef Dave taught the group the basics of successful pasta-making. Then, we all enjoyed the delicious feast we had created.

Feb. 2, 2017 | Tango with NU Ballroom Dance

Curry Student Center | Boston, Massachusetts
At this event, alumni learned to tango with NU Ballroom Dance Club. Two instructors from this student-run group demonstrated the basic moves. Then the group paired off to try for themselves. NU Ballroom Dance Club teaches free dance classes weekly and all are invited!

Jan. 27, 2017 | Make Your Own Pasta

Dave’s Fresh Pasta | Somerville, Massachusetts
At this sold-out event, a small group of alumni learned how to make their own pasta from scratch. Attendees sampled wine and cheese selections while watching Chef Jason demonstrate skills. Then, the group paired off to make their own fettuccine, spaghetti, and ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and porcini mushrooms.

 Nov. 29, 2016 | Bake with the Brass Sisters

Xhibition Kitchen | Boston, Massachusetts
This event gave alumni of all ages the opportunity to learn holiday baking tips from the experts – The Brass Sisters! Marilyn Brass, LA’64, MA’66 and Sheila Brass taught attendees how to make cranberry raisin pie, lemon drizzle cake, and chocolate buche de Noel.

Oct. 20, 2016 | Create a Terrarium

Trident Booksellers & Café | Boston, Massachusetts
Boston community members got their hands dirty with Plant Nite as they created colorful succulent terrariums. A local plant expert walked the group through the planting process and provided tips on how to take care of plants. Attendees took home beautiful arrangements and green thumbs!

 Sept. 20, 2016 | Learn to Cook

Boston Center for Adult Education | Boston, Massachusetts
Attendees worked closely with two knowledgeable chefs to whip up a three-course meal that featured dishes like risotto, tiramisu, and tomato mozzarella crostini! After the meal was complete, the group sat down together to enjoy and get to know one another.

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