When it comes to baby fashion, the words “gender neutral” are code for “subtle pea green” (nothing to envy about that).
Make the case for simple white instead. To wit: Oeuf’s new baby layette.
The modern kiddie brand — known for clean lines and eco-conscious design — delivers a selection of baby basics that lives up to its reputation. The entire collection — from beanies to blankets — is made under fair trade conditions in certified organic Peruvian cotton.
Items come in sizes 3 to 24 months and include kimono-style onesies and tees, jumpers with and without feet, long- and short-sleeve tees, pants, and ruffled diaper covers. No need to fear baby blowouts; nothing takes a splash of bleach quite like an all-white wardrobe.
Perfect for your blank canvas.
Available online at oeufnyc.com, $12-$56.
Photo: Courtesy of Oeuf
Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival
What: Watch as sap is transformed into syrup, snack on waffles, and catch a performance by Animal Farm.
Why: Move over, Mrs. Butterworth.
When: Sat. Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Animal Farm, 11 a.m. & noon.
Where: Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville. For info, call 617-628-9988. Admission is free.
What: The Mama Doni Band makes visions of hamantaschen dance in their heads.
Why: Take a stroll in the costume parade (finally a legit reason to rock her tiara).
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts, Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults and children, $12.
What: Doria Hughes keeps tots entertained with different tales every week.
Why: Her repertoire of sound effects makes your bedtime stories a snooze.
When: Ongoing. Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Mid-Cambridge (617-491-2220). Participation is free.