Cultures of Love Pop-Up ShopThru 11/18 | Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Sun. 11 to 6 p.m. The ethical online boutique Cultures of Love is going literal, with a pop-up providing you with girly wares that give back. Stop by in the morning for a free cup of coffee, or partake in the live nail art bar with made-in-the-U.S.A. polish. Ten percent of the profits will go to Autism Spectrum Designs Foundation and Women Global Fund for Widows. 193 Prince Street | Manhattan
Juniper Ridge Pop-Up ShopThru 12/21 | Mon. - Friday | 12 to 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The "wilderness fragrance distillery" Juniper Ridge is bringing the nature and hiking trails of the West Coast to New Yorkers (we desperately need it), with a special pop-up shop. Along with live fragrance distillations on the street using plants Juniper Ridge has foraged and flown in directly from the California mountains, the pop up shop will feature a transporter booth where people can experience Juniper Ridge hikes through film footage, real foliage, and fragrances. You're manly fella will love it. 101 North 8th Street (between Wythe and Berry) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Night BazaarFri. and Sat. | 6 p.m. to midnight @ Greenpoint The warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market is back again this year. Tonight, bob your head to the band Slow Knights while you shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods. Shopping is hard work, so take breaks often to taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more. 165 Banker St. | More info at bkbazaar.com
Bike Tours of BrooklynVarious days and times @ Brooklyn You've been meaning to get out on your bike more, but lack an itinerary. So sign up for a more interesting one than, "Ride to the park and back." Get Up and Ride offers a bike brunch crawl, an urban art bike tour, and a 3-hour-long "classic" bike tour that will leave you feeling accomplished, edified and and only a little sore in the buttocks. $59 - $60. Check out the calendar of tours.
SmorgasburgEvery Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Williamsburg Flea and DUMBO If you are going to attend this weekly festival of Brooklyn-made food, I suggest you bring four friends, walkie talkies, and cash so you can split up and attack the stalls, and then share your findings. And then come back at least a few more times before it ends this month, because there is just way too much food here. Saturday at East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday at Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.) | Brooklyn Find out more info and drool over the food vendors at smorgasburg.com
Bird WatchingSat. 11/16 | 8 to 9:30 a.m. @ Van Cortlandt Nature Center | Bronx Sat. 11/16 | 9 a.m. @ Highland Park Ridgewood Resevoir | Queens
Sun. 11/17 | 9 a.m. @ Belvedere Castle in Central Park | ManhattanIt's time you use those binoculars for their intended purpose, instead of creeping on the rich couple across the way. Zen out in nature by listening and searching for birds that have carved out an existence in this hard scrabble city (much you like you have). Bonus: This week see migrating fall birds and winter birds at locations in three different boroughs. Free. More info here.