Food Policy Roundtable
Fri. 02/07 | 6:30 to 8 p.m. @ Moore Brothers Wine Company
Slow Food NYC is holding its inaugural Food & Farm Policy Roundtable to discuss the rights New York citizens have as consumers when it comes to knowing how their food is produced. Panel members, including Consumer Reports director of Consumer Safety and Sustainability Dr. Urvashi Rangan, and Campaign Director for GMO Free NY Stacie Orwell among others, will take on such contentious issues as GMO labeling and the use of antibiotics in food animals will you enjoy a tasting of wine.
Free | 33 East 20th St (between Broadway and Park Ave) | Gramercy, Manhattan
Market 605 Pop-Up
Thru 02/18 @ 605 Hudson
Organized and run by nine local and sustainably-minded designers and independent label creators, this collaborative shop will carry a curated array of womenswear, accessories, and jewelry, as well as original home goods and gifts. Plus, you’ll have a chance to speak with the designers, including Dirty Librarian Chains, Feral Childe, Gamma Folk, Imago-a, Maison Capron, Kordal, natalie frigo and Nettie Kent.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Fri. and Sat. | 6 p.m. to midnight @ Greenpoint
The warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market continues into the new year. Bounce to live artists 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. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
More info at bkbazaar.com
Eat Drink Thrift
Sat. 02/08 | 5 to 7 @ Housing Works
Celebrate the jaw-dropping fashion blog Tales From the Thrift‘s one year anniversary with cocktails, light bites and thrifting with the kind of thrifters that make used clothing look good. Plus, enter to win some amazing raffle prizes, with the proceeds benefit Housing Works.
159 28th Street | South Slope, Brooklyn
Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. thru March @ North 5th St and Wythe
This winter Smorgasburg moves indoors to some mammoth new digs in Williamsburg with room for 200 vendors, including 75 food vendors. Their new indoor fortress of food and fashion will feature tunes, your favorite longtime vendors, and plenty of surprises. This weekend, they’re putting on a mini record fair.
80 North 5th St. (at Wythe Ave.) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Greenpointer’s Valentines Market
Sun. 02/09 | 1 to 9 p.m.
Nobody said you had to be in a relationship to celebrate your love of crafts and food! Shop a long list of talented vendors, including K. Hansen Jewelry, Lola Falk, Rabbit & Dragon, Good Eggs, and many more, while sipping on Café Grumpy coffee and Brooklyn Brewery beer and eating Bogotá empanadas and Ovenly cookies. Free activities include massages by Human@Ease, Love Letter Writing by Brooklyn Craft Company or Couples Astrology Readings by Sidereal Signs.
67 West Street | Brooklyn | Take the elevator up
Thru 02/23 @ New York Botanical Garden
Fake out all your friends with selfies of you next to blooming tropical flowers and palm trees, at New York Botanical Garden’s annual greenhouse show. You’ll experience warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, bright desert landscapes, orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads and more. Think of it this way, their greenhouse is probably much more effective than your dinky little humidifier in your room.
$20 | Buy tickets
2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx
Brew Your Own Craft Beer
Mon. 02/09 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. @ Carroll Gardens
Meet up with an award-winning homebrewer to learn the secrets behind crafting great beer and get pointers on how to start your own home brewery. Once you’ve whipped up a batch, enjoy sipping on the fruits of your labor along with various other stouts. Your guide, Jason, explains what to look for in the different styles and types of beer, then treats you to various cheeses, meats and spreads as you pick up expert tips on food pairing.
$60 | Book on Sidetour
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Big Love Weekend
Sat. 02/15 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 02/16 | 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. @ The Breslin’s Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel
Start Saturday with two yoga classes, a puja ceremony, chats with wellness gurus, tunes by Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Rebecca Foon (Saltland), and food from The Breslin. Sunday brings more grub, talks, and live music, followed by a dance party with DJ Natasha Blank and DJ Andre, because what work? Proceeds benefit God’s Love We Deliver, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers meals to local residents with chronic illness.
20 W. 29th St., between Fifth Ave. and Broadway | Tickets $50-$216 at crowdrise.com.
Green Wine & Ham
Sun. 02/16 | 1 to 3 p.m. @ Booker and Dax
Let Jordan Salcito, beverage director at Momofuku, and top food writer Alan Richman guide you through a pairing of natural wines with country hams selected by Momofuku Ssäm bar’s chef de cuisine, Matthew Rudofker, in the first of Momofuku’s “Winter Sessions.” Other upcoming classes include cocktails and bubbly. That’s all the reason you need to celebrate, right?
$75 for a class or $275 for the series | Buy tickets at Eventbrite
If there’s anything I forgot for this weekend or upcoming week, lemme know in the comments!