The Oldest Living Things in the World (last weekend!)
Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation like seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen’s work. The opening is this Sunday, and on Saturday you can contemplate 100,000-year-old seagrass while listening to live jazz and blues. Sussman is a TED speaker, a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She was awarded the LACMA Lab Art + Tech grant to produce new work exploring Deep Time and deep space with SpaceX and NASA JPL. Um, that is my kind of celebrity, yo. Bonus: They’re having a free closing party on Sunday weekend.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar Halloween Extravaganza
Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm to midnight @ 165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
This warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market brings together local makers and artists to create a carnival-like atmosphere around up-and-coming doers. Shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods, bounce to live artists, play games, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more while you Columbus amazing local musical talent. Grab a taste pass for efficient and affordable sampling of food and alcohol.
More info at bkbazaar.com
Sat. 11/1 | 10 am to 4 pm @ The New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th St, Manhattan
An Earthship is a radically sustainable building made of recycled materials. Michael Reynolds, architect and founder of Earthship Biotecture, is holding an all-day conference on his off-the-grid buildings. Reynolds will be presenting his upcoming projects, including the “Earthship in the Skies” upcoming in Midtown Manhattan, as well as Biotecture concepts such as building with recycled materials, Thermal Mass and solar dynamics, food production in Earthships, contained sewage, water catchment and reuse, and electricity. As a nonprofit, Earthship Biotecture conferences serve as a fundraising opportunity for future humanitarian and disaster relief projects. You decide if this is radical in a good way or bad …
Thru 11/22 | Sat. 11 am to 6 pm @ East River State Park | Pier 5, Dumbo and Sun. 11 am to 6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Kent and North 7th, Williamsburg
Take in the good weather, the view of Manhattan, and sample from dozens of Brooklyn-based food artisans, from brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream. Nearby at 40 Kent street, you’ll find a huge selection of vintage and handmade clothing and home decor at the Brooklyn Flea.
Open rain or shine | More info
ABC Home Warehouse Sale
11/1 thru 11/16 @ ABC Warehouse, 1055 Bronx River Ave, Bronx
If walking through ABC Carpet and Home is more like window shopping for your future self, then now’s your chance to snatch up some really nice, sustainable furniture. All product will be marked up to 70% off. Find steals on brands such as Kartell marked up to 60% off, Calvin Klein up to 70% off, Ralph Lauren marked up to 60% off, John Reeves marked up to 40% off, French Heritage and classic collections up to 60% off.
Thursdays thru 11/21 | noon to 5 pm @ Seaport | 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan
A double whammy of good karma: buy local food, and help kids get their business chops. The Seaport Youthmarket provides this historic community with fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers, and engages neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more. The produce is the from the same high-quality, local farms as all Greenmarkets. So bring your reusable bags and an appetite.
EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted.
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Meet Your Maker – Dinner with 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Notable Chefs
Thurs. 11/6 | 6 to 7:30 pm or 8 to 9:30 pm @ 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service will be hosting an intimate dining experience featuring Rob Newton of Nightingale 9, Zahara Tangorra of Brucie, and Andres Valbuena of Martha, who will each prepare tastes using seasonal ingredients from the Youth Farm, paired with local beer and wine. There will also be a cheese tasting from Consider Bardwell Farm and a silent auction with awesome prizes. Meet Your Maker will raise money for farm-based educational programming at the Youth Farm, enabling hundreds of students to learn about everything from food justice to environmental science on the farm!
Elsa & Me ‘Tini and Try Event
Tues. 11/18 | 6 to 8 pm @ PH7 Nail Couture | 227 Grand Street, Williamsburg
Elsa & Me is a bespoke label of ladylike dresses for work and the cocktail party. Gather at the new non-toxic nail salon PH7 in Williamsburg, sip a martini, get your measurements taken, and take advantage of discounts on the eminently classy dresses. All the early bird tickets are sold out, but you can still get one for $10.
Jewelry Making With Susan Domelsmith
Tues. 11/25 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Founded by designer Susan Domelsmith, inspired by the belief that avant-garde fashion can be sustainable. Her collection is founded on a zero waste design model and ensures the production of every piece utilizes USA-made materials dating from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. In the next Young & Able series, Susan will be teaching a jewelry making workshop just in time for holiday gift giving inspiration. Bring in jewelry you want to rework, and she will teach you all of the techniques to make new treasures. There will be fun jewelry components to accompany your pieces, jewelry making tools (also available to take home), tea and treats.
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!