Hamptons Collective Pop-Up
Through 09/14 @ The Hamptons
Heading out East? Then do all your shopping at this conscious little pop-up featuring emerging brands and retailers like Ethica, an online boutique selling ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories; Forma de Ser, which focuses on homeware and accessories handcrafted in the Americas; Tess Giberson, which is made in NYC; Face Stockholm, which is botanically derived and sustainably packaged; and Oak 73, a made-in-the-USA online boutique.
2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY| More info at hamptonscollective.com
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm 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
MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Saturdays thru 09/06 | 3 – 9 p.m. @ PS1
Never have you been to such an intellectual dance party. The main attraction is the massive roster of international DJs, like Todd Edwards, Simian Mobile Disco, Pantha du Prince and many, many more. But what makes this party special is that it’s held in the shadow of a giant sculpture that changes from year to year. And you can wander inside the modern and conceptual art museum at any time to get a feast for your eyes as well as the ears. Plus, nosh on oysters, artisanal eats and local beer. Hint: Buy a ticket ahead of time and you can skip the long line.
22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, Queens |$18 in advance, $20 day of. Doors open at noon | See the lineup and get tickets at PS1’s website.
7 days a week through 09/24 | First boat 10 am
First, you must know that there is a pair of baby goats that are helping out at the composting center on the island. Need more convincing to hit up this isle of respite? No cars. Picnic areas. Hammocks. Ice cream. Bikes. Art. (Just make sure to bring your own filled reusable water bottles–there’s a rumor that water can get scarce over there on crowded weekends.)
$2 ferries run from the southern tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Park. More info, which ferries are free, and events.
Sat. 11 am to 6 pm @ East River State Park and Sun. 11 am to 6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park
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.
Kent and North 7th, Williamsburg | Pier 5, Dumbo | Open rain or shine | More info
Hester Street Fair
Sat. and Sun. | 10 am to 6 pm @ Hester and Essex
A highly curated outdoor market in the Lower East Side for one-of-a-kind goods and specialty foods, this fair has everything from hand made jewelry, to vintage finds, lobster rolls, macarons, roasted nuts, sandwiches, rolls, and other baked treats and meals, all with an eye to supporting small makers and helping you discover the next big thing. And it’s not overwhelming like Smorgasburg.
Night Hike and Marshmallow Roast
Sat. 06/28 | 7:20 pm to 1:45 am @ a mountain lake
Hike to a rocky mountaintop, playing your flashlights over the path and trying not to freak yourself out in what amounts to real darkness, not the whimpy NYC kind. When you get there where you’ll turn off your headlamps and take in the moonlight. You’ll take a dip in the lake, then make a toasty fire to dry off and roast marshmallows. This is a moderate five mile summer’s night hike.
$89 per person | Departs from Eastern Mountain Sports on the UWS. Register here.
Sun. 06/29 | 3 to 9 pm @ Industry City
This has got to be the most chill and fun party by a pair of socially conscious DJs. After losing their Gowanus space last year, Justin and Eamon have moved to a new outdoor spot, Industry City, to continue the party. Sip Brooklyn-brewed beers, Limonata, sangria, Mexican coke and other libations, eat Mexican food from Country Boys while you dance to disco-house music under the setting sun. No photos or cigs or texting on the dance floor, thank God. But dogs are allowed on a leash! Part of the proceeds always go to charity.
220 36th Street, Brooklyn | Advance tickets $10 | $15 at door | All ages
Rooftop Farm Yoga
Every Monday | 6:30 to 7:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange
Loosen up in the fresh, herb-sceneted air with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. Open to practitioners of all levels, this class will begin with a brief centering, a collection of ourselves in breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. Classes will be held on our spacious paved patio at dusk, with a view of the sun setting over Manhattan. It’s BYO Yoga mat, water bottle, and please make sure you have a photo ID for entering the Navy Yard!
$15 | Reserve your space
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Botanical Brew Fest
Sat. 07/19 | Noon to 3 pm & 4 to 7 pm @ Queens Botanic Garden 43-50
This too-often-overlooked botanical garden in Queens beckons this July with a large roster of international and local craft beers for its inaugural Brew Fest. Try the likes of Crispin Cider, Sixpoint, Blue Point, Brooklyn Brewery, and lesser known types like Great South Bay, Oskar Blues, 961, Crabbie’s ginger beer, and more, all while meandering among the flowers and getting fresh air.
Main Street, Flushing, Queens | tickets $45 online and $50 at the door| More info and tickets at QueensBotanical.org
A Bikeable Feast
Saturdays through October (privately booked dates available) @ Williamsburg
Get Up and Ride has partnered with a local farm and professional chef to bring you the entire package of a Perfect Day in Brooklyn. The ride will show guests hidden urban parks and expansive waterfront sunset vistas from Williamsburg to Greenpoint, and will end at a tiny organic farm near the base of the Williamsburg bridge, where seasoned private chef Shane McGarvey will prepare a 4-course seasonal, local meal on the coal grill. Music playlists are curated by local music buffs. This urban excursion is perfectly suited for the adventures foodie who has seen enough of tired restaurants, and wants to take their evening to a new level of multi-sensorial appreciation.
The ride commences at 135 N 11th St, covers Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and ends at dinner at a farm by the Williamsburg bridge. $140 per person: bikes, guide, food, wine, and tax all-inclusive.
Sat. 09/13 | 11 am to 6 pm @ Prospect Park
The mindful living, yoga and music festival is coming to NYC, specifically, Prospect Park! Run a quick 5k, dive into some meditation, then take an all-levels yoga class out in the sunshine, followed by a dance party. Throughout the day, grab organic and local snacks to keep yourself powered up.
$38 for a premium ticket that includes 5k | $0 for registration | $5 for carbon offset. Register and get more info here.
If there’s anything I forgot for this weekend or upcoming week, lemme know in the comments!