I’m sorry about the rain, guys. But Sunday is supposed to be actually incredibly lovely! Here’s what on the docket.
Thru end of May | Mon. thru Fri | 10 am to 8 pm + Sat. | 11 to 6 pm @ UES Pop-Up
Tired of black? Get some spring color into your life at this cheerful uptown pop-up shop featuring local designers. Pick up lingerie from Impish Lee, shoes from Bhava Studio, vegetable-tanned bags from Leon & Bella, and gorgeous clothing from Kenchen, among other designers.
501 Lexington Ave | Manhattan
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
Sustainable Seafood Week
Thru Sunday @ Various Locations
I would like to apologize for not alerting this to you last week, because it’s almost over. But you can still catch a couple of events! Theres the Ship to Shore event on Saturday: Sail along New York City’s shoreline, learn about the secret lives of the fish, birds, plants of New York’s waterways with experts Tim Dillingham, Sean Dixon, Peter Malinowski, Don Riepe and Susan Elbin. Sample oysters, clams, scallops, nuts, berries, beer and wine sourced from within 150 miles of New York City, and inspired by what Manhattan’s earliest residents might have been eating in 1609, when Henry Hudson sailed into town. Tickets are $65 for that one. Or go to the closing party, a Sustainable Oyster throwdown hosted by SUSHISAMBA West Village. The event, held on the rooftop, will feature raw oyster creations from four acclaimed New York City chefs, an open bar, passed aperitivos and live DJ beats through the evening. That on is also $65.
Beauty Wellness Wisdom
Sat. 05/10 | 9:30 am to 4:30 pm @ ABC Home
I am staying in Friday so I can show up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to this event! Of course, you can show up when you want and leave when you want to this full day of natural and organic awesomeness. It starts with breakfast with Lov organic tea, Catskill Provisions, Blue Bottle Coffee, Organic Avenue and Aloha Juice Bar before moving on to meditation with Lodro Rinzler, author of Buddha Walks Into a Bar, and then on to a day of panels with various health and wellness luminaries, including documentary makers, doctors, and authors. Plus, take a break at any time for beauty treatments ranging from facials and eye treatments to mini manicures.
Tickets are $85 | Your ticket price can be fully applied to purchases from ABC’s Beauty Wellness Wisdom collection.
Hike to the Top of Storm King Mountain
Sat. 05/10 | 9 am to 5:30 pm
Hike up a trail which winds through the Storm King area, ascending 1,380 feet to the top of mountain itself. With views spanning far up and down the Hudson River, Breakneck Ridge and West Point, the summit is well worth the effort.
Meet at Union Square in front of Starbucks | Tickets are $75
NYC Bike Jumble
Sat. 05/10 | 10 am to 4 pm @ Old Stone House
The New York Bike Jumble, a grand sale of bikes and accessories, returns to Washington/JJ Byrne Park for the sixth year in a row. Fulfill all your cycling needs for the summer! Get yourself a new or used bike, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks, and bargains galore.
Fifth Ave and 4th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn
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. Wondering what to wear? This should help.
Kent and North 7th, Williamsburg | Pier 5, Dumbo | Open rain or shine | More info
NYC Safe Disposal Event
Sun. 05/11 | 10 am to 4 pm @ Union Square North Plaza
Bring all those crazy things you know you shouldn’t be putting in the landfill, like automotive products, nail polish, prescriptions, paint, lightbulbs, toxic cleaners (thanks old roommate), and electronics to this safe disposal event, and walk away a lot lighter.
05/10 and 11 @ New School
Join the food movement’s movers and shakers at a two-day celebration and discussion of where the American food movement is, and where it’s going. This annual think tank, part of the meeting of 80 Edible magazine publishers from the US and Canada, will feature talks and panels by farmers, chefs, drink makers, journalists and food and drink enthusiasts (like you). Enjoy food and drink tastings, as well as invitations to selected events during the weekend, from walking tours of Brooklyn’s rooftop gardens and bus trips to Hudson Valley wine country to a live food-tech meetup.
Prospect Park Weekend Volunteering
Sun. 05/11 | 10 am to 1 pm @ Picnic House Parking Lot
Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include: sprucing up gardens; clearing fence lines; painting fences and benches; weeding; spreading mulch; sweeping and clearing pathways and removing trash. Groups are encouraged to sign up; all groups must pre-register.
Tues. 05/13 | 3 to 6 p.m. @ Salvation Taco
Hit April Bloomfield’s Midtown taco joint for this tequila- and mezcal-fueled Manhattan Cocktail Classic event. Join agave spirits experts on the rooftop for a talk on sustainability while enjoying plenty of tequila cocktails and, of course, snacks.
145 E. 39th St. | $50 per person
Make Your Own Designer Antler
Tues. 05/13 | 7 to 8:45 pm @ DUMBO studio
Lily Quateman is an in-the-know design aficionado whose in-demand decorated antlers are all the rage at Brooklyn Flea. When not painting antlers or making her own jewelry, she works at New York Magazine’s fashion blog, The Cut. Meet Lily in Dumbo for a private session in antler decorating. Select an (naturally shed and ethically obtained) antler and a few paint colors that speak to you, then pour your paints and get going. Lily will provide a bunch of her finished antlers for inspiration and will gladly demonstrate her top styles and techniques.
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A Bikeable Feast
Saturdays starting May 17th 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.
Tie Dye Hand Dying Weekend Intensive
Sat. and Sun. 05/42 and 05/25 | 11 am to 5 pm @ Maha Rose
In this workshop, textile artist and designer Shabd will teach you the basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes on a variety of different natural fibers. You will learn various tying, dying and shibori techniques, as well as basic color theory and design concepts for dying. You’ll create swatches to perfect your technique, and then have a chance to focus on your own project. Materials are included, and students are encouraged to bring their own garments for personal projects.
97 Green Street, #G3, Greenpoint, Brooklyn | Sign up for $325
Citizens Summer Cocktail
Thurs. 05/29 | 6 to 9 pm @ Central Park Boathouse
Citizens Committee for New York City, whose stated mission is to, “help New Yorkers—especially those in low-income areas—come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods,” is having a very classy fundraising event this May, with cocktails and a buffet, live jazz, and gondola rides. Your donation will help projects like urban gardens, music classes, and murals.
Sustainable Fashion Tour
Sun. 06/22 | 12 to 3:30 @ SoHo
Join sustainable fashion expert Carmen Artiga (left) and designer Francisca Pineda of BHAVA shoes, as they explore the sustainable side to one of the most exclusive shopping districts in the world. You’ll stop in a variety of ethical and sustainable stores, get tutored in how to recognize “good” fashion, get a resource list of retailers to come back and visit, and participate in a 30 minute Q&A with Carmen and Francisca. If you’re a consumer or a designer, you’ll learn a lot about the branding and marketing of ethical and sustainable wear, and come away with some new places to shop. (I personally went on this tour and recommend it! But it sells out really quickly, to hop to it.)
If there’s anything I forgot for this weekend or upcoming week, lemme know in the comments!
Featured story photo credit: Mel Barlow