Smite the Brite
Sat. 11/8 | 12 pm @ Threes Brewing | 333 Douglas Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn
There's another craft brewery opening up in Gowanus, Brooklyn, called Threes Brewing. Their public launch is in November, but you can try a growler of their IPA early at their party this Saturday. Eat some Delaney Barbecue in their new space, plus sign up to pre-order a 64oz growler of their Single Tree IPA to take home with you. (PS. "Smite" is to strike and a "bright" is a brewing tank.)
Pre-order your growler for $10.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
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. and Sun. 11/8 and 11/9 | 11 am to 7 pm @ Openhouse | 201 Mulberry, Manhattan
Artists and Fleas is a must-visit if you want to find locally made, utterly unique jewelry, accessories and home goods. This weekend they'll host a showcase of vintage sellers in Manhattan, to tick both your sustainable fashion boxes.
Out to See
Sat. and Sun. | First four weekends in November | 11 am to 6 pm @ South Street Seaport, Fulton + Water Street, Manhattan
Formulated by several local residents and business owners as a way to showcase their neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Out To See is a neighborhood-wide celebration of the South Street Seaport, featuring emerging talent in art, music, food and craft. Visit art galleries, duck into shops, grab a drink at happy hour, and pick up a treat or two from a local maker.
Sat. 11/08 | 12 to 6 pm | Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Get excited for lasagna, burgers, empanadas, donuts, pickles, pb cups, macarons , fudge, caramels, ice cream, hot dogs, gluten-free goodies, hot sauce, chai tea, seitan, mac ‘n’ cheese, cinnamon buns, nail polish, magazines, organic skin care, and way more. Plus, check out new vendors Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, She’s Got Balls, and Lola Star. See the full vendor line up here. Don’t forget, there’s Happy Hour during the market! But if you’re under 21 you can only enter the inside market with a parent or legal guardian, so plan accordingly.
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.
The Role of Consumers: Fashioning a Brighter Future for Apparel
Wed. 11/19 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ DBI Construction Consultants | 1261 Broadway, 9th Floor, Manhattan
The fashion industry sets the trends for how we dress, but are consumers demanding more sustainable fashion? Join A Clean Future for an informative evening that explores the latest trends in how apparel companies engage with consumers on sustainability. ACF will deliver the first in a series of presentations based on its latest research paper on sustainability communications in the apparel industry and host a panel discussion with industry experts, including Alisha Bhagat, Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future, Patrick Duffy, Vice President of Sustainability & External Affairs, Manufacture New York (Moderator), Rebecca Gard Silver, Adjunct Professor, SVA, The New School; Consultant, NRDC "Clean by Design", and Rhett Godfrey, Sustainability Director, Rogan / Loomstate.
Create Your Own Handmade Soda
Tues. 11/11 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ Brooklyn Soda Works Test Kitchen | Bushwick, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Soda Works' flavors can be found at local restaurants and bars such as the Meatball Shops, 61 Local and Blue Hill. They’ll show you how they use only fresh pressed juice instead of sugary syrup in their carbonated sodas and explain why they only serve their brews on tap, not in bottles. Then dive into a brief science lesson on carbonation and pairing flavors before hand-crafting your own seasonal soda.
$45 per person
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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Divide in Concord Premiere
Mon. 11/17 | 7:30 @ IFC Center | 6th Ave and West 3rd Street, Manhattan
Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the tale of the battle of banning bottled water in Concord, Massachusetts, home of famous environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. Jean Hill, a fiery 84-year-old widow and mother of four, began the quest to ban the sale of single-serve water bottles from Concord after her grandson revealed to her the disastrous environmental effects of empty plastic bottles. After three years of the petition being rejected in town hall meetings and a series of failed grassroots approaches, Hill's relentless pursuit finally passed in 2012 in the small suburban town, making Concord the first town in the U.S. to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles. Hill's victory has inspired similar proposals to ban bottled water in San Francisco and college campuses across the country. The documentary will make its NYC debut at the DOC NYC Film Festival, the nation's largest documentary film festival.
Tickets are $17 for adults.
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.
Spirits of New York
Tues. 11/18 | 7 to 9 pm @ New York Distilling Company | 79 Richardson, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Slow Food NYC and New York Distilling Company present the third annual Spirits of New York Event, featuring spirits made in New York, with most ingredients grown and produced in New York or, otherwise, fair/direct traded. Selected regional producers’ beverages—vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack—will be served up neat and in tantalizing, season and place-inspired cocktails for truly local libation. This is your opportunity to taste some of the best booze in the state and also meet their makers.
$40 per person.
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.
Tickets $35. Check out the rest of the Young & Able events.
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