Cozy DriveThru 10/19 @ Anthropologie Visit any US or Canada Anthropologie store to donate new or gently used children's or women's sweaters in support of local shelters. You'll get a $10 gift card toward any full-priced apparel item. More info.
The Oldest Living Things in the WorldThrough 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than 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. More info.
Brooklyn Night BazaarFri. 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. More info at bkbazaar.com
Hiking and Wine TastingSat. 10/18 | 7:45 am to 7:30 pm | Leaves from Penn Station. So it's fall, but fall in the city seems like such a cop out! Solution: Soak up the season’s natural beauty fifty miles north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley. You'll hike through these highlands, stopping to marvel at the varied terrain and old iron mines along the way and having an alfresco picnic lunch in a scenic spot. After the hike, you'll unwind at vineyards along the famous Shawangunk Wine Trail to sample locally handcrafted wines. $99 per person
SmorgasburgThru 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
Hester Street FairSat. and Sun. thru 10/26 | 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. More information.
Mister SundaySun. 10/12 | 3 to 9 pm @ Industry City | 241 37th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave, Brooklyn 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. Advance tickets $10 | $15 at door | All ages
BeGood Pop Up ShopMon. 10/13 to 10/19 | 11 am to 8 pm @ 355 Bowery Street, Manhattan The ethical and sustainable retailer BeGood is bringing their wares offline and to NYC. Check out their new fall pieces, try on their basics, learn more about their manufacture, and have a beverage at one of their nightly events. More info.
MeatopiaSun. 10/19 | 4 to 7 pm @ Esurance Rooftop at Pier 92 | 52nd Street and West Side Highway Every year James Beard Award-winning Esquire writer Josh Ozersky brings together the country's greatest meat chefs for what has been called "the ultimate meat event." Called “a meat-lover’s paradise” by New York Magazine, Meatopia has a simple concept: The greatest meat chefs in the world cook every part of every animal over open fires. No propane is allowed, and all meat must be cruelty-, hormone- and antibiotic-free. The "Whole Animal Court" will include whole hogs, lambs, goats, and -- of course -- legendary butcher Pat LaFrieda will cook an entire 1000-lb steer. Join celebrity chef and epic carnivore Michael Symon for Meatopia's anniversary "Carnivore's Ball," an unforgettable festival of live music, Trapiche Wines, cold beer, cocktails and the greatest concentration of sizzling, crusty, delicious meat ever seen. Tickets $150
PureThread Pop-Up Store10/20 to 10/26 | 10 am to 6 pm @ Bedford Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY Jill Heller is a sustainable stylist who works out of her apartment on the Upper West Side, serving high-end, discerning clients. (I tried out her services last year and loved it.) But even if you don't consider yourself the personal stylist type, you can get a taste when she opens her services to the public during her sustainable fashion pop-up store upstate. It's the perfect time of year for an upstate jaunt, so why not take the train up--it's about an hour and a half from the city--and check it out? More info.
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Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show and SaleFri. 10/24 | 1 to 8 pm | Sat. 10/15 | 11 am to 6 pm @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Aves), Manhattan
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York's premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary selection, from 90 top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two-day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities, and the fashion-smart world-wide. Go for the vintage, stay for the celebrity sightings. Plus, they're offering discounted admission to anyone who brings an item of clothing to donate for Housing Works. More info.