marketMarket 194 Cocktail Party

Fri. 02/21 | 6 to 9 pm @ 194 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan  Swing by Market 194 to hang out with sustainable fashion designers and view their new collections, including Nettie Kent, Study NY, Kordal, Proud Mary, Bhoomki, Natalie Frigo, Josi Faye, Not, and Delfina Balda. Drinks and snacks provided!

candle_cafe_logoLuncheon to Support Healthy School Lunches

Tues. 02/24 | 11:30 to 2 pm @ Candle Cafe West 2427 Broadway at 89th Street, UWS, Manhattan Candle Cafe West is a seminal organic and sustainable restaurant on the Upper West Side. It's hosting a special three-course fundraiser, with all proceeds supporting The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, which strives to educate schools to provide healthy, fresh, plant-based food for kids. Tickets are $45

desireThe Secret of Desire

Tues. 02/24 | 7 to 9 pm @ ABC Home,  888 Broadway, Manhattan Feeling a little meh about sex lately? Attend this candid conversation with Esther Perel, psychotherapist, (wildly) popular TED speaker and international bestselling author of Mating in Captivity; with special guests Elena Brower and the co-founders of Global Glue Project, a documentary site dedicated to the wisdom of real relationships. Tickets are $45 for one, and $80 for couples

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.05.33 PMNYC Beer Week

Tues. 02/24 | 6 to 9:30 pm @ 525 Waverly, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn  There are hundreds of beer centric events happening across the city this week (which benefit City Harvest). But we especially like Brewer's Choice event. Taste offerings from more than three dozen breweries, 90 percent of which have brewed a beer specially for this event using NY State malts and other local ingredients. Have a taste at the special Vermont table curated by Dave Brodrick to include artisanal products from the Green Mountain State. Plus, more awards and pavilions for all things beer. Tickets are $65 and are all-inclusive.

distillingSingL Tasting Tuesdays: Local Spirits Month

Tuesday 02/24 | 6:30 and 7:15 pm @ SINGL Lounge and The Fourth Restaurant, 132 Fourth Ave. This February SingL Lounge has partnered with Grow NYC to honor local distilleries. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Regional Grains Project. There are two tastings 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Orange County Distilling, Breuckelen Distilling, Hudson Whisky, and New York Distilling Co. Tickets are $25

s_Taste-Talks-Sunday-832The Brooklyn Slur - Fitzcarraldo

Mon. 02/23 | 7 to 9 pm Fitzcarraldo, 195 Morgan Ave (btn. Meadow & Stagg), Williamsburg, Brooklyn The Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour is your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let them know what you think. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other "Slow" minded people? This month it's at Fitzcarraldo, a Northern Italian restaurant located in a former warehouse in Bushwick. Blue-tiled floors, exposed brick, and an open kitchen reinforce the farm-to-table experience that features a well-edited, seasonal menu (including a five-course tasting menu for $45). Focused on high-quality ingredients from the New York area, the restaurant was recently named a Critics' Pick by the New York Times. Fitzcarraldo will offer $6 glasses of Montepulciano (red) or Colombard/Ugni Blanc (white).

PrintMercado #WomenForward Party

Wed. March 4th | 8 to 11 pm @ Open House, 244 E Houston St., Manhattan Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women’s economic empowerment at a special party hosted by Stoli Vodka and featuring D.J. Emma Phillips. The ethical fashion social enterprise will be celebrating the #WomenForward campaign, which is raising money to fund industrial sewing machine training for 20 Guatemalan women artisans, allowing them to work more efficiently and become agents of change in their communities. Mercado Global is a social enterprise fighting poverty and empowering women in Guatemala by leveraging the power of international market access to provide life-changing opportunities to rural indigenous women. To snag an invitation to the party, donate to the campaign If there's anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!