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 mini golf, try your hand at an arcade game, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more, all washed down with craft beers and maybe a frozen marg or two. Grab a taste pass for efficient and affordable sampling of food and alcohol. More info at bkbazaar.com
Slow Wine US TourMon. 02/02 | 6 to 8:30 pm @ The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Empire Room, 301 Park Avenue, Manhattan Slow Wine Guide critiques wine through the perspective of the Slow Food philosophy giving prominence to small-scale winemakers who are using traditional techniques, working with respect for the environment and terroir, and safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Italy’s heritage. This wine tasting will feature more than 50 Slow Wine producers from 15 Italian wine regions. With the purchase of every ticket, attendees receive a complimentary copy of THE SLOW WINE GUIDE 4th edition (a $25 value) and the opportunity to discover and taste over 100 wines. Tickets are $60
Food Almanac 2015: Climate Change, Agriculture, and ResilienceTues. 02/03 | 6:30 to 9:30 pm @ Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th St. (btn. Driggs & Roebling), Williamsburg, Brooklyn The Food Almanac is a singular opportunity for food-active individuals to consider all things food and farming in the New Year. This year, a panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming - "Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience." Attendees also will enjoy local wines and beers accompanied by light winter fare. Slow Food Members: $40 | Slow Food Non-members: $50 | Buy Tickets
NYFW at the BF+DA: A Week of Fashion and Technology Explored02/03 thru 02/12 @ BF+DA, Pfizer building, 630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704, Brooklyn “Cloud-Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology,” reveals how technology is fueling brand innovation and redefining apparel in the 21st century. Timed to coincide with New York Fashion Week, this exhibition links technology, apparel, and the internet. Interactive exhibits include 3D Body Scanning by Artec Group, LDI, Mini 3D Me, Virtual Draping by CLO3D, experimental design and reactive installations by students from Pratt Institute’s Interior Design and Industrial Design programs, and exhibitors such as Chromat, NASA, Adidas and more. Check the calendar for events throughout the week, including a movie screening, panel, opening and closing reception, and a kids day. More info and RSVP
Brewing Kombucha Tea with Valentine Botanicals02/05 | 6:30 pm @ 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens
Kombucha tea, a beverage popular with the health-food set, is actually quite straightforward to brew, and does not require complicated equipment or ingredients. Learn about the kombucha tea-making process from start to finish, how to add in botanicals, and ways to use the finished product. You can even learn how to make chia seed kombucha. All participants will leave with a starter SCOBY and the skills to easily brew kombucha tea at home by Valentine’s Day. (Romantic!)Tickets are $35.