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 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
Snow Tubing and Beer Tasting
Sat. 1/10 | 12:15 to 11 pm @ The Poconos
Take advantage of the season on a brew tasting and snow tubing adventure beginning at the Shawnee Craft Brewery, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make small batch, handmade beer. Head to the brewpub afterwards for a sampling of some of their specialty beers before you make your way to Camelback Mountain Ski resort, where you’ll enjoy a night snow tubing.
Reserve for $115. Meet at Penn Station
Upstate Fashion Sale
Sat. 1/10 12 to 5 pm @ Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Ave, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
The locally-made fashion label Upstate is offering discounts on their beautiful hand-dyed pieces of up to 50% off (that translates to an indigo jumpsuit going from $460 to $230.) Enjoy mimosas while you chat about shibori techniques with the designers in the on-site cafe.
Electronics Recycling Collections with the LES Ecology Center
As of January 1st, it’s illegal to throw your electronics out to the curb. Clean out your closet and desk, and give those old electronics away to the proper people so that the toxins don’t seep into the ground. All e-waste is recycled domestically and data security is guaranteed.
Real Talk About Celeb Diets
Wed. 1/14 | 7 pm @ powerHouse Arena
For one year, Rebecca Harrington tried 14 different celebrity diets, from the celery loaf favored by Greta Garbo to Karl Lagerfeld’s quail flambé, and in her new book, I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dining, she explores what she lost and gained from the experience. Molly Fischer, associate editor at NY Mag’s The Cut, will be moderating a discussion about her deprivations.
Intentions & Habit Building Workshop
1/20 | 7 to 10 pm @ Holstee, 98th 4th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn
What do you want to change or accomplish in 2015? The first step towards successfully achieving any goal is setting a specific intention. Examine your individual definitions of success and balance, and discover practices that help you remain present, all while focusing on personal pursuits. By the time you leave, you’ll have a personalized roadmap for your intentions and goals of 2015, along with helpful tips and resources on motivation, accountability, and productivity. Did we mention there will be wine, tea, healthy snacks, and fun folks?
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!