Gowanus Nite Market w/ Talib Kweli
Fri. July 31 | Grove Alley – Hanover Place between Fulton Street and Livingston Street, Brooklyn Heights
This free Silent Disco event will feature Gowanus eWaste Warehouse Artistin Residence Taezoo Park. He will develop visual displays out of old CRT televisions that will interact visually with the music that each DJ is playing. It’s a silent disco – headphones rentals are $5, and party goers have the choice of three different channels for music from the DJ of their choice. Food trucks and Brooklyn Brewery will have noms and booze for sale.
Good Eggs Foodhub Tour
Mon. August 3 | 9:30 AM @ Good Eggs, 365 Ten Eyck Street, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Good Eggs is a farmers-market-meets-online-grocery that launched in Brooklyn in the fall of 2013. They deliver fresh groceries with the mission to grow and sustain local food systems. Join Marketing DirectorSummer Rayne Oakes for a tour of the Good Eggs foodhub in East Williamsburg, where you will see where groceries come in directly from local farmers and foodmakers and are packed fresh daily. You’ll also get to try some tasty, locally made snacks.
Sat. August 8th | 1 to 4 pm and thereafter bi-weekly on Saturdays
The natural and organic beauty store Bottega Organica is hosting complimentary mini facial treatments at their West Village flagship store! These 10-minute skin-soothing facials are customized according to skin type (also performed by a local licensed esthetician) and will leave you looking positively radiant. They’ll include a free lip balm of your choice (soothing St. John’s wort, refreshing peppermint, or nourishing vanilla) with any $200+ purchase on each Saturday they do these treatments. Plus, they’ll provide organic Chardonnay from their sister restaurant Quartino and their signature organic herbal hot teas.
To book your appointment, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Mini facial appointment!” with a preferred time.
Rooftop Farm Yoga
Every Mon. | 6:30 to 7:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange, Navy Yard, Brooklyn
Every Monday head to the roof for some fresh air and loosen up with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. These asana sessions are open to practitioners of all levels. Classes will be held on the Brooklyn Grange’s spacious paved patio at dusk, so that attendees can enjoy the herb-scented breeze as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline.
Eco Fashion in the Park
Sun. August 2 | 1 – 6 pm @ Highbridge Park. (172st Amsterdam Ave. and go down the trail toward the bridge.)
This summer, the High Bridge connecting the Bronx and Manhattan will be rehabilitated and reopened for pedestrians and bicyclists, and as part of the vent, the quarter-mile bridge will be turned into a runway for sustainable fashion. Designers slated to present are Iliana Quander from amparo 3, Bridget Artise from Born Again Vintage, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. Bring your clothing for a clothing swap where a stylist and a tailor will be on site to help you restyle your new finds or old clothing that may need a little tweaking and beautifying. They’ll have tips for donating or recycling your own clothes, and a bin for unwanted clothing and shoes to be donated. Clothing Drop Off will start at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Green Carpet from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, then the Fashion Show will be around 3:30 PM, Clothing Swap starts at 5:00 PM.
Free | Register here
Brewing Kombucha With Summer Botanicals
August 4 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm @ Flagship Grange Farm in LIC, 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
Kombucha tea, popular these days as a beverage rich in probiotics and more, is straightforward to brew and does not require complicated equipment or ingredients. Learn about the kombucha tea-making process from start to finish, and about adding in botanicals and ways to use the finished product. Want to learn how to make that crazy chia seed kombucha? You won’t believe how easy it is. All participants will leave with a SCOBY – Don’t know what that is? You will soon! – and the skills to easily brew kombucha tea at home. This workshop will be led by instructors from Brooklyn Mompost. Brooklyn Mompost is the skill and service of Dr. Annie Hauck-Lawson, registered dietitian, author, and master composter.
s(low) down fundraiser
Wed. Sept 9 | 7 to 10 pm @ Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This party by Slow Food NYC will feature artisanal cocktails with spirits provided by local distilleries, delectable seasonal dishes created by Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval awardee Reynard, oysters from Sea to Table, wine, beer and hard cider and live foot-tapping bluegrass music. The party’s extraordinary raffle and silent auction is like no other, offering one-of-a-kind, food-centric experiences.
Tickets: Slow Food Members, $130 | General, $150 | Slow Food NYC Patron, $500
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!