Samantha Pleet Bake Sale for Nepal
Fri. 05/8 | 5 to 8 pm @ The Deep End Club, 156 1st Ave btw 9th & 10th, East Village, Manhattan
Join sustainable designer Samantha Pleet at The Deep End Club for her Gal Friday and Bake Sale. There will be drinks, clothes, & cupcakes
all proceeds from the cupcakes & 30% of sales go to rebuilding House of Heart, an orphanage in Nepal.
05/08 thru 05/10 | @ 123 West 18th Street, Second floor, Manhattan
The Pop Up Flea is a short-term store for long-term goods, showcasing menswear, expert craftsmanship, brands you love, and up-and-coming designers. Vendors are given free reign for one weekend to design their own miniature shop, bring merchandise that is hard to find elsewhere and show up to peddle their wares and meet their fans.
FAVE PICK: Riverkeeper Sweep
Sat. 05/09 @ sites from Red Hook to Troy
In just four years, the annual Riverkeeper Sweep has grown from 30 clean-up and stewardship sites in 2012 to 100 — and possibly more — this year. In the first three years of the Sweep, volunteers removed more than 75 tons of trash from our shorelines, planted or maintained hundreds of shoreline trees, and performed other service projects to improve public access to the Hudson River and its tributaries. In Brooklyn, Riverkeeper has several new Sweep sites this year, including the East River State Park, Newtown Creek and the Thomas Greene Playground on the Gowanus Canal. (The waters around New York City, including the East and Harlem Rivers, the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal, are part of the Hudson River Estuary.) At least eleven local breweries have signed on as partners this year, offering a post-event beverage to volunteers. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and trash bags.
Registration is open at www.riverkeeper.org/sweep.
Flower Arranging With Taproot
Sat. 05/16 | 11 am OR 1:30 pm OR 4:30 pm @ Taproot, 893 Bergen Street, #8, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Sign up for one of Taproot’s three flower arranging sessions going on this day: one for basic floral arranging, one for more advanced techniques, or one flower hour where you grab your flowers and start arranging yourself! All involve using Taproot’s local and and sustainable flowers and greenery.
Seed : Market
Sun. 05/17 | 11 am to 6 pm @ Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., Manhattan
The Seed : MARKET brings together the best local plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly businesses. Taste an array of yummy food and drinks, discover new and amazing products and services from local businesses, get inspired by fantastic chefs giving cooking demonstrations, incredible keynote speakers (renowned doctors, nutritionists and professional athletes) sharing their expertise, and peaceful morning yoga sessions.
Vegan Beauty Affair
Wed. 05/20 | 6 to 9 pm @ Spreadhouse, 116 Suffolk St., Lower East Side, Manhattan
The first all-vegan event of its kind in NYC, the Vegan Beauty Affair is a seasonal showcase of the finest vegan and cruelty-free beauty brands and products using natural, safe and sustainable ingredients. Picture this: Summer makeup demos, a bitters-making demo with Field Apothecary + Verdant Beauty, a hair braiding station, yummy juice, vegan snacks and a skincare marketplace featuring the very best in vegan, eco-beauty. Brands include many of my personal favorites, like Meow Meow Tweet, Osmia Organics, Lurk, Kahina Giving Beauty, Hi Wildflower Botanica, and more.
Natural Dye Workshop: Bundle Dying
Tue. 05/26 | 6:30 to 8:30 @ The Brooklyn Grange, Navy Yard, Brooklyn
This natural dye workshop will introduce participants to the colorful world of natural dye plants, many of which are dual purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties as well! It will cover a wide range of natural dye basics such as mordanting, color extraction, and historical context. Liz Spencer, The Dogwood Dyer, will show you her favorite ways to apply natural dye materials for brilliant, dynamic results. What’s more, you’ll learn techniques and actions that set her practice apart from other natural colorists, focusing on sustainability and environmental resiliency. Each participant will leave with a large bundle dyed silk scarf, resources lists and instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. No previous dyeing experience necessary!
05/28 | 6 to 9 pm @ 26 Bridge Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Sip wine from award-winning New York state wineries and nibble on delicious offerings from some of the most celebrated restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This year, you can even buy bottles of wine that you taste at the event.
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!