Holidays Shopping Events at Kaight382 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn The sustainable boutique Kaight is pulling out all the stops for a season full of festive fashion with a side of good karma. Sweater Sale November 27-29 To kick-off the season, KAIGHT will be offering 20% off all of their cozy knitwear all weekend. If you can't make it into the store, use code 'sweaterweather' on Kaight's website. Voz Trunk Show December 5 VOZ is a collection of luxury artisanal ready-to-wear apparel, which honors and empowers artisans creatively, economically and culturally by providing education, sustainable fair-trade employment and a platform designed to preserve and support traditional art forms. Nomadic Thread Society Trunk Show December 13 Shop unique gifts in the form of exotic accents for beach, lifestyle and home. In its effort to build an ethical business wherever possible, NTS considers what materials and methods it uses throughout its operations, the number of steps in a supply chain, the fairness of wages paid to artisans, and whatever other decisions come up along the way. Last Minute Shopping Event With Mikuti December 20 Shop last minute gifts and the jewelry collection beloved by Vogue. The Mikuti collection is inspired by the beauty of the Swahili coast and magnificent landscapes of East Africa.
White FridayFriday, November 27 | 10 am to 6 pm @ Exhibit C., 88 Eldridge Street, Manhattan Spend the day after Thanksgiving nourishing your mind, body, and soul with holistic workshops to help you eat, feel, and live better during the holidays. Workshopsinclude: Chi and Plant Medicines (how to survive the cold season); Chinese Tea Ceremony; The Art of Feng Shui; Astrology Reading; Working with Crystals. Throughout the day, you will also beable sign up for a session with some of thebest sacred henna artists, astrology readers, tarot masters in the city who will be offering their services on-site. Presented by Vimana, a community to raise your vibration in NYC. Single workshop - $29 | Full Day Pass (all 6 workshops): $99. Sign up.
Brooklyn SlurMonday, November 30 | 7 to 9 pm @ 61 Local, Bergen Street (btn Smith & Court), Brooklyn It's fun, social, and informal. But it's also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC, plus have a relaxing drink with other "Slow" minded people who believe in eating local. 61 Local focuses on locally crafted fare, and boasts more than 20 beers and on tap - including NY favorites Barrier, Other Half, and Transmitter - along with a selection of locally-produced kombucha, and soda from Brooklyn Soda Works. Free and open to the public.
Sumzine Pop-Up at Seaport StudioThru November 30 @ 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan The ethical fashion mag Sumzine is taking over the art/fashion space Seaport Studio! For six weeks, the downtown-style, artsy publication will be showing artwork from Issue 3 in the light-filled upstairs gallery. During the residency, original artwork will be on view from Andre Herrero x Brady Gunnell, Paul Wackers, Monica Kim Garza, Natalee Ranii-Dropcho, Stephanie Szerlip, Jaime Larios, plus exclusive prints and a small curation of staff-picked zines will be available. Also at Seaport Studio, find sustainable brands like A Peace Treaty, One Ground, and Study NY.
Young & Able Holiday Pop-Up Kickoff PartySaturday, December 5 | 6:30 to 10 pm @ 2 Rivington St., Manhattan Join us for the opening weekend of Young & Able's 2nd annual pop-up shop, featuring 30 Brooklyn-based, women-owned small businesses. Celebrate local design and kick off the holiday season with a fun night of shopping and drinks. 5% of the pop-up proceeds will be donated to Art Start, a nonprofit that provides creative workshops for at-risk youths in homeless shelters. This is an RSVP only event.
Young & Able Classesthru December 14 @ Office East, 141 S.5th St., Brooklyn, NY The retail site focusing on local NYC makers has a fall catalogue full of fun, artsy skills, like tapestry weaving, wallet making, holiday wreath making, natural skincare products, and more! Classes cost $35 to $135
Haute Vegetable ClassExhibit C., 88 Eldridge Street, Manhattan
Vegetables are so much more than limp lettuce and celery sticks. Learn how to elevate the simple carrot and the humble beet with the vegetable connoisseur herself, Chef Daphne Cheng. During this class you'll learn basic knife skills and cooking techniques while creating an extravagant four course dinner. After you have learned how to cook vegetables beautifully, you'll be able to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.$129. Sign up.