kaightHolidays Shopping Events at Kaight

382 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.

whitefridayWhite Friday

Friday, 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.

slurBrooklyn Slur

Monday, 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

Sumzine Pop-Up at Seaport Studio

Thru 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.

youngableYoung & Able Holiday Pop-Up Kickoff Party

Saturday, 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.

youngableYoung & Able Classes

thru 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

s_hautevegHaute Vegetable Class

Exhibit 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.

valueoffoodThe Value of Food

Thru April 3 @ The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet is an art exhibition hosted by the Cathedral, in keeping with its long history of engagement with issues of social justice, the environment, support for the arts, and community involvement. Guest curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, the exhibition focuses on food security, accessibility, and sustainability by bringing together artists who not only grapple with these issues, but also actively engage the audience. Installed in the bays and chapels inside the Cathedral, as well as throughout the gardens, the exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal, and Waste—a reflection of the cycle of food production. Additionally, the Cathedral will host a number of presentations and workshops by speakers who make community outreach and participation a central part of their practice. These programs will include—but are not limited to—panels on urban farming, labor rights, the history of the dishes that many of us know and love, and the relationships between food and faith.

More information

bikesBikes Vs. Cars

Friday, December 4 @ Cinema Village, 22 E 12th Street

From Copenhagen to Los Angeles via Sao Paulo, director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists, who are fighting for their right to ride on city streets against the combined forces of multi-billion dollar auto, oil, and construction lobbies, who are determined to keep our cities car dependent.

Get tickets.

madelocalMade Local NYC Holiday

Saturday, December 12 | 3 to 8 pm, @ Land Yoga, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem

Get your holiday shopping done in one go at this designer holiday shop, featuring made-in-the-USA activewear, ethically manufactured clothing, jewelry made from repurposed materials, and zero-waste clothing and accessories. Limited collections from Mirame, By Natalie Frigo, Tabii Just,Ajaie Alaie, Palomino Jewelry NY, behno, Delphine Leymarie Fine Jewelry, and more. You’ll also get a gift bag, and there will be a gift basket giveaway!

Email info@tabiijust.com for more info.

If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!