Learn AromatherapySeptember 8 thru November 11 @ The NY Institute of Aromatherapy, 530 E 13th Street, Manhattan The NY Institute of Aromatherapy offers classes and workshops where you can create handmade organic beauty and home products. The school’s founder, Amy Galper, is an industry vet who consults with beauty brands, she's a trailblazer in the beauty and wellness movement, having launched one of the first luxury organic beauty brands back in 2003, Buddha Nose. Make your own hand sanitizing gel, herbal infusion, custom botanical perfume, fizzy bath bomb, body butter, and more. $35 to $250 | More info
NYC Brewers Guild Blocktoberfest 2015
Saturday, September 19 | 1 to 5 pm @ Waverly Avenue between Atlantic & Fulton, Clinton Hill, BrooklynThe New York City Brewers Guild is bringing Oktoberfest to New York, with a selection of hyper-locally-brewed, New York City beers for you to sample (or buy a full pour of, if you get hooked). It will be held in an inside/outside beer garden, and you can choose your tier of ticket depending on how much beer you can house in an afternoon. Tickets are $10 - $30
Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, RespectThru September 20 @ BF+DA, 630 Flushing Ave, Suite 704 The Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator presents “FASHION=ACTIVISM: Rethink, Reuse, Respect,” an exhibit featuring work by artists, emerging local brands and big apparel brands that are determined to change how we think about what we wear. Offering a counterpoint to the traditional New York Fashion Week runway shows and sponsored by Eileen Fisher and The North Face, the exhibit uses artifacts, garments, performance and media, to explore human rights, the impact of the industry on the environment and the need to support traditional cultures. FAMILY DAY Sunday, September 20, noon-4pm A fun, interactive workshop for kids and parents to learn easy sewing and mending techniques, weave on table looms and participate in an all-day children’s clothing swap. RSVP for Family Day CLOSING RECEPTION AND PANEL September 20, 6-9 pm The FASHION=ACTIVISM exhibit ends with a closing panel featuring a group of artists whose works and projects speak to pertinent issues of the textile and fashion industry. Featuring well known artist/fashion activists from all over the U.S., the panel will consider how each artist’s work has made ripple effects throughout the apparel as well as art communities.
Vegetarian Indian-Chinese Seasonal Feast: Tangra Endless SummerSunday, September 20 | 7 to 9:30 pm @ 61 Local , 61 Bergen St., Brooklyn Expand your culinary horizons this Sunday night at 61 Local, where chefs Chitra Agrawal (the Brooklyn Delhi) and Diana Kuan (Appetiteforchina.com) will be serving up a family-style, vegetarian, Indo-Chinese feast featuring seasonal, late summer ingredients. In addition to seven courses of innovative food prepared with fresh, local produce, Tangra Endless Summer includes cider, craft beer, and non alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $75
You Are What You Wear: New York’s Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Trade
Thurs. September 24 | 6:30 pm @ Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, ManhattanJoin designers, shop owners, and others in the style world to discuss the obstacles and opportunities that face the movement to create ethically-made and fashion-forward clothing. The panel includes Jasmin Malik Chua, Managing Editor of Ecouterre, as moderator; and Timo Rissanen, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at the Parsons School of Design at The New School; Tara St. James, Designer of Study NY, Production Coordinator and Research Fellow at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator; and the designer Yeohlee Teng. Tickets $12 - $16.
Global Vigil to Light the Way to a Better FutureThursday, September 24 | 6 to 10 pm @ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan Next week, the Pope will be visiting the United States to bring attention to the urgent need for climate action—and he’s coming to New York! After addressing Congress on the National Mall, the Pope will travel to NYC to talk with world leaders at the UN. People from all walks of life will be coming together for a candlelit vigil on climate change in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and you can, too. RSVP Today
The Brooklyn Slur - Runner & StoneMon. September 29 | 7 to 9 pm @ Runner & Stone - 285 Third Avenue (btn. Carol & President), Brooklyn It's the Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour! It's fun, social, and informal. But it's also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let them know what you think. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other "Slow" minded people? The Slur is your opportunity. Runner & Stone will be providing all attendees complimentary seasonal bar snacks. Free and open to everyone.
Impact Investing & Women on the RiseMonday, September 29 | 6 to 8 pm @ We Work, 205 East 42nd St. 19th Floor, Manhattan From designing thoughtful pieces for your work wardrobe to the gatherings at our New York City headquarters, Citizen's Mark is committed to enriching the lives of socially conscious and empowered women on the rise. Attend this exclusive conversation on impact investing with the industry leaders paving the way, and learn how you can make your retirement account do good without compromising returns. Register for $25
The Ethical Writers Coalition's Third Fall Style Swap
Saturday, October 3 | 1 to 4 pm @ Glasshouse, 246 Union Ave, Williamsburg, BrooklynReady to refresh your wardrobe for Fall? Pass on your pre-loved items and pick up some new ones at the Style Swap! Join Zady and the Ethical Writers Coalition for sparkling wine, music, and secondhand shopping, straight from the closets of your fellow, stylish New Yorkers. The first 50 guests will take their finds home with them in a Zady tote bag along with a special discount packet from our favorite sustainable brands! Drop off 5 to 10 gently used Fall pieces (clothing, shoes or accessories) at 1 pm, then head downstairs for drinks before the swap officially begins at 2pm. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $10. If there's anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!