Wild Western Bride at the Daisy & Elizabeth Wild West Pop-Up
Saturday, April 30 12 - 8 pm and Sunday 12 - 6 pm @ 439 Metropolitan Ave, BrooklynBrooklyn designers Daisy Hartmann and Elizabeth NeSmith of ethical lingerie label Daisy & Elizabeth have put together the perfect concept shop for festival season, Wild West Brooklyn. Located in the southside of Williamsburg and running through May, Wild West Brooklyn is a collective of female-run labels from across the country featuring items from jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor, designed with a Western aesthetic in mind. This weekend, their wedding event will bring together specialty bakeries, jewelry designers and bridal gown labels from across the city including Brooklyn Floral Delights, jewelry from Heart of Gold and Ivry Belle, as well as gowns from Daughters of Simone, and lingerie from Daisy & Elizabeth. More info.
Brooklyn Spaces Bike TourSaturday and Sunday thru May 3 | 2 - 4 pm If you’re interested in the artists behind the art and the craftspeople behind the craft, try this bike tour and and visit more than a half-dozen unique shops, museums, and experimental spaces, with private talks, demos, and discounts at each. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the history of these buildings, the realities of the people who keep them alive, and the future of those trends the New York Times loves to “discover.” There will be a waterfront snack break by Trough Catering midway through. Tickets are $40 and include access to all venues and snack break. BYO bike and lock.
(Come see me!) Fashion's Impact: The Future of Fashion and SustainabilityWednesday, April 27th | 7 to 9 pm @ Fordham University, School of Law, Room 3-02, 150 W 62nd St. Manhattan
I'll be speaking (!) on the panel of the third of JUST and NY+Acumen's three-part series on the changing fashion industry and its impact on communities and the environment. Other panelists include Liz O’Donnell, District Environmental Coordinator, Patagonia; Maxine Bedat, co-founder and CEO of Zady; Sarah Krasley , CEO of Unreasonable Women; and Leo Bonanni, CEO of Sourcemap.
Fashion Revolution Day: True Cost Film Screening & Clothing SwapThursday, Apr 28 @ 6 - 9 pm @ Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, 630 Flushing Avenue The 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse was a structural failure that occurred on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 in the Savar Upazila of Dhaka, Bangladesh where an eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza collapsed. With a death toll of 1,130 and approximately 2,500 injured it is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. Every April, Fashion Revolution Day brings everyone in the fashion value chain together to help to raise awareness about the ethical and environmental challenges of the fashion industry. This year, join the BF+DA on April 28th, for a film screening of Andrew Morgan’s The True Cost movie followed by a clothing swap. All leftover donations will be taken away and recycled by Brooklyn-based Wearable Collections. RSVP here.
Vegetables from the Sea: An Ocean of Culinary PossibilitiesThursday, April 28 | 6:30 - 10 pm @ Natural Gourmet Institute, 48 W 21 Street, 2nd Floor Did you know that all seaweeds are edible? And that seaweed is one of the world’s most sustainable and nutritious crops? Join Chef Jill Burns, author of Vegetables from the Sea, to explore the characteristics and diversity of marine plants. Used worldwide for centuries, these mineral-rich plants are powerful internal and external healers and de-toxifiers. You will learn about a variety of sea vegetables and the cooking methods that bring out the best in each; plus exciting culinary applications, such as how agar can be used to create creamy vegan custards. This menu is vegan and gluten-free. Reserve a spot for $125
Bespoke Perfume Workshop with Hi Wildflower BotanicaSunday, May 1st | 2 to 5 pm @ Hi Wildflower Studio, 35 Meadow St. #117 Brooklyn Learn the natural perfumer's craft in this immersive workshop + bespoke scent creating class! The workshop allows for you to explore a beautiful library of essential oils, resins and absolutes from all over the world. Tanwi will cover the basics of natural perfumery, exploring Top, Heart and Base notes, scent families, perfume accords, carrier oils, and perfume history. This is a warm, inviting space to explore your olfactory prowess, the scents that draw you in and the ones you've never heard of. Sign up for $75
Birds, Beers & Bites
Is there anything more New York than sipping cold beers on a rooftop (farm) while watching a massive flock of trained pigeons take flight and illuminate the sky against the backdrop of the sun setting behind the Manhattan Skyline? Join Brooklyn Grange for a very special viewing on opening night of Creative Time’s Fly By Night, by artist Duke Riley. BonBite Catering will provide three food and beer pairings. Nope, squab is not on the menu! Tickets are $40
(Come see me!) Spring Fashion SwapSaturday, May 14 | 1 pm @ Better Than Jam, 20 Grattan St, Brooklyn The sun is shining and flowers are finally blooming in New York, and that means Spring cleaning is in full swing. But wait – don't toss the contents of your closet just yet! Instead, grab a ticket to the Ethical Writers Coalition's Spring Swap. Ladies and Gents, we invite you to come and swap your pre-loved Spring items with those of your fellow, super-stylish New Yorkers. Secondhand treasures are just waiting to be found, and best of all, by swapping before shopping, you help reduce the impact of textile waste as well as the demand for new materials, all without sacrificing an ounce of style! Thanks to our partners at Fashion Hope, all unclaimed items at the end of the swap will be donated to a safe-house in Brooklyn for women in need of interview-appropriate clothing. Ethical shopping destinations, A. Bernadette and IMBY will be selling goods at the event while we sip on cocktails made with Owl's Brew organic tea mixers. The first 30 guests to purchase tickets will take home a goody bag stuffed full of discounts from ethical brands like StyleLend, Orange Harp, and Zady. Grab a ticket here.
At-Home Mushroom Cultivation
In this workshop, you'll learn simple mushroom growing techniques that can be applied in many locations and environments, who and what mushrooms are and how to cultivate them for food and medicine, using free and readily accessible materials. Go home with your own homemade Oyster mushroom Kit! Tickets are $45