Earth Day at Time Warner Center
Thursday, April 14th | 11 to 3 pm @ Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
I’ll be hanging out with Britanny of Sparkle Kitchen at Time Warner Center’s special Earth Day event, along with Eileen Fisher, the NRDC, Whole Foods, H&M, and others, who are all featuring giveaways, prizes, and discounts. Discover initiatives on how the Clean Ocean Action is keeping our waters clean. Donate $20 to the Clean Ocean Action and receive a limited edition Earth Month Candle and 5-minute chair massage with aromatherapy redeemable inside of Aveda on the 3rd floor. Eileen Fisher will feature a Green Eileen pop-up curated display with an interactive weaving exhibit using Green Eileen remnants. And Whole Foods Market is bringing awareness to Earth’s pollinators with a honey-flight tasting.
Free and open to the public. More info.
Daisy & Elizabeth Wild West Pop-Up
Thru May, opening party Saturday April 9th @ 439 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
Brooklyn 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. There’s handmade elkskin fringe jackets, large dreamcatchers, cheeky t-shirts, and perfect boots. The story will play host to a series of weekend events, the first being Nudie’s Brooklyn Bazaar on April 9th. The event will be open to the public and shoppers who visit from 12PM to 8PM can bring in their own jeans and get a customized Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors rhinestone decal.
Green Festival Expo
April 15 – 17 @ Javits Center
The 5th annual New York City Green Festival Expo will be coming back to town, this time at the newly LEED-certified, green-roof covered Javits Center. It’s the world’s largest and longest-running green living and sustainability event, featuring film screenings of “Cowspiracy,” thousands of all-natural products for you and the kids, including booths by Guerilla WearFare, I heart keenwah, Hush & Dotti, Yogibo, OM Botanicals, Pure n Simple and dozens more; a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian, organic and artisanal food beverages; and free cooking demos, yoga sessions, activities for kids, live entertainment and dozens of expert speakers and presenters, including the filmmakers of “Cowspiracy.”
Tickets are $12 -$22. Use code ECOGF16 to get half off.
Fashion Revolution Inside Out Party
Sunday, April 17 | 2 to 5 pm @ Kaight, 382 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
You are invited to join my friends and me of the Ethical Writers Coalition and the sustainable fashion boutique Kaight for a special Fashion Revolution event! Get your photo taken with your clothing turned inside out so you can join the movement by asking brands #whomademyclothes? Guests will also enjoy 20% off all new items at Kaight plus a sparkling cocktail. Help us support ethical fashion in style!
Free and open to the public.
Fermented Herbal Sodas
Monday, Apr 18 | 7:30 – 9:30pm @ Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and fruit sodas made with real fruit and cane sugar, they can be a bit on the pricey side. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to make these delicious beverages in your home kitchen. Join certified fermentationist, educator, and health coach Cheryl Paswater to learn how to make your own fizzy herbal sodas, talk about the science behind them, and why they are good for you!
Museum of Natural History’s 26th Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon
Wednesday, April 20 | Noon – 2 pm (doors open at 11:30 am) @ American Museum of Natural History. Enter via the 77th Street entrance between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
This lecture will address, “Thriving in a Dynamic Environment: A New Vision for Public Health.” There are a tremendous number of factors driving change in our environment. From climate change to international trade and travel to industrial pollution, humans are altering local and global ecosystems, with unexpected and unprecedented effects on our health. What are the effects we are already seeing, and how can we prepare for what’s to come? How can public health policies and individual action help keep us healthy and thriving in the 21st century. The lectures will be by Lynn Sherr, an award-winning correspondent for ABC News’ “20/20 and published author, and Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and currently serving as foreign secretary for the National Academy of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in infectious disease, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, global health, and public health policy, Dr. Hamburg has also served as assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, health commissioner of New York City, and founding vice president for biological programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
Tickets start at $350. Proceeds support the Museum’s scientific research and educational initiatives, including important work in biodiversity conservation.
Young & Able’s Beginner’s Weaving Class
Sunday, April 24th | 11 am to 2 pm @ 141 S.5th St. Office East, Brooklyn
Learn how to hand weave your own tapestry wall hanging on a lap loom. All materials for weaving and learning techniques are included, but students are encouraged to bring fibers (yarns or string) and objects they would like to incorporate in their tapestries. Note weaving is a slow process and you won’t be able to finish a complete wall hanging but each student will take home their 12″x12″ loom & enough yarns to continue the exploration. Instructor Ahna Hughes of Prissage Studio has taught at the Textile Art Center as a weaving and sewing instructor.
Fashion Revolution Day: True Cost Film Screening & Clothing Swap
Thursday, Apr 28 @ 6 – 9 pm
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.
Vegetables from the Sea: An Ocean of Culinary Possibilities
Thursday, 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.
Bespoke Perfume Workshop with Hi Wildflower Botanica
Sunday, 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.
10th Annual Brooklyn Uncorked
Thursday, May 26 | 6 – 9 pm @ 26 Bridge St, 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn
Enjoy award-winning wines from New York State wineries and nibble on delicious food from some of the most popular restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Featuring Beecher’s Handmade Cheese • Brooklyn Winery • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale • Ellary’s Greens •Green Mountain Energy • GuS Grown-up Soda • Hunter’s • KRAVE Jerky • Les Trois Petits Cochons • Lombardi’s Market • Nobletree Coffee • Norm’s at the Brooklyn Museum • Orwashers Bakery • Palo Santo • Paulaner NYC • Red Tail Ridge Winery • Untitled at the Whitney • Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante • Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits • Wölffer Estate Vineyard and more…
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!