IMBY at the Resolutions Refined Pop-Up
Now through January 17 | 11am to 8pm daily @ Refinery Hotel, 63 West 38th Street, Manhattan
Hit the barre and try on some new threads at Wellthily and PopUp Summer’s Fashion and Fitness Collective at the Refinery Hotel. Featured brand IMBY curates American-made men and women’s clothing, all locally and ethically sourced and built around the simplicity of a capsule wardrobe.
Free and open to the public. More info.
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 & 10 | 10am-2pm, @ locations in all 5 boroughs
Select city parks will accept trees to be turned into mulch which will nourish trees and plants throughout the city. Bring to a chipping location on January 9 and 10 and take home your own bag of mulch. Trees can also be dropped at designated sites between Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 10.
Plow to Plate: Sushi: The Global Catch
Tuesday, January 12 | 7 pm @ Park Slope Food Co-Op, 782 Union Street, Brooklyn
The Park Slope Food Co-Op presents monthly films on food issues. This month, the film focuses on how sushi became a global cuisine. What began as a simple but elegant food sold by Tokyo street vendors has become a worldwide phenomenon in the past 30 years. This feature-length documentary, shot in five nations, explores the tradition, growth and future of this popular cuisine. Can this growth continue without consequence?
Free and open to the public | More info
Wall Hangings and Dream Catchers with Aurora Botanica
Thursday, January 14 | 6:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange, BLDG 92 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Create a fresh greenery wall hanging to brighten up your winter home! In this workshop, we will make fresh flower + greenery wall hangings/Dreamcatchers. Using seasonal greenery and dried + fresh flowers, moss, eucalyptus, pine, branches and more, we will create wall hangings that will make your home smell amazing, or give as a unique and handmade gift! Rawan Rihani of Aurora Botanica is a florist, artist and designer based in Brooklyn NY. Rawan creates flower crowns, arrangements, hanging garlands, designs weddings and parties, and simultaneously repurposes flowers to create natural dyes for textiles and more.
Saturday, January 16 | 12 to 6 pm @ Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Free! More info
Cook Save Thrive with Runaway Apricot
Tuesday, January 19 | 7 pm @
Take control of your diet in 2016 by learning to cook from scratch! Learn how easy it is to plan, shop for and prepare nourishing food at home. And celebrate the 7th anniversary of Runaway Apricot, a food blog focused on local, seasonal and healthy foods made from scratch by Robyn Andrea Burgess. The class includes a step-by-step interactive cooking demonstration, cooking tips, techniques, and answers to your burning food questions, ample samples of the meal made during class plus many recipes from RunawayApricot.com, cocktails featuring Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye, and giveaways.
Marie Kondo Sparks Joy! with Wendy Goodman
Friday, Jan 22 | 7:30 pm @ 92Y, Kauffman Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Manhattan
Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. The decluttering demigoddess returns to our stage to dig deeper into some of her fans’ burning questions about clearing clutter – and sparking joy. Marie Kondo will sign copies of Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, the highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, following the event.
Secrets of Professional Vegan Cooking
Wednesday, February 3 | 8 – 10 pm @ Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn
Join chef Barbara Rich from NYC’s Natural Gourmet Institute for a demonstration on how to elevate a vegan menu using local, seasonal and whole ingredients. Natural Gourmet Institute is the nation’s leading health-focused culinary school; vegetable-loving chefs like Chloe Coscarelli of ByCHLOE, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and Jay Astafa all claim NGI as their alma mater.
Thursday, March 3 | 6 pm to 9 pm @ 608 West 28th Street
Round out the winter season and warm up with a cocktail prepared by one of the many talented mixologists from celebrated local, national, and international spirit brands, in this annual event by Edible Manhattan. It’s your chance to try out the many spirit offerings making their debut in the city, as well as the trusty and true — in one evening, under one roof. These cocktails will be expertly paired with top-notch tastes from some of New York City’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming chefs and food artisans.
The 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.
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!