I need to apologize to my readers and friends in the business. I've been so busy packing up and leaving on Fridays throughout the summer, I neglected to put up an events guide for a whole month. I figured it was OK because things slow down in the summer, but I failed to post about several amazing events that happened just this past week. Sorry! But I'm back, and here are some upcoming things that I really think you would enjoy.
Summer Friday at Union Square GreenmarketFriday, July 15 | 4 - 9 pm @ Union Square Greenmarket For Summer Fridays in Union Square, the market stays open late with live music, a beer and cider garden, and prepared foods from neighborhood restaurants like Luke's Lobster, Palo Santo, Print, Blue Water Grill, The Pavilion, and Barbounia, plus seven craft beverage producers selling locally made beer and spirits by the bottle and can. More information on Greenmarket's website.
Governor's Island Hills Now OpenJuly 19 - September 25, Monday-Friday | 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday/Sunday | 10 am - 7 pm.
The Trust for Governors Island (The Trust) announces the opening of the Hills, ten newly designed acres of park on Governors Island that include slides, art and unparalleled harbor views. Designed by acclaimed landscape architects West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, the opening of the Hills marks a major milestone in the transformation of Governors Island from an abandoned military base into an iconic destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Opening nearly a year ahead of schedule, the four Hills include huge slides, sculptures, a scramble, paths, and an outlook with incredible views. The Hills are constructed of recycled demolition debris, general fill and lightweight pumice, stabilized with geotechnical reinforcement and covered with shrubs, trees and grassy lawns, and improve the island's resilience in the face of increasingly dramatic weather patterns and rising sea levels. They are home to more than 860 new trees and 41,000 new shrubs planted in new high-quality topsoil and protected from brackish groundwater by the new topography. The new lawns, plantings and permeable paving also reduce erosion and storm run-off, while allowing for water collection and irrigation.
Young & Able Tapestry Weaving WorkshopTuesday, July 19 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm @ Blue Jean Studio, 149 W 24th St #5b, Manhattan Tapestries are the perfect (but often pricey) way to bring warmth to your apartment. Do it authentically by making your own! In this workshop by Prissage Studio, you'll review the tools and function of a lap loom, shuttle and warping the loom. Basic techniques that will be covered are the tabby (plain weave), slit tapestry, soumak, rya knot and pile loop. Students will also be provided a demonstration on finishing techniques, how to weave the back of your tapestry in and mounting on a dowel. (If you prefer indigo dying, Young and Able is having a workshop on that the next week!) Tickets are $145
Immersive Yoga and Sound Meditation Class
-Join us for two immersive classes on the roof surrounded by summer produce, where you'll practice yoga accompanied by live music and then be treated to a sound meditation coupled with light body work. Explore different asanas and meditation techniques all while surrounded by the sights, sounds and smells of a working farm. Bring a yoga mat, a refillable water bottle and a warm layer as your body tends to cool down during meditation. Reserve for $30
Eileen Fisher x Fashionista Pop-UpThursday, July 21 | 5 - 9 pm @ 53 Bergen St, Brooklyn Eileen Fisher is pulling out all the stops toward sustainability. Toward this goal, the company has a partnership with the CFDA to give three recent graduates focused on sustainability in fashion year-long rotational placements at Eileen Fisher. Called the Social Innovators Project, Lucy Jones, Teslin Doud and Carmen Gama, all Parsons grads, were tasked to come up with commercially viable ways to upcycle gently-used clothing donated by customers to the Green Eileen initiative. "Remade in the USA," as it's called, will be showcased at a shopping event and panel discussion that Fashionista will host with Eileen Fisher and the three Parson graduates. Guests who reserve $20 tickets for the panel from 6:15 to 7 p.m. will score early access to the Eileen Fisher Remade pop-up both before and after the panel. Purchase your tickets at Eventbrite here. Guests that only want early access to shop on Thursday but do not wish to attend the panel can RSVP for no fee.
Journey to the SourceSaturday July 23rd | 2-7pm @ 86 South 8th street #1, Brooklyn
Journey with three designers to the source of the inspiration behind their products, taking you around the world to Nepal, India, and Spain. Sip cocktails, shop, socialize and learn about the struggles and joys of being a designer overseas. All designers will have merchandise for sale and there will be a designer Q & A at 4pm. Atha is a line of jewelry and scarves at the intersection of contemporary art and traditional craft. Founder and artist, Michelle Cherian, travels to Nepal and Bali working directly with weavers, embroiderers, screen printers and jewelry artisans to create each collection. Bhava is an innovative women's footwear brand that sets a new standard in footwear design by sourcing the highest quality responsibly sourced components available. Have Love, Must Travel is a sophisticated boho inspired clothing line for women block printed by hand by artisans in India.