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 Greenmarket
Friday, 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 Open
July 19 – September 25, Monday-Friday | 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday/Sunday | 10 am – 7 pm.
Young & Able Tapestry Weaving Workshop
Tuesday, 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!)
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.
Eileen Fisher x Fashionista Pop-Up
Thursday, 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.
Journey to the Source
Saturday July 23rd | 2-7pm @ 86 South 8th street #1, Brooklyn
Nest’s Summer School Salon of Making
Wednesday, July 27 |6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Parsons, 63 Fifth Avenue
Nest is an organization that support the growth of artisans all over the world. Join Nest Co-op and friends for a Co-op Workshop with classes led by local craft experts in block printing, weaving, illustration, silversmithing, knitting and more. And Nest is having a sale on co-op memberships right now, too.
Thursday, July 28th | 6 – 9 pm @ 180 Maiden Lane, Manhattan
Beer and food! By the Folks at Edible, so you know it’s good. Food vendors include Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, L&W Oyster Bar, Jimmy’s No. 43, Gramercy Tavern, and many more, plus Doc’s Draft Hard Cider, Fentiman’s Botanically Brewed Beverages, Narragansett Beer, Sixpoint Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Black Dirt Distillery, and and on and so forth!
CAP Beauty Ecstatic Summer Friday
Friday July 29th | 3 – 6 pm @ CAP Beauty, 238 West 10th Street, West Village, Manhattan
The CAP founders will be pouring iced Matcha Lattes, and serving up something their calling “High Vibe Snacks.” (I suspect it has something to do with Moon Juice powders, but that is pure speculation.) Expect giveaways and good times with other clean beauty lovers.
Mayonoki Month-Long Sushi Pop-Up
Starting August 3 @ 91 Clinton Street, Manhattan
This sustainable sushi joint (the only place to get purely sustainable sushi in the city) is going semi-permanent! Read my gushing review of them some months back, and go sign up for a spot.
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!