The Good Goods
Saturday May 7th – Sunday May 8th | 11 am – 6 pm @ Interface – 140 West 30th St, Manhattan
What: The Good Goods is a pop-up marketplace filled with design goods, art, installations, and creative workshops to celebrate the current design scene in New York City. The foundation of The Good Goods begins with the story behind each brand. The market is carefully curated from a diverse group of independent designers and local artists hailing from the art, fashion, design, and culinary worlds, presented to facilitate meaningful interactions between the makers and the community.
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8 @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, Manhattan
The sixth annual celebration of meat-free delights is a go-green fantasy, spotlighting small plates and samples from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, cooking demonstrations, and animal rescue and eco-information tables. Headlining the culinary stage at this year’s event is husband-and-wife duo Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Philadelphia’s Vedge Restaurant and Adam Sobel, the chef behind vegan food-truck favorite Cinnamon Snail who’ll show festivalgoers how to prepare his signature Chinese steamed bao. In addition to enjoying plant-based bites, guests can hear from the likes of veggievore champion cyclist Christine Vardaros and keynote speaker Dr. Michael Greger, who literally wrote the book on eating to live: His best-selling 2015 guide to healthful superfoods is titled How Not to Die.
Jane’s Walk NYC 2016
May 6 – 8 @ All over NYC
Jane’s Walk NYC brings together thousands of New Yorkers for an annual weekend long festival of 200+ free volunteer-led neighborhood walking tours across all five boroughs. Each walk provides a unique snapshot of New York City, and an opportunity to celebrate its vibrant past, present, and future. Held annually in over 180 cities across the globe during the first weekend of May, Jane’s Walk is an international movement that honors legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs. MAS (Municipal Art Society of New York) is the proud local organizer of Jane’s Walk NYC, which has grown from 23 walks into the largest Jane’s Walk festival in the world!
(Sold Out) 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!
High School of Art & Design Fashion Show
Thursday, May 12 | 6 – 9pm
This year’s theme for the High School of Art & Design’s Fashion Department is Sustainable Fashion! The designs being showcased have been chosen from a contest held among the high school and will be truly exciting to see. These top student designs are made from upcycled and earth-friendly materials and have been locally manufactured right at the BF+DA. Enjoy a runway show featuring career wear, sleepwear, and conceptual fashion looks, with over $10,000 in fashion school scholarships being awarded at the end of the show.
Free. RSVP here.
(Come see me!) Spring Fashion Swap
Saturday, 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.
Use ECOCULT10 to get $5 off! 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!
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…
Saturday, June 11th 6 pm – Sunday June 12th 11:30 am @ Staten Island
OutdoorFest, is a 1- day festival working to get urban dwellers more connected to the outdoors and bring together the outdoor adventure community in NYC. It kicks off with a camping event on Saturday, June 11th on Staten Island. The campout includes beer, live music, yoga, stargazing with astronomers, a 5K-night trail race and more! Learn survival skills, compete in a 5K-night trail run race, stargaze, enjoy live music and meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
Tickets are $50 (Early Bird price until May 31st)
If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!