This events roundup is made possible by Kairos.

Kairos Market

Visiting a weekend market in the springtime is a favorite activity of New Yorkers, and Kairos Market is NYC’s newest craft market! Kairos is a community based craft fair that showcases a curation of handmade items exclusively created by local independent artists. The mission of Kairos is to create a community filled with inspiration, collaboration and creativity for all.

The Kairos Market is a festival for the arts. All fairs will include local designers, lively music, interactive fun and a lot of good vibes!

You can find the directory of artists on Kairos’ website, but the real fun is in visiting one of their upcoming fairs:

Saturday, May 6th, 12pm – 5pm @ Three’s Brewing (The Yard), 333 Douglass StreetBrooklyn, NY 11217, and

Saturday & Sunday, May 20th – 21st, 11am – 6pm @ The Brooklyn Art Library, 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Free | More info here

 


City Park Foraging Tours

Weekends 11:45 am – 3:45 pm

Because of the warm winter, many early season edibles are already around, such as daylily shoots, flowering hairy bittercress, lesser celandine, chickweed, curly dock and bitter dock, garlic mustard, rockweed, wild carrots, as well as common evening primrose.

$20 suggested donation. Call Wildman Steve Brill at (914) 835-2153 and register for a tour, or sign up on his site.

Resist

Every day for the next four years @ all over NYC

Itching to hit the streets and keep the momentum going from the Women’s March? Here’s a list of protests going on every day in the city, sometimes there are a dozen to choose from, so no excuses!

 

 MAISON DE MODE Pop-Up Shop at Bloomingdale’s NYC

Tuesday, April 11th – Thursday, May 11th @ Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave, NY, NY & August791 Lexington Ave, NY, NY

To celebrate Earth Month, Bloomingdale’s is launching MAISON-DE-MODE.COM pop-up shops in their 59th Street and Soho locations.  MAISON-DE-MODE.COM is a luxury ethical fashion e-commerce site founded by Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre.  Hearst and Pierre will bring their website to life with their Bloomingdale’s shop-in-shops done in partnership with the Nest Foundation, a non-profit that connects fashion brands seeking traditional craftsmanship with local artisans around the world.

FISHER FOUND: Eileen Fisher Pop-Up, Workshops, & Panel Discussion

April 20th – 30th, 11am – 7pm @ Eileen Fisher SoHo, 395 West Broadway, NYC

Eileen Fisher is hosting a 10 day pop-up event featuring their newly launched FISHER FOUND product line at their SoHo store. Throughout the week, there will also be workshops as a sewing expert demonstrates how to mend clothing and extend its life (see below). On 4/28, Eileen Fisher is hosting a panel discussion, along with refreshments and mingling, with several leaders in the fashion and sustainability field.

Workshops:

Thursday, 4/20, 3:30-6:30pm

Saturday, 4/22, 12:30-4:30pm

Wednesday, 4/26, 3:30-6:30pm

Saturday, 4/29, 12:30-4:30 (includes designer-led FISHER FOUND presentation)

Free | RSVP for panel discussion here.

Harlem Earth Day Walking Tour

Saturday, April 22nd, 11am – 6pm @ Calabar Imports, 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Manhattan, NY

Join the NYC Fair Trade Coalition on Earth Day as they hop from location to location in Central Harlem visiting a variety of Earth Day Parties! Each Harlem based business is hosting an ethical, fair trade, conscious business to help educate the community on the importance of taking care of our planet. Can’t make it the whole day? No worries! Jump in anytime. We’ll have a map shortly to show you the locations.

Free | RSVP here.

Car Free NYC on Earth Day

Saturday, April 22nd, 10am – 4pm @ Broadway St (Times Square to Union Square), NYC

In observance of Earth Day, NYC will celebrate “Car Free Day” by opening up 30 blocks of Broadway for people, creating a string of car-free areas from Union Square to Times Square.

Free | More info here.

March for Science

Saturday, April 22nd. Starting time & location is TBD, so be sure to follow the NYC chapter of March for Science on Twitter.

Recent political events are beginning to inhibit the scientific process and scientists across America are deeply concerned about the impact this could have on public health, the environment, and even really cool technological and engineering innovations. March for Science wants our community to understand that there is no political agenda in the lab. The #MarchforScience will be happening in cities all throughout the world as a sign of solidarity and to support and safeguard the scientific community.

Free | Register here.

Native Fashion Symposium at NMAI New York

Saturday, April 22nd, 10:30am – 5pm @ the National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

Through three sessions, this all day symposium explores fashion as a creative endeavor and an expression of cultural identity; the history of Native fashion; issues of problematic cultural appropriation in the field; and examples of creative collaborations and best practices between Native designers and fashion brands.

Free

ConSERVE NYC

Saturday, April 22nd, 8:30am – 1:30pm @ Riverbank State Park, W. 145th Street & Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031

The Student Conservation Association is bringing together hundreds of families and community members to celebrate with service projects and festivities at Riverbank State Park in Manhattan. Activities will include: Making native seedballs to support bees and butterflies, making seed starters out of recycled materials, recycling relays and conservation-themed games, live music, composting demos, and giveaways throughout the day, a tree giveaway, and volunteering opportunities.

$20 Suggested donation | RSVP here.

The Road to a Completely Ethical Fashion Industry

Monday, April 24th, 6pm @ The Mezzanine – 55 Broadway, Manhattan

Join me for an evening with an inspiring panel (me, the co-founders of Conscious Magazine, the founder of Thr3efold, the head designer at behno, and the founder of Half United), cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, a #whomademyclothes photo booth, excellent networking, an ethical and sustainable pop-up shop, and the opportunity to meet other Ethical Writers Coalition bloggers!

$10 in advance | $15 at the door

“Re-Fashion” Workshop: Mending, Natural Dyeing, & Embroidery

Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm @ Handcraft Studio School, 10368 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Join us for a night of “re-fashioning” fun and cocktails. We’ve partnered with some of the best artisans in the Bay Area to show you how to save your used or damaged clothing. You will walk away with three techniques in your arsenal: mending, natural dyeing, and embroidery.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door | Purchase tickets here.

Fashion in Flux: Fashion Revolution Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm – 8pm @ Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street, Haft Theater, New York, NY 10001

Join me and other industry professionals discuss disrupting the fashion industry and the consumer demand for a fashion revolution. Panelists will include myself, Marc Bain, fashion reporter at Quartz, and Marci Zaroff, EcoFashion Pioneer and Founder/CEO of MetaWear, moderated by Professor Lucy Collins. Raffles and prizes will be provided by Reformation, Mata Traders, Hurraw!, HOPE Made in the world, Siizu, and Bead & Reel.

Free | Register here.

People’s Climate March

Saturday, April 29th @ all over the world!

On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C., NYC, and cities all throughout the globe to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet. We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis, the problems that affect our communities and the threats to peace to our leaders in Congress to demand action.

Find a local march and sign up here.

Open House at Project Farmhouse

Saturday, April 29th, 11am – 4pm @ 76 E 13th Street

Project Farmhouse is a new, state-of-the-art sustainability center and event space that allows New Yorkers to explore environmental issues through the lens of food, horticulture, arts, and more. Operated by GrowNYC and steps from the iconic Union Square Greenmarket, Project Farmhouse hosts workshops, galas, speakers, community meetings, and interactive exhibits. Cycle through a series of hands-on demonstrations and mini-workshops and enjoy refreshments.

Free, no RSVP needed | More info here.

Lightfoot Market

Sunday, April 30th | 1 – 7 pm @ 26 Bridge Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Lightfoot Market will showcase over 50 business models that value environmental and social initiatives, by bringing like-minded organizations together for commerce, arts and education. You’ll find thoughtfully curated goods, food, speakers and more all dedicated to the principles of environmental sustainability and social good.

Free | More info here

Grand Opening of Package Free

Monday, May 1st @ 137 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY

Package Free is the world’s first Zero Waste Lifestyle shop! The store will have a curated collection of products from more than 30 of the world’s most advanced and innovative sustainable brands, giving New Yorkers a one-stop-shop for zero waste products and a hub to learn about low-waste living made simple.

More info here.

Fair Trade Day Festival & Celebration

Saturday, May 13th, 10am – 6pm @ P.S. 321 Flea Market, 180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Celebrate Fair Trade Day with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and the Domestic Fair Trade Association. All day long you can shop small, local, & ethical businesses. From 2:00 to 4:00pm hear stories, talks, and other entertainment from fair trade advocates.

Free | Register here.

Reducetarian Summit

May 20th – 21st, 9am – 6pm @ New York University – 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan

The central question of the 2017 Reducetarian Summit is: “How do we as individuals, organizations, communities, and societies work to systematically decrease meat consumption?” By bringing together hundreds of people from all areas of the reducetarian movement, this conference will take a deeper dive into possible solutions for pushing the needle on meat consumption. The Summit will include high-profile speakers and moderators, workshops, breakout sessions, and panel discussions, multiple networking opportunities, and delicious meals sponsored by fresh&co.

$99 – $400

Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop

Thursday, June 8th, 6pm – 9pm @ Brooklyn Grange, Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

In this workshop you will gain knowledge and experiment with the time honored art of natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the many plants, roots, berries, minerals, and insects that have been used for thousands of years to create color on cloth. Historical context as well as proper procedure to achieve the most vibrant and long lasting results will be covered. Participants are welcome to bring a small garment of their own to dye (natural fibers only: wool, cotton, silk, linen, etc.). Each participant will leave with silk and cotton scarves and comprehensive handouts outlining natural dye techniques, resources, and recipes to practice this beautiful art at home.

$85 | Purchase tickets here.

Organic Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Friday, June 9th, 6pm – 8:30pm @ United By Blue, 245 Elizabeth St, NY, NY 10012

Unlike most modern indigo dye vats that are prepared quickly with a chemical reducing agent, this workshop will use only sugar and natural ingredients to activate the indigo dyeing power of the vat. Indigo is unlike any other natural dye process in many ways and the blue color produced is rich, complex and unparalleled in beauty. Each participant will leave with 2 finished dyed bandanas, resources lists and instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own medium to small sized natural fiber (cotton, wool, silk, linen, etc.) garment or item to dye.

$45 | Purchase tickets here.

If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!