This events roundup is made possible by Kairos.
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), 3
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.
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 & August, 791 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural Spectrum Dye Workshop
Thursday, June 8th, 6pm – 9pm @
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.