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!

Melissa Joy Manning Moving Sale

Thursday March 23 - Friday March 24th | 10am - 7pm @ 12 Wooster Street between Grand and Canal

Melissa Joy Manning is moving! To celebrate, Melissa is cleaning house with a floor to ceiling sale featuring select pieces of her signature and one-of-a-kind jewelry as well as a curated collection of vintage furniture and fixtures, specimens, raw stones and other curiosities. Prices will range from $10 and up. The sale will include great finds including a selection of one-of-a-kind necklaces, her signature metal pieces, and samples from her collaborations with both DooRi Chung and Lucky Brand. Crystal specimens starting at $10, furniture and display fixtures will also be up for grabs.

Sustainability Crash Course

Sat, March 25, 9am - 5pm @ Pratt Institute

Immerse yourself in the ins and outs of sustainable design with a day chock full of workshops and lectures. Keep an eye out for BF+DA Founder Deb Johnson, Pratt Departmental Sustainability Coordinator Tetsu Ohara, James Mendolia of C.L.A.S.S. Education, and many more sustainability experts who will be sharing their knowledge along with a number of exciting projects focusing on sustainability in product design.

Free with registration

Earth Hour

Sat, March 25th | 8:30 pm

Each year millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and generally make noise to shine a light on the need for climate action. You can celebrate Earth Hour in any way you want. It's entirely in your hands. Want to keep it simple? You could host a candle-lit dinner, go stargazing, or simply switch off your lights for an hour. Thinking of going a little bigger? You could put on a gig or concert, screen a movie, or host an Earth Hour party! The possibilities are endless.

RSVP or hold an event.

Organic Skincare Event

Sunday, March 26th | 1 to 3 pm

Natural beauty store Brooklyn Groove will feature guest Dominique Caron, founder of Apoterra Skincare (formerly Caru Skincare). Dominique is a certified herbalist and aromatherapist. After searching a long time for an affordable, holistic and sustainable skin care, in 2012 Dominique created products, which soothed her dry and reactive skin. During the event, for those interested in holistic skin consultation, Brooklyn Groove will have free Apoterra samples and 15% off on all of their products. With every purchase of any product, get a goody bag with amazing samples of all-natural skin care products from Antipodes, Graydon and RMS Beauty. There will be wine and refreshments for all guests and if you bring a friend, you’ll get an extra 10% off!

More info.

A Zero Waste World

Mon, March 27| 7 - 9 pm @ Meatpacking District

As we aim to tackle many environmental problems, going zero waste has been emerging as a solution for individuals, businesses, and cities. Hear hear zero waste experts and get insights on how to begin incorporating zero waste into everyday life. Panelists include Lauren Singer, founder of Trash is for Tossers, a blog where Lauren documents her zero waste life in New York City; Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm that invests in sustainable consumer goods, recycling and the development of the circular economy; and Kate Kitchener, Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the New York City Department of Sanitation Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability.

Free | Register here. 

 

Closing the Cycle: Sustainable Fashion with Eileen Fisher and Patagonia

Tuesday, April 4 | 6:30pm to 8pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse, this program will focus on how each organization has innovated the reuse of textiles in the production process and transformed “closed cycle” design into a profitable business model.  Cooper Hewitt’s Associate Curator of Textiles, Susan Brown, will moderate a discussion between sustainable fashion designer Eileen Fisher and Nellie Cohen, Patagonia’s Worn Wear program manager.

$8 tickets for students and educators are available here.

Slow Grains

Sunday, April 9th | 12 - 3 pm @ Jimmy’s No. 43 - 43 East 7th Street, Manhattan

Come to celebrate the flavors of grains and whole-grain flours across our region. Taste some breads and whole grains made outside of the commodity production system, which determines everything from seed to loaf and ground to glass. Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket will lead you through a tour of regional grains with bread from She Wolf Bakery and others, and discuss all the work required to get something new on our forks and under our butter. 

$10 Slow Food members, $15 non-members

Open House at Project Farmhouse

Saturday, April 29th @ 76 E 13th Street

Project Farmhouse is a 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.

More info.

Lightfoot Market

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.

More inf

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

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