Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic

Sundays at 10am

Enjoy a day of biking, relaxation, yoga, meditation and community right here in NYC with Get Up and Ride, Lazy Wellness, Runa and the Perfect Picnic NYC. Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic brings the retreat to you, offering a guided bike ride through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO with stops to practice yoga and meditation and to enjoy a wonderful catered picnic.

$59 | More details and schedule 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.


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! It’s a great way to meet likeminded people and turn your slacktivism into good old-fashioned activism.

Compost On-the-Go

Every week (Wednesday & Friday mornings, depending on location) @ 18 locations around NYC.

GrowNYC is pleased to announce 18 new food scrap collections, conveniently located near mass transit in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation.  Once a week, our friendly compost coordinators will accept your household fruit and vegetable scraps to be composted as you head out to start your day—look for our orange tent!

Free! | Find locations and drop off times here.

Tour of Sfoglini Pasta with Local Roots NYC

Wednesday, July 12th at 10:00 am @ Sfoglini Pasta, 630 Flushing Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Based in Bedstuy, Sfoglini’s traditional offerings include sixteen organic durum semolina pastas plus a series of New York State grain pastas made with organic whole-grainryeemmer, einkorn and spelt flours. In addition to their signature pastas, Sfoglini also produces a line of seasonal pastas made with fresh, local ingredients from local farms.

Free | RSVP here.

Slow Food NYC Happy Hour

Monday, June 26th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Albero, 341 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

It’s the Slow Food NYC monthly happy hour! It’s fun, social, and informal. But it’s also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let them know what you think. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other “Slow” minded people? The Slur is your opportunity.

Free | RSVP here.

sundays x Peaceful Dumpling

Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ sundays nail studio at Saks 5th Avenue Wellery, 611 5th Ave, NY, NY 10010

Join Amyling Lin, founder of sundays, as she talks with Juhea Kim about her journey to founding health and wellness lifestyle site PeacefulDumpling.com. Juhea will give tips on how to live a sustainable and low-carbon-footprint lifestyle that is simple yet fun. The first 15 guests to arrive will receive complimentary mini manicures.  Complimentary green juices will be provided by Pressed Juicery and Vega snacks will be served.

Free | RSVP here.

Fine + Raw Chocolate Factory Tour with Local Roots NYC

Friday, July 14th, 4:00 pm @ 288 Seigel Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

FINE & RAW’s mission is to save the world through silliness and chocolate! They craft artisan confections using conscious ingredients and innovative low heat techniques to keep the chocolate’s raw vitality and flavor. During your tour you will get to see the journey of the cacao from bean to bar, and after try some of their favorite chocolate flavors that have made FINE & RAW a local favorite.

Free | RSVP here.

Oceanic x Ibiza: A Voice For Our Oceans

Thursday, July 20th, 4:30 pm – Friday, July 21st @ Blue Marlin Ibiza, Playa de cala Jondal, 07839 Ibiza, Spain (I know, it’s in Ibiza! But this one is important!)

A conscious festival for our ocean, Oceanic x Ibiza will be a thoroughly cultural, artistic and inspirational experience. It will unite top musicians, celebrities, conservationists, institutions, NGOs and brands, transcending the barriers of language and human diversity to create a universal voice for our ocean.

Oceanic x Ibiza is designed to transport participants through the depths of our ocean. Immersive content on-site will juxtapose the natural beauty of our ocean with the destructive impact of plastic and seafood consumption, as well as provide the Oceanic community with engaging solution for restoring ocean health.

$45 – $70 | Get more info and purchase tickets here.

NYC Food Waste Fair

Tuesday, July 25th, 9:00am – 6:00pm @ Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

The NYC Food Waste Fair will equip business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections to build a waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level. The exhibit hall will showcase dozens of vendors offering food waste prevention, recovery and recycling services. And workshops will provide information from city government officials on how to comply with laws and regulations, as well as tips from experts on how to achieve tangible, cost-effective results.

$25 | Purchase tickets here.

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