Brooklyn night bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 p.m. to midnight @ Greenpoint

The warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market continues into the new year. Bounce to live artists while you shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods. Shopping is hard work, so take breaks often to taste your way through bites from Ample Hills CreameryOaxaca Taqueria and more.

165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Smorgasburg, Brooklyn, NYPHOTO CREDIT:  Kate GlicksbergSmorgasburg

Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. thru March @ North 5th St and Wythe

This winter Smorgasburg moves indoors to some mammoth new digs in Williamsburg with room for 200 vendors, including 75 food vendors. Their new indoor fortress of food and fashion will feature tunes, your favorite longtime vendors, and plenty of surprises.

80 North 5th St. (at Wythe Ave.) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Everywhere @ NYC

Sidetour is a place to find a dizzying array of NYC experiences by eclectic experts. This weekend you can drop by a BYOB painting class, go snow tubing with a beer tasting attached, go snowshoeing with a wine tasting, detoxify with hot yoga and organic soup, go on a wilderness adventure and learn fire crafting, learn tarot card reading, or learn digital camera photography skills at the farmer’s market. Sidetour has all these sustainable and unique experiences, plus many more. But you had better sign up fast, because this stuff sells out super quick.

kristie_closerKristie Streicher Pop-Up

Tues. 01/14 thru Wed. 01/22 @ Warren-Tricomi

Experience the brow magician’s feathering technique, vegetable dye-based brow and lash enhancements, quick touch-ups, and makeup consultations and applications.Leave with schwag from Rouge Bunny Rouge, RMS, Jouer, or Streicher’s own blends of pre- and post-tweeze argan oil-based products.

125 Fifth Ave., between 19th & 20th Streets, 2nd floor | Gramercy, Manhattan

Call 212-262-8899 ext. 3 for an appt.

originalMelt: An Exquisitely Restorative Evening

Sun. 01/12 | 4 to 5:30pm or 7-8:30pm

Join my friends Diana and Lindsay  for an intimate evening of personal attention and care–extras include tarot card readings, sage smudging, aromatherapy to soothe the senses, plus tea and raw chocolate to end the evening on an extra sweet note.

$45 | Extremely limited space, click here to make sure you have a spot! 

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vegThe Vegetarian Crusade

Mon. 01/13 | 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Food Studies

Vegetarianism, not as trendy as you think! Learn about the rise of vegetarianism, from its biblical beginnings to political and social reform during the Civil War, with professor Adam D. Shprintzen, author of The Vegetarian Crusade. Naturally, veggie sliders will be served.

$10 – $40 | Buy tickets

411 Lafayette St. | NoHo, Manhattan


Sun. 01/26 | 4 to 8 p.m. @ The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

Five chefs, one thousand pounds of heritage pig. Emphasis on heritage. OK, really emphasis on pig. The chefs, including Perla’s Michael Toscano and Tertulia’s Seamus Mullen, are preparing six dishes each in praise of pork for this year’s Cochon 555 competition in New York. The winner goes on to compete in the Grand Cochon at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

$125 – $200 | Buy Tickets

2 West St. | Battery Park, Manhattan |

NY4PI_Sun01aNyers for the Philippines

Mon. 01/27 | 7  p.m. to 11 p.m. @ Bagatelle New York

With some of New York’s most notable chefs and mixologists, includign those from Pouring Ribbons and Death & Co., this collaborative event will raise money for a community hard-hit by Typhoon Haiyan.  With the help of Gawad Kalinga (GK), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, your money will go to providing housing and creating a sustainable rehabilitation program for a devastated village in Iloilo –a city in the southern part of the country.

$300 – $400 | Buy tickets or donate

1 Little West 12th Street | Meatpacking, Manhattan

logoEat, Drink, and Bloody Mary

Sat. 02/08 | 1 to 4 p.m. @ L’Apicio

Drink yourself silly on this salty-sweet, boozy brunch staple at the third annual competition about all things Bloody Mary. Booker & Dax and the sustainable and healthy resto Le Rouge Tomate (2013’s winner!) gave strong showings last year, but this year’s competitors have yet to be announced. One thing we do know: Come hungry. L’Apicio’s got brunch bites.

$40 – $60 | buy tickets

13 E. First St. | East Village, Manhattan | 212-533-7400 or

If there’s anything I forgot for this weekend or upcoming week, lemme know in the comments!