The Oldest Living Things in the World

Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen’s work. The opening is this Sunday, and on Saturday you can contemplate 100,000-year-old seagrass while listening to live jazz and blues. Sussman​ is a TED speaker, a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. S​he was awarded the LACMA Lab Art​ + Tech grant to ​produce new work exploring Deep Time and deep space​ with SpaceX and NASA JPL. Um, that is my kind of celebrity, yo.

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Brooklyn night bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm to midnight @ 165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market brings together local makers and artists to create a carnival-like atmosphere around up-and-coming doers. Shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods, bounce to live artists, play games, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more. This month you’ll find artists like the hillbilly band Spirit Family Reunion on July 4the the brass/guitar/bongo stylings of the upbeat Zongo Junction, and the unabashed rock of Titus Andronicus.

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photo (3)Smorgasburg

Thru 11/22 | Sat. 11 am to 6 pm @ East River State Park | Pier 5, Dumbo and Sun. 11 am to 6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Kent and North 7th, Williamsburg

Take in the good weather, the view of Manhattan, and sample from dozens of Brooklyn-based food artisans, from brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream. Nearby at 40 Kent street, you’ll find a huge selection of vintage and handmade clothing and home decor at the Brooklyn Flea.

Open rain or shine | More info

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 5.20.11 PMHester Street Fair

Sat. and Sun. thru 10/26 | 10 am to 6 pm @ Hester and Essex

A highly curated outdoor market in the Lower East Side for one-of-a-kind goods and specialty foods, this fair has everything from hand made jewelry, to vintage finds, lobster rolls, macarons, roasted nuts, sandwiches, rolls, and other baked treats and meals, all with an eye to supporting small makers and helping you discover the next big thing.

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Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

A Bikeable Feast

Saturdays through October (privately booked dates available) @ Williamsburg

Get Up and Ride has partnered with a local farm and professional chef to bring you the entire package of a Perfect Day in Brooklyn. The ride will show guests hidden urban parks and expansive waterfront sunset vistas from Williamsburg to Greenpoint, and will end at a tiny organic farm near the base of the Williamsburg bridge, where seasoned private chef Shane McGarvey will prepare a 4-­course seasonal, local meal on the coal grill. Music playlists are curated by local music buffs. This urban excursion is perfectly suited for the adventures foodie who has seen enough of tired restaurants, and wants to take their evening to a new level of multi-­sensorial appreciation.

The ride commences at 135 N 11th St, covers Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and ends at dinner at a farm by the Williamsburg bridge. $140 per person: bikes, guide, food, wine, and tax all-­inclusive.


Mister Sunday

Sun. 09/28 | 3 to 9 pm @ Industry City | 241 37th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

This has got to be the most chill and fun party by a pair of socially conscious DJs. After losing their Gowanus space last year, Justin and Eamon have moved to a new outdoor spot, Industry City, to continue the party. Sip Brooklyn-brewed beers, Limonata, sangria, Mexican coke and other libations, eat Mexican food from Country Boys while you dance to disco-house music under the setting sun. No photos or cigs or texting on the dance floor, thank God. But dogs are allowed on a leash! Part of the proceeds always go to charity.

 Advance tickets $10 | $15 at door | All ages

yogaRooftop Farm Yoga

Mon. 09/30 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange

Last day! Loosen up in the fresh, herb-scented air with Sarah Schumann of Prospect Heights’ Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center. Open to practitioners of all levels, this class will begin with a brief centering of breath and space, and will gently evolve into a flow of movement and meditation. Classes are held on the spacious paved patio at dusk, with a view of the sun setting over Manhattan. It’s BYO Yoga mat, water bottle, and please make sure you have a photo ID for entering the Navy Yard!

$15 | Reserve your space

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 5.03.14 PMStories and Beer NYC

Thurs. 10/2 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ Impact Hub NYC | 394 Broadway, Manhattan

TriplePundit is continuing their focus on sustainability in the fashion and apparel industry with its latest session on water, one of the most important and overlooked ingredients in fashion.  How are fashion brands looking to work with the challenges of water conservation With cotton and other crops?  What are some of the ways companies are reducing, exploring less water-intensive textiles and working within a circular economy? Drink beer, network, and learn about this issue from panelists Deb Johnson of Brooklyn Fashion Accelerator, Inka Apter of Eileen Fisher, and Paul Gallay of Riverkeeper.

Free for ImpactHub members, $15 for nonmembers. Get tickets or register.

NYC-YouthmarketSeaport Youthmarket

Thursdays thru 11/21 | noon to 5 pm @ Seaport | 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan

A double whammy of good karma: buy local food, and help kids get their business chops. The Seaport Youthmarket provides this historic community with fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers, and engages neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more. The produce is the from the same high-quality, local farms as all Greenmarkets. So bring your reusable bags and an appetite.

 EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted.

Put it on the Calendar

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 11.23.07 AMFashion Forward With Kelly Rutherford and Mercado Global

Wed. 10/01 | 6:30 to 10 pm @ Hotel Americano

Mercado Global is a brand that makes beautiful bags, with a mission to support female artisans in Guatemala. This VIP-studded event will feature a moderated conversation with notable fashion industry insiders, cocktails, farm-fresh fare, live music, and an exclusive raffle. Mingle with the likes of Soraya Darabi from Zady, Charlotte Ronson, editors from Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country, and more.

Tickets are $95 to $250  

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 4.17.45 PMMeatopia

Sun. 10/19 | 4 to 7 pm @ Esurance Rooftop at Pier 92 | 52nd Street and West Side Highway

Every year James Beard Award-winning Esquire writer Josh Ozersky brings together the country’s greatest meat chefs for what has been called “the ultimate meat event.” Called “a meat-lover’s paradise” by New York Magazine, Meatopia has a simple concept: The greatest meat chefs in the world cook every part of every animal over open fires.  No propane is allowed, and all meat must be cruelty-, hormone- and antibiotic-free. The “Whole Animal Court” will include whole hogs, lambs, goats, and — of course — legendary butcher Pat LaFrieda will cook an entire 1000-lb steer.  Join celebrity chef and epic carnivore Michael Symon for Meatopia’s anniversary “Carnivore’s Ball,” an unforgettable festival of live music, Trapiche Wines, cold beer, cocktails and the greatest concentration of sizzling, crusty, delicious meat ever seen.

Tickets $150

harvestfestStone Barns HarvestFest

Sun. 10/25 | 10 am to 3 pm @ Stone Barns 

Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, this 80-acre farm increases public awareness of healthy, seasonal and sustainable food; trains farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques; and educates children about the sources of their food, and prepare them to steward the land that provides it. Support the cause by attending their annual HarvestFest. Activities for the whole family include live music, hands-on farming activities, food-crafting, a farmer’s market with delicious seasonal fare, hayrides, farm Olympics and more.

Rain or shine | Tickets $40 adult,  $20 youth (ages 2-14)

holsteeWellness Unlocked: An All Day Intensive for Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Sun. 10/26 | 10:30 am to 5 pm @ Holstee | 98 4th Street, Suite 106, Gowanus, Brooklyn

“If you don’t like something, change it,” goes a portion of the Holstee manifesto. In one of Holstee’s new classes, you can spend a day stretching your body, opening your mind and soothing your soul. The intensive starts with tea, moves through yoga with Kirtan, philosophy, asana practice, Yoga Nidra meditation, followed by a vegan lunch, a detox workshop, and ending with a happiness exploration workshop.

$97 | Reserve your spot

s_Fashion showcase in Naeem KhanWishwas Diwali Celebration Gala

10/28 | 7 to 10 pm @ Fashion house of Naeem and Ranjana Khan

The non-profit Wishwas focuses on empowering low­-income immigrant women to assimilate within society and training them
in vocational skills to make them financially self sufficient. Naeem Khan, an Indian-­born American fashion designer who has styled Padma Lakshmi, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, and First Lady Michelle Obama, will co-host the event with Board Chair for Wishwas and noted jewelry designer, Ranjana Khan. Guests will enjoy specialty hors d’oeuvres by Devi Restaurant, desserts by
Chocal8Kiss, cocktails, music, a silent auction and special dance performances will be held by classical dancer Sonali Skandan and SA Dance Company.

Tickets are $125

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