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.

Oceanic x Ibiza: A Voice For Our Oceans Music Festival

Thursday, July 20th, 4:30 pm – Friday, July 21st, 12:00 am @ Cala Jondal, Yemanja, and 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.

$50 | Purchase tickets here.

Food Karma Feasts

Thursday, July 27th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ North Brooklyn Farms, 320 Kent Ave., Brooklyn

It’s the perfect time to return to the Brooklyn waterfront for an al fresco summer dining experience featuring a menu from guest chef Alex Sorenson of Blank Slate Kitchen. The night will be willed with perfect waterfront views, amazing outdoor grilling and family-style dinner paired with craft beer from Threes Brewing, ciders from Aaron Burr, wines from Natural Wine and a signature cocktail. Chef Alex will serve up a multi-course meal sourced from small farms, including heritage pork from Flying Pigs Farm and Bhumi Farms vegetable dishes. The North Brooklyn Farms staff will be on hand to greet and serve this all-inclusive farm dinner working in tandem with Slow Food NYC.

$75 | Get tickets here.

SiiZU Pop Up Shop at Canal Street Market

Throughout the Summer. See Canal St. website below for hours of operation.

Ethical and sustainable brand, SiiZU, celebrates their first pop up shop at the Canal Street Market. Not only will you be able to try on the latest SiiZU collection in person, their team has also curated a rotating series of designer accessories and skincare products that you’ll be sure to love.

The Living Stage Summer Festival

Friday, August 4th, 5pm – Saturday, August 5th, 5pm @ Meltzer Tower Garden, 94 E 1st St.

THE LIVING STAGE combines horticulture, theatrical design, and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable, biodiverse, and edible performance spaces. The Living Stage Summer Festival features family-friendly activities including a live, original, intergenerational performance, music, gardening information sessions, and tours. There will also be opportunities to engage with local nonprofits, businesses, gardeners, artists, and community leaders.

Free | Details here.

Travel+SocialGood Summit 2017

Thursday, November 16th – Friday, November 17th @ NYC (details TBA)

The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism in conjunction with the Global Goals, an ambitious set of targets set to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues by 2030. We look to the Global Goals as inspiration for the issues the travel industry can help to solve, and hope the  TSG Summit will inspire radical change throughout the tourism sector to help achieve these goals through both innovative business practices and consumer behavior. Building off of the momentum and format of previous Summits, this year’s event will be focused on different workshops and activations aimed at finding actionable solutions to push the industry forward. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s summit.

Details here.

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