suranaUye Surana Sample Sale

Fri. 1/16 and Sat. 1/17 | 2 to 7 pm @ 373 Broadway btw Franklin and White Streets, E20, TriBeCa, Manhattan 

Hot on the heels of my covering this pretty brand, find 50% discounts on silk underthings and clothing made in NYC, including bras, bralettes, panties, skirts, negligees, shorts, and more. You’ll be well equipped to stay inside with your lover after this.

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 mini golf, try your hand at an arcade game, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more, all washed down with craft beers and maybe a frozen marg or two. Grab a taste pass for efficient and affordable sampling of food and alcohol.

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s_terrariumTerrarium Workshop

Sat. 1/17 12 to 2 pm

Assemble your own terrarium, complete with meticulously arranged plants and zen crystals said to have powerful healing properties. You can use vision boards for inspiration, and then build a terrarium with plants, rocks, a zen crystal, and a choice of four glass vessels.

$58 per person

vsu_jan_webVegan Shop-Up

Pine Box Rock Shop

Vegan Shop-Up kicks off its 5th year of markets with a new January VSU chock full of new vendors and products you’re sure to love. Discover the best vegan, locally made foods and wares at the only all vegan market in New York City! Find burgers, empanadas, donuts, PB cups, cinnamon Rolls hot dogs, pâtés, gluten-free goodies, sliders, samosas, coconut Bacon, mac ‘n’ cheese, handbags, organic skin care, soaps way more! See the full vendor line up here.

recyclingElectronics Recycling Collections with the LES Ecology Center

Sat. 1/17: Bronx Zoo
Sun. 1/18: Park Slope
Sat. 1/24: Staten Island
Sun. 1/25Williamsburg and Upper West Side

As of January 1st, it’s illegal to throw your electronics out to the curb. Clean out your closet and desk, and give those old electronics away to the proper people so that the toxins don’t seep into the ground. All e-waste is recycled domestically and data security is guaranteed.

Learn more.

s_holsteeIntentions & Habit Building Workshop

1/20 | 7 to 10 pm @ Holstee, 98th 4th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn

What do you want to change or accomplish in 2015? The first step towards successfully achieving any goal is setting a specific intention. Examine your individual definitions of success and balance, and discover practices that help you remain present, all while focusing on personal pursuits. By the time you leave, you’ll have a personalized roadmap for your intentions and goals of 2015, along with helpful tips and resources on motivation, accountability, and productivity. Did we mention there will be wine, tea, healthy snacks, and fun folks?

Reserve for $58

kombuchaBrewing Kombucha Tea with Valentine Botanicals

02/05 | 6:30 pm @ 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens

Kombucha tea, a beverage popular with the health-food set, is actually quite straightforward to brew, and does not require complicated equipment or ingredients. Learn about the kombucha tea-making process from start to finish, how to add in botanicals, and ways to use the finished product. You can even learn how to make chia seed kombucha. All participants will leave with a starter SCOBY and the skills to easily brew kombucha tea at home by Valentine’s Day. (Romantic!)

Tickets are $35.

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