s_zadyZady Sample Sale

Fri. 1/24 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sat. 1/25 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Zady Headquarters

Just yesterday an acquaintance sighed, “Oh, I love Zady so much! I just wish it weren’t so expensive!” Well, A. You get what you pay for, and B. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE, RUN! Find ethically-made clothing (for you and your man) fit for work, brunch and a first date, marked down.

122 West 26th Street, floor 5 | Manhattan 


Green Porno

Fri. 01/17 to Sat. 01/25 | Matinee and nighttime performances @ BAM

Isabella Rossellini is taking her wildly popular Green Porno to BAM for a very intimate nine-day run. The one-woman show, adapted from the Sundance Channel series of the same name, will feature the Day-Glo costumes, paper puppets and all the mating rituals of insects and marine creatures you can pack into the approximately 75-minute presentation. If you’re not lucky enough to score the limited $30 rush tickets (available for purchase in person 90 minutes before each performance), regular general admission tickets go for $120 a piece.

30 Lafayette Ave. | Brooklyn 

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

More info at bkbazaar.com 

s_medicalMedical Botany Class

Saturdays, 01/25 thru 03/08 | 2 – 4 p.m. @ New York Botanical Garden

Starting this weekend, you can learn herbal traditions and the best health-optimizing foods and plants. Study topics include the medicinal properties of plants used for the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems, as well as best practices for cultivating, harvesting, and storing herbs to protect their potency. You’ll come away with working knowledge on how to prepare basic herbal teas, poultices, and soaks. Less time at Walgreens, more time in the garden!

$295 | Book class at Coursehorse

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

s_chiliNYChiliFest 2014

Sun. 01/26 | 7 to 9 p.m. @ Chelsea Market

You know what you need? Some spicy-hot chili. (And beer to wash it down with.) Support Food Systems Network NYC and get access to a 500-foot concourse of chili, served by dozens of NYC’s best restaurants–Pies n’ ThighsRoberta’s, and Mile End Delicatessen to name just a few–and cutting edge chefs, all competing for the Golden Chili Mug 2014 title. Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is supplying each chef with 100% dry-aged, locally-raised beef as the base for their chili, while Sam Adams is matching four of their favorite chili-eating beers and will be pouring from several locations for quick refills.

 $50 – $75. Tickets only available in advance! Buy them here. 

10th Ave between 15th and 16th Streets | Manhattan

tropicalTropical Paradise

Thru 02/23 @ New York Botanical Garden

Fake out all your friends with selfies of you next to blooming tropical flowers and palm trees, at New York Botanical Garden’s annual greenhouse show. You’ll experience warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, bright desert landscapes, orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads and more.

$20 | Buy tickets

2900 Southern Blvd | Bronx

s_sidetourSidetour Classes

Everywhere @ NYC

Sidetour is a place to find a dizzying array of NYC experiences by eclectic experts. This weekend you can prepare an aphrodisiac meal, craft your own beer, detoxify with hot yoga and organic soup lesson, 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.


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 | cochon555.com

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.

$150 – $400 | Buy tickets or donate

1 Little West 12th Street | Meatpacking, Manhattan

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