Wythe HotelWhat I Live By

Thru 04/07 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. @ The Shop at Wythe Hotel

Wythe is back with more local consumption along a hipster theme. I’ll just let them say it, “With a live in-store/sweatshop, D.I.Y craft corner, and a range of products designed to be browsed by philosophical consumption style, WILBy invites guests and visitors to come feel your way through a world of ethical options. Throughout the month a wide range of designers and educators will come to the WILBy salon series and together they will explore their own personal answers to What I Live By.

Wythe Hotel. 80 Wythe Ave. | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

treesFree Gardening Supplies and Tips

Sat. 03/15 | 2 p.m. @ Green-Wood Cemetery

If you’re one of the lucky few with a patch of green space to call your own, reap the perks by making it more than a patch of dirt with some free supplies. Bring your own bag and fill it up with top-grade mulch; get some tips from the horticulture experts who will be on hand; and even pick up one of the free trees being handed out by the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC. (They weigh up to 25 pounds, so be prepared to lug it home, or drag along a strong boy.) Although some trees will be available for walk-ups, you’re better off registering here to reserve one in advance.

More info. 

getdownBrooklyn Get Down

Sat. 03/15 | 8 p.m. @ Crossfit South Brooklyn

Steve Reynolds, of Party Like It’s 1999 dance party fame, is reason enough to spend your night dancing in an improbable place. Add in infectious music, NY Distilling Co. cocktails, Brooklyn brews, food, raffles, and you have a banger of a first fundraiser for Brooklyn Now. This group of  impassioned Brooklynites are the younger volunteers of Brooklyn Community Foundation, who want to gain deeper insight into the Foundation’s work, learn more about the issues facing Brooklyn, and inspire others to get involved in local giving and service–like making Red Hook, Fort Greene and Brownsville healthier for its residents, an initiative they’re currently working on. Attire is gym chic, so dance in your comfortable sneaks, for once.

 Tickets start at $35 at the door, and come with more perks (drink and raffle tickets) the more you buy | 597 Degraw St. near Atlantic 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 


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

mister saturdayMister Sunday

Sat. 03/08 |  10 p.m. to 5 a.m. @ Silent Barn

This week Mister Sunday takes over the amazing DIY space Silent Barn. Beyond the dancefloor tunes from Eamon and Justin, they’ll have flautas, tacos and tostadas from Country Boys. When you get bored of dancing, there’s a maze of workshops and art spaces in the building. Among them you’ll find a barber/record shop called Deep Cuts; a jeweler called WAXTHEDUCK; a custom synthesizer maker; and an exhibition about an Arctic expedition. It’s all ages, as Mister Sunday usually is. Advance tickets recommended, or get there before 3 p.m., when doors open. Part of the proceeds go to charity!

603 Bushwick Ave between Jefferson Street and Melrose Street, Brooklyn | $20 | Advance tickets

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joubert_eblast-y.inddLiving With Elephants: Stories from the Wild with Beverly and Derek Joubert

Mon. 03/24 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. @ ABC Home

For ABC’s second event in their series on the African elephant,  listen in on a conversation with Beverly and Derek Joubert, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residences, who have been living in the wild amongst the elephants for 30 years. They are our most importnat witnesses to the poaching industry and the current state of the African elephant populations, and our greatest storytellers for capturing the beauty and personality of these majestic animals.

Tickets are $35; proceeds go to our mission market partner, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust | 888 Broadway, Flatiron District, Manhattan

greenfestGreen Festival

Sat. and Sun. 04/26 and 04/27 | @ Pier 94

Green Festival, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event (now in it’s 13th year) will be massive this year. They expect over 20,000 people to show up for shopping, vegan, vegetarian and organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers. There will be a sustainable beer and wine garden; a Yoga Pavilion, featuring yoga instruction and classes as well as organic body care, health and nutritional products and services; a Family Fun Stage with interactive and educational activities for young eco-warriors; a Vegan/Vegetarian Food Court featuring local artisanal cuisines; a Business & Technology Stage featuring experts on the booming green business and technology sector in New York; and a Home & Community Stage, a pavilion focusing on how individual communities are finding their own way to promote green living.

Bonus: it’s close to a zero-waste event. Everything that can be recycled at the event is recycled. There are incentives for participants using greener modes of transportation. It’s a plastic water bottle-free event, so bring your reusable water bottle. Every plate, fork, spoon, knife, cup, bowl, napkin, coffee stirrer and sample cup is 100 percent biodegradable and will be collected with all food scraps to be composted. Finally, exhibitors are screened for their commitment to sustainable business practices. Only exhibitors with an established green offering are permitted at the event.

Tickets start at $5 for a day pass and double in price on Sunday. | 51st Street at West Side Highway, Manhattan

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