horseWinter Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting

Sun. 03/08 | 9 to 5:30 pm @ Eastern Mountain Sports on Upper East Side

Escape the city for the day and feel like you’ve been gone for a week on this breathtaking horseback ride through a Winter Wonderland. The stables are nestled among hundreds of wooded acres and boast some of the most picturesque riding trails in the Northeast. After a short safety briefing, you will meet your horse, get saddled up and ride for approximately one hour through fields and woods with an experienced wrangler. Then drive to a renowned Hudson Valley vineyard near by for wine tasting. Sample reds and whites, along with some of the best hard ciders in America. Enjoy the winery’s live acoustic music and stroll around the vineyard grounds at your leisure. All skill levels are welcome, even those who have never been on a horse before. If you are an experienced rider, in proper conditions cantering is allowed.

Reserve for $139

dietThe 10 Day Detox: An Evening with Dr. Mark Hyman

Tues. 03/10 | Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7pm. @ Deepak Homebase, mezzanine level of ABC Home, 888 Broadway, Manhattan

Mark Hyman is revolutionizing our understanding of obesity, food addiction and the toxicity of sugar, as well as just how simple it can be to optimize our health and well-being. As an activist and a practictioner, he is at the forefront of the movement to change our food and medical systems. Attend this crucial conversation about how to reset your own health, and create a better medical system as a consequence of good nutrition. Mark will be joined by his counterpart in politics, Congressman Tim Ryan, author of The Real Food Revolution and A Mindful Nation.

Tickets are $35 and include a copy of 10 Day Detox Diet Cookbook.

drinksNY Drinks

Tues. 03/10 | 6 to 8 pm @ Astor Center, 399 Lafayette, NoHo, Manhattan

Taste more than 100 wines and meet the winemakers behind the labels at the third annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at the Astor Center. Local pours will be accompanied by New York cheeses, charcuterie and other hors d’oeuvres from some of the most celebrated artisans in the state. Wineries from the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Niagara Escarpment, Hudson River Region and Lake Erie will be in attendance.

Tickets are $40

greeningWomen Greening the Globe: Arise Screening

Wed. 03/11 | 7 to 9m @ Impact Hub, 394 Broadway, SoHo, Manhattan

Women Greening the Globe is a series of events organized by the Greenbelt Conservancy to emphasize our shared humanity and global responsibility for the health of our planet. The idea for organizing the gathering of women was inspired by “Arise,” which will be screened at this event. Narrated by actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah, this documentary weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery with the inspirational stories of women around the world who spearheaded projects that helped “heal injustices against the earth.”

Free with RSVP

seeSeed : Market

Sat. and Sun. 03/14 and 03/15 | 11 am to 6 pm @ Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St., Manhattan

The Seed : MARKET brings together the best local plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly businesses. Taste an array of yummy food and drinks, discover new and amazing products and services from local businesses, get inspired by fantastic chefs giving cooking demonstrations, incredible keynote speakers (renowned doctors, nutritionists and professional athletes) sharing their expertise, and peaceful morning yoga sessions.

Free with RSVP

unnamedDuck, Duck! Rye?

Sun. 03/22 | 1 to 3 pm @ Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street (btn 2nd and 3rd Ave) 

Join Slow Food NYC at this competitive, all-duck “quack” down, where dueling chefs will deliver delectable duck dishes for your delight. Sample spirits made in New York featuring ingredients grown in New York. Pouring beverages at the event are Breuckelen Distilling, Van Brunt Stillhouse and Kings County Distilling, with more to come. Proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program supporting good food education for New York City kids at 16 schools around the city and on an educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn.

Tickets are $20 for Slow Food Members and $25 for non-members. 

Beat of Africa: The Ethical Fashion Initiative

Tues. 03/24 | 6 pm @ Katie Murphy Ampitheater, Museum at FIT, 27th Street and 7th Ave

Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship program of the International Trade Centre, will talk about EFI’s efforts to propel the international fashion industry in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and how EFI enables artisans living in urban and rural poverty to connect with the global fashion chain, while encouraging the use of sustainable, environmentally sound materials and practices.

Free with RSVP

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