Cultures of Love Pop-Up Shop

Thru 11/18 | Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Sun. 11 to 6 p.m.

The ethical online boutique Cultures of Love is going literal, with a pop-up providing you with girly wares that give back. Stop by in the morning for a free cup of coffee, or partake in the live nail art bar with made-in-the-U.S.A. polish. Ten percent of the profits will go to Autism Spectrum Designs Foundation and Women Global Fund for Widows.

193 Prince Street | Manhattan

juniper ridge pop-up shopJuniper Ridge Pop-Up Shop

Thru 12/21 | Mon. – Friday | 12 to 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The “wilderness fragrance distillery” Juniper Ridge is bringing the nature and hiking trails of the West Coast to New Yorkers (we desperately need it), with a special pop-up shop. Along with live fragrance distillations on the street using plants Juniper Ridge has foraged and flown in directly from the California mountains, the pop up shop will feature a transporter booth where people can experience Juniper Ridge hikes through film footage, real foliage, and fragrances. You’re manly fella will love it.

101 North 8th Street (between Wythe and Berry) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn night bazaarBrooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 p.m. to midnight @ Greenpoint

The warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market is back again this year. Tonight, bob your head to the band Slow Knights 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. | More info at

SideTourBike Tours of Brooklyn

Various days and times @ Brooklyn

You’ve been meaning to get out on your bike more, but lack an itinerary. So sign up for a more interesting one than, “Ride to the park and back.” Get Up and Ride offers a bike brunch crawl, an urban art bike tour, and a 3-hour-long “classic” bike tour that will leave you feeling accomplished, edified and and only a little sore in the buttocks.

$59 – $60. Check out the calendar of tours. 


Every Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Williamsburg Flea and DUMBO

If you are going to attend this weekly festival of Brooklyn-made food, I suggest you bring four friends, walkie talkies, and cash so you can split up and attack the stalls, and then share your findings. And then come back at least a few more times before it ends this month, because there is just way too much food here.

Saturday at East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.) | Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

Sunday at Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.) | Brooklyn 

Find out more info and drool over the food vendors at

Bird Watching

Sat. 11/16 | 8 to 9:30 a.m. @ Van Cortlandt Nature Center | Bronx

Sat. 11/16 | 9 a.m. @ Highland Park Ridgewood Resevoir | Queens

Sun. 11/17 | 9 a.m. @ Belvedere Castle in Central Park | Manhattan

It’s time you use those binoculars for their intended purpose, instead of creeping on the rich couple across the way. Zen out in nature by listening and searching for birds that have carved out an existence in this hard scrabble city (much you like you have). Bonus: This week see migrating fall birds and winter birds at locations in three different boroughs.

Free. More info here.

Kristen-Arnett-2012Green Beauty Brunch

Sat. 11/16 | Noon to 4 p.m. @ Kaia Wine Bar

Get some unabashadly lady time in this weekend. Join renowned makeup artist and founder of Green Beauty Team, Kristen Arnett, for organic cuisine and wine while you get inspired with techniques and tips for looking your most beautiful naturally.

$45 | To reserve your space in this limited seating event, call 212 722 0490 or email

Vegan Market

Vegan Shop-Up

Sat. 11/16 | 12 to 6 p.m. @ Pine Box Rock Shop

Thanksgiving is coming up, which means preparing for battle if you’re vegan. So get ready by sampling some of the city’s best locally-made vegan treats at the monthly vegan shop-up. You’ll find chocolate truffles, pumpkin ice cream, doughnuts, cashew cheese, tempeh, macarons, deep dish pizza, seitan sandwiches, tomato sauce, GF peanut butter cups, salsa, chai tea, organic soaps, skin care and tons more to discover! See the full line-up here.

Free. 12 Grattan St. | Bushwick, Brooklyn

Brooklyn_Sodaworks_SideTourSidetour Classes

Every day @ Everywhere in NYC

Sidetour is a place to find a dizzying array of NYC experiences by eclectic experts. This weekend you can learn the art of macaron making, create your own handmade soda, cook an aphrodisiac brunch with your honey, go foraging in a city park, and attend an olive oil tasting. 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. (The 5 Pointz tour is already gone, clearly.)

originalMelt: An Exquisitely Restorative Evening

Sun. 11/17 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. @ Sacred Marigold Temple 

Don’t you want to just go inside and curl up with this frigid weather? Do so mindfully with my friends Lindsay and Diana of Sophrosune Wellness. It will be a candle-lit evening of deeply restorative yoga and relaxing meditation, with sage smudging, aromatherapy to soothe the senses, and tea and raw chocolate to end your evening on an extra sweet note. Release your stress and melt into presence.

$30 | Buy your ticket here.

735 East 9th Street, Apt 4R | Manhattan

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shabdTie-Dye and Hand-Dyeing Weekend Intensive

Sat. 11/23 and Sun. 11/24 | 12 to 5 p.m. @ Maha Rose

In this fun-filled workshop, nationally-renown textile artist Shabd will teach you the basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes. You will learn various tying, dying and shibori techniques, as well as basic color theory and design concepts for dying, plus design your own dye patterns. Students will focus on swatches to perfect technique and in the second class will focus on individual projects. Materials are included, and students are encouraged to bring their own garments for personal projects.

$295. Register here.

Is there anything I forgot that you’re going to this weekend or upcoming week? Comment below!