You might be like me, in that after Halloween, you never want to go out again. You could also be like me in that you’ll forget about that vow 12 hours from now. If so, there’s some really thought provoking stuff going on this weekend. Check it out:

marfaMarfa Dialogues

Through 10/07 @ all over NYC

More than 30 of New York’s leading cultural and academic institutions are participating in Marfa Dialogues/NY, hosting a variety of events to highlight the issues surrounding climate change. The calendar of events features a mix of environmental panels, live theatre, major art exhibitions, installations, community forums, musical performances and more–all accessible to the public.

ABC Home saleABC Home Sale

Fri. and Sat. 11/1 and 11/2 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 11/3 | noon to 6 p.m. 

Have you ever wandered ABC Home‘s floors, fantasizing about outfitting your home in its beautiful, ethical wares the way some women fantasize about buying all shoes at Bergdorf’s? Now’s your chance. Spruce up your space with floor models, dining tables, chairs, and consoles, as well as electronics, tabletop goods, linens, and more.

888 Broadway, at 19th St.

See the calendar here. 

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


Sat. 11/02 | 9 p.m. on CNN

Freeing orcas from the cruel captivity of Sea World is turning out to be the cause celébre of the year, all because of what is by all accounts an incredibly powerful movie, with a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating. It is no longer showing in New York, but you can watch its encore showing on CNN this Saturday.


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 in November, 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

birdingBird Watching

Sat. 11/02 | 8 to 9:30 a.m. @ Van Cortlandt Nature Center | Bronx

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). Don’t panic, but Instagramming is useless, here.

Free. More info here.

5pointzSidetour Classes

Every day @ Everywhere in NYC

Sidetour is a place to find a dizzying array of NYC experiences by eclectic experts. This week you can get a tour of 5 Pointz (Banksy-approved!); use your bike to tour Brooklyn’s urban art scene, go on a brunch crawl, or explore Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods; learn to make Macaroons; cook an aphrodisiac meal with a French chef; improve your photography skills at the farmers market or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; or take a seasonal vegan cooking workshop. 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.

hangover yogaHangover Yoga

Sun. 11/03 | 1 to 2 p.m. @ The Cobra Club

Somehow, the idea of wringing out the toxins by twisting yourself sideways on a rubber mat actually seems like a good idea. This Bushwick yoga studio gives us the Hangover Yoga class every Sunday, which focuses on deep breaths, stretching, relaxing and NO standing poses, to help with headaches, nausea and fatigue, otherwise known as “raging hangover.” If sweating bottom shelf liquor out of your pores doesn’t work, the free Bloody Mary or mimosa after class should do the trick.

$15. Read more about the class.

6 Wyckoff Avenue | Brooklyn

sundayMister Sunday Loft Edition

Sun. 11/03 | 1 to 9 p.m. 

The trees at the Gowanus Grove have already bulldozed, but like any enterprising Brooklyn creatives, DJs Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have moved on to another space, the famous 12-turn-13. Chow on empanadas then dance the day away to disco house.

$15 in advance or at the door // or $10 if you show up before 5pm and have RSVPed at

172 Classon Ave between park and Myrtle | Brooklyn 

freshlocalproduceClass: What to Eat & Where to Shop

Tue. 11/05 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. @ Home Cooking New York

Learn how to stock your pantry like a pro. And by pro, I mean a notable chef who specializes in healthy, local, fresh fair for his buzzed-about restaurant. After learning about everything from the difference between good and bad fats to organizing your kitchen, you’ll go home with a fist full of recipes.

$50. Register here. 

40 Perry Street, Garden Studio (between West 4th and Waverly)

wellnessFINAL SESSION: Balance and Restore: A Wellness Salon Series

Tues. 11/05 and 11/05 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. @ Vira Yoga

Do you know how to get the most out of your (busy) life through self-care? Join NYC’s top wellness experts to talk about your unique, individual needs for total health and go deeper into eating for optimal energy and strength, avoiding and eliminating the number one cause of disease in the body, protecting your skin from environmental onslaughts, while providing nourishment to your body, and using the right supplements for maintaining youthful vitality.

$35 per session, buy tickets here

580 Broadway, 2nd Floor | Manhattan

kollaboraKollabora Open Lab

Every first Thursday of the Month | 5 to 7 p.m. @Kollabora

Kollabora, an online community of makers, likes to hang out in person, too. Join the team and friends while they sit together at their charming loft space to work with your hands. Because you know you’ve only been staring at digital cat pictures all week.

39 Wooster St, 3rd floor | SoHo

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influencerInfluencer Conference

11/06 thru 11/08 @ SPiN Galactic

InfluencerCon 2013’s global theme is The Art of Influence: Abstract to Zeitgeist, a discussion on the role of influence in shaping moments (abstract) into movements (zeitgeist). What you will experience at Influencer Conference are interactive conversations, a diverse roster of presenters, a highly curated audience, and meaningful conversations to drive your purpose. Not top-down lectures, routine presenters and topics and surface cultural observations. Of special interest to you might be the “Sustainable Fashion Revolution” panel on November 6th.

See the whole three-day InfluencerCon schedule of speakers and talks and register here

$20 per session, day pas for $65 and conference pass for $150. Tickets available here.

TextileSummitSustainable Textile Summit

Sat. 11/09 | 10 a.m. @ Loeb & Loeb and Garment Center NY

New York City residents throw out 200,000 tons of textiles every year, making up 8% of NYC’s waste stream! Nationally, 11 million tons are trashed each yearManufacture New York is holding their first annual Sustainable Textile Summit focused on Textile Lifecycle Management best practices, strategies and solutions. Manufacture NY has assembled expert panels from labels like Eileen Fisher, Patagonia, and Vaute Couture, plus policy makers and thought leaders to discuss the state of the textile industry, innovations in eco- and low impact textile production, as well as shed light on what is being done with pre- and post-consumer textile waste.

$50. Buy tickets and see speakers here.

345 Park Ave. and 23 West 36th st | Manhattan

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!