The Oldest Living Things in the World

Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen’s work. The opening is this Sunday, and on Saturday you can contemplate 100,000-year-old seagrass while listening to live jazz and blues. Sussman​ is a TED speaker, a Guggenheim, NYFA and MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps. S​he was awarded the LACMA Lab Art​ + Tech grant to ​produce new work exploring Deep Time and deep space​ with SpaceX and NASA JPL. Um, that is my kind of celebrity, yo.

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Brooklyn night bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm to midnight @ 165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market brings together local makers and artists to create a carnival-like atmosphere around up-and-coming doers. Shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods, bounce to live artists, play games, and taste your way through bites from Ample Hills Creamery, Oaxaca Taqueria and more while you Columbus amazing local musical talent.

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photo (3)Smorgasburg

Thru 11/22 | Sat. 11 am to 6 pm @ East River State Park | Pier 5, Dumbo and Sun. 11 am to 6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park | Kent and North 7th, Williamsburg

Take in the good weather, the view of Manhattan, and sample from dozens of Brooklyn-based food artisans, from brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream. Nearby at 40 Kent street, you’ll find a huge selection of vintage and handmade clothing and home decor at the Brooklyn Flea.

Open rain or shine | More info

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 5.20.11 PMHester Street Fair (Last Weekend!)

Sat. and Sun. thru 10/26 | 10 am to 6 pm @ Hester and Essex

A highly curated outdoor market in the Lower East Side for one-of-a-kind goods and specialty foods, this fair has everything from hand made jewelry, to vintage finds, lobster rolls, macarons, roasted nuts, sandwiches, rolls, and other baked treats and meals, all with an eye to supporting small makers and helping you discover the next big thing.

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Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Finale

Sun. 10/12 | 3 to 9 pm @ Industry City | 241 37th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

If you haven’t yet been this year … go this weekend. This has got to be the most chill and fun party by a pair of socially conscious DJs. After losing their Gowanus space last year, Justin and Eamon have moved to a new outdoor spot, the courtyard of Industry City, to continue the party. There are birch trees, garden lights strung from end to end, plenty of tables and chairs, indoor bathrooms and a padded dancefloor. Country Boys serve tacos and huaraches; Sottocasa serves coal-oven pizza; and the bar has sangria, limonata, Mexican Coke, and a bunch of Brooklyn-brewed beers. Part of the proceeds always go to charity.

 Advance tickets $10 | $15 at door | All ages

NYC-YouthmarketSeaport Youthmarket

Thursdays thru 11/21 | noon to 5 pm @ Seaport | 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan

A double whammy of good karma: buy local food, and help kids get their business chops. The Seaport Youthmarket provides this historic community with fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers, and engages neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more. The produce is the from the same high-quality, local farms as all Greenmarkets. So bring your reusable bags and an appetite.

 EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted.

manhattan vintageManhattan Vintage Clothing Show and Sale

Fri. 10/24 | 1 to 8 pm | Sat. 10/15 | 11 am to 6 pm @ Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Aves), Manhattan

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York’s premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary selection, from 90 top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two-day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities, and the fashion-smart world-wide. Go for the vintage, stay for the celebrity sightings. Plus, they’re offering discounted admission to anyone who brings an item of clothing to donate for Housing Works.

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Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.39.20 AMCider Week

10/24 to 11/2 | All over NYC

I’m warning you now: events for this wonderful autumn week sell out fast. You can attend a special night market at the Union Square Greenmarket, sample ciders and have special meals and prix fixe meals at farm-to-table restaurants around the city, get your special cider-relevant book signed by a cider-obsessed author, try your cider with cheese, eat more cider dinners, and–if you’re feeling crazy–try pear cider. Cider ALL DAY EVERY DAY.

Event listings for Cider Week

harvestfestStone Barns HarvestFest

Sun. 10/25 | 10 am to 3 pm @ Stone Barns 

Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, this 80-acre farm increases public awareness of healthy, seasonal and sustainable food; trains farmers in resilient, restorative farming techniques; and educates children about the sources of their food, and prepare them to steward the land that provides it. Support the cause by attending their annual HarvestFest. Activities for the whole family include live music, hands-on farming activities, food-crafting, a farmer’s market with delicious seasonal fare, hayrides, farm Olympics and more.

Rain or shine | Tickets $40 adult,  $20 youth (ages 2-14)

holsteeWellness Unlocked: An All Day Intensive for Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Sun. 10/26 | 10:30 am to 5 pm @ Holstee | 98 4th Street, Suite 106, Gowanus, Brooklyn

“If you don’t like something, change it,” goes a portion of the Holstee manifesto. In one of Holstee’s new classes, you can spend a day stretching your body, opening your mind and soothing your soul. The intensive starts with tea, moves through yoga with Kirtan, philosophy, asana practice, Yoga Nidra meditation, followed by a vegan lunch, a detox workshop, and ending with a happiness exploration workshop.

$97 | Reserve your spot

s_Fashion showcase in Naeem KhanWishwas Diwali Celebration Gala

10/28 | 7 to 10 pm @ Fashion house of Naeem and Ranjana Khan

The non-profit Wishwas focuses on empowering low­-income immigrant women to assimilate within society and training them
in vocational skills to make them financially self sufficient. Naeem Khan, an Indian-­born American fashion designer who has styled Padma Lakshmi, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, and First Lady Michelle Obama, will co-host the event with Board Chair for Wishwas and noted jewelry designer, Ranjana Khan. Guests will enjoy specialty hors d’oeuvres by Devi Restaurant, desserts by
Chocal8Kiss, cocktails, music, a silent auction and special dance performances will be held by classical dancer Sonali Skandan and SA Dance Company.

Tickets are $125

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IMG_1399Meet Your Maker – Dinner with 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Notable Chefs

Thurs. 11/6 | 6 to 7:30 pm or 8 to 9:30 pm @ 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn 

The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service will be hosting an intimate dining experience featuring Rob Newton of Nightingale 9, Zahara Tangorra of Brucie, and Andres Valbuena of Martha, who will each prepare tastes using seasonal ingredients from the Youth Farm, paired with local beer and wine. There will also be a cheese tasting from Consider Bardwell Farm and a silent auction with awesome prizes. Meet Your Maker will raise money for farm-based educational programming at the Youth Farm, enabling hundreds of students to learn about everything from food justice to environmental science on the farm!

Tickets are $55. 

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