s_IMG_3156IMBY at the Resolutions Refined Pop-Up

Now through January 17 | 11am to 8pm daily @ Refinery Hotel, 63 West 38th Street, Manhattan

Hit the barre and try on some new threads at Wellthily and PopUp Summer’s Fashion and Fitness Collective at the Refinery Hotel. Featured brand IMBY curates American-made men and women’s clothing, all locally and ethically sourced and built around the simplicity of a capsule wardrobe.

Free and open to the public. More info.

veganshopupVegan Shop-Up

Saturday, January 16 | 12 to 6 pm @ Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn

All the old vegan favorites are at this monthly vegan event, held in a bar, plus new vendors Mississippi Vegan, The Bunnoli, The Veganz, and Riverdel Cheese! And see the full vendor line-up here.

Free! More info

ecocruise NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

Every Sunday from January 10th – March 13th | Boards: 11:45AM,  Sails: 12:00-2:00PM @ Pier 16 in historic South Street Seaport, Downtown Manhattan

Step aboard for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals and learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including long-tailed ducks, geese, common loons, and sandpipers on this environment themed New York harbor cruise.

Price: $35 for Adults, $25 for Children

apricotCook Save Thrive with Runaway Apricot

Tuesday, January 19 | 7 pm @ Spring Moves Inc, 124 East 124th Street, Manhattan

Take control of your diet in 2016 by learning to cook from scratch! Learn how easy it is to plan, shop for and prepare nourishing food at home. And celebrate the 7th anniversary of Runaway Apricot, a food blog focused on local, seasonal and healthy foods made from scratch by Robyn Andrea Burgess. The class includes a step-by-step interactive cooking demonstration, cooking tips, techniques, and answers to your burning food questions, ample samples of the meal made during class plus many recipes from RunawayApricot.com, cocktails featuring Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye, and giveaways.

Tickets are $20

s_capFacial Massages 101

Wednesday, January 20th | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ CAP Beauty

Take anti-aging into your own hands and increase your radiance by learning the technique of facial massage by the non-toxic beauty store and salon’s “skin whisperer” Stephanie Lauren Brown. Stephanie will demonstrate techniques to massages away TMJ tension and jaw pain, relieve headaches, soften fine lines, detoxify the skin through lymphatic drainage, oxygenate the skin and increase the efficacy of beauty products. This is a hands-on event, so come ready to play!

RSVP to events@capbeauty.com

csa_smackdown_logo_finalJust Food’s CSA Smackdown

Wednesday, January 20th | 7 to 9 pm @ The Bell House149 7th Street, Brooklyn


Just Food’s CSA Smackdown is an action-packed, locally grown, live cooking competition that celebrates the undiscovered talent of everyday home cooks in the CSA community. This year’s finals event will feature winning teams from five of Just Food’s CSAs. With just 30 minutes to come up with the dish of a lifetime using a mystery box of CSA vegetables, contestants put their improvisational chops, creativity, and local food knowledge to the test. An all-star panel of local food celebrities will judge the competition, and the winning team will go home with WÜSTHOF knives and Anolon cookware. Tickets include one WhistlePig cocktail; one raffle ticket; sustainable snacks from Saxelby Cheesemongers, Fleishers Craft Butchery, and more; and a donation to support Just Food.

MJMNESTNest x Melissa Joy Manning

January 21 – 28 @ MJM Stores (12 Wooster St in Manhattan and196 Court St in Brooklyn) and Online

The sustainable jeweler Melissa Joy Manning will be offering 20% off her 14kt gold V-necklace. 20% of proceeds from the purchase of this piece will benefit NEST, a New York-based non-profit organization committed to the social and economic advancement of global artisans through the investment in sustainable business development and widespread industry advocacy.

kondoMarie Kondo Sparks Joy! with Wendy Goodman

Friday, Jan 22 | 7:30 pm @ 92Y, Kauffman Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Manhattan

Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. The decluttering demigoddess returns to our stage to dig deeper into some of her fans’ burning questions about clearing clutter – and sparking joy. Marie Kondo will sign copies of Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, the highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, following the event.

Tickets are $15 – $44

foragersForaged Cocktails Week

January 25 – 31 @ Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, Manhattan

Winter is a wonderful time to sample the many artisan spirits that are entering the market and Jimmy’s will welcome some of the region’s (and world’s) best whiskeys, mezcals, brandies and more for a full week of tastings and programming. Inspired by Amy Zavatto’s new book, Forager’s Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients, Foraged Cocktails Week will offer the freshest and best ingredients for custom cocktails as well as many guided tastings by the distillers themselves. Among the programming (subject to change): Robert Burns Night and Whiskey Prix Fixe Tasting, Spirits Sampling and Meet-and-Greet with custom cocktails, Foraged Cocktails Salon. More events to come!

Schedule and more info

s_secretsSecrets of Professional Vegan Cooking

Wednesday, February 3 | 8 10 pm @ Brooklyn Brewery79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn

Join chef Barbara Rich from NYC’s Natural Gourmet Institute for a demonstration on how to elevate a vegan menu using local, seasonal and whole ingredients. Natural Gourmet Institute is the nation’s leading health-focused culinary school; vegetable-loving chefs like Chloe Coscarelli of ByCHLOE, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and Jay Astafa all claim NGI as their alma mater.

Tickets are $10

goodspiritsGood Spirits

Thursday, March 3 | 6 pm to 9 pm @ 608 West 28th Street

Round out the winter season and warm up with a cocktail prepared by one of the many talented mixologists from celebrated local, national, and international spirit brands, in this annual event by Edible Manhattan. It’s your chance to try out the many spirit offerings making their debut in the city, as well as the trusty and true — in one evening, under one roof. These cocktails will be expertly paired with top-notch tastes from some of New York City’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming chefs and food artisans.

Tickets are $60 to $70

valueoffoodThe Value of Food

Thru April 3 @ The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet is an art exhibition hosted by the Cathedral, in keeping with its long history of engagement with issues of social justice, the environment, support for the arts, and community involvement. Guest curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, the exhibition focuses on food security, accessibility, and sustainability by bringing together artists who not only grapple with these issues, but also actively engage the audience. Installed in the bays and chapels inside the Cathedral, as well as throughout the gardens, the exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal, and Waste—a reflection of the cycle of food production. Additionally, the Cathedral will host a number of presentations and workshops by speakers who make community outreach and participation a central part of their practice. These programs will include—but are not limited to—panels on urban farming, labor rights, the history of the dishes that many of us know and love, and the relationships between food and faith.

More information

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