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Spring Fashion Swap

Sat. 05/02 | 1 to 4 pm @ La Luz, 135 Thames Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (Jefferson L stop)

A fashion swap is the most sustainable, ethical, and social way to refresh your spring wardrobe! Arrive at 1 pm to drop off your clothing, shoes, and accessories for the swap and enjoy organic cocktails by Owl’s Brew and music by DJ Tanja while you scope out clothing coming in. The swap officially opens at 2 pm, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the best items! This time we’ll be organizing by sizes to make your clothes hunting even easier. In addition to sizes small to large, Ty-Juana Flores from Style Your Curves will be curating a special plus-size section, so bring your best size 10+ apparel and share your pieces with ladies like you. The first 50 ladies to buy a ticket get a swag bag filled with eco-friendly goodies and discounts to ethical retailers. Proceeds to benefit GrowNYC. Check out pictures from our fall fashion swap!

$10 Early Bird | $15 regular price | Limited entry for $20 at the door

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 12.30.40 PMIntro to Medicinal Herbs

05/05 | 7 to 8:30 pm OR 05/10 | 10:30 to noon @ Remedies Herb Shop, 453 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Learn the basics of Traditional Herbal Medicine, according to the Wise Woman Tradition, and how it compares to other natural healing modalities and Modern Western Medicine. Begin to get to know your green allies, and how to prepare your own herbs medicine, including tinctures, infusions, oils and salves.You will make and take home your own herbal medicine!

Register for $28

Coworking for Nepal

05/06 | 10 am to 5 pm @ Coworking spaces in NYC

A collection of coworking spaces are hosting a one-day charity event to support relief efforts in Nepal, where you can pay what you want to co-work with that space for a day.

More info and register.

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Thurs. 05/07 | 7 to 11 pm @ The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tumbleweed Colony is a site-specific gathering and installation by environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan, benefiting the Textile Arts Center’s SEWING SEEDS program, a signature program to provide accessible, accurate, and inspired information on natural dyes, and to bring awareness for their use as a sustainable art medium. Creative contributors and sponsors include Sasha Duerr of the Permacouture Institute, Lily Piyathaisere from Gamma Folk, Arian Franz from The Greater Goods, Kathleen Dycaico from Gutter Rat Dyeing Co.Annelie Berner, Botanical Colors and Forage + Sundry. A unique desert/urban soundscape by multimedia artist Cat Lauigan  created especially for the event will welcome you to Tumbleweed Colony. Dance party by Andrew Raposo (Midnight Magic) and Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem | The Juan MacLean). Desert drifters meet urban gardeners in saloon-bar created by Holes in the Wall Collective and Industry City Distillery and their craft spirits experimentation. Open bar from 7-11 PM with general admission.

$30 – $200


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05/08 thru 05/10 | @ 123 West 18th Street, Second floor, Manhattan

The Pop Up Flea is a short-term store for long-term goods, showcasing menswear, expert craftsmanship, brands you love, and up-and-coming designers. Vendors are given free reign for one weekend to design their own miniature shop, bring merchandise that is hard to find elsewhere and show up to peddle their wares and meet their fans.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 12.08.05 PMRiverkeeper Sweep

Sat. 05/09 @ sites from Red Hook to Troy 

In just four years, the annual Riverkeeper Sweep has grown from 30 clean-up and stewardship sites in 2012 to 100 — and possibly more — this year. In the first three years of the Sweep, volunteers removed more than 75 tons of trash from our shorelines, planted or maintained hundreds of shoreline trees, and performed other service projects to improve public access to the Hudson River and its tributaries. In Brooklyn, Riverkeeper has several new Sweep sites this year, including the East River State Park, Newtown Creek and the Thomas Greene Playground on the Gowanus Canal. (The waters around New York City, including the East and Harlem Rivers, the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal, are part of the Hudson River Estuary.) At least eleven local breweries have signed on as partners this year, offering a post-event beverage to volunteers. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and trash bags.

Registration is open at www.riverkeeper.org/sweep

WebFlower Arranging With Taproot

05/16 | 11 am OR 1:30 pm OR 4:30 pm @ Taproot, 893 Bergen Street, #8, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Sign up for one of Taproot’s three flower arranging sessions going on this day: one for basic floral arranging, one for more advanced techniques, or one flower hour where you grab your flowers and start arranging yourself! All involve using Taproot’s local and and sustainable flowers and greenery.

$25 to $95

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05/28 | 6 to 9 pm @ 26 Bridge Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn 

Sip wine from award-winning New York state wineries and nibble on delicious offerings from some of the most celebrated restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This year, you can even buy bottles of wine that you taste at the event.

$70 to $80

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