bottegaBottega Organica Facials

Saturday, November 14th | 1 to 4 pm @ Bottega Organica Flagship Store, 117 Christopher St, Manhattan

This Saturday, the team at Bottega Organica will be hosting mini facials to help you look radiantly glowing for the holiday season ahead! Bottega Organica team esthetician Kim Valero will provide 15 minute facials using Bottega’s one-of-a-kind face oils.

To Schedule: Email


Sumzine Pop-Up at Seaport Studio

Thru November 30 @ 19 Fulton Street, Manhattan

The ethical fashion mag Sumzine is taking over the art/fashion space Seaport Studio! For six weeks, the downtown-style, artsy publication will be showing artwork from Issue 3 in the light-filled upstairs gallery. During the residency, original artwork will be on view from Andre Herrero x Brady Gunnell, Paul Wackers, Monica Kim Garza, Natalee Ranii-Dropcho, Stephanie Szerlip, Jaime Larios, plus exclusive prints and a small curation of staff-picked zines will be available. Also at Seaport Studio, find sustainable brands like A Peace Treaty, One Ground, and Study NY.

kordalKordal and Nettie Kent Trunk Show

Tuesday, November 17th | 5 to 8 pm @ Bhoomki, 158 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

Meet the two sustainable designers Mandy Kordal of Kordal Knitwear and jewelry designer Nettie Kent at the ethical store Bhoomki. Shop their collections and enjoy 10% off all full-priced Bhoomki merchandise. Light refreshments will be served.

Register on Facebook here.

youngableYoung & Able Classes

thru December 8 @ Office East, 141 S.5th St., Brooklyn, NY

The retail site focusing on local NYC makers has a fall catalogue full of fun, artsy skills, like tapestry weaving, wallet making, shibori indigo dying, hand lettering, and more!

Classes cost $35 to $135

impactImpact Bazaar

Monday thru Friday | 9 am to 6 pm @ Impact Hub

Join hundreds of individuals and organizations working together in one space this fall. Impact Bazaar is open to the public and will provide a daily offering of premium resources (workshops, office hours, community lunches, coworking, etc.) to accelerate your ideas & businesses. I just signed up for my invitation, so I’ll see you there!

Sign up for your invitation.

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

impactBFDA Positive Impact Awards

Mon, November 16 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ the BFDA 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

This year, to celebrate the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s first year in operation, the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is launching the first annual Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Awards. The BF+DA venture fellows will be hosting open studios, the production LAB knitting machines and music will be cranking and we’ll be serving BF+DA “positive impact” cocktails and locally produced treats. Most importantly, they will honor 15 amazing individuals who have taken the challenge to advance the future of the fashion industry around the environment and society in 2015 and celebrate the BF+DA’s success!

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 6.32.55 PMABCMKT Night

Thursday, November 19, | 5 to 8 pm @ ABC Carpet & Home

Each year ABC MKT, the magical kitchen-focused basement of ABC, throws a huge celebration with bites from ABC Kitchen, cocktails, sweets, demonstrations, raffles, and a lot more inspiration for kitting out your own artisanal table. It’s a must-visit, trust.RSVP

slurBrooklyn Slur

Monday, November 30 | 7 to 9 pm @ 61 Local, Bergen Street (btn Smith & Court), Brooklyn

It’s fun, social, and informal. But it’s also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC, plus have a relaxing drink with other “Slow” minded people who believe in eating local. 61 Local focuses on locally crafted fare, and boasts more than 20 beers and on tap – including NY favorites Barrier, Other Half, and Transmitter – along with a selection of locally-produced kombucha, and soda from Brooklyn Soda Works.

Free and open to the public

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