foodGrand Launch Dinner & Afterparty | Well+Food Fest

Sunday, October 18 |  Exhibit C., 88 Eldridge Street, Manhattan

Celebrate the official launch of EXHIBIT C. with good food and good company! For the dinner, Chef Daphne Cheng (personally have met, totally recommend you get to know her) and lifestyle + meditation expert Cassandra Bodzak are hosting an epic dinner of fresh, inspired vegetable cuisine and a treat for the mind as well. The evening will begin with mindful meditation and intention setting led by Cassandra followed by a five-course feast featuring the best of fall. Cassandra and Daphne will share their stories about how they celebrate the connection between delicious food + true wellbeing.

At the afterparty, you’ll find the Who’s Who of food + wellness! Rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, yogis, and influencers who know that the best food satisfies your taste buds, body, and soul. There will be plenty of incredible food and inspiring individuals to connect with all night.

Dinner begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $229 and include a spot at the afterparty. | Doors open at 9:30pm for the afterparty. Tickets for the afterparty only are $69.

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Learn Aromatherapy

Thru November 11 @ The NY Institute of Aromatherapy, 530 E 13th Street, Manhattan

The NY Institute of Aromatherapy offers classes and workshops where you can create handmade organic beauty and home products. The school’s founder, Amy Galper, is an industry vet who consults with beauty brands, she’s a trailblazer in the beauty and wellness movement, having launched one of the first luxury organic beauty brands back in 2003, Buddha Nose. Make your own hand sanitizing gel, herbal infusion, custom botanical perfume, fizzy bath bomb, body butter, and more.

$35 to $250 | More info

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


NYC Safe Energy Coalition

Saturday, October 17 | 6:30 pm @ NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, seminar room 120, near Washington Square Park, 245 Sullivan St, btw W 3rd & W 4th Sts

NYCSEC, New York City Safe Energy Coalition, is devoted to closing Indian Point and more. It was started by Ken Gale to address three related issues: closing Indian Point, growing the renewable energy industry, and making NYC buildings more efficient. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm for a potluck and 7:00 pm sharp for the meeting.

swapHalloween Costume Swaps at Greenmarket

Sunday, October 18, 10am-1pm @ Windsor Terrace
Saturday, October 24, 9am-1pm @ St. George
Tuesday, October 27, 10:30am-1:30pm @ Elmhurst

Bring gently used costumes, funky clothing and accessories for all ages, even pet costumes! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

sacredbeautyFoundations of Beauty

Sunday, October 18 | 1 to  5 pm @ Sacred Beauty HQ, 27 W. 24th St., Suite #700A, Manhattan

The first of four in the Sacred Beauty Salon Series by natural makeup artist Rebecca Casciano starts at the beginning: What does beauty mean to you? How does it relate to how you see yourself? This event will explore this and more through reflective exercises and engaging conversations! Special guest, Savor Spa skin guru Jess Arnaudin will share simple skincare rituals, and you’ll learn how to choose and apply foundation and blush like a pro in a makeup demo. Take home a gift bag including fall beauty essentials by Om Aroma and Vapour Organic Beauty.

$125 per session or $450 for all four. Get $50 off your ticket this Sunday or on all four sessions here. (Redeem by Friday, 10/16)

impactImpact Bazaar

Starting October 21, 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.

bhoomkiPom Pom Mobiles and Garlands Workshop

Thursday, October 22 | 7 – 8:30 PM @ Bhoomki, 158 5th Ave (between Douglass and Degraw), Brooklyn

Using yarn, string, driftwood and beads, you’ll be inspired and guided for a session on making pretty decor with pom poms. You’ll take home your own pom pom mobile or garland, and an optional loome tool to make more! Registrants also get 15% off full-priced Bhoomki merchandise the day of the event.

$30, $40 with Loome tool | Class is limited to 8 people, so register now!


vintageManhattan Vintage Clothing Show

Friday, October 23rd | 1 – 8pm + Saturday, October 24th |  11am6pm @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Aves), Manhattan

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York City’s premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary selection, from 85 top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two-day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities, and the fashion-smart world-wide.

Tickets are $12 – $28

s_Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 9.53.47 AM copy(Special Discount) Farm2Fork Festival

Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 @ Various locations, Brooklyn

Rodale’s Organic Life, the handbook for living naturally in the modern world published by Rodale Inc., is putting on this festival dedicated to sustainable, local food with three unique food-focused experiences celebrating the harvest season and its best ingredients.

Farm2Fork will kick off on Saturday morning with Bites of Brooklyn, featuring tastings from Brooklyn restaurants passionate about sustainable, local, farm-to-table dining, including Allswell, Bar Bolinas, Delaware and Hudson, Egg, The Finch, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster, Ted & Honey, The Pines, and Willow; a cooking stage with celebrated local chefs Adam Geringer-Dunn, Evan Hanczor, Patti Jackson, and John Poiarkoff; and interactive demonstrations on  everything from fermentation to flower arranging, led by experts from the Rodale Institute, Just Food, and the International Culinary Center (ICC).

Saturday evening’s intimate Slow Down Dinner, in partnership with Slow Food NYC, will celebrate one of the founding fathers of Brooklyn farm-to-table dining, restaurateur Andrew Tarlow. Guests will enjoy a family-style meal of urban farm fare inspired by the menus of his taste-making restaurants including Diner, Marlow & Sons, Roman’s, and Reynard. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Food NYC’s program, Urban Harvest in the Schools, which provides financial and organizational support for 16 public schools throughout the city, helping to initiate, maintain and expand garden and food education programs.

Sunday’s Farm Feast Brunch will premiere the documentary film, “Food For Thought, Food For Life,” an exploration of today’s supersized agribusiness and its impact on the food system and the environment, with insights and solutions from some of today’s most forward thinking environmentalists, farmers, and chefs. A brief Q&A will follow, hosted by Organic Life Editor-in-Chief, James Oseland, with the filmmaker, Susan Rockefeller, and Dan Barber, the James-Beard award-winning Chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns who is featured prominently in the film. Guests will then sit down to a farmer’s feast of the season’s bounty, inspired by Barber’s new book, The Third Plate.

Tickets are $65 to $110. Use the code F2FFMEDIA for 30% off tickets to any of the three events!

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