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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

swapHalloween Costume Swaps at Greenmarket

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.

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.

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. There will be a Marketplace set up from 3pm to 5pm, where you can buy food and goods from local farmers and businesses, so this will be fun for the whole family!

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

The Hand of Fashion

Starting Monday, October 26 @ John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT, Seventh Ave. and 27 St.

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Ethical Fashion Initiative launch The Hand of Fashion, a new series of conversations addressing sustainable practices for the fashion industry. At each lecture, Simone Cipriani, the founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, will welcome a special guest (designers, managers and experts in sustainable fashion practices) to discuss and encourage sustainable thinking within the fashion industry and fashion education.

Sustainability and Fashion: Two Complementary Perspectives

Monday, October, 26, 5:30 pm

Simone Cipriani and Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering Group will offer two different perspectives on the implementation of sustainability in a fashion brand: Kering Group’s environmental profit and loss accounting, and Stella McCartney’s (one of Kering’s brands) collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative

Sustainable Materials and Artisanship

Thursday, October 29, 6:00 pm

High-end fashion is traditionally characterized by its use of precious materials and highly skilled workmanship. New materials and new practices are changing this scenario to include evolved artisanal partnerships that challenge the traditional production supply chain. Simone Cipriani and Nina Almeida Braga, Director, Instituto E will speak. Instituto E is a research body that is leading the change through promoting innovation in materials and artisanal collaborations.

All talks are free and open to the public. Register online.


Slide 1Wood at Work

Thursday, October 29 – 30 @ Bronx Zoo

This international, interdisciplinary, and intimate event in New York City will explore the most advanced ideas, theories, and practices around wood use and forest conservation and management, and investigate the role of wood in construction, the global environment, and climate discourse. Wood is claimed to be the only truly renewable building material, simultaneously capturing carbon and conserving biodiversity as it grows. Its potential is enormous, but it is often misunderstood. So: is wood good? What are the environmental, social, and cultural benefits—or pitfalls—of using wood for public and private construction projects? How can we maximize its potential as construction material, conservation tool, and cultural building block?

Wood at Work will feature a lineup of 20 influential conservationists, foresters, industry innovators, policymakers, architects, and urban planners, including Robin Chazdon, author of Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation; renowned architectural historian Kenneth Frampton; World Resources Institute’s Lars Laestadius; and award-winning writer John Vaillant, as well as a lineup of artists, musicians, and craftsmen. All 120 conference participants will be invited to join in discussions as well as in hands-on breakout activities such as urban tree identification, Japanese sawing demonstrations, and literary talks celebrating trees and wood.

$100. Register here.

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