The Ethical Writers Coalition’s Third Fall Style Swap

Saturday, October 3 | 1 to 4 pm @ Glasshouse, 246 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ready to refresh your wardrobe for Fall? Pass on your pre-loved items and pick up some new ones at the Style Swap! Join Zady and the Ethical Writers Coalition for sparkling wine, music, and secondhand shopping, straight from the closets of your fellow, stylish New Yorkers. The first 50 guests will take their finds home with them in a Zady tote bag along with a special discount packet from our favorite sustainable brands! Drop off 5 to 10 gently used Fall pieces (clothing, shoes or accessories) at 1 pm, then head downstairs for drinks before the swap officially begins at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $15.

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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

sodaSlow Books discussion : Soda Politics

Tuesday, October 6 | 5 to 7 pm @ NYU Fales Library – 70 Washington Square S., Third Floor; Manhattan

The grand dame of food politics is back, and this time she’s taking on the soda industry. In her new book, Soda Politics, James Beard Award winner and renowned public health advocate Marion Nestle tackles the kings of carbonation, detailing the myriad ways the soft drink industry has snuck its products into our day-to-day diets and the steps we can take to become more conscious of what we put in our cups… and in our bodies. Snacks will be provided by Natural Gourmet Institute.

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP

dyingNatural Dyeing With Locally Foraged Plants

Tuesday, October 6 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ Brooklyn Grange, Clinton Ave at Flushing Ave

Get to know the colorful bounty that your local area has to offer by working with fresh plants foraged from the nearby ecosystem. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using in season and regionally relevant plants as opposed to dried, extracted or imported powders provides a real connection to this age old process. Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye stuffs, including the variance of color results from working with different parts of the plant, collected at different times of the harvest season as well as hue and depth change when extracting with hot vs. cold water. No previous dyeing knowledge necessary. Each participant will leave with various types of fabrics in a palette of regional colors.

Tickets are $75


youngableYoung & Able Classes

Starting October 13 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

Sierra Club: Replace Electricity For NYC From Canadian Dams

Wednesday, October 14 | 6:30 pm @ Seafarers and International House, 123 E 15th St, corner of Irving Pl., Manhattan.

Take action! Electricity from Canadian dams should be replaced by electricity made by and for New Yorkers. Speakers include Annie Wilson, NY Environmental Law and Justice Project and George Potanovic and Susan Filgueras, Stony Point Action Committee for the Environment.

Donations welcome!

fishGo Fish: Sustainable Seafood

Thursday, October 15 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm @ International Culinary Center (ICC), 462 Broadway (at Grand st), Manhattan

Join Sean Dimin, of Sea to Table, to learn about sustainable New England fisheries and the family fishermen that harvest our waters. Brett Tolley of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance will be there, and Chef Daniel Newburg, formerly of Estela, will prepare tastings of local fish, both raw and cooked, pared with local wines selected for the occasion. Proceeds from this event support the programs of not-for-profit Slow Food NYC, including the Urban Harvest program of good food education for NYC kids in 17 schools in the South Bronx and East Harlem, on the Lower East Side, and in Brooklyn, and at a summer urban farm in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tickets: Students – $25 |  Slow Food Members – $35 | Non-members $45

mercado2015 Fashion Forward Annual Gala

Wednesday, October 14 | 6:30 pm to 12 am @ Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, Manhattan

This evening put on by Mercado Global celebrates ethical fashion will feature cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and an award program honoring Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation and Emmy nominated host and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi. The dinner will be followed by an after party featuring DJ Chelsea Leyland and a surprise performance, with open bar and gourmet treats.

Tickets starts at $125

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.

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!