s_mollyLocally Grown Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Reserve by Friday, February 10 @ Erica Weiner Jewelry in Boerum Hill

This V-Day/Me-Day, Molly Oliver has teamed up for a second time with friend and Brooklyn-based jeweler Erica Weiner, to help you give the gift of local flowers! Locally-grown flowers DO grow in February, yes! They are carefully cultivated in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and they’ll be partying down with other nice domestically grown flowers from California this year. Locally grown flower purchases support our growing community of flower farmers (did you know 80% of the flowers you buy are grown abroad?), who treat the earth right. Bouquets are available in Mini, Medium and Large and ALL will be a tear-worthy bunch of beauty in the form of Anemones, Ranunculus, Wax Flower, Garden Roses and more!

Pre-order your bouquet

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 8.33.59 AMSex Party

February 10 – 11 | 7 pm – 1:30 am @ Brooklyn Bazaar – 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn

A progressive sex fair, with appearances from Sustain condoms, Chakrubs crystal dildos, Lioness biofeedback sex education, The Sex & Medicine Summit, and lots of other liberal-minded, healthy approaches to an amazing sex life!

More info and RSVP here.

doandbrewDo & Brew

Sat, February 11, 2017 @ 2 to 8 pm @ 22-15 43rd Avenue, Queens

In partnership with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, esa invites you to come celebrate Fashion Week at its DIY party! Bring all your unwanted (doomed for landfill) clothes back to life. Tranform your t-shirt into something new like a tank or tote bag at the t-vamp station, learn to embroider your name with New York’s first haute couture embroidery school, Ecole Broderies de Luxe, embellish away with beads and rhinestones, make it truly unique with paint by the help of amazing artist Illvision, plus distress those jeans you haven’t worn in years! Do it all while sipping on some brews and listening to music provided by Huntforgold. Bring some extra cash to purchase These Are Things patches and NYC Fair Trade Coalition accessories!

RSVP here.


Every day for the next four years @ all over NYC

Itching to hit the streets and keep the momentum going from the Women’s March? Here’s a list of protests going on every day in the city, sometimes there are a dozen to choose from, so no excuses!

16114637_10155041606966495_1206734250492631331_nMy Furry Valentine

Saturday, February 12 | 12 – 4 pm @ Vaute – 114 Stanton Street, Manhattan

Stop by the vegan fashion store Vaute in the Lower East Side to meet dogs for adoption, and consider fostering! Professional photos will be taken by @nycpetphotographer Stacey Axelrod. All dogs are in the care of local nonprofit rescue organizations, and if you pre-apply they’ll cover $100 of your adoption fee (with participating rescue groups). Get MAJOR discounts on fabulous Vaute clothing, as a THANKS for coming to meet the pups!

More info.


Tickets here.

bootsNative Fashion Now

February 17th – September 4 @ Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York

The traveling exhibit Native Fashion Now will arrive at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York during New York Fashion Week, serving as a welcome counterpoint to the designer clothing that “borrows” or “is inspired” by indigenous culture. This exhibit celebrates the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 70 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to maverick designers making their mark in today’s world of fashion. Featuring contemporary garments, accessories, and footwear spanning a variety of genres and materials, this exhibition features designers who traverse cross-cultural boundaries between creative expression and cultural borrowing.
slowfoodThe Food Almanac 2017: Are Good, Clean, and Fair Food and Farming Trumped?

Tuesday, February 28 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. @ Brooklyn Winery – 213 N 8th St., Brooklyn

Food and farming might seem like afterthoughts in the Trump administration but this week’s silencing of all public-facing USDA scientific research documentssuggests otherwise. Next month, join Slow Food’s panel of experts to discuss food and farming under the new administration. Big questions include:

  • Will the historic Farm Bill alliance of farmers and anti-hunger advocates survive? (and what about SNAP?)
  • Will school lunch reforms and nutrition standards stand?
  • Will the administration compromise on undocumented farmworkers?
  • Which food safety and environmental regulations will go, and how fast? 

Our panel of experts will share their thoughts, speculations and ideas for how each of us can engage on the issues:

  • Mary Jo Dudley, Senior Extension Associate, Director, Cornell Farmworkers Program
  • Pam Koch, Executive Director/Associate Research Professor, Columbia Teachers’ College and Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food Education & Policy
  • Reana Kovalcik, Associate Director of Communications and Development, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 
  • Margot Pollans, Assistant Professor of Law, Pace University, Faculty Director, Pace-NRDC Food Law Initiative
  • Moderator: Mary Cleaver, Snail of Approval Winning Restaurateur and Caterer and SFNYC SnailBlazer and Advisory Committee Member 

Attendees also will enjoy networking, local wine and beer, and delicious seasonal snacks. Event price includes reception. Proceeds from this unique, informative, and fun event will benefit Urban Harvest: the Slow Food NYC program of good food education for New York City children at 16 schools around the city and on a tuition-free, educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn.

$50 ($45 for members) | Please purchase tickets by Tuesday, February 21 as they need to confirm audience size in advance

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