Last night cleanhippie.net was down. (Not my fault, it was the hosting service’s.) So I’m just getting this up now. And in the interest of getting my butt out the door and to dinner, no pretty pictures. You’ll live.
Blue Moon Bash
Sunday, November 6th, 3-8pm
Blue Moon Fish is throwing a bash for its farmer friends whose land was flooded during Hurricane Irene. Live bands, a raffle and delicious food like chowder and Brooklyn Brewery Beer will all be there to tempt you.
Why? One hundred percent of the benefits from the event will benefit the farmers $20; purchase tickets here.
Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave. (at Sterling Pl.), Brooklyn;
the s(low) down Slow Food Annual Fundraiser Gala
Buy tickets now for November 16th, 7-9:30pm
Slow Food, the best thing to come out of Italy since Italian food itself, will be celebrating a year of accomplishments and handing out awards to those who have been working to make the food system more clean and fair (and dare I say, delicious?). Enjoy artisanal cocktails, a whole pig roasted by Fatty ‘Cue, and other seasonal treats.
Why? Proceeds from the gala will go to the Urban Harvest program.
General admission $100, buy tickets here.
The Invisible Dog Gallery, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Free Lululemon Yoga Classes
Every Sunday, 10am
Grab your mat and get your stretch on for free at the UES Lululemon store in open level classes.
Why? It’s free. (As long as you make it out of the store without buying new butt-enhancing pants.)
1127 3rd Avenue (at 66th Street), Manhattan
Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Friday until 10pm; Saturday 8am–midnight; Sunday-Wednesday, 8am–10pm
The pond is back open and ready for your romantic date (or friend catch-up) over hot chocolate. Read more about it.
Why? It’s way less cliché and way less crowded than Rockefeller Center. Plus free if you have your own skates. (I know you don’t, but indulge me here.)
Sixth Ave (between 40th and 42nd Sts), Manhattan
At the Amsterdam Market: Leather Discussion
Sunday, November 6th, 3:30-4pm
Join Makalé Faber-Cullen, proprietor of Lore and Wilderness of Wish, as she discusses how she and her business partner, cattleman Will Harris, produce sustainably and domestically tanned Faber-Harris leather using hides from White Oak Pastures, the Harris family’s 145-year old ranch.
Why? So you can have a new thing to feel guilty about (hint: your pretty leather boots.)
New Amsterdam Market School (224 Front St.), Manhattan
Grass-Fed Buffalo Dinner
Monday, November 7th, 7pm
In conjunction with the Meat Symposium, join us for a special dinner at the newly opened Sauce Restaurant, the latest creation from Chef Frank Prisinzano of Frank, Lil’ Frankie’s and Supper. For the dinner, Frank will prepare a traditional Bollito Misto featuring five different cuts of Wild Idea grass-fed buffalo slowly braised and accompanied by classic condiments like salsa verde, salsa rossa, and mostarda di Cremona. The dinner will be accompanied by a variety of appetizers, sides, and two wines, Barolo “Le Coste” (Guidobono, 2007) and Barbera “Furtani” (Cerdero di Montezemolo, 2008).
Why? Nose to tail? That was so last year.
$110 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Sauce Restaurant (78-84 Rivington St.), Manhattan