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Tag Archives: green events in New York City
Oops, haven’t done this since November. How time flies when you’re having fun.
OK, up this week for your green and partying pleasure:
Mr. Sunday (a.k.a. Mr. Saturday when it’s at night) is celebrating 100 parties of awesomeness
this next Sunday at their fabulous Gowanus location in Brooklyn. Eat food from food trucks, drink sangria and Brooklyn Summer Ale, and rock out under the fairy lights and disco ball to fabulous summer music. Because it’s the hundredth, special surprises are promised, plus commemorative memorabilia.
(Oh, and PS. This video has my friend Laura at 2:26 and me at 2:41. I freaked out a little bit when I saw that. And the track is so great at the end, too! I heard it on a boat party, and then at Mr. Sunday, and I was obsessed. Todd Terje: Ragysh.)
Free for the two first hours (RSVP to email@example.com) $10 after 5pm. 3-9pm. Gowanus Grove, 400 Carroll St (between Bond and Nevins), Brooklyn.
Buy Tickets for Good Beer
It’s not until the 31st, but you should buy tickets now for this delicious event, with locally-brewed beverages and food from Gramercy Tavern, Fort Defiance Back Forty and other, similar high-quality establishments.
It’s not quite warm enough for bikini season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t psych yourself up for beach weather with a good ol’ beach cleanup, complete with a free lunch and prizes. Hot damn!
Join Sperry Top-Sider and sustainable brand United By Blue in cleaning up Canarsie Pier Beach in Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn. A mix of hard work and play, the cleanup ends in one-of-a-kind giveaways and prizes. Sperry Top-Sider and United By Blue will provide free breakfast and lunch, water, bug spray, sunscreen, bags, and gloves for volunteers. You just provide the hands.
So, let me get this straight: Exercise in spring weather, with an altruistic component, plus free breakfast and lunch, and prizes from two brands I love. Sounds like a plan.
Saturday, April 14th, 10 AM to 1 PM
Canarsie Pier, Gateway National Recreation Area, Intersection of Rockaway Pkwy and Shore Pkwy, Brooklyn
Volunteers should meet and park at the end of Canarsie Pier.
Love, female empowerment, and a free organic beauty products: Sign. Me. Up.
LivLuna, a site dedicated to cultivating positive self image for women and girls, is holding its first ever NYC event celebrating International Women’s Day at the 1920 Bunker Club, Monday, March 5th from 6 to 9pm, and I will most definitely be there with my camera. (Come say hi!)
The founder, Ms. Maria Goins, is a friend of my editor’s, and I’ve heard nothing but lovely things about her. Also, she’s a knockout. (See below!) It’s going to be an event filled with the kind of people you want to meet.
Entry is FREE and guest list only–sign up as a LivLuna member & RSVP to attend. The first 100 will score a gift bag with travel size organic beauty products and treats.
How to create the LOVE you want! will address what we all want: romantic LOVE. How to attract, keep, and create the kind of love that serves you- mind, body, and soul; connecting the spiritual and the sensual; and how to love yourself in order to create that love!
Whether you’re single, dating, or happily married, you will be empowered, motivated and inspired by the speakers while you network with other LivLuna members over drinks and snacks.
Yolanda Shoshana, Luscious Lifestyle Diva
Aaaaand I’m back. Apologies for my lack of weekend event postings. I just … you know, work, um, life, um … that stuff. Anyway, here are your delicious, karmic, and green events this weekend in New York City!
Fourth Annual NY Craft Beer Week
Today, September 16th through Sunday, September 25th
What: Purchase a $10 paper or smartphone passport and you’ll gain access to $3 brews at more than 110 bars, plus more deals on drafts, bottles and home-brew kits. Or you could buy one-off tickets to events like Freaktoberfest and a Sixpoint Craft Ales Beer Dinner at Colicchio & Sons.
Why? If you’re going to drink beer, make it a craft brew, not a corporate one.
All over NYC
via Tasting Table
Slow Food $5 Challenge
You might have heard about Slow Food USA’s $5 Challenge — get together to share a slow food meal that costs less than $5/person this Saturday, September 17. But you don’t have to do all the organizing yourself. Slow Food NYC has arranged three events:
All day Friday
I f’n love ‘Wichcraft. Their tasty and greenmarket-y sandwiches have been ruining my food budget since I started working around the corner from the Noho location. Fortunately for me, on Friday they are offering a $5 sandwich to support Slow Food at all of their 13 Manhattan locations.
Why? Delicious, sustainable, cheap. Rarely does this trifecta emerge.
Any ‘Wichcraft location
Governor’s Island Potluck
Saturday, September 17th, 1pm
What: A potluck of like-minded foodies/activitists. All you need to bring is:
- Plate/utensils/serving utensils
- A red/white/red&white tablecloth or sheet
- A dish to share with 3-6 people that costs under $5 to make
Why? Meet some new people and get some cheap yet sustainable food.
You can RSVP for the Governor’s Island potluck here.
Picnic point, Governor’s Island (read more about the island here.)
COLORS Restaurant Dinner and Discussion
Saturday, September 17th, 6 to 10pm
What: COLORS Restaurant is offering a $5 “Values Meal” that’s good for you, good for food workers and farmers, and good for the planet. Along with dinner, there will be a discussion on transforming the restaurant industry’s “fast food” values of low-wages and no benefits into “slow food” values of living wages and fair treatment.
Why? Get a delicious dinner and learn more about slow food values.
Saturday, September 17th
What: It’s an indie festival and yoga class rolled into one. The result, as I understand, will breathe some fresh air into your life, and while you’re trying to be a better person, you might misbehave too.
Why? I hear both hipsters and yogis are pretty into being sustainable. You can’t go wrong.
Tickets for the yoga classes are sold out, unfortunately, but you can still snag some for the music performance of Forro in the Dark and Karsh Kale for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, September 17th, 10am to 4pm
What: Tekserve has teamed up again with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to offer free electronics recycling. Recyclable items include computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD or VCR players, radios, telephones, cell phones, televisions, cameras, and stereo equipment from residents, small businesses, and not-for-profits.
Why? You know that old cell phone you have sitting around? Better here than in the landfill!
Tekserve, 119 W 23rd Street, NYC 10011
Bike-In Theater Dinner With Caddyshack
Saturday, June 4, at 7pm
Forget sticky theater seats and Diet Coke – wouldn’t you rather be sipping an Arnold Palmer out in the cool night air? Forking Tasty has got you covered.
Why? Because you can pay homage to both a movie favorite and your favorite mode of transportation.
For reservations and more info, including location, click here.
Fight Big Coal by Sitting on Your Butt
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
You could picket and shout…or just see The Last Mountain, the story of mountaintop removal mining through the lens of Coal River Valley in West Virginia, where activists are trying to stop Massey Energy and other big coal companies from continuing to destroy their communities. Filmmaker Bill Haney will appear with Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Friday, June 3rd for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show.
Why? If enough New Yorkers go to see the film in the first few days, it might open in more theaters and get more show times.
Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side
To learn more about the movie and see show times, click here.
Saturday, June 4, from 9:45am to 12:30pm
Green Edge NYC and wild edible and medicinal plant expert Leda Meredith invite you to sign up for an morning of urban foraging in Prospect Park. At the end of the foraging walk, participants will have a chance to sample the treats including wild edible ingredients and conduct a Q&A with Leda.
Why? It’s local food at its local-est.
Prospect Park, at Grand Army Plaza Entrance, Brooklyn
$20, sign up here.
Free Bike Fridays On Governors Island
Every Friday through September
After your free ferry ride to the island, you can grab a bike for free and take it on a tour around this small oasis every Friday. (FYI: you could do a leisurely three loops in that time, and probably stop for ice cream too.)
Why? Duh. It’s free. And mercifully far away from car traffic.
Find out more here.
Free Fruit Friday Truck
Fridays at 11am
Free Fruit Friday truck is hitting the streets, giving away delicious fruits, vegetables, smoothies and snacks.
Why? Do I have to say it again? FREE.
Check Twitter for each week’s location.
via Vital Juice
Organic And Local Cooking Classes
Find out what to do with all that Farmers Market bounty by taking one of Home Cooking New York’s cooking classes. Try their spring produce and summer produce classes which are open now. And at the end of each class, you can enjoy your sit down meal as a group. (Just be sure to bring a bottle of wine with you!)
Why? Because I’ve tried it and loved it. Read more.
Each 2.5 hour class is $95
Register on their website, or contact Jennifer at 917-803-6857 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxury Green Pop-Up Shop
Through Saturday, April 23rd
Bloomingdale’s green pop-up shop continues through Saturday. Having personally visited, I can say it’s a small but impressive collection of sustainable clothing and bags. Prices and quality are on par with typical Bloomingdale’s merch, which is to say, expensive and awesome.
Why? Because if you’re going to blow your budget on clothing, it might as well be eco-friendly.
Bloomingdale’s SoHo, 504 Broadway, 5th Floor, Manhattan
From Wild Foods To Experimental Cuisine
Tuesday, April 26th, 8 – 9:30pm
Skillshare holds “From Wild Foods to Experiential Cuisine,” a class all about cutting-edge food culture. Topics include design, molecular gastronomy, urban foraging and the intersection of food and media
Why? Because urban foraging is one of those things you hope you’ll never need, but want to learn anyway.
Old School, 233 Mott St. (at Prince Street), Manhattan
Get Dirty Party
Friday, April 22nd, 7-10pm
Farm-to-table restaurant Jimmy’s 43 will serve organic bites at the launch party for Get Dirty!, an organization that connects NYC volunteers with urban gardens and farms.
Why? Go for the farm food and live bluegrass music, stay for the hot farmers.
$20 tickets, all proceeds go to GDNYC.
Jimmy’s 43, 43 East 7th Street (at Second Avenue), Manhattan
Earth Day New York Festival
Friday and Saturday, various times.
The Earth Day New York festival will take over the un-greenest section of Manhattan: midtown. Grand Central and Times Square will host outdoor fairs and a campaign to plant virtual trees in Times Square. (I don’t even know, check it out for yourself, ok?)
Why? You want to show tourists that NYC cares. A little.
Locations and times vary; visit earthdayny.org for details.
Into the Wild (of Central Park)
Friday, April 22nd
If you want to see actual trees, try one of two Earth Day tours through Central Park: The Amble Through the Ramble (meet at Belvedere Castle, enter at Fifth Ave and 79th St; 11am–noon; free) meanders around the isolated wooded area on the west side of the park, while the Manhattan Adirondacks tour (meet at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, enter at Fifth Ave and 110th St; 1–2pm; free) explores the mysterious North Woods. Drug dealer sightings are free with the tours.
Why? You’ve never been beyond Sheep Meadow.
Earth Day in Chelsea West
Friday, April 22, 2pm
Get touristy and follow historian Matt Postal on the Municipal Art Society’s walking tour, which stops at green buildings in the West Chelsea Historic District. See the landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building on West 26th Street, as well as two of the area’s newish green spaces: the High Line and the expanded Hudson River Park.
Why? Show green architects that you care.
Meet at the southeast corner of Ninth Ave and 20th St, Manhattan
$15, MAS members $10
Green+Beer=A Good Party
Saturday, April 23rd, 2–6pm
Sustainable-living website ImpactDash hosts a special celebration at Brooklyn bar Pine Box Rock Shop, which features reclaimed wood and light fixtures in its interior. Sample locally-produced treats courtesy of Queens-based CoreyBelle Soups, and Ithaca Brewing Company’s Flower Power IPA. Groovy, man.
Why? Local beer, local food…what more could you want?
15 Grattan St between Bogart St and Morgan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
I really wish I could attend this event, but I have drawing class on Tuesdays. So will you go for me??
Book release of Amanda Hesser’s “The Essential New York Times Cookbook” and Melissa Clark’s “In The Kitchen With A Good Appetite.”
Twenty of the city’s top chefs will be preparing their favorite New York Times recipe while Sustainable Party will be making sure that the event is as green as possible (recycling glass, plastic, and paper, and composting biodegradable corn cups and food and bringing the compost to an upstate farm, etc.).
Proceeds of the event will be donated to “Wellness In The Schools” A NYC community based organization founded by local chefs to improve the environment, nutrition, and fitness in NYC public schools.
Tuesday, November 2nd at Chelsea Market
You really should check this out. Learning to forage is high on my list of things to do. (What you can find just in Central Park is pictured at the top) And if the apocalypse ever comes to NYC, you’ll be well equipped:
Urban Herb Walk
Realize the wealth of the medicinal plants of Prospect Park with two guides who have more than a decade of experience! This urban plant walk will focus on learning how to identify medicinals growing within an urban setting, while discussing how these plants contribute to our health and well-being. Bring a notebook and wear appropriate clothing for being outdoors for 2 hours.
Meet at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park.
November 6, 12-2 pm
This is part 1 of a three-part series.
“FIND” Your Way to the Greenway…for BGI’s Fall Party!
They will also be acknowledging Council Members Brad Lander and Steve Levin for securing BGI’s first City Council funding, and Waste Management for supporting BGI’s stewardship programs!
Join fellow greenway supporters for great food, drink, music and raffle prizes this
There will be plenty of room to spread out and raise spirits and funds over drinks & food from local restaurants, including 5 Burro, Lilla Cafe, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Rocky Sullivan’s, Union Market, Fort Defiance, Six Point Craft Ales, Alma, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies and Nine Cakes, along with live jazz music from Hot Johnsons in FIND’s expansive showroom at 9th Street and the Gowanus Canal.
Don’t miss your chance to win one of many raffle items from FIND, Brooklyn Winery, RICE, Rolling Orange Bikes, Massage Therapy by Gerald Pulis, Ground Up Designers, Urban Oyster, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Bar Tano, New York Water Taxi, Circle Line Downtown, Water Taxi Beach, and more!
Tickets are $25, or two for $40. Get your tickets today!
This landed in my inbox, and I think I’m going to buy a ticket. Liz and I were just tasting some of Jimmy 43’s delicious soup at the New Amsterdam market. “We have to go!” I declared. “Jimmy’s 43 is like the flagship farm to table restaurant.” :
Jimmy’s No. 43 Chowder Benefit
I hope you will join us – and even enter your own chowder – for a benefit for NAMA at Jimmy’s No. 43 in New York City. Come here first hand report from Brett Tolley, our community organizer, of Slow Food’s Terra Madre in Torino, Italy and the discussions/plans around Slow Fish, Slow Food’s new campaign. We were glad to have been there to help shape its direction.
November 6, 2010
Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th Street, NY, NY
$10 donation gets you in to taste all the chowders, vote on the best in show and hear about the events in Torino.
More information here.