The best socially good, locally sourced, fair trade, sustainable food and fashion events in NYC this memorial day weekend through the end of May, as well as workshops & classes designed for local entrepreneurs.
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Two Very Special Events are happening this week for sustainable food lovers! NYC’s Sustainable Seafood Week features restaurants, events and special meals at some of the city’s most popular and socially conscious venues!
Also “Hester Nights” opens Thursday near the Eventi Hotel in Upper Chelsea and features many of the city’s coolest sustainable food startups. So check it out, but only if you are hungry!
My initial impression of the 2013 NYC Green Festival at the Javits Center was delightful sensory overload! From the smell of organic truffle butter popcorn to the impressive colorful tower of reclaimed soda lids, I felt like a kid in a candy store and did not know where to dash first (the gourmet buttered popcorn won).
It’s no secret that Bushwick, Brooklyn is exploding with new art galleries, but one of the newest ones will expand the opportunities for artists who live even further east than most. Married artist couple Lori Kirkbride and Nao Matsumoto are opening lorimoto Gallery in between the Myrtle/Wyckoff L/M and the Halsey L stops. The gallery will largely focus on group shows of artists from “Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond.”
So you thought that the Big Apple was just a lean mean fighting machine of big business loving, Wall Street hugging, corporate kissing, money hungry anti-Occupy capitalistic greed and power? Well, okay you might be right! But small biz is making a comeback!
Slow Money NYC: The Horticultural Society of New York presents our 3rd Annual Urban Agriculture Conference, being held in May 2013 in New York City. This year’s conference will focus on increasing the awareness of food security in our struggling economy and will explore the potential of food production in urban environments as a prominent and viable alternative.
Good Business New York (GoodB) is invited again this year to attend the upcoming Green Festival at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s far west side. We will be taking our team to the events this weekend and reporting back to GoodB readers all the news that fit to print- on our sustainable solar hosted site that is!
When I found myself at the Hello Etsy Conference at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, I had no idea what riches I would find before me! Attending a workshop called WEALTH UNLOCKER: DISCOVERING YOUR ACTUAL NET WORTH, I found myself quickly entranced by the facilitator and charming speaker, April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer at Collaboratve Lab in San Francisco.
“Etsy.com” brings to mind a flurry of hand-crafted jewelry, house hold goods, and services with a personalized twist. This digital rabbit hole of goodies has taken off as one of the top shopping websites since its launch in 2005. On the weekend of March 23rd, the online marketplace Etsy teamed up with Pratt Institute to bring the first stateside “Hello Etsy” conference to Brooklyn. Entitled “Reimagine the Marketplace,” this gathering built a bridge of concepts connecting Etsy’s small business spirit to large scale issues regarding our imminent future.