Friday, Sept 14th
Williamsburg Fashion Weekend. Recycling, up-cycling, use of fair trade fabrics, transparent business practices, artisan techniques and local production are some of the ways these designers are shaping the future of the fashion industry for the better. Check out fifteen Williamsburg designers who show that aesthetics don’t have to suffer in order to create conscientious fashion.
Through Sunday. 287 Kent Ave. 8pm. $15 in advance.
Saturday, Sept 15th
8th Annual Vendy Awards on Governors Island give you the opportunity to try the best of NYC’s street food! Think Smorgasburg, but on an Island. Plus live music and more booze. And you’re supporting a good cause! 12:30-5pm
Speaking of Smorgasburg, get your dumpling on at its 9th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest.
Freaktoberfest will feature a lot of local beer. More beer. And great Brooklyn company. Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave. Brooklyn. 12pm-5pm.
Columbia University vs Marist! Head up to Inwood for the first NYC college football game of the year. Baker Field. 533 West 218th St. 12:30pm.
Manhattan Lit Crawl (FREE) Spend 3 hours at 23 venues with 100+ authors in literary readings, conversations, games, music, burlesque, and more. On the roster of fabulous acts are Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and America’s sweetheart Molly Ringwald (discussing her new novel,When it Happens to You). An after party follows!
Begins 6pm w/ Washington Square Review at Thirsty Scholar, 155 2nd Avenue # A Check out full schedule!
Bootie Mashup Anti-Back to School Party. Dance the night away at Manhattan’s only mashup-only dance party!
Le Poisson Rouge.158 Bleecker St. 11pm-4am.
Sunday, Sept 16th
Dyke Knitting Circle (FREE) Come in and knit, make new friends, drink some tea, and learn a craft at a self-help and member-led group. The Dyke Knitting Circle is open to all levels of queer experience and all levels of knitting proficiency. Bring yarn and needles. Join us any third Sunday of the month. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St, 4pm