It’s amazing what a few weeks does to New York City. It seems everyone is walking around with a smile and an armful of cherry blossoms. In the midst of this transformation, I became a married lady (weird.), started eating carbs again (hallelujah!) and did a lot of fun spring things, which I’m going to share with you now for your weekly calendar, below.
Ever wonder what it takes to run a rooftop farm in NYC? Join Foodstand for the launch of its food book and film club series and participate in a Q&A with the founder of Brooklyn Grange — NYC’s much-talked-about rooftop farm. This event will also feature a screening of the film “Brooklyn Farmer,” as well as food and drinks and a signing of Brooklyn Grange founder Anastasia Cole Plakias’s book “The Rooftop Farmer.” More info here. 6-8:15 p.m., Brooklyn FoodWorks, 630 Flushing Ave., Floor 2, Brooklyn
Give your wardrobe a makeover with deeply discounted designer items from Scoop’s sample sale, which runs through Sunday. Items like Rag & Bone jeans and Iro blazers will all be up for grabs at wallet-friendly prices you’ll love. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, 150 Greene St.
Eat authentic ancient Greek dishes like spicy feta dip and lamb filo pie without leaving NYC at Calliope’s Real Greek Food. In this class, you’ll learn how to make these dishes and others while enjoying Greek wine and stories of Greek history and culture. More info here. 6-8:30 p.m., Co-Co Mat, 49 Mercer St.
Just in time for your Mother’s Day or summer shopping, Elizabeth Gillett is hosting a sale on its contemporary scarves, beach cover-ups, kimonos and tunics. Stop by the brand’s private showroom to shop these boho-chic accessories and learn how to style them. Don’t forget to check out the free on-site scarf tying tutorials too! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 260 W. 36th St., Suite 802
If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, you won’t want to miss this event. At Etsy Weddings, you can check out wedding items from 40 Etsy sellers and get inspiration for your big day. Additionally, the first 50 people to arrive will receive a special surprise gift. Buy tickets here. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bake your way through Momofoku Milk Bar’s cookbook one tasty treat at a time by taking a class with the bakery’s skilled team. This weekend, learn how to make Milk Bar’s delicious strawberry lemon cake with truffles. The best part is you get to take home everything you bake! If you end up liking the recipe (which we know you will) consider buying a cake for your mom for Mother’s Day. Book your spot here. 3-5 p.m., 55 Hope St., Brooklyn
P.S. While you’re at it..Don’t procrastinate on Mother’s Day! Place your flower order today. One of our fav on-demand companies, UrbanStems, is running a special promotion use the code MOM for $15 off. Flowers are hand delivered via bicycle and they have several beautiful seasonal bouquets for the holiday.
Brunch! Check out recently reviewed Cow Clover in Williamsburg for a decent bottomless deal and well-executed fare. 291 Kent Ave., Brooklyn