6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

© Rob Maguire
NYC Easter Parade
This New York City pastime draws in a huge crowd each year. Located along 5th Ave., a number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick’s and St. Thomas, open their Easter services to the public. Come to enjoy the procession

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Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

Stop by Film Biz Recycling 2 -5pm Sunday, April 8th for an Eco-Easter event!  Join local artist/educator Kat Roberts for a DIY Craft Workshop (ages 5+); the whole family will have fun on a Scavenger Hunt throughout FBR’s wonderland of reclaimed film detritus.

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Located in the lower level of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Conservatory, the terrariums are spread throughout the space on tables. Despite being meticulously lined up, the displays have a playfulness, thanks to the various vessels used for the terrariums.

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The Brooklyn-based print publication features everything from local farmers and foodies

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

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The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Inhabitat gang finds it difficult to resist any great green holiday decoration – whether it be a DIY terrarium ornament, a Jack Daniel’s holiday tree or a geodesic gingerbread house, we just can’t get enough. But we might have just come across the mother

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ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

Somer began the design process about two years ago when he dreamed of crafting the space, a former home, with his own hands. Inspired by his family’s Estonian background and DIY mentality, he soon realized he could call upon his many talented friends to help

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Pine Box Rock Shop Serves Up Vegan Booze in a Sustainably Designed Bushwick Bar

Pine Box Rock Shop Serves Up Vegan Booze in a Sustainably Designed Bushwick Bar

Pine Box may be a vegan joint, but all are welcome. With a club house feel, the bar occupies an old casket factory. The interior is lined with salvaged pine planks, with lodge-like pine benches and tables welcoming larger groups in the back. Local artists

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Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

More than 200 vendors will participate in BUST Magazines’ two-day holiday shopping extravaganza — the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 in NYC. Join in for the best handmade gifts, food, craft beer, DJs, and raffle prizes!

Plus, handcraft

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Purgatory Pie Press Limited Edition 2012 Datebooks Made Completely from Upcycled Materials

Purgatory Pie Press Limited Edition 2012 Datebooks Made Completely from Upcycled Materials

Each year’s limited edition datebook has a unique design to keep collectors surprised and coming back. 2012′s distinguishing feature is an envelope that is stitched into the signature and serves as a pocket for receipts, stamps, postcards or any other small

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NRDC Greens Its Annual Gala Hosted by Seth Meyers at the American Museum of Natural History

NRDC Greens Its Annual Gala Hosted by Seth Meyers at the American Museum of Natural History

Gala attendees sipped cocktails while cavorting around the famed dinosaur skeletons in the museum’s lobby. Inside the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, patrons were treated to lavishly decorated tables, set amongst the dioramas of  seals and dolphins

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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates

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Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Company Makes Sustainable Local Textiles for Eco Designers

Godesky bought the land in 1978 and went through a series of agricultural endeavors before establishing the farm and mill. She tried raising cows, rabbits and Dorset sheep for meat, but finally found her niche with Icelandic and Shetland sheep. The sheep’s

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The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze Lights Up the Hudson Valley With 4,000 Carved Pumpkins!

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze Lights Up the Hudson Valley With 4,000 Carved Pumpkins!

The land art installation takes place at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. According to Natiello, the Manor’s landscape is very important as it provided the original inspiration for the Blaze, along with the work of artists such as Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson,

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31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

Walk down any New York sidewalk and you’re bound to see a broken chair that’s been callously thrown street side. Bastard chairs are a dime a dozen, and we tend to cast them off into dumpster doom without a care, but Brooklyn’s 31 & Change is changing all

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Green Your Life With the Help of a Personal Eco Concierge

Green Your Life With the Help of a Personal Eco Concierge

For us, living an eco-conscious life isn’t even a question, but for many people, the idea of “going green” seems like a daunting task that they don’t have the time or energy to do. Enter, the personal environmental concierge. They’ll take your clothes to organic dry cleaners, run your errands by bike, and swap your toxic cleaners for all-natural versions, all for a surprisingly reasonable rate. As the green movement grows, personal eco assistants are becoming increasingly popular, especially in urban areas. New York City is home to several such businesses, including Eco-Concierge NYC and QiLiving.

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World’s Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

World’s Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully end up with the year’s record breaker. This year, Jim Bryson from Quebec

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GreenHomeNYC Auctions Off Eco Furniture Made From Recycled Materials at the NEW New York Block Party

GreenHomeNYC Auctions Off Eco Furniture Made From Recycled Materials at the NEW New York Block Party

The works were on display and accessible for public use at the Garden Lounge, set up in a parking lot in the middle of the block. While the threat of rain deterred some visitors, the furniture designs drew the attention of the majority of the crowd. While

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Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Created by Alex Weber, the Green Partition is part living wall, part communal seating. Using modular planters made from recycled cork board and recycled plywood, Weber created an interesting space divider that’s filled with natural life. The plants each have

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72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

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Assembly New York’s Handmade Geometric Terrariums Give a New Angle to Indoor Gardening

Assembly New York’s Handmade Geometric Terrariums Give a New Angle to Indoor Gardening

An artist in Philadelphia collaborated with the creative directors at Assembly New York to develop the hand welded metal and glass terrariums, which were originally inspired by larger, more abstract architectural forms. The resulting glass enclosures also

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Gowanus Canal Houseboat: Floating Brooklyn Home Generates Its Own Energy and Water

Gowanus Canal Houseboat: Floating Brooklyn Home Generates Its Own Energy and Water

Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to live off the grid in a city like New York. The extremely polluted Gowanus Canal is dotted with a handful of houseboats, but only the vessel painted like a circus clown is completely self-sufficient. Called “The

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6 Green (and Free) Summer Things to Do in NYC!

6 Green (and Free) Summer Things to Do in NYC!

Lead image adapted from pchgorman’s photo.

GET YOUR FARM ON

Get on your overalls (we’re just kidding, please just stick to shorts and a tee shirt) and head on down to the oldest continually farmed stretch of land in NYC – the Queens County Farm Museum!

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The Uni Project: A Portable Reading Room Designed by Höweler + Yoon for NYC!

The Uni Project: A Portable Reading Room Designed by Höweler + Yoon for NYC!

The Uni is made of 144 wooden cubes that can be reconfigured, or fit together into an eight foot cube. The cubes fit around 15 books each, and feature a cover that can fit together to make modular furniture. Each piece can be made into a bench, table, podium

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Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Brooklyn’s very own design darlings Trish Anderson and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction were commissioned last May to envision a sustainability fundraising event at the Museum of Natural History for a classified client. Their “Applause Award Show” stage and aesthetics scheme transformed cardboard, shipping pallets, newspaper, and plant-life into a tailored setting that honored the deserving activists’ work within the environmental community.

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