What’s Good This Month: December 8, 2015

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Geek out on Ample Hills Star Wars Pints, now available for shipment anywhere in the country. Image courtesy of Ample Hills.

The holidays are upon us, and with them come myriad pop-up markets and craft fairs. Below, we’ve rounded up job opportunities, non-profit news, and more.

Funemployment Opportunities:

We’re hiring a social media intern — get your app in by Friday!

Project EATS is hiring seasonal farmers. No urban farming experience? The Youth Farm is accepting apps for their Urban Farm Training Program.

Around town:

Free weekday admission at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden started December 1.

The end of the month is your last chance to get your NYC ID, which comes with a yearlong membership to tons of great public institutions in all five boroughs.

The Parks Department is hosting Mulchfest on January 9 and 10 for folks to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling.

Put it on the calendar: the first-ever City Growers Education Conference is happening on February 27.

Is there a vacant lot or community space in your neighborhood that needs a little love? NYRP is accepting applications for support in garden projects of all shapes and sizes.

The Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants awards micro-grants to community projects — apply for up to $3,000 by January 25.

GrowNYC has partnered with the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY to bring locally grown trees to Greenmarkets around the city. You can also find local trees at Berg’n.

The Farm School NYC is accepting signups for winter classes — from Food Justice to Botany, they courses last 2 — 4 weeks.

Garden of Eve is offering a Winter CSA featuring root vegetables and eggs galore.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is hosting a vigil to prevent climate change on Wednesday night.

Shopping for gifts:

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Local artist Wynne Noble supplies local restaurants like Contra, Momofuku Ko and Maiden Lane with plateware that’s rolled, molded, glazed and fired in her DUMBO studio. Photo courtesy of Noble Plateware.

Check out our gift guide!

Proceeds from Just Food’s holiday auction benefit the non-profit. Lunch at Stone Barns! Five-piece Wusthof knife sets!

il Buco Vita is offering 20% off everything white through December, presumably because snow.

Food52 is hosting their annual holiday market in the flesh at Union Square. David Lebovitz is signing books there on Saturday.

Also, this heirloom apple gift box.

Geek out on Ample Hills Star Wars Pints, available for shipment anywhere in the country. But when does Carrie Fisher’s bulldog get his dedicated flavor?

Hot Bread Kitchen founder Jessamyn Waldman will be signing copies of her new book at Whole Foods Bowery on Saturday.

O Live Brooklyn is hosting olive oil tasting classes starting in January 2016.

Shelsky’s of Brooklyn is still accepting Chanukah orders—check out the menu here.

We’re ogling this lovely pottery for the ceramics geeks on our lists.

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Drinking while shopping for gifts:

Roberta’s is hosting their holiday market starting Friday. This year’s vendors include Poko Jewelry, Grand St. Bakery and ACMEsuds. Check their Facebook page for hours and vendor updates.

Wassail is hosting a bottle shop during regular business hours.

Threes Brewing is hosting a mini holiday market this Sunday from 12:00-6:00 p.m. in their winterized backyard space.

Transmitter Brewing is still selling shares for their Winter CSB (you got it — Community Supported Beer). Subscriptions last six months and come with glasses.

If beer’s not your thing but subscription services are, you can still gift a monthly cocktail kit from Shaker and Spoon. The kits don’t come with alcohol.

61 Local is hosting a Winter Farmraiser on Wednesday with proceeds benefitting BK Farmyards. They’ll have a mini market featuring added value products from urban farms.  

Winter Smorgasburg now features a full bar.

Corkbuzz at Chelsea Market is offering branded plastic to-go cups so you can carry your wine into Anthropologie with you. If you spill on it, do you have to buy it?

And apparently now you can buy a Rejuvenating IV Drip Session for your holiday hangovers, “providing undeniable health benefits.”

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Local author Nicole Taylor will teach you how to care for your cast iron at the Brooklyn Brainery on December 17.

More news:

Mark Bittman and his new startup Purple Carrot are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Follow #CarrotTalk.

Stone Barns has launched an Indiegogo campaign for their Mobile Kitchen Classroom, a semester-long science program for eleventh graders. Donate now and your funds will be matched.

MOFAD is hosting tons of great events in the next couple of months. Next week, join historian Nadia Berenstein to learn about the history of flavor in New York City.

Nicole Taylor is teaching Cast Iron 101 at the Brooklyn Brainery on December 17. $27 buys a copy of her new book (featured in our Holiday Issue!) and a ticket to her talk.

The Cellar at Franny’s is hosting their 3rd annual Feast of the Seven Fishes on Wednesday, December 16. $150 includes wine pairings, tax and gratuity.

Back Forty West is hosting a Jewish Chinese banquet on December 24.

The International Culinary Center is hosting a Culinary Entrepreneurship Open House next Thursday, the 17. RSVP to info@culinarycenter.com.

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