This week’s guest is Jessica Schreiber, Program Manager for New York City’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling. Jessica share details about re-fashioNYC, the city’s textile recycling program, and how you can participate to help reduce the 200,000 tons of textile waste produced each year in New York City. She’ll also talk about the ingenious idea behind Directional Dining, food blog she co-authors with roommate Jules, and a few of her favorite eateries in the city.
Later in the show, Dane and I dissect the red carpet styles from Monday’s punk-themed Met Gala, and recap last Sunday’s action-packed episode of Mad Men, in anticipation of big changes ahead for SCDP. Plus! The latest music from artists like She & Him, Small Black, AM & Shawn Lee, and ADULT. Celebrate Friday in fashion on BTR!
re-fashioNYC: NYC’s Clothing Reuse Program
(Photos courtesy of re-fashioNYC)
re-fashioNYC bin in use
A photo from the re-fashioNYC launch!
The Bureau of Waste Prevention team!
Expanded Plastics Program!
The newly launched electronics recycling program, e-cycleNYC
Curbside Organics Collection Program is in pilot right now on Staten Island, but until it’s available at your address, check out neighborhood drop-off compost locations!
*Find more information, answers to questions, and an application form for New York City’s recycling program at the re-fashioNYC web page. Follow the program’s Facebook page and Twitter feed for details on expanded and new recycling initiatives, and stay tuned for next week’s exciting update! Visit your local Housing Works Thrift Shop location to hunt for additions to your summer wardrobe. And be sure to check out Jess and Jules’s Directional Dining blog, as well as Jessica’s recommendations for Penelope’s brunch and Grimaldi’s pizza.
Headlines & Tidbits from This Week in Fashion:
*See more of the styles from Monday’s Met Gala here.
*The NYTimes wrote a great article about the growth of fair trade fashion, and a call for more transparency in the wake of the factory tragedy in Bangladesh.
*This is one of the most heartbreaking, haunting images from that factory collapse.
*John Galliano’s teaching gig at Parson’s got cancelled.
*There’s been a surging renewal of decadent, Roaring Twenties-style fashion over the past 2 years, and guess who’s to blame? That’s right. Gatsby. (Or, more precisely, Baz Luhrmann.) It’s even gone so far as to become the term for the trend in itself, and everyone is going Gatsby gaga from brides to party planners to designers.
*Why won’t Ryan Gosling eat his cereal?
(Photo by Napoleon Habeica)
May 15 – XOYO – London, United Kingdom
May 18 – Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
May 20 – Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 26 – Movement Electronic Music Festival – Detroit, MI
May 31 – Sacramento Electronic Music Festival @ The Assembly – Sacramento, CA
June 2 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
June 8 – 285 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, NY
June 22 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Sept 5 – 7 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
(Photo by Agnes Thor)
May 29 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
May 30 – Lambi – Montreal, Quebec
June 1 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
June 3 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
June 4 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
June 7 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 11 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
June 13 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
June 14 & 15 – Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ
June 17 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
June 18 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
June 19 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
June 21 – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA
June 22 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
June 23 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 24 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
June 25 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
June 26 – Morgan’s Pier – Philadelphia, PA
June 30 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
She & Him
(Photo by Leann Mueller)
May 22 – 26 – Primavera Sound Festival @ Parc del Forum – Barcelona, Spain
June 13 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
June 15 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 16 – Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
June 18 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
June 19 – The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
June 21 – SDSU Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
June 22 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 23 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
June 25 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT
June 27 – Stir Cove @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel – Council Bluffs, IA
June 29 – The Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
July 1 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI
July 3 – Places des Arts – Montreal, Quebec
July 4 – Fort York – Toronto, Ontario
July 5 – Ottawa Bluesfest @ LeBreton Flats – Ottawa, Ontario
July 6 – Rumsey Playfield @ Central Park – New York, NY
July 6 & 7 – Toronto Urban Roots Festival @ Fort York – Toronto, Ontario
July 8 – Central Park – New York, NY
July 9 – The Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA
July 10 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
July 11 – Filene Center, Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
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