Ridgewood Market’s Nowadays Outdoor Holiday Market

On each of the first four Saturdays of December, from 2pm to 8pm, Ridgewood Market is bringing a cornucopia of cool wares to our backyard for an open-air bazaar. Stop by on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd to peruse vintage clothes, handmade soaps, DIY robot kits, vegan eats, custom jewelry and original art — all while sipping mulled wine and listening to good tunes. And if you get a little chilly, hop into our heated yurt or mobile sauna for a bit to warm up.

Think Olio: The Roast of 2018 – (Semi) Immersive Listening to EVERYTHING from this Year

Composer and conductor Whitney George returns to our house for another listening session, but this time she’s not exploring a single album, she’s taking on an entire year. From Cardi B to Post Malone to BTS, she’ll dig into everything that was hot in 2018. Where did it come from? Where is it going? What is going on in that video? Come grab a brew and analyze things that probably shouldn’t be analyzed. Then, stick around for an extra-curricular dance party.

Ridgewood Market’s Nowadays Outdoor Holiday Market

On each of the first four Saturdays of December, from 2pm to 8pm, Ridgewood Market is bringing a cornucopia of cool wares to our backyard for an open-air bazaar. Stop by on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd to peruse vintage clothes, handmade soaps, DIY robot kits, vegan eats, custom jewelry and original art — all while sipping mulled wine and listening to good tunes. And if you get a little chilly, hop into our heated yurt or mobile sauna for a bit to warm up.

Self-Care Sunday

Hotbox Mobile Sauna is bringing their monthly Self-Care Sunday gathering to our back yard for 90 minutes of relaxation, meditation and recuperation. Here’s a little info from the HMS folks:

The session begins with 45 minutes of relaxation in a wood-burning sauna, kept at toasty 180 degrees. Outside the sauna in the private backyard, there’s an shower for cooling off and a fire pit to keep warm in between rounds. We’ll then transition into a 30 minute guided mindfulness meditation in a spacious heated yurt, bedecked with pillows and blankets. The guided meditation will include easy seated stretches and breath focused movement.

The last 15 minutes will be time for you to rest and hydrate as you gradually end your session.

What’s included: Bench towels, water, changing area, outdoor shower, heated yurt, and a fire pit to keep warm in between sauna rounds. Visitors will also have access to the indoors at Nowadays after the session for food and drink.

What to bring: Visitors should bring their own bathing suit and/or robe and sandals. Plush robes available on-site for rental, as well.

Ridgewood Market’s Nowadays Outdoor Holiday Market

On each of the first four Saturdays of December, from 2pm to 8pm, Ridgewood Market is bringing a cornucopia of cool wares to our backyard for an open-air bazaar. Stop by on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd to peruse vintage clothes, handmade soaps, DIY robot kits, vegan eats, custom jewelry and original art — all while sipping mulled wine and listening to good tunes. And if you get a little chilly, hop into our heated yurt or mobile sauna for a bit to warm up.

Ridgewood Market’s Nowadays Outdoor Holiday Market

On each of the first four Saturdays of December, from 2pm to 8pm, Ridgewood Market is bringing a cornucopia of cool wares to our backyard for an open-air bazaar. Stop by on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd to peruse vintage clothes, handmade soaps, DIY robot kits, vegan eats, custom jewelry and original art — all while sipping mulled wine and listening to good tunes. And if you get a little chilly, hop into our heated yurt or mobile sauna for a bit to warm up.

Think Olio: How Markets Fail and Why it Matters

Lev Moscow is an NYC teacher who’s taught classes in international political economy for over a decade, and now he’s coming to Nowadays to break down market failures for us. Here’s what he has to say about it:

Our market economy produces trillions of dollars in wealth and provides us with ever more stuff. We are richer than any humans that have come before, and by many measures, life has never been better. In other words, the market system generally works. But periodically markets fail, and when they do the results can be catastrophic. In this Olio we will explore how market failure occurs and why market failure seems to be happening more frequently.

There are a number of ways markets fail, from externalities to asymmetric information, and the idea of this Olio is to delve into the market failures happening in real life. From crypto currencies, to online dating sites to tourists paying too much for a bottle of water, we’ll explore market failures and how they directly affect us.

Image credit: Vox

Dom the Mic

After a fantastic show in September, Karmenife X and Zilla Vodnas are back for another edition of their “Dom the Mic” comedy night. Karmenife X is an artist, writer, stand-up comedian and professional dominatrix who works to create safe spaces for sex workers and survivors of sexual violence. Zilla Vodnas is a Bushwick native who’s performed at the Harlem Comedy Festival, Atlanta’s Live Comedy Mixtape and Boston’s 2018 Women in Comedy Festival. They’ve put together a killer lineup — Elsa Waithe, Hyperbole The Queen and Becca Beberaggi — and the night ends with an open mic for black and POC femmes.

Think Olio: Immersive Learning – Brian Eno’s Another Green World

Composer and conductor Whitney George commandeers the hi-fi once again for another active listening session. This time she’ll dig into Brian Eno’s arrestingly beautiful third album, Another Green World. Here’s what she has to say about it:

Brian Eno’s album Another Green World remains one of his central masterpieces, despite his ubiquitous presence in the music scene starting in the 1970s. Eno went into the studio to record Another Green World much like a visual artist enamored of the Fluxus movement: this was to be a happening, a recorded happening, and it was to happen without a plan. Eno was an artist who was well aware that the medium of recording was just as much of an instrument as anything making sound in the studio. The central idea was to sell the record as a product of the process, rather than a way of preserving a performance. This very thought was pivotal in shaping the art and music of his collaborators such as David Bowie, The Talking Heads, and Coldplay.

Constraints breed creativity, and Eno came well equipped with materials to think outside of the box and redirect his thinking to completely new territories and sonic landscapes. Join us for an immersive listening session where we’ll talk about the pre-compositional design, form and function, and the process that created the product Another Green World and discuss Brian Eno’s omnipresence in so much of the recorded medium from the 1970s on.

ELECTION NIGHT: WATCHING THE RETURNS TOGETHER

Whatever the outcome of the midterm elections, we figure we ought to be together, so we’re inviting everyone over to our house. City Councilman Rafael Espinal will give a talk about getting involved in politics and we’ll watch the results come in on the big screen. Whether we end up celebrating or commiserating, we’ll walk out better prepared than ever to bring about change.