In addition to dining out at local eateries this weekend, there are plenty of other easy, fun things to do (art exhibits, movies, shopping, gardening) while also boosting a variety of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We’ve listed a few here; write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @lodownny if you know of others we should add.
- Orchard Street newcomer ARTIFACT gallery opens a show called “Aftermath” tonight, featuring the works of eight artists. A portion of the proceeds benefit storm recovery efforts. The opening reception is 7-9 p.m. tonight at 84 Orchard St. The show runs through Dec. 2. The gallery’s hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
- Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street will donate all the profits from its always-popular midnight movie features to New York Cares this weekend. The theater is showing Miami Connection and Hackers tonight and tomorrow night at the stroke of twelve.
- Boutiques throughout the LES, East Village, SoHo and NoLita are participating in a a fashion trade event organized by Capsule Shows, called “Neighborhood Network.” Event participants include locals such as The Great Frog, Grit N Glory, Pilgrim and Blake Scotland. There are special discounts and sample sales galore, and all participating merchants are accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief.