J.C. Penney and Joe Fresh create a live orange grove in Manhattan (Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th streets) with activities for school-age children, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and shopping for back-to-school items; sale proceeds go to Adopt-a-Classroom. Take home a picture from the photo booth (images are displayed on a Times Square billboard, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.
Aug. 22 and 23
Thursday, Bloomingdale's newly renovated Walt Whitman Shops store holds a women's shoe floor launch party and back-to-school handbag monogramming event; 631-425-6700. At Roosevelt Field, see John Hardy's fine jewelry fall collection trunk show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (516-873-2745). At both stores, view Kate Spade pop-up shops and try a carnival claw game (Friday) for prizes during The Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) fundraiser Thursday and Friday; text "amFAR" to 80888 and reply yes to make a $10 donation (regular message/data rates may apply).
The Wedding Salon of Manhasset hosts an Oscar de la Renta bridal trunk show Thursday to Sunday at 1468 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-869-8455. Friday to Sunday, the Jim Hjelm bridesmaids trunk show will be at the store's second location, 1681 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-365-0100. Both events are by appointment only.
Macy's returns to Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore with family-friendly activities and a Charity Shopping Day. Buy an all-day discount pass for $5 (some brand exclusions apply) and 100 percent of the pass proceeds goes to your choice of a participating local charity; 631-665-8400
Sachin + Babi
Womenswear is up to 80 percent off, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 225 W. 39th St., fourth floor, Manhattan; 212-575-1994
Hunter Dixon by Hunter Bell
Get deep discounts on pieces by the Season 2 winner of NBC's "Fashion Star," 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 152 W. 36th St., suite 801, Manhattan; 212-600-5780. Spring and summer pieces are $50-$75, fall samples, $50, and older merchandise is $25.
Barney's Warehouse Sale
The legendary sale is back. Get up to 75 percent off men's designer clothing and accessories, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 1, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 2, at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., Manhattan; 212-826-8900.