Weekend Picks: Vendy Awards, Oktoberfest and more!
Yum! Sidewalk chefs whip up their best dishes for attendees and judges to taste, culminating in an awards ceremony. Chow ranges from desserts to the Salvadoran corn patties of Solber Pupusas, right. (Sat., 12:30 p.m., $45-$165, Governors Island, streetvendor.org)
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Musicians riff on Charlie Parker in one of the neighborhoods where he worked and lived. The festival was originally scheduled for the last weekend in August … but got canceled because of a little thing called Irene. (Fri., 6 p.m., FREE, Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, summerstage.org)
A collaboration between Paul McCartney and New York City Ballet’s Peter Martins, “Ocean’s Kingdom” marks the first time McCartney has written an original score for dance. “Ocean’s” also features costumes by Sir Paul’s daughter, designer Stella McCartney. (Through Thurs., $45-$69, David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plz., nycballet.com)
Oktoberfest on the HudsonDumbo Arts Festival
Throw on your liederhosen and head over to Pier 81 for a celebration filled with German beer and fare and entertainment from a polka band and a German dance troupe. Plus World Yacht is offering a cruise at 2:30 p.m. for an extra $5. (Sat., noon, Pier 81, 41st Street and 12th Avenue, $15, worldyacht.com)
This cultural celebration spans the arts spectrum, with open galleries, artists creating murals on the streets, and musicians giving concerts. A statue of Walt Whitman, left, who lived and worked in what is now Dumbo, is on display. (Fri.-Sun., FREE, Dumbo neighborhood, btwn the Brooklyn and Manhattan gridges, dumboartsfestival.com)