On Saturday, October 19, celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that remembers friends and family members who have passed away at El Museo del Barrio. Join the celebration by adding your own offering to El Museo’s altars and enjoying the colorful procession around the Harlem Meer, storytelling, face painting and dance performances. 11am – 5pm. Free admission.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will celebrate the fall season with a Harvest Festival on Pier 6, located at 360 Furman Street. Come in costume and enjoy face painting, volleyball, mask making, storytelling and more. Musical guests include Audra Rox and the Bilingual Birdies. Make sure to visit the photo booth at the pumpkin patch. Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:30am – 1pm.
The Food Network presents the Sixth Annual Wine and Food Festival. A 4-day festival — October 17 – 20, 2013 — that offers a variety of culinary treats and enough wine to last wino’s until Thanksgiving. Eat. Drink. End Hunger. And meet some of the most recognizable personalities in the business.
Register now for the fourth-annual Run the River 5K, returning to Randall’s Island on Saturday, October 26. Hosted by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Run the River has become one of New York’s most popular races. The certified course begins and ends in Icahn Stadium; it takes runners along Randall’s Island’s scenic waterfront pathways and offers views of the New York City skyline and East River.
The unidentifiable, London-based, Oscar-nominee (Exit Through the Gift Shop) street artist, Banksy, has established residency in NYC and has turned the city into a street art pop-up exhibition. To date, he has showcased art sales in Central Park, a moving truck with stuffed animals in LES and converted a delivery truck into a mobile garden that includes a rainbow, waterfall & butterflies (last spotted in Williamsburg, BK). The show is said to run through October 31st. Catch him if you can. (And if you do, please share with the ishtodo team at email@example.com.)
To learn more about the Banksy NYC scavenger hunt, see the exclusive Village Voice article.
For more information and a list of Banksy’s ongoing projects, click ish.
Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden presents chrysanthemums in homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. Complement your visit with a special taste of Japan in Stephen STARR Event’s limited-run Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant. Show runs through October 27, open on Sundays.
All-Garden pass tickets start at $20 for adults; $8 for kids 2-12.
Discover Spectrum New York—a juried contemporary art fair featuring high-quality artwork by talented mid-career artists who have experience working with galleries. Featured artwork will original paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass and limited edition prints. 655 W. 34th Street (11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets).