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92ND ST. Y
TOURS



Extensive program
of tours & trips in & outside of New York City. This week: "An
Evening in Little Odessa," Sat. at 5; "The Backroads of Long Island,"
Sun. at 9; "The Art of Filmmaking: NY’s Upper West Side," Sun.
at 11; "Get Down & Dirty: Dig, Dig, Dig," Sun. at 11; "Restoration
of the Little Red Light House," Sun. at 11; 212-415-5500 for meeting place,
$20-$80.


 


ADVENTURE ON
A SHOESTRING



Tours of Manhattan
w/various themes. This week, "Greenwich Village Ghosts Galore," Sat.
at 11:30; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 1:15; "The
Rockefeller’s Legacy," Sat. at 2:45; "Marilyn Monroe’s Manhattan,"
Sat. at 4:30; 212-265-2663 for meeting place; all tours $5.


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY



"Spring
Bird Walks in Central Park," 212-769-5200 for res. & meeting place;
Weds. & Tues. at 7, Thurs. at 9, $60.


 


BERNIE’S
NEW YORK



Weekly "adventures"
w/Bernie Cohen. This week: "Chelsea: Vestiges of the Genteel," visits
literary & film associated sites; 718-655-1883; Mon. at 2, call for meeting
place & price.


 


BIG ONION WALKING
TOURS



Tours of NY
conducted by guides w/advanced degrees in history. This week, "Historic
Harlem," Sat. at 1; "Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn Heights at Twilight,"
Sat. at 5; "Immigrant NY," Sun. at 1; "Greenwich Village,"
Sun. at 1; "NY in War & Peace," Mon. at 1; 212-439-1090 for info
& meeting place; $12, $10 st./s.c.


 


DR. PHIL’S
NY WALKS & TALKS



Licensed &
legitimate guide Philip Schoenberg leads tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan.
This week, "Literary Garrets of Greenwich Village," Sat. at 11; "Pre-Shavous
Jewish Lower East Side Talk, Walk & Wine-Tasting," Sun. at 2; "NY
in War & Peace," Mon. at 2; 888-377-4455 for meeting place, all tours
$12.


 


FOODS OF NEW
YORK



"A Food
Adventure of Greenwich Village," explores restaurants & specialty shops,
Weds.-Sun. & Tues. at 11:30; "Twilight in the Park w/Dr. Phil,"
Sat.; 732-636-4650 or foodtours@aol.com for res. & meeting place, $25, incl.
tastings.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE
AT NIGHT



Guided tours
of NY music clubs. "Jazz & Blues," Weds.; "Jazz & Blues,"
three bands at three clubs Thurs.; "Blues, Jazz & Stand-Up Comedy or
Rock," Fri.; Two dance clubs Sat.; 212-875-7019 for res., times & meeting
place; $20-$30, incl. live music.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE
LITERARY PUB CRAWL



Local actors
lead tour of four pubs giving literary histories & performances. Stops may
incl. Chumley’s, the Cornelia St. Cafe, McBell’s, the Cedar Tavern
& the White Horse Tavern; meet at the White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St.
(11th St.), 212-613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.


 


I’LL TAKE
MANHATTAN



Walking Tours
w/Anthony Grifa. This Week: "Historic Lower Manhattan" explores Wall
St. area & visits former homes of our Forefathers; 732-270-5277 for meeting
place; Sun. at 1, $10.


 


JOYCE GOLD
WALKING TOURS



History professor
Joyce Gold leads tours of NY. This week, "Greenwich Village Highlights,"
Sat. at 1; "Soho Then & Now," Sun. at 1; RSVP 212-242-5762 or
www.nyctours.com for meeting place & price; Sat. at 1.


 


KING MANOR
MUSEUM



Tour of museum
available Sat. & Sun. every 1/2 hr. from 12-3:30; other tours incl. "Walking
tour of Jamaica" & "School Tours of King Manor"; all tours
are at museum, inside King Park, Jamaica Ave. (150th St. & 153rd St.); 718-206-0545
for sched., $1-$5.


 


LES BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT



Organization
offers free weekly "Shopping on the LES: Pushcarts to Present Day"
walking tour; meet in front of Katz’s deli, 205 E. Houston (Ludlow St.);
212-226-9010; Sun. at 11, free [through 12/30].


 


LES TENEMENT
MUSEUM TOURS



"Streets
Where We Lived," tour of LES plus history of immigrants who settled
there; 212-431-0233 or www.tenement.org for meeting place; Sat. & Sun. at
1 & 2:30, $7-$9 [through 12/30].


 


MERCHANT’S
HOUSE MUSEUM



Museum hosts
tour of formerly exclusive Bond St. area. Meet at Merchant’s House Museum,
29 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & Lafayette Sts.); 212-777-1089; Sun. at 1,
$10-$12.


 


MICHELLE NEVIUS
TOURS



Various weekly
tours of NYC. This week, "Lower Manhattan Architecture & History,"
Thurs. at 1; "Exploring Morningside Heights," Mon. at 1; "Upper
East Side," Tues. at 1; 877-572-9719 or www.walknyc.com for meeting place;
all tours $10, $8 st./s.c.


 


MORRIS-JUMEL
MANSION TOUR



Tour Manhattan’s
oldest surviving house & sample herbal teas drunk in the colonial period;
65 Jumel Terr. (betw. 160th & 161st Sts.), RSVP 212-923-8008; Sat. &
Sun. at 2, free.


 


NEW YORK BOTANICAL
GARDENS



Docent-led
walking tour of The New Renaissance Garden, Botanical Gardens, 200th St. (Kazimiroff
Blvd.); 718-816-8700 or www.nybg.org for info; Tues. at 2, $7, $4.50 st./s.c.,
$2 child.


 


NEW YORK CITY
CULTURAL WALKING TOURS



Historical
tours w/NYC licensed guide Alfred Pommer. "Upper East Side (Yorkville),"
tour stops at landmarks, former famous residences & incl. plenty of "fun
facts;" 212-979-2388 or www.nycwalk.com, for res., meeting place &
price; Sun. at 2.


 


NEW YORK LIKE
A NATIVE



Norman Oder
leads two tours of Brownstone Brooklyn on alternating Sats. "From Park
Slope to Brooklyn Heights" & "Brooklyn 101"; 718-393-7537
or nylikeanative.com for sched., meeting places & time; $30 & $12, respectively.


 


NYC DISCOVERY



An array of
NYC tours. This week, "Kennedys Walking Tour & Costume Exhibit,"
Sat. & Sun. at 1:30; "Civil War New York," Sat. & Sun. at
5:15; RSVP 212-465-3331, all tours $12.


 


RADICAL WALKING
TOURS



Author &
guide Bruce Kayton leads tours of historic sites associated w/demonstrations
& radical New Yorkers. This week, "Greenwich Village: Riots, Folksingers
& Prohibition" tour incl. Woody Guthrie, Chumley’s, The Rosenbergs,
the Draft Riots & more; 718-492-0069 for res., meeting place & price;
Sun. at 1.


 


SHOREWALKERS



Non-profit
organization dedicated to preserving wetlands of NYC & surrounding areas
offers diverse tours. This week: "Memorial Day Weekend in Block Island,"
Fri.-Mon. (call for time & price); "Sleepy Hollow & Suburban Sprawl,"
Sun. at 10:30; "Raritan Canal," Mon. at 9:30; 212-330-7686 or www.shorewalkers.org
for meeting place & info, $3.


 


STREET SMARTS
NY



Historic tours
of Downtown Manhattan. This week: "Greenwich Village Past & Present,"
Sat. at 2; "Stanford White: Splendor & Scandal," Sat. at 2; "Pubs
& Poltergeist," Sat. at 6; "From Pages to Pavement," Sat.
at 6; "Soho Ghosts," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all
tours $10.


 


TOUR OF BROOKLYN
BRIDGE



Retired NYC
police officer Gary Gorman leads this tour based on rescue efforts during his
time on the force; 212-334-2211, ext.101 or www.imar.com to purchase tickets
& for res. & meeting place; Wed. & Fri. at 5, Sat. & Sun. at
10, $27.50.


 


URBAN TRAIL
CLUB



Excursions
& hikes in & around NY area. This weekend, "The Bronx Walk,"
Sat. at 10:30; "Silver Lake, Clove Lake Parks," Sat. at 10; "Connecticut
Shore Walk," Sun. at 2:14; "Presby Iris Gardens," Mon. at 11:30;
718-274-0407, call for meeting place & price.


 


WILD FOOD



"Wildman"
Steve Brill leads tours through parks in search of wild edibles. This week:
"Prospect Park," Sat. at 11:45; "Sands Point, LI," Mon.
at 12:05; 718-291-6825 or www.bigfoot.com/~wildmansteve for res. & meeting
place, all tours $10, $5 for kids.


 



Parades, Fairs
& Around Town



FAST &
FABULOUS



Bike rides
for gay & lesbian New Yorkers. This week: "New Hope," Sat.-Mon.;
"Greenwich," Sun.; 212-567-7160 or www.fastnfab.org for time, price
& meeting place.


 


FLEET WEEK
CELEBRATION



Intrepid Air
& Space Museum hosts a week of "Thank Yous" to the men & women
of the military. "Parade of Ships," Weds. at 9; "Top Gun Basketball
Shoot Out," Thurs. at 12; "Arm Wrestling," Fri. at 1; "USCG
Search & Rescue Demo," Fri. at 3; "USN Leap Frogs Parachute Demo,"
Fri. at 4; "Tug-of-War Tournament," Sat. at 1; "USMC Pier Raid
Demo," Sat. at 2; "USCG Search & Rescue Demo," Sat. at 3;
"USO Show," Sat. at 4; "USCG Search & Rescue Demo,"
Sun. at 12 & 4; "USN Leap Frogs Parachute Demo," Sun. at 1 &
6; "Best Chow Competition," Sun. at 2; "USMC Pier Raid Demo,"
Sun. at 3; "Memorial Day Ceremony," Mon. at 11; Intrepid Museum, Pier
86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.); 212-245-0072 or www.intrepidmuseum.org; all events
free & open to public.


 


NBA RHYTHM
N’ RIMS



Event filled
w/music & basketball for all ages, interactive NBA video games & appearances
by NBA Hall-of-Famers; Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 212-SEA-PORT
or www.nba.yahoo.com; Sun. 10-9, Mon. 11-8, Tues. 10-8, free.


 


SPRINGFEST!



From today
until Father’s Day, Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers weekly programs
incl. "Shakespeare Celebration" w/workshops & lessons in Shakespeare,
plus tours & facts about the Garden; 1000 Washington Ave. (Empire Blvd.),
718-622-4433; Sun. 1-5, free w/grounds adm. [through 6/17].


 


TIME’S
UP



Socially &
ecologically aware group hosts bike rides & other events. This week, "Critical
Rain Forest Mass," Fri. at 7 p.m.; "Riverside Ride," Sat. at
10 p.m.; 212-802-8222 or www.times-up.org; events free for skaters & cyclists.


 


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SKATE



Weekly night
skate around Manhattan, route varies weekly, participants must be comfortable
skating in traffic & wear helmet; meet on corner of 14th St. (Union Sq.
W.); 212-696-7247 for info; Weds. at 8, free.



 


OUTDOORS Tours & Hikes 92ND ST. Y …

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92ND ST. Y
TOURS



Extensive program
of tours & trips in & outside of New York City. This week: "Kykuit,
Lundhurst & Union Church," Thurs. at 9; "Victorian Cape May,"
Sun. at 8; "Inside Private Homes in Park Slope," Sun. at 10; "Battery
Park City," Sun. at 1; "From Brazil To New Amsterdam: Sephardic Jews,"
Sun. at 1; "Folk Art in the Northeast," Tues. at 8; 212-415-5500 for
meeting place, $20-$80.


 


ADVENTURE ON
A SHOESTRING



Tours of Manhattan
w/various themes. This week, "Ethnic Noshing," Sun. at 10:30; "Colorful
Chinatown," Sun. at 12:30; "Greenwich Village Ghosts Galore,"
Sun. at 2:15; "Magnificent Brooklyn Bridge," Sun. at 4; 212-265-2663
for meeting place; all tours $5.


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY



"Spring
Bird Walks in Central Park," 212-769-5200 for res. & meeting place;
Weds. & Tues. at 7, Thurs. at 9, $60.


 


BERNIE’S
NEW YORK



Weekly "adventures"
w/Bernie Cohen. This week: "Roosevelt Island: A Metamorphosis" from
as insane asylum to a residential community, this tour deals w/the history of
this island; 718-655-1883; Sun. at 2, call for meeting place & price.


 


BIG ONION WALKING
TOURS



Tours of NY
conducted by guides w/advanced degrees in history. This week, "The East
Village," Sat. at 1; "Historic Tribeca," Sat. at 1; "Green-Wood
Cemetery," Sun. at 1; 212-439-1090 for info & meeting place; $12, $10
st./s.c.


 


BROOKLYN CENTER
FOR THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT TOURS



Various tours
of Brooklyn & surrounding areas. This week, "Brooklyn Waterfowl Prowl,"
Sat. at 10; "Cruising the Gowanus Canal," Sun. at 9:30; 718-788-8500,
ext.401 for meeting place; call for day & time, free-$8.


 


DR. PHIL’S
NY WALKS & TALKS



Licensed &
legitimate guide Philip Schoenberg leads tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan.
This week, "Brooklyn Bridge Talk & Walk," Sat. at 2; "Theodore
Roosevelt’s Union Square & JFK’s Gramercy Park," Sun. at
2; 888-377-4455 for meeting place, all tours $12.


 


FOODS OF NEW
YORK



"A Food
Adventure of Greenwich Village," explores restaurants & specialty shops,
Weds.-Sun. & Tues. at 11:30; "Twilight in the Park w/Dr. Phil,"
Sat.; 732-636-4650 or foodtours@aol.com for res. & meeting place, $25, incl.
tastings.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE
AT NIGHT



Guided tours
of NY music clubs. "Jazz & Blues," Weds.; "Jazz & Blues,"
three bands at three clubs Thurs.; "Blues, Jazz & Stand-Up Comedy or
Rock," Fri.; Two dance clubs Sat.; 212-875-7019 for res., times & meeting
place; $20-$30, incl. live music.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE
LITERARY PUB CRAWL



Local actors
lead tour of four pubs giving literary histories & performances. Stops may
incl. Chumley’s, the Cornelia St. Cafe, McBell’s, the Cedar Tavern
& the White Horse Tavern; meet at the White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St.
(11th St.), 212-613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.


 


GREEN-WOOD
CEMETERY



Tour "Brooklyn’s
Victorian Necropolis" & visit graves of famous people buried there,
tours change weekly; 718-469-5277 for meeting place; Sun. at 1, $6.


 


JOYCE GOLD
WALKING TOURS



History professor
Joyce Gold leads tours of NY. This week, "The New Meat Market," explores
a typical day in this diverse neighborhood; RSVP 212-242-5762 or www.nyctours.com
for meeting place & price; Sat. at 1.


 


KING MANOR
MUSEUM



Museum offers
"Walking Tour of Jamaica" dealing w/neighborhood’s agricultural
roots, Sat. at 1; regular tour of museum available Sat. & Sun. every 1/2
hr. from 12-3:30; other tours incl. "Walking tour of Jamaica" &
"School Tours of King Manor"; all tours are at museum, inside King
Park, Jamaica Ave. (150th St. & 153rd St.); 718-206-0545 for sched., $1-$5.


 


LES BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT



Organization
offers free weekly "Shopping on the LES: Pushcarts to Present Day"
walking tour; meet in front of Katz’s deli, 205 E. Houston (Ludlow St.);
212-226-9010; Sun. at 11, free [through 12/30].


 


LES TENEMENT
MUSEUM TOURS



"Streets
Where We Lived," tour of LES plus history of immigrants who settled
there; 212-431-0233 or www.tenement.org for meeting place; Sat. & Sun. at
1 & 2:30, $7-$9 [through 12/30].


 


MERCHANT’S
HOUSE MUSEUM



Museum hosts
tour of former Bond St. area. Meet at Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th
St. (betw. Bowery & Lafayette Sts.); 212-777-1089; Sun. at 1, $10-$12.


 


MICHELLE NEVIUS
TOURS



Various weekly
tours of NYC. This week, "The Lower East Side," Thurs. at 1; "Upper
West Side," Mon. at 1; "Greenwich Village," Tues. at 1; 877-572-9719
or www.walknyc.com for meeting place; all tours $10, $8 st./s.c.


 


MT. VERNON
HOTEL MUSEUM & GARDEN



Museum offers
historic tour of surrounding neighborhood in "The Upper East Side: The
Wrong Side of the Tracks;" 212-838-6878; Sat. at 1; $6, $4 kids.


 


NEW YORK BOTANICAL
GARDENS



Walking tour
of The New Renaissance Garden w/the theme "Nymphs Remedies & Emblems:
Plant Lore of the Renaissance," Botanical Gardens, 200th St. (Kazimiroff
Blvd.); 718-816-8700 or www.nybg.org for info; Sat. at 2:30 & 4, Sun. at
11:30 & 2, $7, $4.50 st./s.c., $2 child.


 


NEW YORK CITY
CULTURAL WALKING TOURS



Historical
tours w/NYC licensed guide Alfred Pommer. "Upper East Side (Yorkville),"
tour stops at landmarks, former famous residences & incl. plenty of "fun
facts;" 212-979-2388 or www.nycwalk.com, for res., meeting place &
price; Sun. at 2.


 


NEW YORK LIKE
A NATIVE



Norman Oder
leads two tours of Brownstone Brooklyn on alternating Sats. "From Park
Slope to Brooklyn Heights" & "Brooklyn 101"; 718-393-7537
or nylikeanative.com for sched., meeting places & time; $30 & $12, respectively.


 


NYC DISCOVERY



An array of
NYC tours. This week, "Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bash," celebrates
this famous bridge’s 118th birthday by strolling its length & learning
its history; RSVP 212-465-333; Sat. at 2:30 & 5:20, Sun. at 12 & 2:30,
all tours $12.


 


PARK SLOPE
CIVIC COUNCIL HOUSE TOUR



Annual self-guided
walking & house tour feat. 19th century homes in Park Slope. Tour raises
funds returned to the community as grants to local schools; 718-832-8227 for
info; Sun. at 12, $20, $15 in adv.


 


RADICAL WALKING
TOURS



Author &
guide Bruce Kayton leads tours of historic sites associated w/demonstrations
& radical New Yorkers. This week, "Harlem Tour," focuses on famous
African Americans such as Malcolm X, Langston Hughes & more; 718-492-0069
for res., meeting place & price; Sat at 1.


 


SHOREWALKERS



"Hecksher
State Park & the Great South Bay," Sat. at 8:45; "Fire Island,"
Sun. at 7:45; 212-330-7686 or www.shorewalkers.org for meeting place & info,
$3.


 


STREET SMARTS
NY



Historic tours
of Downtown Manhattan. This week: "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies,"
Sat. at 2; "Joe Sent Me: A Historic Speakeasy Tour," Sat. at 6; "Walks
in Old Chelsea," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.


 


TOUR OF BROOKLYN
BRIDGE



Retired NYC
police officer Gary Gorman leads this tour based on rescue efforts during his
time on the force; 212-334-2211, ext.101 or www.imar.com to purchase tickets
& for res. & meeting place; Wed. & Fri. at 5, Sat. & Sun. at
10, $27.50.


 


URBAN TRAIL
CLUB



Excursions
& hikes in & around NY area. This weekend, "East River Walk to
Roosevelt Island," Fri. at 10; "Appalachian Trail to Pawling,"
Sat. (call for time); "Manor Park," Sat. at 1:22; "James Barry’s
Memorial Walk," Sun. at 10:30; "Greenburgh Nature Center," Mon.
at 11; 718-274-0407, call for meeting place & price.


 


WILD FOOD



"Wildman"
Steve Brill leads tours through parks in search of wild edibles. This week:
"Nassau-Suffolk Trail, LI," Sat. at 12:05; "Central Park,"
Sun. at 12:15; 718-291-6825 or www.bigfoot.com/~wildmansteve for res. &
meeting place, all tours $10, $5 for kids.


 



Parades, Fairs
& Around Town



FAST &
FABULOUS



Bike rides
for gay & lesbian New Yorkers. This week: "MS Ride" 25 & 50
mi. rides along Jersey Shore raise funds for National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Sat.; "Hartshorne," Sat.; "Westchester County Bike Trails,"
Sat.; "Montauk," Sun.; 212-567-7160 or www.fastnfab.org for time,
price & meeting place.


 


MOVIN’,
GROOVIN’ & SCHMOOZIN’ ON COLUMBUS AVE.



Local shops
keep unusually late hours for this festival of food & music hosted by the
Columbus Ave. Business Improvement District. Fair runs up Columbus Ave. betw.
67th & 82nd Sts.; Thurs. from 6-9.


 


PROCESSION
TO SAVE OUR GARDENS



Day-long pageant
& parade feat. floral puppets, costumed garden characters, music, dance
& poetry to celebrate community gardens. Parade begins of Forsythe St. (betw.
Broome & Delancey Sts.) & visits gardens around the LES; 212-777-7969
or www.earthcelebrations.com for info & to volunteer; Sat. 10-7 (rain date:
Sun.).


 


SALUTE TO ISRAEL
PARADE



Grand Marshall
& comedian Alan King leads parade feat. Jewish & goyish performers,
Kosher foods & Barnum & Bailey clowns to commemorate Israel’s
anniversary of Independence & to "celebrate the spirit of a people."
Parade marches up 5th Ave. from 57th to 79th Sts., Sun. at 11.


 


TIME’S
UP



Socially &
ecologically aware group hosts bike rides & other events. This week, "People’s
Environmental Tour of the S. Bronx," Sat. at 3; "History, Mystery,
Murder & Money Ride," Sat. at 10 p.m.; 212-802-8222 or www.times-up.org;
events free for skaters & cyclists.


 


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SKATE



Weekly night
skate around Manhattan, route varies weekly, participants must be comfortable
skating in traffic & wear helmet; meet on corner of 14th St. (Union Square
W.); 212-696-7247 for info; Weds. at 8, free.


 


YOU GOTTA HAVE
PARK!



This outdoor
family event feat. storytelling, Chinese & African dancing, drumming, athletic
races, puppet shows, nature tours, celebrity guest appearances & more for
the 15th annual celebration of Prospect Park; Sat. & Sun. from 10-6, $1
min. contrib.



 


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