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ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING


"Hell’s Kitchen Hike," Sat. at 10:15; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 12:50; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 2:30; "Charming Chelsea," Sun. at 4; "Superb Gramercy Park," Sun. at 12; "Elegant Enclaves," Sun. at 2:45; "Idyllic Island," Sun. at 4:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; $5.


 


BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF EAST HARLEM


Visit notable sites incl. Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center & artists’ studios, spons. by the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672 ext.257; Sat. at 1, $20, $18 st./s.c.


 


BERNIE’S NY TOURS


"Brooklyn Heights-Forgotten By Time," meets at NW corner of Henry & Clark Sts., Bklyn., 718-655-1883; Sun. at 2, $10.


 


BIG ONION WALKING TOURS


This week: "Gramercy Pk. & Union Sq.," Sat. at 1; "Soho & Nolita," Sat. at 1; "The Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour," Sun. at 1; 439-1090 for info & meeting place; $10, $8 st./s.c.


 


B’WAY GHOSTS & SCANDALS


Blood, Sweat & Pairs expose Broadway’s secrets; Call 946-6375 for res. & meeting place; Sat. & Sun. at 4, $10.


 


CENTRAL PARK TOURS


"Fire," Thurs. at 12; "Amble Through the Ramble," Sat at 11; "Views From the Past," Sat at 1; 360-2726, 360-2726, 772-0210 & 794-6564 respectively for res. & meeting place; free.


 


DR. PHIL’S NY WALKS & TALKS


Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg’s tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. Tours $12 unless noted, 888-377-4455 for meeting place & info. This week, "Mystery, Murder & Mayhem in Old NY," Sat. at 2; "Washington’s Christmas in NY," Sun. at 2.


 


FOODS OF NEW YORK


"A Walking & Eating Tour" explores restaurants & specialty shops; 732-636-4650 for res. & meeting place; Weds.-Tues. 11:30-1:30, $20 incl. lunch.


 


FULTON FISH MARKET


Early morning tour of market’s history & goods; 748-8786; Thurs. at 6 a.m., $10.


 


JOYCE GOLD TOURS


Weekend tours cond. by Joyce Gold, a prof. of Manhattan history, 242-5762, res. req., tours $12; This week: "Tribeca: The Creative Village."


 


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


Tour of 478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; Brooklyn, 718-469-5277 for meeting place; Sun. at 1, $6.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE AT NIGHT


Guided tours of NY music clubs, usually hearing four bands at four clubs. "Jazz & Blues," Weds.; "Nothing But the Blues," Thurs. & Tues.; "Jazz, Blues & Stand-Up," Fri.; "Rock & Blues," Sat., "Jazz & Dixieland Jazz," Mon.; 875-7019 for info.


 


GREENWICH VILLAGE LITERARY PUB CRAWL


Visit pubs with rich literary histories & read from associated works. Stops incl. Chumley’s, Cornelia St. Cafe, McBell’s & Cedar Tavern; meet at White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St. (11th St.); 613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.


 


LES SHOPPING TOUR


Shopping tour of Orchard St. district; meets at Katz’s Deli, 205 E. Houston St. (Ludlow St.); 226-9010; Sun. at 11, free.


 


NY BOTANICAL TOURS


"Garden Highlights Tour," Weds., Sat. & Sun. at 1; "Forest Tour," Thurs. at 1, Sat. & Sun. at 12; "Bird & Butterfly Walks," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; "Rock Garden Tour," Thurs. at 3; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.


NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY


"Times Sq. & It’s Signs Through Time"; outside Hanson’s Brewery, 42nd St. (7th Ave.), 873-3400 ext.263, res. req.; Weds. at 6, $12, $10 st./s.c.


 


NY WATERWAY’S WEST POINT HIGHLIGHTS CRUISES


Visit West Point’s military grounds, chapels & museum; 800-533-3779 or www.nywaterway.com for res. & departing information; Sat. & Sun. at 9:15 a.m., $49, $29 child. [through 11/7].


 


NYC CULTURAL WALKING TOUR


"The Central Park South Neighborhood Walking Tour;" 979-2388 for res. & location; Sun. at 2, $10.


 


nyc discovery tours


"Civil War & American Revolution Tour," Sat. & Sun. at 12; "Tribeca & Civic Center," Sat. & Sun. at 2:30; 465-3331 for res. & location; $12.


 


STREET SMARTS NY


"Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sat. at 2; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6 "Walks in Old Chelsea," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; $10.


 


TOURGUIDE?


NY’s most self-consciously quirky tour promises "a counter-cultural experience that most guidebooks do not highlight." Run by an ex-Upright Citizens Brigadier; 802-7383 for times & meeting place; $12.


 


WALKING TOUR OF RADICAL NY HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE


Guided tour of sites of riots, demonstrations & other political events; meet at the Peace Bldg., 339 Lafayette St. (Bleecker St.), 718-264-3021; Sun. at 2:30, contrib.


 


WHERE VISITORS FEAR TO TREAD


"Singles Tour: Harlem Jazz," Fri. at 7; "Auf deutsch; Harlem," Sat. at 11 a.m.; "Greenwich Village," Sat. at 4; "Harlem Gospel," Sun. at 10 a.m.; 718-204-5133 for meeting place, $15-$30.


 


wildman hikes


"Wildman" Steve Brill leads wild food & ecology hikes. This week, "Central Park," Sun. at 11:45; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 child.


 


Parades & Outdoor Sporting Events


NY RUNNERS CLUB


Children ages 9-14 run to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of NY; Central Park, 7th Ave. (Central Park S.), 639-0100; 8:45 a.m., $10.


 


NEW YORK CITY MARATHON


Annual 26.2 mi. race through all five boroughs to fight MS; 463-7787 or www.msnyc.com for info; Sun. at 10:52.


 


Street Fairs & Festivals


CONEY ISLAND FIREWORKS


Fireworks & nauseous rides, together again. Ain’t it American?; Boardwalk at W. 10th-12th Sts., Coney Island, 718-643-5500; Fri. at 9.


 


WORLD’S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY


Madison from 42nd-57th Sts.; 809-4900; Sat. 11-6, free.

 

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