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BIG ONION WALKING TOURS
This week: "Historic Harlem," Sat. at 1; "Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn Heights," Sat. at 1; "Green-Wood Cemetery," Sun. at 1; 439-1090 for info & meeting place; $10, $8 st./s.c.
BROADWAY GHOSTS & SCANDALS
Blood, Sweat & Pairs expose Broadway's secrets; Call 946-6375 for res. & meeting place; Sat. & Sun. at 4, $10.
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOUR
Andrew S. Dolkart, author of This is Brooklyn: A Guide to the Borough's Historic Districts & Landmarks leads walking tour of Flatbush; 718-254-9830; Sun. at 2, call for meeting place & price.
CENTRAL PK TOURS
"Earth," Thurs. at 12; "Welcome to Central Pk.," Sat & Sun. at 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30; "A Road Once Traveled: History of Central Park's Northern End," Sat at 11; "Views From the Past," Sat at 1; 360-2726, 360-2726, 860-1370 & 794-6564 respectively for res. & meeting place; free.
CONEY ISLAND USA TOUR
"Creep Show at the Freak Show;" 718-372-5159 for res. & meeting place, Fri.-Sun., $7.50, $5 kids.
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, "Theodore Roosevelt Birthday Celebration Tour," Sat. at 11.
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
All tours $12 & at least two & a half hours long, cond. by Joyce Gold, a prof. of Manhattan history, 242-5762, res. req.; This week: "The Genius & Elegance Gramercy Park," Sun. at 1.
Tour of 478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; meet at main entrance, 5th Ave. (25th St.), Brooklyn, 718-469-5277; Sun. at 1, $5.
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; meets at White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St. (11th St.); 613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.
HARLEM JAZZ EVENING
Tour Harlem's jazz landmarks, eat soul food & hear a set; 718-204-5133 for res. & location; Fri. at 9 p.m., $30.
I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN
"Millionaires' Mile" looks at architecture, landmarks & history; 732-270-5277 for res. & meeting place; Sun. at 1, $10.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! GREENWICH VILLAGE!!
Visit film sites with Arthur Marks, tour concludes w/high tea & finger foods at Washington Sq. Hotel's C3 Restaurant & Lounge; meet at Washington Sq. Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (University Pl.), 254-1200; Sat. at 1:30, $20 incl. tea.
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.
MUNICIPALl ART SOCIETY
"Gramercy Park," Fri. at 11; "Preserving the Moderns: 1940-1965," Sat. at 2; 935-3960 for res. & meeting place; $8-$15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
"Garden Highlights Tour," Weds., Sat. & Sun. at 1; "Forest Tour," Thurs. at 1, Sat. & Sun. at 12; "Fruits of Fall," Fri. at 1; "Bird & Butterfly Walks," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; "Favorite Plants," Sun. at 2; "Medicinal Plants" Tues. at 1; "Rock Garden Tour," Tues. at 3; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.
NYC Cultural Walking Tours
"Soho & Little Italy;" 979-2388 for res. & location; Sun. at 2, $10.
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; Sun. at 9:15 a.m., $49, $29 child.
PROSPECT PARK ALLIANCE
"Fall Foliage Walking Tours/Behind the Fences;" 9th St. (Prospect Park W.), Brooklyn, 718-965-6988; Sat. at 1 & 3.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Greenwich Village Past & Present," Sat. at 2; "Ghosts on B'way," Sat. at 2; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6; "East Village Ghosts," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; $10.
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 "Hell's Kitchen; 718-721-5254 for res. & meeting place; Sun. at 1, $12, $10 st./s.c.
URBAN TRAIL CLUB
Sat. & Sun. tours & hikes. This weekend, "Long Beach to Point Lookout" 8 mile hike, 718-482-9659, call for meeting place & time, $14.
WHERE VISITORS FEAR TO TREAD
"Harlem by Night," Fri. & Sat. at 8; "South Bronx," Sat. at 1; "Harlem Gospel," Sun. at 10; 718-204-5133 for meeting place & price.
"Wildman" Steve Brill leads wild food & ecology hikes. This week, "Long Island Greenbelt in Smithtown" & "Forest Park;" Sat. & Sun. at 11:45, respectively; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 child.
Parades & Outdoor Sporting Events
BLADE NIGHT MANHATTEN
Non-profit group leads in-line skate group runs of NYC; meets at Union Sq. Pk., 14th St. (Union Sq. Pk. W.), 718-295-7248; Weds. at 7:45 p.m., free [through 10/27].
Talented in-line skaters needed for TNN's Rollerjam series?90s version of rollerderby; Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd St. (12th Ave.), 916-1041 for info; Fri. 1-4.
Street Fairs & Festivals
BROADWAY FALL FESTIVAL
Ninth annual outdoor fest. sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; B'way from 86th-96th Sts.; 718-764-6330; Sun. 11-6, free.
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.
DAY OF YIDDISH ART & CULTURE
Films, music (add. cost), art & traditional food; The Eldridge St. Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. (Betw. Canal & Division Sts.), 978-8800; Sun. 11-6, $15.
5th AVENUE FESTIVAL & PARAD
International St. fair feat. food, art & merchandise; 809-4900; Sat. 11-6, free.
IN & ABOUT TOMPKINS SQ. PARK: WALKS & TALKS
Free park-related activities incl. "Beat Haunts" with Billy Morgan, author of The Beat Generation in New York & "Butterfly Adventure" puppet theater; Tompkins Sq. Park; Ave. A (betw. 7th & 19th Sts.), 353-9063; Sat. 10-3, free.
KNIT-OUT CROCHET TOO '99
Knitting & crochet demonstrations, fashion show, charity knit & "Stitch & Chat" area; Union Sq. Pk., B'way from 14th-17th Sts., 800-662-9999; 12-5, free.
PROSPECT PARK GREEN-A-THON '99
Day-long activities incl. fundraising "Run for the Trees," 5K (walkers meet at 8 a.m., runners at 9) & tours of little-known paths (10); Kate Wollman Ice Skating Rink at Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-965-8960 or www.prospectpark.org; Sun. at 8 a.m.
YMCA'S HEALTH & FITNESS ST. FAIR
Games, arts & crafts, bargain tables & Halloween costume contest; 2nd Ave. from 43rd-53rd Sts., 756-9696; Sun. 11-5, free.
Seniors Claim Their Street Space
Lifelines in the neighborhood Op-Ed
Seniors Claim Their Street Space
Lifelines in the neighborhood Op-Ed
Standoff continues over Seaport plan
The Jazz Ambassador of the West Side