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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.


GREEN-WOOD
CEMENTARY

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.


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.


URBAN EXPLOITATIONS
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 HIKES
"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].


ROLLERJAM
TRYOUTS

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.


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