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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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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