ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"We're Giving Thanks to You, New York," Fri. at 12:30; "Walk Off the Turkey Stroll," Fri. at 3; "Fabulous Flushing, Queens," Sun. at 11:30; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 2:50; "Superb Gramercy Park," Sun. at 4:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; $5.
BERNIE'S NY TOURS
Learn the history of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade during "Macy's Parade Balloon Blow Up-"Inflation Eve"?bring a flashlight; meets at NW corner of 58th St. & 7th Ave., 718-655-1883; Weds. at 7, $10.
BIG ONION WALKING TOURS
This week: "Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi Ethnic Tour," Fri. at 1; "Greenwich Village," Sat. at 1; "Pre-Chanukah Tour of the Jewish LES," Sun. at 1; 439-1090 for info & meeting place; $8-$13.
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
"Amble Through the Ramble," Sat at 11; "Views From the Past," Sat at 1; 772-0210 & 794-6564 respectively for res. & meeting place; free [through 11/27].
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, "Child-friendly Ramble: Brooklyn Bridge for Young Dreamers," Sat. at 11; "Multiethnic Heritage of the East Village," Sat. at 2.
FOODS OF NEW YORK
"A Walking & Eating Tour" explores restaurants & specialty shops; 732-636-4650 or email@example.com 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: "How Art Captured a Community-Soho Then & Now."
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.
HISTORICAL NY TOURS
All tours last approximately 2.5 hours. See historic landmarks during "14th St. & Union Sq.: A Slice of the Apple" tour; meet at NW corner of 14th St. & 8th Ave., 718-932-7983; res. req.; Sat. at 1, $10, $8 st./s.c.
i'll take manhattan
This week, explore the culture, architecture & history of "Historic Soho;" 732-270-5277 for res. & meeting place; Sat. at 1, $10.
LES SHOPPING TOUR
Ninety-minute shopping tour of Orchard St. district; meet at Katz's Deli, 205 E. Houston St. (Ludlow St.); 226-9010; Sun. at 11, free [through 12/26].
lower east side CONSERVANCY
Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement" (Mon.), "The Confino Family Apartment" (Sat. & Sun.) & "The Streets Where We Lived" (Sat. & Sun.); meet at 90 Orchard St. (betw. Broome & Delancey Sts.), 431-0233; call for times, $20, $14 st./s.c.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY
Learn the history of Times Sq. during "The Spectacular Signs of Times Sq.: Past & Present" tour. Other tours available, call for info.; meet in front of Times Sq. Brewery, 160 W. 42nd St. (betw. B'way & 7th Ave.), 935-3960; Sat. at 7, $15.
NYC CULTURAL WALKING TOUR
"The Central Park South Neighborhood Walking Tour;" 979-2388 for res. & meeting place; Sun. at 2, $10 [through 11/28].
nyc discovery tours
"Origins of Christmas Traditions," Sat. & Sun. at 12; "A Victorian Christmas," Sat. & Sun. at 2:15; "Annual Thanksgiving Weekend: Historic Pubs & Taverns," Sat. & Sun. at 5:15; 465-3331 for res. & location; $12.
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.
Walking tour commemorates author of The Little Prince; meet at 972 5th Ave. (78th St.), 787-3586; Fri. at 10, free.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Glorious Gramercy Park," Sat. at 2; "Walks in Old Chelsea," Sat. at 2; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6; "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; $10.
urban TRAIL CLUB
Sat. & Sun. tours & hikes. This weekend, 13 mi. hike of "Cliffdale Farm"?wear hiking boots; 718-274-0407, call for meeting place, time & price.
Parades & Outdoor Sporting Events
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
73rd annual parade. This year's floats incl. Millennium Snoppy, Blue's Clues, Honey Nut Cheerios, Austin Powers & Dragon Tales; Parade starts at 77th St. & Central Park W. & proceeds down Columbus Ave. & B'way until 34th St., 494-4495 for info.; Thurs. at 9, free.