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| 16 Feb 2015 | 04:36


    "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 3; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 3; "Elegant Enclaves," Sat. at 4:30; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sun. at 11 a.m.; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun at 1, "Stylish Gramercy Park," Sun. at 4:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.


    Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn heights at twilight

    Walking tour for all those Manhattanites who refuse to acknowledge that Brooklyn is New York, which crosses Brooklyn Bridge into probably the only borough neighborhood you guys will ever visit; meet at City Hall Park, SE corner of B'way & Chambers St., 439-1090; Sat. at 1 p.m., $10, $8 st.



    "Amble Through the Ramble," Sat. at 11, 772-0210; Visualize Central Park during early 19th-century during "Views From the Past," Sat. at 1, 360-2727; call for res. & meeting place, all tours free.



    Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg's tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. 888-377-4455 for meeting place & info. Tickets now on sale for bus & walking tour of "Three World's Fair Sites" with a stop at the World's Fair Collector's show; June 4th, 9 a.m.-3, $60, rsvp by May 20th.



    Architectural historian Arthur Marks leads tour through neighborhood which played host to dive bars/literary giants in 19th- & early 20th-centuries, complete with afternoon tea; meet at Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (University Pl.), 254-1200; Sat. at 1:30, $20.



    "A Food Adventure of Greenwich Village" explores restaurants & specialty shops both new & old; 732-636-4650 or foodtours@aol.com for res. & meeting place; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11:30-1:30, $25 incl. lunch.


    Green-wood Cemetery

    478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; 718-469-5277; meet Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. gate (McDonald Ave.), Bklyn., Sun. at 1, $6.


    Joyce Gold Tours

    Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "Greenwich Village Highlights," Sat. at 1; meet at Washington Arch, 5th Ave. (8th St.); "How Art Captured Community: Soho Then & Now," Sun. at 1; meet at SE corner of Houston St. & Lafayette St., 242-5762; $12.


    GREENWICH village literary pub crawl

    Actors from The New Ensemble Theater Co. lead tour of four pubs giving literary histories & performances. Stops 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.), 613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.



    Guided tours of NY music clubs. "3 Blues Bands," Thurs.; "Rock & Blues," Sat.; "Dixieland, Jazz, r&b," Mon.; 875-7019 for res., times & meeting place, $20 incl. live music.


    immigrant walk

    No green card required to stroll through Jewish East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy & former Little Germany, Ireland & Africa neighborhoods; meet at City Hall Park, SE corner of B'way & Chambers St., southeast corner), 439-1090; Sun. at 1 p.m., $10, $8 st.


    Japanese garden reopening weekend walking tour

    Official reopening offers guided tour through "Japanese Hill-&-Pond" garden; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Carroll Pl.), Bklyn., 718-622-4433; Sat., Sun. & Mon. every hour from 1 to 4, free w/grounds adm.


    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.



    Weekly bird walks with "Warblers of the Woodlands," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.



    Special Memorial Day walk visits old battlefields & war monuments incl. General Montgomery's grave, Vietnam Memorial & a much needed tavern; meet at City Hall Park, SE corner of B'way & Chambers St., 439-1090; Mon. at 1 p.m., $10, $8 st.


    NYC Cultural Walking Tours

    "Soho & Italy" walking tour explores the architecture, history & stories of the area; meet at NE corner of Houston St. (B'way), 979-2388; Sun. at 2, $10 [through 5/28].


    Walking tour incl. "Woodlawn Cemetery," Sat. & Sun at 1; "Civil War New York," Sat. & Sun. at 5:30, 465-3331 for res. & meeting place; all tours $12.


    92nd St. Y tours

    Extensive program of tours & trips in & outside of New York City. This week, tour "Spring in Longwood Gardens," Sun. at 9 a.m., $75; "The Jewish Connection in Civil War New York," Sun. at 9:30 a.m., $60; "Get Down & Dirty," archeological dig, Sun. 11-4, $20; "Jewish Harlem," Mon. at 1, $25; "The Planning & Architecture of Grand Central Station," Mon. at 3, $20; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.



    "Radical Greenwich Village II" tour to feature Woody Guthrie, Emma Goldman & the draft riots of 1863; meet at Village Cigars, 7th Ave. (Christopher St.), 718-492-0069; Sat. at 1, $10.


    R.I.P. TOURS

    Visit famous murder sites & crime scenes during "Murder in Midtown" walking tour, meet at The Regency Gallery, 7th Ave. (55th St.); "Gruesome Greenwich Village" tour, meet at Church of St. Luke, Hudson St. (Grove St.), 253-5112; both tours Sat. at 2, $10.



    "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sat. at 2; "Forever Fashionable Flatiron," Sat. at 2; "Twilight in Gramercy Park," Sat. at 6; "Joe Sent Me," Sat. at 6; "Walks in Old Chelsea," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.


    the "WILDMAN" IS COMING...

    Nature & ecology tour of "Prospect Park," Sat. at 11:45, "Bellham Bay Park," Sun. at 11:45 & "Sands Point," Mon. at 12:05 with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 kids.


    Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events


    Join 100+ skaters on 2-hour tour of the city; meet at SW corner of Union Sq. Pk. (14th St.), 673-2933, Weds. at 8, free [through 10/25].


    LOWER 3rd ave. spring festival

    Annual festival celebrates "the multi-ethnic & Hispanic cultures of the East Village" with food, arts, crafts & antiques; 3rd Ave. (betw. 5th & 14th Sts.), 809-4900; Sat., 11-6, free.


    madison avenue community expo

    More than 50 East-side corporations represented & lots of product samples; Madison Ave. (betw. 32nd & 57th Sts.), 809-4900; Mon. from 11-6, free.


    PAWS WALK 2000

    Dog walk-a-thon, demonstrations, contests & pooch picnic throughout all five boroughs, meeting in different borough each week. Call 697-0934 for info; Sat. 11-3, $15 [through 6/3].


    time's up

    Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. This week's ride "Critical Mass" incl. picnic in Central Park; meet at Union Sq. S. (14th St.), 802-8222; Fri. at 7, free.


    washington square outdoor art exhibit

    Number 69 coming at you, with over 20 blocks of oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, fabrics, jewelry, glass, & ceramics; Info booth at University Pl. (8th St.), 982-6255; Sat., Sun. & Mon. from noon to sundown, free [repeats 6/3 & 6/4].