ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Attractive Astoria," Sat. at 3; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 11; "Superb Gramercy Park," Sun. at 12:45, "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sun. at 2:30; "Terrific Turtle Bay," Sun. at 4; 212-265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
Highlights architecture & history from Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights; call 718-393-7537 for RSVP & meeting place; Sat. 10-2, $20 [through 7/1].
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Tour chapel & learn history Wed. through Sat. & every Tues. at 11, Sun. at 1; "Tapestries, Triptychs & Treasures" tour of cathedral art Sun. at 1:30; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), RSVP 212-932-7347; call for prices.
CENTRAL PARK WALKING TOURS
Hour-long tour of park's "Conservatory Garden," every Sat. at 12; "Tulips at Twilight," Thurs. at 6; "History of Central Park's North End," Sat. at 11; "Views From Past," Sat. at 1; 212-360-2727 for meeting places; free.
DR. PHIL'S WALKS & TALKS
Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg's tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. Tours $10 unless noted, 888-377-4455 for meeting place & info. This week, "Child Friendly Ramble?Brooklyn Bridge for Young Dreamers," Sat. at 12; "Brooklyn Bridge Walk & Talk," Sat. at 2 & 6; "Jewish Lower East Side Talk & Walk," Sun. at 2.
FOODS OF NEW YORK
"A Food Adventure of Greenwich Village" explores restaurants & specialty shops both new & old; 732-636-4650 or email@example.com for res. & meeting place; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11:30-1:30, $25 incl. lunch.
FREE WALKING TOUR OF 8TH ST. & ST. MARK'S PL.
Led by Arthur Marks tour highlights incl. Edward Hopper's home, site of Jimi Hendrix's recording studio & Kerouac's Village; meet at Gap, 2nd Ave. (St. Mark's Pl.), 212-777-2173; Sat. 11:30, free.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "How Art Captured A Community: Soho Then & Now," Thurs. at 11; "New Market: Butchers, Bakers & Art Scene Makers," Sat. at 1; "When China & Italy Became Neighbors," Tues. at 11; call 212-242-5762 for meeting places; $12.
478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; 718-469-5277; meet inside main entrance at 5th Ave. (25th St.), Bklyn.., Sun. at 1, $6.
GREENWICH VILLAGE CLUB CRAWL
Guided tours of NY music clubs. "3 Blues Bands," Thurs.; "Rock & Blues," Sat.; "Dixieland, Jazz, r&b," Mon.; 212-875-7019 for res., times & meeting place, $20 incl. live music.
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.), 212-613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.
i'll take manhattan walking tours
"Silk Purse, The Millionaire's Mile-Walk, 5th Ave. Gold Coast;" meet at General Sherman statue, 59th St. (5th Ave.), 732-270-5277; Sat. at 1, $10.
MICHAEL KABACK TOURS
"Garment Center Walking Tour" plus anecdotes & stories from an apparel industry insider, Fri. at 11:45; "Hike NYC," Sun. 10-4; 212-370-4214 for meeting places & prices.
les Shopping Tour
Shopping tour of Orchard St. district; meets at Katz's Deli, 205 E. Houston St. (Ludlow St.); 212-226-9010; Sun. at 11, free.
lower east side tenement museum
Take "Streets Where We Lived" walking tour; meet at Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), RSVP 212-431-0233; Sat. & Sun. at 1 & 2:30, $6-$9 [through 8/31].
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY WALKING TOURS
"Creating Midtown," Thurs. at 12:30; "Brooklyn Heights," Fri. at 1; "Midtown Reconfigured: Grand Central Area & Tudor City," Sun. at 1; "Greenwich Village," Tues. at 11; 212-935-3960 for meeting place, $15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Birds in the Woods," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.
NYC Cultural Walking Tours
"Washington Sq. Neighborhood" walking tour explores Greenwich Village known as "Washington Square" during 19th-century; meet at Washington Square Arch. (5th Ave.), 212-979-2388; Sun. at 2, $10.
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
Walking tours incl. "Gramercy Park & Madison Square," Sat. & Sun; "The Tribeca You Never Knew," Sat. & Sun., 212-465-3331 for res., meeting place & time; all tours $12.
STREET SMARTS NY
"East Village," Sat. at 2; "Elegance & Ale," Sat. at 6; "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
WILDMAN WALKING TOURS
Nature & ecology walk with "Wildman" Steve Brill, Sat. in Cunningham Park at 11:45; Sun. in Inwood Hill Park at 11:45; RSVP 718-291-6825 for meeting place, $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
ABC NO RIO
Community Center celebrates "20 years of art & activism" w/fundraiser to renovate building, Penny Arcade hosts; Rivington St. (betw. Clinton & Suffolk Sts.), 212-529-8016; Sat. 12-6, free.
BLADE NIGHT MANHATTAN
Join 100+ skaters on 2-hour tour of the city; meet at SW corner of Union Sq. Pk. (14th St.), 212-673-2933, Weds. at 8, free [through 10/25].
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS FESTIVAL
Food, arts & crafts, antiques, etc.; Court St. (betw. Joralemon & Tillary Sts.), Bklyn., 212-809-4900; Sat. 11-6, free.
See bearded lady Jennifer Miller plus acrobats, jugglers & more at event for whole family; Marcus Garvey Park, Thurs. at 6; United Community Centers, Bklyn., Fri. at 6; Van Cortland Park, Sat. at 4; Tompkins Square Park, Sun. at 2 & 5; call 212-358-5069 for directions.
See antique cars, home-made floats, exhibitionists, sea creatures, your cousin Vinny & standard Coney Island white fish during this NY tradition; Surf Ave. (betw. W. 10th & W. 16th Sts.), Bklyn., Sat. at 2, free.
Gardens stay open late in summer. Seasonal events incl. gardening programs with Laurel Rimmer, world nature music, movement workshops (tai chi) & landscape improv (writing & sketching); Wave Hill, W. 249th St. (Independence Ave.), 718-549-3200 for times & prices; Weds.
taste of time's square
Festival showcases over 30 restaurants with music & swing dancing; W. 46th St. (betw. B'way & 9th Ave.), 212-843-9220; Mon. 5-8, free.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. For this week's ride "People's Environment Tour of South Bronx;" meet at Cherry Tree Garden, E. 136th St. (Cypress Ave.), 212-802-8222; Sat., free.