ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Comprehensive Neighborhood," Sat. at 11:30; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 1:30; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 3:15; "Stylish Gramercy Park," Sat. at 4:45; "Colorful Chinatown," Sun. at 5:45; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BROOKLYN CENTER FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Walking tour of "Historic New Utrecht," Sat. 10-12:30; Architect Carl Kaiserman leads tour of "Park Slope's Historic District," Sun. 11-1, 718-788-8500 ext.401 for meeting place; $8, $5 st.
CENTRAL PARK TOURS
"Amble Through the Ramble," Sat. at 11, 772-0210; Visualize Central Park during early 19th-century during "Views From the Past," Sat. at 1, 794-6564; "Whatever the Weather," Sun. at 1, 360-2726; "Tulips at Twilight," Mon. at 6, 360-2726 for res. & meeting place; all tours free.
DR. PHIL'S NY WALKS & TALKS
Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg's tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. 888-377-4455 for meeting place & info. All tours $12 unless otherwise noted. This week, Celebrate Edgar Week with walking tours: "Mystery, Murder & Mayham in Old New York," Fri. at 2; "Ghosts of the City," Sat. at 6; "His Ghostly Friends," Sun. at 2; 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.
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.
478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; 718-469-5277; meet at 9th Ave. gate (20th St.), Bklyn., Sun. at 1, $6.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "Wall Street: A Colonial Melting Pot w/Hearty Dutch Influence," Sat. at 1; 242-5762; meet at Trinity Church, B'way (Wall St.), $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.
GREENWICH VILLAGE PUB CRAWL
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.
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.
Two-hour walking tour visits landmarks & eateries throughout the Lower East Side; 982-1697 for res. & meeting place; Sun. at 12, $10.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Warblers," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.
NYC Cultural Walking Tours
"Soho & Little Italy" walking tour explores the architecture, history & stories of the area; meet at SW corner of Houston St. (B'way), 979-2388; Sun. at 2, $10 [through 5/28].
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
Walking tour looks at "The Secrets of Grand Central & the Chrysler Bldg.;" 465-3331 for res. & meeting place; Sat. & Sun. at 1 & 2:30, $12.
92nd St. Y tours
Extensive program of tours & trips in & outside of New York City, all prices incl. transportation. This week, tour "The Culinary Institute & Vanderbilt Mansion," Thurs. at 8 a.m., $90; "Fantasy Landscapes: Innisfree Gardens, Wings Castle & Millbrook Vineyards," Sun. at 9 a.m., $75; "CT Shore Walk," Sun. at 9 a.m., $65; "Sport Scenes of NY," Sun. at 10, $20; "The Heart of Salsa: Puerto Rico in NY," Sun. at 10:30, $30; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
RADICAL WALKING TOURS
This week, "Visit Old NY on a Spring Afternoon;" meets at the Peace Bldg., 339 Lafayette St. (Bleecker St.), 718-264-3021; Sun. at 2:30, $10.
Visit famous murder sites & crime scenes during "Murder in Midtown" walking tour; meets at The Regency Gallery, 7th Ave. (55th St.), 253-5112; Sat. at 2, $10 [through 5/27].
STREET SMARTS NY
"Walks in Old Chelsea," Sat. at 2; "Manhattan Murder Mysteries," Sat. at 2; "Joe Sent Me: Historic Speakeasy Tour," Sat. at 6; "Dusk in Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Ghosts on Broadway," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
the "WILDMAN" IS COMING...
Nature & ecology tour of "Long Island Greenbelt," Sat. at 12:35 & "NJ Palisades," Sun. at 11:30 with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
BIKE NEW YORK
42-mile Great Five Boro Bike Tour, 932-BIKE or www.bikenewyork.org for reg. & volunteer info, Sun. at 8 a.m., $40.
BROADWAY SPRING FESTIVAL
Antiques, collectibles, crafts, international foods, flowers & plants; B'way (86th-96th Sts.), 764-6330; Sun. 11-6, free.
CRAFTS ON COLUMBUS
Three-weekends of fine crafts on Columbus Ave. (77th-81st Sts.), 866-2239; Sat. & Sun. 10-6, free [through 5/14].
FAST & FABULOUS CYCLING CLUB
Weekend bike rides for gay & lesbian New Yorkers: "Far Hills," "Montclair," "North County Trail" & "Croton Dam"?all bikes welcome; 567-7160 or www.fastnfab.org for info.; call for time & price.
LAGUARDIA PLACE VILLAGE FAIR
The street fair returns?international foods, crafts, clothing, records, jewelry, art & antiques; LaGuardia Pl. (W. 4th St.-Houston St.), 809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
Eighth annual festival feat. international foods, crafts, jewelry, art & antiques; University Pl. (Waverly Pl.-14th St.), 809-4900; Sat. 11-6, free.
PAWS WALK 2000
Dog walk-a-thon, demonstrations, contests & pooch picnic throughout all five boroughs; call 697-0934 for info; Sun. 11-3, $15 [through 6/3].
REVLON RUN/WALK FOR WOMEN
Yankees' manager Joe Torre kicks off 5K to fight women's cancers, festivities begin in Times Sq. & proceed up 7th Ave. to Central Park; 685-3980; Sat. at 9:15 a.m., $25.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. Today, "Moonlight Ride;" meet at Columbus Circle, 59th St. (B'way), 802-8222; Fri. at 10 p.m., free.