ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 8:45 a.m.; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 3; "Millionaires' Row," Sat. at 4; "Stylish Gramercy Park," Sat. at 4:30; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sun. at 9; "Magnificent Brooklyn Bridge," Sun. at 3:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BATTLE OF BROOKLYN BUS TOUR
Three-hour tour from Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope with stop off at the Old Stone House & walk through the Battle of Brooklyn exhibit; 718-768-3195, res. req.; Sun. 10-3, $25.
BROOKLYN CENTER FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Walking tour through Prospect Park during "You Gotta Have Park!," Sat. 9-11 a.m.; "Great Brooklyn Bridge & Fulton Ferry Landing," Sat. 1-3; "Flushing Ave., Kings to Queens," Sun. 11-1:30; 718-788-8500 ext.401 for meeting place; $8, $5 st./s.c.
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Author of Dreamland, Kevin Baker, leads walking tour of Coney Island?hot dogs, coasters, water & cheap thrills; meet at Nathan's Famous Hotdog, 1310 Surf Ave., 718-254-9830; Sat. at 2, call for res. & price.
Climb 124 feet up St. John's spiral staircase during "Vertical Tour" to see the vaulting up-close & walk on flying buttress; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., (112th St.), 932-7347, res. req.; Sat. at 12 & 2, $10.
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; "Cross Park Promenade," Sun. at 1, 360-2727; call 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, "Childtown for Children," Sat. at 12:30, $6; "The Hidden Treasures of Chinatown," Sun. at 2; "Brooklyn Bridge Talk & Walk," Sat. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5th Ave. gate (25th St.), Bklyn., Sun. at 1, $6.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "The New Meat Market?Butchers, Bakers & Art Scene Makers"; meet at entrance to Jackson Sq. Park, 13th St. (8th Ave.), 242-5762; Sun. at 1, $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.
michael kabac tours
"Garmet Center Walking Tour," Fri. at 11:45, $15; "Bizzare & Eccentric" tour of the East Village, Fri. at 7 p.m.; meet at Cube at Astor Pl. (Lafayette St.), $15; "Hike New York City" winds through Chinatown, along 6th Ave. & through East Village, Sat. 10-4; meet at U.N., visitors entrance, 45th St. (1st Ave.), $25; 370-4214.
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.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY
"The Flatiron District: Madison Sq. Park & Environs," Fri. at 11; "Merchants, Mayors & Magnificence: Manhattan's Civic Center," Fri. at 1; "Historic Harlem" walking & bus tour, Sat. at 1; "Midtown Reconfigured," Sun. at 1; 935-3960 for res. & locations, all tours $10-$15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Warblers of the Rivers & Lakes," 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 & 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].
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
Walking tour incl. "Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bash," Sat. at 2:30 & 5:30, Sun. at 2:30; "The Kennedy's & the Roosevelts," Sat. & Sun. at 12, 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 "NYC Bike Tour," bring your own bike, Sun. 9-1, $40; "Inside Private Homes in Park Slope," Sun. at 10, $30; "Restoration of the Little Red Light House?A Family Outing," Sun. at 11, $18, child. under 12 free; "Frank O'hara & the New York School of Poets & Painters," Sun. at 1, $18; "Lyndhurst & the Fabulous Crafts Festival," Sun. at 10, $75, incl. transportation; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
PARK SLOPE CIVIC COUNCIL HOUSE TOUR
Forty-first annual self-guided tour of turn of century Park Slope homes, benefits local schools, charities & institutions; meet at Congregation Beth Elohim, 8th Ave. (Garfield Pl.), 718-832-8227; Sun. 12-5, $20, $15 adv.
RADICAL WALKING TOURS
Two & a half hour "Slave Revolt" tour, stops incl. Castle Garden & Ellis Island; meet on steps of Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 718-492-0069; Sat. at 1, $10.
Visit famous murder sites & crime scenes during "Murder in Midtown" walking tour, meets at The Regency Gallery, 7th Ave. (55th St.); "Gruesome Greenwich Village" tour, meets at Church of St. Luke, Hudson St. (Grove St.), 253-5112; both tours Sat. at 2, $10 [through 5/27].
SECRET GARDENS OF THE WEST VILLAGE
Deborah Pearson leads garden tour & discusses environmental concerns, plants & interior gardens while hunting for plants in local restaurants, cocktail party (with live music) & silent auction follows, benefits PS 190; 925-8918; Sat. at 4, call for location, price & res.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Greenwich Village Past & Present," Sat. at 2; "From Pages to Pavement," Sat. at 2; "Elegance & Ale: A Gaslight Era Pub Crawl," Sat. at 6; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Brooklyn Heights," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
URBAN TRAIL CLUB
Sat. & Sun. tours & hikes. This weekend, seven-eight mile hike through "Japanese Stroll Garden & Shu Swamp Preserve"?bring lunch; 718-274-3930, call for meeting place, time & price.
the "WILDMAN" IS COMING...
Nature & ecology tour of "Central Park," Sat. at 11:45 & "Bear Mountain," Sun. at 10:15 with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
BLADE NIGHT MANHATTAN
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].
FAST & FABULOUS CYCLING CLUB
Weekend bike rides for gay & lesbian New Yorkers. This week, NJ's Outbike leads both road & mountain bike rides to Allaire Park (Sat.); "Bloomin' Metric," 23rd annual 25 mi. tour (Sun.); 567-7160 or www.fastnfab.org for info.; call for time & price.
FINANCIAL COMMUNITY DAY FAIR
Downtown street fair offers international foods, crafts, jewelry, art & antiques; Beaver St. (Whitehall-Pearl Sts.), 809-4900; Fri. 11-6, free.
PAWS WALK 2000
Dog walk-a-thon, demonstrations, contests & pooch picnic throughout all five boroughs. Today, meet at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Ballfield #1, Queens; call 697-0934 for info; Sat. 11-3, $15 [through 6/3].
A REAL KID'S STREET FAIR
Washington Market School's 13th annual Children's Street Fair; Duane St. (betw. Greenwich & Hudson Sts.), 233-2176; Sat. 11-5, free.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. Today, "Mystery, History, Murder & Money Tour;" meet at City Hall Park, B'way (Park Row), 802-8222; Fri. at 10 p.m., free.
YE OLDE VILLAGE FAIR
Twenty-sixth annual street fair w/more than 250 vendors, activities for kids, international food & live music; Barrow & Commerce Sts. (betw. 7th Ave. S. & Hudson St.) & Bedford St. (betw. Morton & Commerce Sts.), 675-6346; Sat. at 12, free.