ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Magnificent Brooklyn Bridge," Fri. at 3:30; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 3:15; "Millionaires' Row," Sat. at 4:45; Jewish LES," Sun. at 11; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 2:30; "Stylish Gramercy Park," Sun. at 4:15; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BIG ONION WALKING TOURS
"Immigrant New York," Sat. at 1; "Soho & Nolita," Sat. at 1; "Annual Pre-Passover Jewish LES Tour," Sun. at 1; "439-1090 or www.bigonion.com for res. & meeting place, all tours $10, $8 st./s.c. unless otherwise noted.
CENTRAL PARK TOURS
Visualize Central Park during early 19th-century during "Views From the Past," Sat. & Sun. at 1, 794-6564 for info.; "Manhattan Adirondacks," Sat. at 11; "Rise & Shine in Conservatory Garden," Sat. at 11; rsvp 860-1370 for res. & meeting place, free.
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. 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.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "The Vital Heart of Harlem: It's Spirit & Substance," Sun. at 1; 242-5762 for res. & meeting place, $12.
GREENWICH VILLAGE AT NIGHT
Guided tours of NY music clubs?hear three bands at three clubs. "Jazz & Blues," Weds.; "Blues," Thurs.; "Jazz, Blues & Stand-Up," Fri.; "Jazz & Blues," Sat.; 875-7019 for res., times & meeting place, $20 incl. live music.
478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; 718-469-5277; call for meeting place, Sun. at 1, $6.
i'll take manhattan
"Historic Lower Manhattan" tour explores the history, landmarks & architecture; 732-270-5277 for res. & meeting place; Sat. at 1, $10.
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.
LITERARY GREENWICH VILLAGE
Walking tour of historic Greenwich Village caters to literary & history buffs, concludes w/high tea at Washington Sq. Hotel's C3 Restaurant & Lounge; meet at Washington Sq. Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (University Pl.), 254-1200; Sat. at 1:30, $20 incl. tea.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Daffy Ducklings," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; NY Botanical Garden; 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700, free w/grounds adm.
NYC Cultural Walking Tours
"Gargoyles in Manhattan" walking tour of more than 20 sites, led by licensed guide, Alfred Pommer; meet at 51 Madison Ave. (betw. 26th & 27th Sts.), 979-2388; Sun. at 2, $10 [through 4/30].
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
"The American Revolution," Sat. & Sun. at 12:30; "Civil War NY," Sat. & Sun. at 2:30; 465-3331 for res. & location; all tours $12.
92nd St. Y tours
Extensive program of tours & trips in & outside of New York City. This week, "Pier A: Next Great Space," Weds. at 3:30, $20; "The Lullaby of Broadway," Sun. at 1, $20; "Pre-Passover Tour of Borough Park," Sun. at 1, $20; "Carnagie Hill," Sun. at 1, $15; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
PRE-PASSOVER NOSH & SHOP TOUR
Eldridge Street Project hosts annual LES walking & eating tour; The Eldridge St. Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. (betw. Canal & Division Sts.), 978-8800; Sun. 1:30-4, $18, $15 st./s.c.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Soho Ghosts," Sat. at 2; "Forever Fashionable Flatiron," Sat. at 2; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Brooklyn Heights," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
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.), 718-777-0706; Sat. at 2, call for prices.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
EARTH AWARENESS DAY FESTIVAL
Cultural displays, crafts, jewelry merchants & antiques for annual environment celebration; Waverly Pl. (B'way to 5th Ave.), 809-4900; Sat. 11-6, free.
Environmental awareness day feat. educational & interactive activities incl. solar-powered drag car races & other earth-friendly technologies at several downtown Manhattan locations incl. Battery Park City, World Trade Center & South Street Seaport, 922-0177 or www.earthdayny.com; Sun. 11-5, free.
85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Mass gathering with presentation honoring survivors; Times Sq., 43rd St. (B'way), 744-3958; Sun. at 2, free.
INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW
Twentieth annual exhibit of orchids; World Trade Center, Winter Garden, West St. (Church St.), 945-0505; Thurs.-Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5, free.