ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Marvelous Murray Hill," Sat. at 11; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 12:30; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 3:45; "Hell's Kitchen Hike," Sun at 12, "Millionaires' Row," Sun. at 2; "Idyllic Island," Sun. at 3:30; 212-265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Tour chapel & learn history Wed. through Sat. & every Tues. at 11; "Brilliant Walls of Light" tour emphasizes chapel's stained glass windows; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sun. at 1:30, call for prices.
CENTRAL PARK TOURS
Hour-long tour of park's "Conservatory Garden;" meet at Vanderbilt Gate, 5th Ave. (105th St.), 212-360-2727; every Sat. at 12, free [through 10/1].
clavert vaux's park: a springing of arches
Dan Wiley teaches you about Syrio-Egyptian style & more on this tour of Brooklyn arches; meet at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-788-8500 ext.401; Sat. 1-3, $5-$8.
cruising gowanus canal
Environmental scientist Abu Moulta Ali speaks on current & past waterway issues; meet across from River Cafe, Old Fulton St. (East River), Bklyn., rsvp 718-788-8500 ext.401; Sun. 9:30-12, $30-$35.
DR. PHIL'S WALKS & TALKS
Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg's tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. Tours $10 unless noted, 888-377-4455 for meeting place & information. This week, "Edgar Allan Poe & His Ghostly Friends," Sat. at 2; "Literary Garrets of Greenwich Village," Sun. at 2.
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 inside gate at 9th Ave. (20th St.), Bklyn., Sun. at 1, $6.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week "Hell Ain't Hot?This Here's Hell's Kitchen," Sat. at 1; meet at NW corner 10th Ave. (42nd St.); 212-242-5762; $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.), 212-613-5796; Sat. at 2, $12, $9 st./s.c.
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.
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.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY WALKING TOURS
"Meat, Melville & Industrial Chic," Sat. at 1; "On Broadway?Herald Square & Times Square In Transition," Sun. at 1; 212-935-3960 for meeting place, $15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Eastern Kingbirds," 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 [through 6/25].
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
Walking tours incl. "Secrets of Grand Central & Chrysler Building," Sat. & Sun; "Gotham City Ghost Tour" Sat. & Sun., 212-465-3331 for res., meeting place & time; all tours $12.
THE OLD STONE HOUSE NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOUR
Author John Gallagher leads tour through house that saw 1776 battle, incl. exhibit & discussion; call 718-768-3195 for info.
RADICAL WALKING TOURS
"Radical East Village Tour" tour feat. Union Square, Sidney Hillman & gentrification; meet at Bowery Church, 2nd Ave. (10th St.), 718-492-0069; Sun. at 1, $10.
2nd Annual Festival of ChinA
Art historian & curator Stephen Whiteman leads tour, stops at Chinese Scholar's Garden & tea ceremony; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (96th St.), 212-996-1100; Sun. 9-5, $80.
STEVE'S manhattan tours
"Lower East Side," Wed. & Fri.; "Financial Area," Fri.; 212-982-1697 for meeting place, time & price.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sat. at 2; "Forever Fashionable Flatiron," Sat. at 2; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Stanford White?Splendor & Scandal," Sat. at 6; "Brooklyn Heights," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
village Alliance FREE summer walking tours
Join Arthur Marks on an exploration of neighborhood once home to Edward Hopper, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Jimi Hendrix & hey Jack Kerouac; meet at GAP, 2nd Ave. (8th St.), 212-777-2173; Sat. at 11, free.
WILDMAN WALKING TOURS
Nature & ecology walk with "Wildman" Steve Brill, Sat. in Central Park; Sun. in Putnam State Park; 718-291-6825 for info; $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
ANNUAL VILLAGE FAIR
Number eight emphasizes trendy with over 200 exhibitors of arts, crafts, food & antiques; Astor Pl. (betw. B'way & 4th Ave.), 212-809-4900; Sat. 11-6, 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].
BROADWAY SUMMER FESTIVAL
250 booths with art, crafts, plants, flowers & food plus a flea market; B'way (betw. 66th & 72nd Sts.), 212-764-6330; Sat. from 11-6, free.
FAST & FABULOUS CYCLING CLUB
Bike rides for gay & lesbian New Yorkers. This week, Marten den Boer travels from Central Park's Boathouse to Rockland Lake; 212-567-7160 or e-mail email@example.com for meeting place, times & price.
NEW YORK CITY EXPO
More than 300 different types of arts, crafts & food on offer; 3rd Ave. (betw. 23rd & 34th Sts.), 212-809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. For this week's ride "Mystery, History, Murder & Money;" meet at fountain in City Hall Park, B' way (Park Row), 212-802-8222; Sat. at 10 p.m., free.
welcome back to back to brooklyn homecoming festival
Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara are crowned homecoming king & queen & inducted into Brooklyn's walk of fame?Celebrity Path; Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Bklyn., 718-855-7882; Sun. at 3:30.