ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Marvelous Murray Hill," Fri. at 2:15; "Millionaires' Row," Fri. at 4; "Idyllic Island," Sat. at 5:15; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 10:30; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 4:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BROOKLYN CENTER FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Photographer John Gallagher leads walking tour of "Brooklyn Heights & Belle Epoque," Sat. 1-3; Williamsburg native Marvin Gelfand leads tour of "Immigrant Williamsburg," Sun. 1-3:30, 718-788-8500 ext.401 for meeting place; $8, $6 st.
CENTRAL PARK TOURS
Visualize Central Park during early 19th-century during "Views From the Past," Sat. at 1, 794-6564 for info; "Lunchtime Tour of Conservatory Garden," Weds. at 12; 360-2726 for res. & meeting place, free.
DR. PHIL'S NY WALKS & TALKS
Licensed guide Philip Schoenberg's tours of Brooklyn & Manhattan. 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 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 4th Ave. (35th St.), Bkyln., Sun. at 1, $6.
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.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "Murray Hill," Sun. at 1; 242-5762; meet at The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), $12.
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.
i'll take manhattan
"Millionaires' Mile" tour explores the architecture, history, landmarks & past residents of 5th Ave.; 732-270-5277 for res. & meeting place; Sun. at 1, $10.
MICHAEL KABACK TOURS
This week, "Garment Center Walking Tour," Fri. at 11:45, $15; "Bizarre & Eccentric Tour of the East Village," Fri. at 7, $15; "Hike New York City," easy six- to eight-mile hike through NY, Sun. 10-4, $25; 370-4214 for res. & meeting place.
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 "Early 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
"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
"Gramercy Park," Sat. at 11:45 & 1, Sun. at 1; "Greenwich Village & Noho at Sunset," Sat. at 5:30; 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, "Art Treasures in City Hall," Weds. at 10, $20; "Inside Private Homes of Historic Flatbush," Sun. at 10, $30; "Korea in Flushing," Sun. at 11, $25; "An Insider's View of Green-Wood Cemetery," Sun. at 12, $18; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
RADICAL WALKING TOURS
This week, tour of "Radical Harlem," sites incl. the stabbing of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Old Sydenham Hospital & Langston Hughes House; meets at Marcolm X Blvd. (125th St.), 718-492-0069; Sat. at 1, $10.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sat. at 2; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6; "The East Village," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
WASHINGTON SQ. REDISCOVERY SERIES
Architectural historian Arthur Marks leads bimonthly tours which conclude w/high tea & finger foods at Washington Sq. Hotel's C3 Restaurant & Lounge. This week, learn about beloved NYC mayor during "That Dapper, Charismatic Gentleman: James J. Walker" tour; meet at Washington Sq. Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (University Pl.), 254-1200; Sat. at 1:30, $20 incl. tea.
the "WILDMAN" IS COMING...
Nature & ecology tour of Central Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 718-291-6825 for res.; meets inside Central Park (W. 72nd St.), Sat. at 11:45, $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
CRAFTS ON COLUMBUS
Three-weekends of fine crafts on Columbus Ave. (77th-81st Sts.), 866-2239; Sat. & Sun. 10-6, free [through 5/14].
MARCH OF DIMES WALKAMERICA
Sunday, 800-BIG-WALK to register.
PAWS WALK 2000
Dog walk-a-thon, demonstrations, contests & pooch picnic throughout all five boroughs; meet at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 242nd St., 697-0934 for info; Sun. 11-3, $15 [through 6/3].
3RD AVE. MERCHANTS SPRING EXPO
The street fair returns?international foods, crafts, jewelry, art & antiques; 3rd Ave. (23rd-34th Sts.), 809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
WEST SIDE SPRING FESTIVAL
Outdoor fair feat. more than 500 craft, antique & art vendors; B'way (96th St.-110th St.), 764-6330; Sun. 1-6, free.