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.
ASTOR'S GREENWICH VILLAGE
Historian Authur Marks continues series with tour of John Jacob Astor's private library & where Churchill's relatives raced horses?among other things. Afternoon tea to follow walk; meet at Washington Square Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), rsvp 212-254-1200; Sat. at 1:30, $20.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Tour chapel & learn history Wed. through Sat. & every Tues. at 11, Sun. at 1; "Garden Tour & Herbal Workshop" emphasizes plants in the Biblical Garden; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sun. at 1:30, call for prices.
CENTRAL PARK WALKING TOURS
Hour-long tour of park's "Conservatory Garden," every Sat. at 12; "Blooms & Brass For Dad," Sun. at 2; "History of Central Park's North End," Sat. at 11; "Views From Past," Sat. at 1; 212-360-2727 for meeting places; free.
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, "The Rise & Fall of Kleindeutschland or the German East Village," Sat. at 2; "Hidden Treasures of Chinatown," 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.
FROM PARK SLOPE TO BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
Explores architecture, views & history; 718-393-7573 for meeting place; Sat. 10-2, $20.
478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; 718-469-5277; meet inside main entrance at 5th Ave. (25th St.), Bklyn., Sun. at 1, $6.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week "5th Ave. Gold Coast," Wed. at 11; "World of Our Fathers?The Jewish Lower East Side," Sun. at 1; call 212-242-5762 for meeting places; $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.
i'll take manhattan walking tours
Roam the quiet streets of Greenwich Village; meet at SE corner of 5th Ave. (12th St.), 732-270-5277; Sat. at 1, $10.
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.
lost theaters of park slope
See where Fred Astaire danced & Buffalo Bill Cody rode on tour with historian Cezar Del Valle; meet at Old Stone House, 3rd St. (betw. 4th & 5th Aves.), 718-788-8500, ext. 401; Sat. 1-3, $5-$8.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY WALKING TOURS
"The Glass House," Wed. from 9:30-3:00; "Rockefeller Center," Fri. at 11; "Merchants, Mayors & Magnificence," Fri. at 1; "Deco to Modern: Midtown Enters the Machine Age," Sun. at 1; 212-935-3960 for meeting place, $15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Activity on Twin 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
"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. "Father's Day Weekend In Central Park," Sat. & Sun; "Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights & Brooklyn Dodgers," Sat. & Sun., 212-465-3331 for res., meeting place & time; all tours $12.
poetry walk across brooklyn bridge
Poets Sapphire, Gerald Stern & Pulitzer Prize winner Galwat Kinnell lead event to benefit Poets House; call 212-431-7920 for meeting place; Mon. at 6:30, $100-$125.
As part of restaurant week more than 200 eateries sell plates outside entrances with all moneys going to charity; Visitor Information Center, 810 7th Ave. (53rd St.), 212-484-1222; Fri., $3-$5.
see blooming magnolia tree
This seven mile walk with loads of dropping out points highlights Clinton Hill, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Pratt & more. Bring lunch for park stop; 212-348-5344 for meeting places & times, Sun., $3.25-$5.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Greenwich Village Past & Present," Sat. at 2; "Ghosts on B'way," Sat. at 2; "Ghostly Greenwich Village," Sat. at 6; "Joe Sent Me," Sat. at 6; "Evening In Chelsea," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
WILDMAN WALKING TOURS
Nature & ecology walk with "Wildman" Steve Brill, Sat. in Prospect Park; Sun. in Alley Pond Park; 718-291-6825 for info; $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.), 212-673-2933, Weds. at 8, free [through 10/25].
international cultures event
Fair to welcome diversity in trades & culture with food, art & crafts, etc.; Madison Ave. (betw. 42nd & 57th Sts.), 212-809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
NEW YORK waiter's race
Third annual event sponsored by city & Brasserie Les Halles where waiter's race in full uniform carrying tray of drinks in one hand & French & American flags in other. Sounds like a heck of a time, huh; 60th St. (betw. Madison & 5th Aves.), 212-244-0622; Sun. 11-12.
stuyvesant Park Fair
Fifteenth annual affair with ethnic foods, arts, crafts, antiques & jewelry; 2nd Ave. (betw. 14th & 23rd Sts.), 212-809-4900; Sat. from 1-6, free.
Gardens stay open late in summer. Seasonal events incl. gardening programs with Laurel Rimmer, world nature music, movement workshops (tai chi) & landscape improv (writing & sketching); Wave Hill, W. 249th St. (Independence Ave.), call 718-549-3200 for times & prices; Wed.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. For this week's ride "Cyclone Ride;" meet at fountain in Park, B'way (Park Row), 212-802-8222; Fri., free.
tompkins square summer solstice
Music, dance, stand-up, comedy, Improv & monologues; Tompkins Square Park, call 212-677-9741 for stage location; Sat. from 1-6, free.
22nd annual plantathon & music festival
More than 10,000 plants & flowers on sale, 1950s doo-wop group The Emotions to play & food from around world; B'way (betw. 73rd & 86th Sts.), 212-764-6330; Sun. from 11-6, free.
world trade center community fair
Over 50 local shops & 250 different wares on offer; W. B'way (betw. Vessey & Chambers Sts.), 212-809-4900; Fri. from 11-6. free.