ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Meatpacking District," Sat. at 1:30; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 3:45; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sun. at 10:15; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 12; "Charming Chelsea," Sun. at 2; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
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; "Whatever the Weather," Sun. at 1, 360-2726; "Tulips at Twilight," Mon. at 6, 360-2726 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, "The Ukrainians & Their Neighbors in the East Village," Sat. at 2; "Mother's Day Multiethnic Heritage of the East Village," Sun. 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 email@example.com 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: "Hell Ain't Hot?This Here's Hell's Kitchen," Sun. at 1; meet at NW corner on 10th Ave. (42nd St.), 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.), 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.
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
"Soho: The Sweet Smell of Success," Fri. at 11; "The Park in Spring," Sun. at 11; "Greenwich Village," Tues. at 11; 935-3960 for res. & locations, $10-$15.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Weekly bird walks with "Warblers of the Wetlands," 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 looks of "Little Italy History & Tasting Tour," Sat. at 12; "Mother's Day in Central Park," Sat. at 2:30, Sun. at 12 & 2:30, 465-3331 for res. & meeting place; $12.
92nd St. Y tours
Extensive program of tours & trips in & outside of New York City, all prices incl. transportation. This week, tour "A Victorian Mother's Day on Cape May," Sun. 8-7:30, $75; "Long Island City Art Loop: Socrates, Noguci & MoMA's P.S.1," Sun. at 12, $65; "Park Hopping: Union Sq.-Madison Sq.," Sun. at 1, $18; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
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].
STREET SMARTS NY
"Soho Ghosts," Sat. at 2; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6; "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sun. at 2; 969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
ULTIMATE VILLAGE TOUR
Historian Arthur Marks leads tour of Greenwich Village, tour concludes w/high tea & finger foods 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.
the "WILDMAN" IS COMING...
Nature & ecology tour of "Long Island," Sat. at 11:45 & "Alley Pond Park's Woodlands," Sun. at 11:45 with "Wildman" Steve Brill; 718-291-6825 for res. & meeting place; $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
the ARTISANS' GARDEN
Outdoor fair/fundraiser for Greenwich House Pottery feat. fine crafts, soaps, hand-blown glass, books & more; Jones St. (Bleecker-W. 4th Sts.), 243-5378; 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.), 673-2933, Weds. at 8, free.
CRAFTS ON COLUMBUS
Last weekend to see fine crafts on Columbus Ave. (77th-81st Sts.), 866-2239; Sat. & Sun. 10-6, free.
FAST & FABULOUS CYCLING CLUB
Weekend bike rides for gay & lesbian New Yorkers. This week Marie DeRosa leads 25 mile ride to Wave Hill?road bikes only; 567-7160 or www.fastnfab.org for info.; call for time & price.
MOTHER'S DAY FAIR
Ninth annual festival feat. international foods, crafts, jewelry, art & antiques; 3rd Ave. (42nd-57th Sts.), 809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
NY CITY BUSINESS EXPO
Downtown street fair offers international foods, crafts, jewelry, art & antiques; Fulton St. (B'way-Gold St.), 809-4900; Fri. 11-6, free.
PAWS WALK 2000
Dog walk-a-thon, demonstrations, contests & pooch picnic throughout all five boroughs. Today, meet at Prospect Park; call 697-0934 for info; Sat. 11-3, $15 [through 6/3].
West Side Montessori School hosts outdoor entertainment for adults & children ages 2-9 with rides, activities, the "Space Walk" & sale of used clothing; W. 92nd St. (betw. West End Ave. & Riverside Dr.), 662-8000; Sat. 11-5, free.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. Today, "Socrates Sculpture Ride;" meet at Tramway Plaza, 2nd Ave. (60th St.), 802-8222; Sat. at 4 p.m., free.