ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Millionaires' Mile," Fri. at 4:15; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 11; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 3:30; "Sylish Gramercy Park," Sun. at 9:30 a.m.; "Charming Carnegie Hill," Sun. at 1:30; "Snacks & Sights Safari," Sun. at 3:45; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BIG ONION WALKING TOURS
"The Bowery: I'll Never Go There Anymore," Sat. at 1; "Greenwich Village," Sat. at 1; "Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour," Sun. at 1, $13, $11 st.; 439-1090 or www.bigonion.com for res. & meeting place, all tours $10, $8 st./s.c. unless otherwise noted.
CENTRAL PARK TOURS
"Manhattan Adirondacks," Sat. at 11, rsvp 860-1370; "Rise & Shine in Conservatory Garden," Sat. at 11; Visualize Central Park during early 19th-century during "Views From the Past," Sat. at 1; "How Do I Love Thee?," Sun. at 1, rsvp 360-2726; 794-6564 for res. & meeting place, free.
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.
Joyce Gold Tours
Tours led by professor of Manhattan history, Joyce Gold. This week: "Macabre Greenwich Village," Sat. 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.
GREEN-WOOD: THE GARDEN CEMETERY
Visit the resting place of prominent New Yorkers, William Tweed, Leonard Bernstein & others; meet at Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778; Sat. at 12:30, $10, $8.50 st./s.c.
478 acres of lakes, plants, birds & famous resting places; meet at main entrance, 5th Ave. (25th St.), Brooklyn, 718-469-5277; Sun. at 1, $6.
i'll take manhattan
"Nooks & Crannies of Greenwich Village" tour explores the history, landmarks & homes of literary residents; 732-270-5277 for res. & meeting place; Sat. at 1, $10.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! GREENWICH VILLAGE!!
Visit film sites with Arthur Marks, tour 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. 1:30-3:30, $20 incl. tea.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY
"Grand Central Terminal," Weds. at 12:30; "Flatiron District: Madison Sq. Park & Evirons," Fri. at 1; "Millionaire's Mile," Fri. at 1; 935-3960 for res. & locations, all tours $10, $8 st./s.c.
NY BOTANICAL TOURS
Learn about panama hat palm plants during "Tropical Attitude Tour," Fri. at 1; Weekly bird walks with "Follish Birds," 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].
92nd St. Y tours
Extensive program of tours & trips in & outside of New York City. This week, "Yorkville: From Riches to Rags to Riches," Sun. at 10:30, $20; "Jewish Williamsburg," Sun. at 11, $30; "Private Libraries of NY," Tues. at 8:30 a.m., $30; 996-1100 for res. & meeting place.
RADICAL WALKING TOURS
"April 200 Tour" looks at the history & architecture of Greenwich Village, Noho & Grand Central Hotel, 718-492-3021 for meeting place & price; Sun. at 2:30.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Glorious Gramercy Park," Sat. at 2; "Joe Sent Me: A Historic Speakeasy Tour," Sat. at 6; 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
APRIL FOOL'S DAY PARADE
Annual coronation of the King of Fools down 5th Ave., starts at 59th St.-Washington Sq. Park; 254-7878; Sat. at 12, free.
SCOTTISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION
Second annual festival celebrates Scottish Independence Day with bagpipes, country dancers & troop of Airedale Terriers; Literary Walk, 68th St. & East Dr., 725-4500 ext.340 for info; Sat. at 11 a.m.
Environmentalist/bicycle-advocacy group sponsors monthly skates & rides throughout New York City. Today, "Critical Mass for More Gardens," followed by celebration at La Plaza Garden; meet at Union Square S. (14th St.), 802-8222; Fri. at 7, free.