ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING
"Salute to Bastille Day," Fri. at 3:30; "Hell's Kitchen Hike," Sat. at 12; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sat. at 2:30; "Terrific Turtle Bay," Sat. at 4; "Splendid Grand Central Station," Sun. at 3; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 4:30; 212-265-2663 for res. & meeting place; all tours $5.
BERNIE'S NEW YORK
Weekly tours offered by Bernie Cohen. This week, "Morningside Heights Cultural Delights"; meet at NW corner Amsterdam Ave. (W. 110th St.), 718-655-1883; Sun. at 2, $10.
BIG ONION WALKING TOURS
Tours conducted by graduate students in the American History dept. at Columbia U. This week, "Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights at Twilight," Thurs. at 6:30; "Immigrant NYC," Fri. at 1; "Green-Wood Cemetery," Sat. at 1; "Upper East Side at Twilight," Sat. at 5; "Historic Harlem," Sun. at 1; 212-439-1090 for meeting place; all tours $10-$12.
BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT WALKING TOURS
"Geology of Prospect Park," Weds. at 6; "Mexican Food & Culture of Sunset Park," Sat. at 1; "Cruising Gowanus Canal," Sun. at 9:30; 718-789-6778 for meeting places, $5-$8.
From Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights this intimate "New York Like A Native Tour" is limited to 8 people; RSVP 718-393-7537 for meeting place, Sat. at 10, $20 incl. lunch [through 9/2].
BUTTERFLY & HUMMING BIRD TRAIL
Trail open all summer long with nature sightings, gardens & special kids' activities; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Carroll Pl.), Bklyn., 718-622-4433; Weds.-Sun. & Tues., free w/grounds adm.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Tour chapel & learn history; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 11, Sun. at 1.
CENTRAL PARK WALKING TOURS
Hour-long tour of park's "Conservatory Garden," every Sat. at 12; "Amble Through the Ramble," Sat. at 1; "Views From the Past," Sat. at 1; "Cross Park Promenade," Sun. at 12; 212-360-2727 for meeting places & sign language tours; free.
Gordon Lizner Central PArk Tour
Guide Lizner wows 'em with landmarks, sky-line views, park history & more; meet at General Sherman Statue, 59th St. (5th Ave.), 212-595-0894; Mon. at 10 a.m., $10.
GREENWICH VILLAGE CLUB CRAWL & Blues Lovers Club crawl for singles
Guided tours of NY music clubs. "3 Bands at 3 Clubs for Singles," Thurs.; "Blues, Stand-Up & Jazz," Fri.; "Rock & Blues," Sat.;. 212-875-7019 for res., times & meeting place, $20 incl. live music.
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.
lights, camera, greenwich village!
Arthur Marks makes a case for "Hollywood on the Hudson" in tour of movie sites concluding with three-course dinner at C3; meet at Washington Sq. Hotel, 103 Waverly Pl. (University Pl.), 212-254-1200; Sat. at 6, $40 incl. dinner.
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.
NYC Cultural Walking Tours
"Historic (Old) NYC Walking Tour" including Battery Park, Financial District & more; meet at NE corner Fulton St. (B'way), 212-979-2388; Sun. at 2, $10.
NYC DISCOVERY TOURS
Walking tours this week incl. "Central Park You Never Knew" & "Greenwich Village & NoHo"; RSVP 212-465-3331 for times & meeting place; Sat. & Sun., all tours $12.
STEVE'S MANHATTAN TOURS
"Landmarks of Lower Manhattan," Weds. & Fri.; "Lower East Side," Sun.; RSVP 212-982-1697 for meeting places & times, $5.
STREET SMARTS NY
"Greenwich Village Past & Present," Sat. at 2; "Pubs & Poltergeists," Sat. at 6; "Dandies, Dudes & Shady Ladies," Sun. at 2; "From Pages to Pavement," Sun. at 2; 212-969-8262 for meeting place; all tours $10.
Steve "wildman" brill
Nature & ecology walk with "Wildman" Steve Brill, Sat. at Allen Pond Park Preserve; Sun. in Inwood Hill Park; 718-291-6825 for info; $10, $5 kids.
Parades, Fairs & Outdoor Sporting Events
bastille day celebrations on 60th st.
"Waiter's Race," "Children's Race," "Jacques & Marie & their Paris Swing Orchestra," "Bastille Day Ball" & more; 212-750-2203 for full info.
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].
Alliance Française hosts Bastille Day bash; 60th St. (Park Ave.), 212-740-6055; Sun. at 5, free.
coney island fireworks
Tradition going back to 1880s continues w/outdoor seating & firework reenactments of Vladivostock & more; Boardwalk (betw. W. 10th & W. 12th Sts.), 718-372-5159; Fri. at 9:30 [through 8/31].
Fast & Fabulous Cycling CLub
Lesbian & Gay group with regular rides. This week: "Dobbs Ferry," & "Mountain Creek"; 212-567-7160 for more info; Sat.
our lady of mt. carmel church feast
Number 113 coming at ya with nightly entertainment & Italian cuisine; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 275 N. 6th St. (Meeker St.), 718-382-0223; call for times & prices [nightly through 7/15].
pulse outdoor courtyard festival
Costumes modern & old plus books, furniture, kitchen ware & more with proceeds benefiting theater; Pulse, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-695-1596; Sat. & Sun. 10-6, free.
sixth ave. summerfest
Food, arts, crafts & entertainment; 6th Ave. (betw. 23rd & 33rd Sts.), 212-809-4900; Sun. 11-6, free.
French waiters race
Celebrate U.S. & French Independence by watching waiters run around with vests, dinner trays & all. Or not; Brassiere Les Halles, 411 Park Ave. S. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 212-679-4111; Sun. at 11, free.