"The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?"

(Oct. 11-31) Up to 30 guests nightly can be immersed in a Halloween-themed mystery production in which members of a fictional Poe society attempt to solve the mystery of the author's death. Light fare and craft cocktails are served throughout the experience.

20 at 20

(Jan. 23-Feb. 11, 2019)

The Off-Broadway Alliance’s semiannual ticket promotion makes $20 tickets available to most Off-Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain for 20 days. All theatergoers have to do is show up at the box office of participating productions 20 minutes before curtain to purchase tickets. Complete info and participating shows are online.

9/11 Tribute Center Walking Tour

Guides, whose lives were transformed by the events of 9/11, share their personal stories while taking visitors on a tour of Ground Zero. The 75-minute walking tours run on the hour Sun-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $22 adults, $17 students/military, $7 children ages 6-12 (includes admission to the 9/11 Tribute Center).

92nd Street Y

In-house events such as Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in conversation with Katie Couric and the Third Annual NYCDOE Educators Collective Concert are at the Y in April, along with many other programs structured for varying age groups. Interactive sessions like the Architectural Walking Tour of Brooklyn via the G Train are also offered frequently. Programs are categorized by interest and include Jewish life, performing arts, health and fitness, and others.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

(Previews begin Nov. 28, 2018, opens Dec. 3, 2018, closes Dec. 30, 3018)

Dylan Thomas’ story of a snowy Christmas Day in Wales has been adapted by the Irish Repertory Theatre into a holiday musical for the family, featuring classic and contemporary Christmas music.

Schedule: W 3 & 8 pm, Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm (No performance Dec. 5, 2018)

Tickets: $50-$70

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours

Tours depart from Manhattan and take visitors to iconic locations and sites around this famous borough. In the Brooklyn Neighborhood Tour, visit the Hotel St. George, the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, see Barclays Center, where the Brooklyn Nets play basketball and visit famous Brooklyn movie locations where “The Godfather,” “Moonstruck” and “As Good As It Gets” were filmed. The Brooklyn Pizza Tour takes you to Grimaldi’s for its Neapolitan pizza, L&B Spumoni Gardens for its Sicilian, walk the Coney Island Boardwalk and more.


Participants are sent on a scavenger hunt through NYC streets on this theater-centric tour. Dates/times/prices vary. 212.209.3370

Achala Inc./Banana Tours

Customized tours of New York City are led by Spanish-speaking guides. Dates/times/prices vary. 212.661.3066.

Adventures on a Shoestring

Howard Goldberg leads visitors on historic 90-minute tours of New York City. $5 per person. For dates and times, call 212.265.2663.

Afoot Walking Tour

New York’s rich history is explored on these informative excursions, which include visits to Riverside Park, Sugar Hill, Manhattanville and Central Park. Group tours can be arranged. Times vary. $15, minimum 10 people. 212.939.0994.


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