Activities

Rum & Blackbird Tasting Tours

Travel on foot for three hours throughout Hell’s Kitchen, sampling culinary treats from mom-and-pop shops, such as Latin cuisine from Empanada Mama, apple pie by Little Pie Company and Greek pastries at Poseidon Bakery. Apr.-Oct. 31: Thurs-Sun noon, Nov. 1-Mar. 31: Sat noon. $49 per person. For meeting points and tickets, call 212.209.3370.

Save Coney Island! History Walking Tour

Coney Island’s heritage and landmarks and the importance of preservation are discussed on a stroll down Surf Avenue. Dates/times/prices vary. www.saveconeyisland.net.

Savory Sojourns

From cooking lessons to touring Union Square’s Farmer’s Market, professional foodie Addie Tomei guides walkers through Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan’s maze of culinary delights. $125-$210, including meals with wine, taxes and gratuities. Advance reservations are necessary. For more information, call 888.972.8679.

Scott's Pizza Tours

Knowledgeable tour guides take groups via foot or bus to explore the history of the New York pizzeria and to sample various slices. Tours available in neighborhoods including Greenwich Village, Little Italy, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. Days/times/prices vary. Bus tours Su only. 212.913.9903.

 

Scott’s Pizza Tours

Scott Wiener created his tour company from his passion for great NYC pizza. Various tours include a Lower East Side/East Village Pizza Walk, Brooklyn Pizza Walk and Times Square Pizza Walk, along with bus tours as well. Prices/times/locations vary.

Screen Tours

Guides take groups on an “as ‘scene’ in” New York tour to the set locations of popular Big Apple- based TV shows, such as Law & Order, and films, such as Spider-Man and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Times/prices/locations vary. 212.209.3370.

Sex and the City Hotspots Tour

Groups of girlfriends flock to this three-and-a-half-hour tour based on the popular TV series. Locations seen include trendy Meatpacking District hot spots, Aidan’s bar, the SoHo gallery where Charlotte worked and Magnolia Bakery. $44. Daily 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. For meeting points, call

Shape Up NYC

Whether you are visiting the city, or are a native New Yorker, whether you are a fitness Ninja warrior, or sweat with fear just thinking about trying a kettle bell class, you can burn calories  (at your own pace and level) and feel great doing it at a free exercise class, courtesy of the city’s Shape Up NYC program.

Shark Speedboat Thrill Ride

Up to 135 guests experience the excitement of the city on this 30-minute ride. All passengers must be at least 40 inches tall. May: Sat & Sun hourly departures noon-dusk. Jun: Daily hourly departures noon-5 p.m. Jul-Aug: Daily hourly, noon-7 p.m.. Sept: Sat & Sun hourly departures noon-dusk. Oct.-Apr.: no sails, weather permitting. $24 adults, $22 seniors, $17 children ages 3-12. www.nywatertaxi.com. Cruises depart from Pier 16, South Street Seaport, btw Fulton & South sts.,

Shop Gotham

Daily trips through Manhattan’s fashionable neighborhoods, including SoHo, NoLIta and the Garment District, allow participants to experience a nontraditional shopping excursion and discover the area’s mercantile history. Times/prices vary.

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