Locals and visitors alike are led through historic New York neighborhoods on the Multi-Ethnic Eating, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Gangs of New York and Immigrant New York tours. Outings last approximately two hours. Dates/times/locations vary. $25 adults, $20 seniors (65+)/students/military, $15 students.
Guided tours and bike rentals let visitors cycle their way around the city, traveling to such sights as the Brooklyn Bridge, Hudson River and Central Park. Guided tours leave from Pier 84 and Central Park (Tavern on the Green and Columbus Circle), Apr. 14-Oct. 21, and tour prices include bottled water and a helmet. New tours include New York at Night, National September 11 Memorial, Inside Central Park and Brooklyn Neighborhoods. Times and prices for tours vary. Rentals available Mar.-May 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Jun.-Aug. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept.-Nov. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
“The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights:
Dec. 18-25: Freddy Cole Quartet
Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with vocalist Veronica Swift
Jan. 2-5: Kurt Elling
Jan. 7-12: Marcus Roberts
Jan. 15-19: Monty Alexander
Jan. 22-26: Ann Hampton Callaway: “The Linda Ronstadt Songbook”
Jan. 29-Feb. 2: John Pizzarelli Big Band
Feb.. 5-9: John Pizzarelli Trio
The new, 100-seat performance space below Birdland Jazz Club offers a varied entertainment program, including cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and performances by Broadway stars and limited-run Off-Broadway productions.
Dec. 11-15: Gunhild Carling, Sweden’s “Queen of Swing”
Dec. 19-20: Slim Gambill
Dec. 21-22: Jonathan Schwartz Presents Tierney Sutton and Kate McGarry