Local, multilingual volunteers show tourists the ins and outs of New York City when they lead two-to-four-hour jaunts through the city’s neighborhoods. Excursions are free (donations suggested), and are available both by foot and by subway. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to the scheduled visit. For more information, call 212.669.8159.
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:
Nov. 13-17: Joe Lovano Nonet
Nov. 20-24: Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio
Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Curtis Stigers
Dec. 4-8: Pharoah Sanders
Dec. 11-15: Stacey Kent
Dec. 18-25: Freddy Cole Quartet
Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with vocalist Veronica Swift
Jan. 2-5: Kurt Elling