Activities

De Gustibus Cooking School

Located inside Macy's Herald Square for more than 30 years, this cooking school invites students to learn about food and technique in interactive demonstrations led by renowned NYC chefs. Classes are available for purchase per diem or as part of a themed series, and all tickets include food tastings.

Dear Evan Hansen

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the musical, a socially awkward high-school senior goes from outsider to cool guy when he comforts the parents of a troubled teenager who commits suicide. Although the boys didn’t know each other well, Evan, the titular hero, fabricates emails between them that idealize their friendship. But will the lie eventually undo him?

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$199

Destination Jersey City

The second largest city in nearby New Jersey offers abundant shopping, nightlife, dining, cultural events and tours, with the excitement of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty just minutes away. Accessible from Manhattan via the PATH train. www.destinationjerseycity.com. 201.333.7797, ext. 19.

Destination NYC

Licensed guides lead multilingual custom and orientation tours combining multiple attractions in neighborhoods throughout Manhattan. Tours are for a minimum of four people and can be conducted by foot or other modes of transportation, including luxury vehicles. $145 half-day a.m. tour, $229 half-day p.m. tour.

Discover New York with Kitt Garrett

Personalized tours of NYC restaurants, theaters, shopping, sights, museums and more for adults and children are led by native New Yorker and travel specialist Kitt Garrett. Dates/times/prices vary. 212.370.1319.

East Village Walking Tour

On this tour, given by the giant tour company, Viator, guests meet their tour guide in Tompkins Square Park for a two-and-a-half-hour cocktail walking tour in the East Village. You will taste three craft cocktails, discover locally produced spirits, learn how Prohibition-era speakeasies shaped New York City and more.

Elegant Tightwad Shopping Excursions

Bargain shoppers tour the Garment District, Uptown or East Village and visit private showrooms, where they purchase designer clothes and accessories at wholesale prices. Times/prices vary. Individualized tours can be arranged. 800.808.4614, 646.837.7006.

Entertainment Cruises

Whether aboard the elegant Atlantica yacht, all-glass Bateaux New York or the fun Spirit of New York ship, dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline are on the menu, along with fine dining.

Every Last Sunday on the Lower East Side Tour

Guides lead visitors on a walking tour of new artists’ spaces and galleries. Last Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. Free.

Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

Food writer “Fat Dave” transports hungry guests through the city in his classic Checker taxicab on themed or custom rides. The average driving tour is 4.5 hours; walking tours are 3.5 hours. Food and soft drinks are included.  For more information, see www.famousfatdave.com.

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