NYC Discovery Tours Announces Upcoming Tour Schedule Thru July

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NYC Discovery Tours Announces Upcoming Tour Schedule Thru July

NYC DISCOVERY TOURS PUBLIC TOUR Schedule for March through Independence Weekend 2010, including St Patricks and St Josephs Day, Easter Weekend, Mother's Day Weekend, the Birthday of the High Line, the Birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge, Memorial Day, and Fathers Day.

Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7

SUTTON PLACE AND TREADWELL HISTORIC DISTRICT

Discover how these two well-to-do areas evolved from humble beginnings. Stops include Sutton Square and the one-time homes of Marilyn Monroe and the Vanderbilt, Morgan and Roosevelt families.

Sat., March 6 and Sun., March 7 at 2:15 pm
Cost: $16 per person
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


HISTORIC WALL STREET PUBS AND TAVERNS

A walking tour of historic pubs and taverns in Lower Manhattan, all with historic associations, with stops at several for refreshment. Stops include Fraunces Tavern where Washington bid farewell to his officers; a downtown pub frequented by Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln; and a watering hole on a site once associated with the Cotton Exchange and Captain Kidd.

Sat, March 6 ONLY at 5:15 pm
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Sun., March 14 -- ST. PATRICKS WEEKEND

LITTLE IRELAND AND LITTLE ITALY HISTORY AND TASTING TOUR

Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate the upcoming St Patty's Day (March 17) and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. Stops include Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York, the birthplace of Cardinal Hayes, Mulberry Street, Banco Stabile and the Church of the Most Precious Blood. The sampling of Little Italy's ethnic specialties range from pizza and prosciutto bread to St. Joseph's cake.

Sun., March 14 at 2 PM
Cost: $23 per person (includes food)
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Sat., March 20 and Sun., March 21 -- ST. PATRICKS AND ST. JOSEPHS WEEKEND

LITTLE IRELAND AND LITTLE ITALY HISTORY AND TASTING TOUR

Commemorate not one, but TWO ethnic celebrations ...and satisfy your appetite as well. Celebrate St Patty's and St. Joseph's Day (March 19) with a stroll through the former Little Ireland, with its Irish heritage sites, and a history and tasting tour of Little Italy, which ONLY once a year prepares pastries in devotion to St. Joseph. Stops include Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York, the birthplace of Cardinal Hayes, Mulberry Street, Banca Stabile and the Church of the Most Precious Blood. The sampling of Little Italy's ethnic specialties range from pizza and prosciutto bread to St. Joseph's cake.

Note different times on different days:
Sat., March 20 at 1:45 PM and 4:30 PM and Sun., March 21 at 12 Noon and 2:45 PM
Cost: $23 per person (includes food)
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Sat., March 27 and Sun., March 28

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS/COBBLE HILL HISTORY AND TASTING TOUR

A tour through the two historic districts, addressing the transition of the neighborhoods from wealthy and working class Victorian suburbs to 20th century literary havens. Stops include Plymouth Church, where abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher preached and Lincoln and Walt Whitman worshiped; Borough Hall, once the City Hall of Brooklyn; the Promenade and its magnificent view of Manhattan island; the birthplace of Winston Churchill's mother; the Truman Capote residence where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's; and the home of Arthur Miller, where he courted Marilyn Monroe. Along the way, taste the area's classic and contemporary foods, from Brooklyn egg creams to spinach pie and baklava .

Sat., March 27 and Sun., March 28 at 2 PM
Cost: $22 (includes food)
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours

PRE-SHOWTIME THEATRE DISTRICT AT TWILIGHT

Come take this pre-theatre tour of the Theatre District as the sun sets and the lights of Broadway come to life. This tour reveals the origins of the Great White Way and how it came to be. Stops include the birthplace of Eugene O'Neill, Sardi's, the Father Duffy statue, and where Bogart, Shirley MacLaine and James Dean got their start.

Sat., March 27 ONLY at 5:45 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 - EASTER/PASSOVER WEEKEND

EASTER WEEKEND GREENWICH VILLAGE HISTORY AND DESSERT TOUR

Break a Lenten fast with a tour of sites associated with the history and personalities of the Village, from Washington to Bob Dylan with dessert stops in between. Stops include St. Luke in the Fields Church, the Washington Sq Arch, Minetta Lane, Patchin Place. Along the way, we will take in Lilac chocolate, chocolate covered strawberries, saviodi cookies and more.

Saturday, April 3 and Sun., April 4 at 2 PM
Cost: $22 per person (includes sweets)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11

OLD AND NEW MONEY: VICTORIAN FIFTH AVENUE AND CENTRAL PARK WEST

A tour of the two great boulevards of wealth - CPW and 5th Avenue - and how their architecture reflects the social aspects of the Victorian communities that lived there. Stops include the Dakota, the Prasada, and the Payne Whitney and Henry Clay Frick mansions.

Saturday, April 10 and Sun., April 11 at 2 PM
Cost: $18 per person
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


HISTORIC GREENWICH VILLAGE PUBS AND TAVERNS

What better way to enjoy an evening than to learn about the history of Greenwich Village and its taverns, and then stop for some liquid refreshments along the way. On this tour you'll see some of the area's most classic pubs and speakeasies -- all with historic associations. Stops include the haunts of Ernest Hemingway and Edna St Vincent Millay, a speakeasy from the 1920s once associated with founding father Thomas Paine, and the bar where Norman Mailer and RFK contemplated their political futures. Cost of refreshments is extra, so come armed with some extra cash and a thirst for history and spirits, and enjoy the comradery of a historic pub crawl!

Saturday, April 10 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18

BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND TRIBECA

Two tours for the price of one! A walk across the bridge to cover its creation and early history, with a discussion of the Roeblings, the designers of the bridge, as well as the sacrifice and dramatic story of the immigrant workers that built it. Then we stroll through the Triangle Below Canal Street, with stops at the Woolworth Building, historic Staple St, the Ghostbusters firehouse, and the original campus of Columbia University

Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 2 PM
Cost: $18 per person
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


GOTHAM CITY GHOST TOUR AT TWILIGHT

A tour of the historic, infamous and macabre of Greenwich Village history, laced with ghost stories along the way as only New Yorkers would know them. Stops include Edgar Alan Poe's home; the hanging elm, the legendary public execution site in New York City until 1824; the burial ground at Washington Square and the cemetery at St. Mark's.

Saturday, April 17 ONLY at 5:45 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 - EARTH DAY 40th ANNIVERSARY

THE CENTRAL PARK AND PROSPECT PARK YOU NEVER KNEW

To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and upcoming Arbor Day, discover the parks' floral beauty, hidden places and early history with two separate tours comparing the parks today with the designs of their original architects, Vaux and Olmsted. Central Park stops include Strawberry Fields, Literary Walk, The Ramble, Bow Bridge, The Lake, The Arsenal, and Bethesda Fountain. Prospect Park stops include Nethermead, the Long Meadow, the Ravine, Battle Pass, and the Carousel.

Saturday, April 24: Central Park at 2 PM and Prospect Park Twilight Tour at 5:15 PM
Sunday, April 25: Prospect Park at 11 AM and Central Park at 2:15 PM

Cost: $18 per person each tour. Both tours: $25
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2

THE HARLEM YOU NEVER KNEW -- May Day; Remembering Langston Hughes

A tour through one of the country's most prominent African American neighborhoods. Stops include the Hotel Theresa, where Castro and Khrushchev met; the Apollo Theatre; Lenox Lounge, where Billie Holiday performed; Blumsteins, where an assassination attempt was made on Martin Luther King's life in the 1950s; and sites associated with Malcolm X, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Claude McKay and Langston Hughes.

Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 PM
Cost: $18 per person
Reservations and Meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


HISTORIC GREENWICH VILLAGE PUBS AND TAVERNS

What better way to enjoy an evening than to learn about the history of Greenwich Village and its taverns, and then stop for some liquid refreshments along the way. On this tour you'll see some of the area's most classic pubs and speakeasies -- all with historic associations. Stops include the haunts of Ernest Hemingway and Edna St Vincent Millay, a speakeasy from the 1920s once associated with founding father Thomas Paine, and the bar where Norman Mailer and RFK contemplated their political futures. Cost of refreshments is extra, so come armed with some extra cash and a thirst for history and spirits, and enjoy the comradery of a historic pub crawl!

Saturday, May 1 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 - MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

A MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND PARK STROLL: THE HIGH LINE, GRAMERCY PARK, MADISON SQUARE PARK AND CHELSEA

The flowers are back in bloom and the plants are budding. Take mom on a stroll around three parks learning about their unique histories and the buildings that surround them. Stops include Chelsea with its High Line, a public park that once served as an elevated rail line; Gramercy Park with its exclusive Players Club and National Arts Club; and Madison Square, with its stunning skyscrapers, The Flatiron Building and Metropolitan Life Tower.

Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 at 2 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - For Mothers Day Weekend, a girl's night out!

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, May 8 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16

CHINATOWN AND LITTLE ITALY HISTORY AND TASTING TOUR

A walk through these ethnic enclaves exploring the trials and triumphs of the American immigrant.
Along the way, we will sample ethnic specialties from pizza and cannolli to spring rolls and dumpling. Stops include the Church of the Transfiguration; Mulberry Street; the site of Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York; Banca Stabile, Confucius Plaza, and the residence of Dr. Sun-Yat-sen.

Saturday, May 15 at 2 PM and Sunday, May 16 at 12 NOON
Cost: $25 per person (includes food)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - Celebrating the premiere of the new Sex and the City film

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, May 15 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23

BROOKLYN BRIDGE BIRTHDAY BASH: THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Two tours for the price of one to mark the birthday of the great bridge! First, a walk across the bridge to learn about its creation and early history, and how it served as an inspiration for immigrants to come to Brooklyn. Next, a tour of the Lower East Side, addressing its immigrant heritage with stops at the Eldridge Street Synagogue; Orchard Street; and the site of the infamous Five Points slum made famous in Gangs of New York.

Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at 2 PM
Cost: $16
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - Celebrating the premiere of the new Sex and the City film

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, May 22 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, May 29 and Sun, May 30 - Memorial Day Weekend

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CIVIL WAR NEW YORK, AND SEPT. 11 REMEMBRANCE

For Memorial Weekend, a walk through Lower Manhattan with stops associated with both wars, as well as a remembrance of Sept 11. Stops include the Towers of Light, the Ground Zero Cross, the site of the 1863 Draft Riots, the grave of Alexander Hamilton, a Confederate prison camp, and sites associated with Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman.

Saturday, May 29 and Sun, May 30 at 2 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - Celebrating the premiere of the new Sex and the City film

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, May 29 ONLY at 5:30 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6

THE HIGH LINE BIRTHDAY BASH: THE HIGH LINE AND MEATPACKING DISTRICT - Marking the first anniversary of the High Line!

A walk through the gritty but hip Gansevoort Historic District, also known as the Meatpacking District with a special stop along the High Line - the public park now celebrating its first anniversary -- that once served as an elevated rail line. Other stops include the Titanic Memorial Arch, the "R and L" restaurant, and sites associated with Alexander Hamilton and author Herman Melville.

(Six opportunities this weekend.)
Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 at 11 AM, 1:15 PM and 3:30 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - Celebrating the premiere of the new Sex and the City film

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, June 5 ONLY at 5:45 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 -- Flag Day Weekend

HISTORY'S MYSTERY: GOVERNORS ISLAND AND REVOLUTIONARY AND CIVIL WAR MANHATTAN

For Flag Day weekend, first a walk through Lower Manhattan with stops associated with both conflicts, from the site of the 1863 Draft Riots to FederAl Hall and the grave of Alexander Hamilton. Other stops include places associated with Lincoln, Walt Whitman, and George Washington. The tour ends with a free option to Governors Island, once a secluded military installation and site of the Reagan-Gorbachev 1988 Summit and one of history's great mysteries, where we can see locations associated with both wars, including the site of a Revolutionary War fort and a Confederate prison camp.

Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 at 11:45 AM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


SEX AND THE CITY TAVERN TOUR - Celebrating the premiere of the new Sex and the City film

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that their second movie is about to premiere, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars for refreshment.

Saturday, June 5 ONLY at 5:45 PM
Cost: $18 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 -- FATHERS DAY WEEKEND

THE HIGH LINE AND MEATPACKING DISTRICT

A walk trough the gritty but hip Gansevoort Historic District, also known as the Meatpacking District with a special stop along the newly opened High Line - a new and long anticipated public park that once served as an elevated rail line. Other stops include the Titanic Memorial Arch, the "R and L" restaurant, and sites associated with Alexander Hamilton and author Herman Melville.

Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 at 11:30 AM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


FATHERS DAY DOUBLEHEADER: THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND BROOKLYN DODGERS

Two tours for the price of one for Fathers Day Weekend. First, a walk across the bridge to cover its creation and early history, with a discussion of the Roeblings, the designers of the bridge, as well as the sacrifice and dramatic story of the immigrant workers that built it. Then gear up for a tour of sites in Brooklyn Heights associated with the Dodgers, including Duke Snider's home, the place where the Dodger name was derived, and the site where Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax were signed.

Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 at 2 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


HISTORIC GREENWICH VILLAGE PUBS AND TAVERNS

What better way to enjoy an evening than to learn about the history of Greenwich Village and its taverns, and then stop for some liquid refreshments along the way. On this tour you'll see some of the area's most classic pubs and speakeasies -- all with historic associations. Stops include the haunts of Ernest Hemingway and Edna St Vincent Millay, a speakeasy from the 1920s once associated with founding father Thomas Paine, and the bar where Norman Mailer and RFK contemplated their political futures. Cost of refreshments is extra, so come armed with some extra cash and a thirst for history and spirits, and enjoy the comradery of a historic pub crawl!

Saturday, June 19 ONLY at 5:15 PM
Cost: $16 (drinks extra)
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27

THE WILLIAMSBURG YOU NEVER KNEW

Take a tour of one of Brooklyn's most colorful neighborhoods focusing on the diversity of area, from the hipster to the Hasidic. Stops include Bedford Avenue, Peter Luger's, the landMark Williamsburg Savings Bank, and the Williamsburg Bridge.

Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 at 2 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


GOTHAM CITY GHOST TOUR AT TWILIGHT

A tour of the historic, infamous and macabre of Greenwich Village history, laced with ghost stories along the way as only New Yorkers would know them. Stops include Edgar Alan Poe's home; the hanging elm, the legendary public execution site in New York City until 1824; the burial ground at Washington Square and the cemetery at St. Mark's.

Saturday, June 26 ONLY at 5:45 PM
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours
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Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4- INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND

PRE-FIREWORKS PRESIDENTIAl GreenWICH VILLAGE AND GRAMERCY PARK

A historical walking tour of both neighborhoods, with special stops at places associated with some early presidents, including Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, Wilson and Washington. Stops include the Washington Square Arch and Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. Sunday's 5 PM tour ends at the highway at 7:30 PM in time to secure a spot for fireworks viewing.

Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 at 2:30 PM and 5 PM
(Please note different times on different days)
Cost: $18
Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331
Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours

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