NYC Discovery Walking Tours Announces Their Schedule Through March 2010

NYC DISCOVERY TOURS PUBLIC TOUR releases their schedule through March 2010 including Grand Central Birthday Bash, Valentines Weekend, St. Patricks and St. Josephs Weekend.

Sat., February 13 and Sun., February 14 -- VALENTINES WEEKEND

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND ROMANTIC GREENWICH VILLAGE HISTORY AND DESSERT TOUR

For upcoming Valentine's Weekend, a Greenwich Village stroll covering sites associated with romance in literature and history, with dessert stops along the way to take in sweets. Sites include Grove Court, which inspired O. Henry setting in The Last Leaf'; the Victorian townhouse where Woodrow Wilson proposed to First Lady Edith Galt; and the site of the first presidential wedding.

Sat., February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at 2 PM

Cost: $22 (includes sweets)

Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331

Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours

Sat., February 20 and Sun., February 21

NOHO AND THE EAST VILLAGE HISTORY AND DESSERT TOUR

A historical tour of the two neighborhoods, which served as home to both immigrants and the some of the most exclusive New Yorkers of the 1800s. Stops include Cooper Union, the site of the Astor Place riots, Colonnade Row, and Grace Church.

Sat., February 20 at 12 NOON and Sun., February 21 at 2:30 PM

Cost: $22 per person (includes sweets)

Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331

Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours

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

Sun., March 14 -- 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 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.

Note different times on different days:

Sun., March 14 at 2 PM

Sat., March 20 at 1:45 PM and 3:30 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

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, 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.

Note different times on different days:

Sat., March 20 at 1:45 PM and 3:30 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

Sat., March 27 and Sun., March 28

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS/COBBLE HILL HISTORY AND TASTING TOUR

Tour this neighborhood with stops at Plymouth Church; the Promenade and the home of writer Thomas Wolfe. Along the way, taste the area's classic and contemporary foods, from Brooklyn egg creams to spinach pie.

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: $16

Reservations and meeting place: 212-465-3331

Sponsored by NYC Discovery Walking Tours


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