Activities

Two Percent Gallery Tours

Small, 90-minute private tours, in groups of three or fewer, introduce visitors and locals alike to the NYC art gallery scene in West Chelsea, visiting five exhibitions. Tours depart Tues-Sat at 10 a.m. For prices and reservations, visit www.thetwopercent.com.

Uncle Sam's New York Tours

Cultural walking and private luxury tours, including pub crawls, nightlife excursions, shopping and Broadway tours are lead by expert guides, offering historical information and fun ways to get to know New York City. Times/prices/departure points vary. 212.888.8769.

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

The free 90-minute walking tour explores the colorful history of New York’s “village green.” Every Sat 2 p.m. Reservations required for groups. Tours meet at the Abraham Lincoln Statue,

United Nations

One-hour tours of the UN’s international headquarters’ building and grounds, including the renovated General Assembly Hall and the Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting), are conducted in one of the six official languages of the UN. (Arabic, Chinese, Englishm, French, Spanish, Russian), as well as other languages. The Visitors Centre features a bookstore, a gift shop, a café and a post office, where postcards can be mailed with UN stamps. Schedules and prices subject to change. Children under 5 not admitted.

Urban Oysters NYC Walking Tours

Visitors can explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard or sample Williamsburg’s finest beer and food on the Brewed in Brooklyn walking tour, while learning about the importance of historical preservation and sustainability. For more information, call 347.618.8687.

Vanderbilt Tennis Club

The indoor facility includes a regulation-size hard court, junior court, two practice lanes and a fitness room. Instruction available. 

Victorian Gardens

(May 25-Sept. 22, 2019)

Pleasure seekers soar, spin, twirl, slide, fly, whirl, swing and race at this summertime, family-friendly amusement park in Central Park.

Hours: M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F 11 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm

Park admission: $8.50 (weekdays), $9.50 (weekends and holidays).

$4 per ride, $5 per game, $17-$19 unlimited-ride wristband (games not included).

Village Alliance Free Walking Tour

Guides provide an insider’s look at E. 8th St., St. Marks Pl. and the surrounding neighborhood. Sat at 11:30 a.m. thru Sept. 29. Free.

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Voilà Chocolat

The Upper West Side’s newest chocolate atelier invites guests to hands-on chocolatiering classes in a friendly, welcoming space, complete with master chocolatiers and innovative workstations designed specifically for the tutorials. Classes can be reserved online and walk-ins are welcome. The shop also offers ready-made chocolates, gourmet hot cocoa and giftable treats.

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