Activities

Lincoln Center Guided Tour

The tour is an hourlong trip through up to three of the performing-arts complex’s theaters, including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Vivian Beaumont Theater, David H. Koch Theater and the Metropolitan Opera House. The tour includes insider trivia and sneak peeks into rehearsals when possible. Foreign language tours available by reservation. Several tours daily: Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students (with valid ID). Tours leave from the David Rubenstein Atrium.

Louie's Skateboarding School

Both individual and group classes, single classes or packages are available at this skateboarding school for all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Classes are offered in several locations in the city: Beginner classes are held at the Bandshell, in the middle of Central Park. Equipment rental $15.

Lower East Side Art Gallery Tours

Local artists take visitors to as many as 10 Downtown art galleries on a free three-and-a half hour tour on the last Sun of every month. Tours begin at 1 p.m. and meet at

Lower East Side Historic Tour

This free one-and-a-half-hour tour takes groups along historic Orchard Street and other neighboring blocks that played a vital role in the origins and development of the area. Excursions may also be tailored to architectural, historical or cultural interests. Tours depart Sun at 11 a.m. from

Lower East Side Walking Tour

Visitors are introduced to the merchants on Orchard, Grand and Delancey sts. on these tours that highlight the life and business of Downtown’s Lower East Side. Fri noon. $20 For details, call 347.465.7767.

Lower Manhattan Eats

This food tour takes patrons throughout Lower Manhattan to taste the eclectic culinary offerings between Battery Park City and South Street Seaport. $25 per person. For meeting points, times and reservations, call 212.835.2750.

Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge

Twenty-six lanes, 11 billiards and Ping-Pong tables, sleek furnishings, flat-screen TVs and a menu that includes sliders, tacos, wings and nachos, as well as cocktails, beer and wine, create a festive party atmosphere.

Hours: Su-W noon-midnight, Th noon-1 am, F & Sa noon-2 am

Madison Square Garden All-Access Tour

This tour of one of the world’s most famous sports and entertainment arenas takes visitors on an exploration of the totally revamped and modernized venue. Highlights include visits to behind-the-scenes areas, a free Boomerang photo op, state-of-the-art virtual reality technology and much more. Tours run daily 9:30 am-3 pm, departing about every 30 minutes, with tours lasting approximately 75 minutes. $33 adults, $28 seniors/students/children 12 and under. (Tours, routes, prices and schedules subject to change without notice).

Malcolm X Walking Tour

A tour that focuses on sights associated with the life of Malcolm X, a key figure during the Civil Rights Movement. The tour is complemented by multimedia exhibits from the Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center. Wed. 5-10 p.m. $55 per person.

Manhattan Helicopter Tour

A 15-minute helicopter tour offers visitors the chance to view New York from above. $140 per person. Call for times and departure points.

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