Activities

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 12 languages. The newly renovated 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. 

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. Highlights:

Feb. 19-24: Dayna Stephens Quartet

Feb. 26-March 3: Terell Stafford Quintet

March 5-10: Ambrose Akinmusire

March 12-17: Miguel Zenón

March 19-24: The Bad Plus

March 26-31: Broken Shadows

April 2-7: Sullivan Fortner Trio

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.

Walk This Way—Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Guests can learn about rap, hip-hop and the diversity of the neighborhood on this guided, two-hour tour. For times, prices and meeting points, call 888.880.9108.

Walkin' NY

Native New Yorker Bob Gelber leads customized walking tours— including a Green Tour of Battery Park City, a historic stroll through the Lower East Side and a two-hour exploration of Central Park—for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers. For private, group or customized tours, call 212.349.7916.

Walks of New York

This group offers immersive walking explorations of New York City for history and architecture buffs, along with activity-driven excursions, such as photography and dining tours. Price/dates/times/departure points vary.

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

These scavenger hunts—private and public, adults-only and family-friendly—are staged in some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Terminal, the American Museum of Natural History,  and Central Park, and neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo and Midtown.

Dates/times/prices vary.

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