Activities

Greater Newark Convention and Visitor Bureau

The marketing organization for Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, provides information on neighborhood restaurants, events, shops, museums and attractions for tourists.

Green-Wood Cemetery Guided Tour

Visitors can learn about the landmark burial ground’s history and landscaped 478 acres on a two-hour guided trolley tour every W and Su at 1 pm. $20. 

Greenwich Village Food Tasting and Culture Tour

This cuisine-centric trek takes visitors to “mom ‘n’ pop” shops while strolling through the historic West Village. Eight tasty stops feature New York classics, such as Murray’s Cheese Shop, Joe’s Pizza & Rocco’s Pastry. Dates/times vary. $47. 212.209.3370.

Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Local actors lead a fascinating three-hour walking-and-drinking tour of several Greenwich Village bars, beginning at the White Horse Tavern. Sat 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors/students (prices don’t include the cost of drinks).

Ground Zero Tour

Two-hour walking tours offer a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Guides point out obscure, yet beautiful, memorials and share stories of heroism. The reflective stroll, which includes skip-the-line access to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, is both humbling and fascinating. Daily tours start at 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 2 pm. $69 adults, $59 children. 

Hadestown

(Previews began March 22, 2019, opened April 17, 2019)

(2 hrs 25 mins)

Modern American folk music meets New Orleans-inspired jazz in Anaïs Mitchell’s musical, an epic interpretation of two classic love stories: that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife, Persephone. Rachel Chavkin directs this journey to the Underworld.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm

Beginning April 1, 2019: M-Sa 8 pm

Beginning April 23, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W 2:30 pm, F-Sa 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $49-$189

Hamilton

(Previews began July, 13, 2015, opened Aug. 6, 2015)

(2 hrs 45 mins)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Award winner for “In the Heights” several seasons ago, has written the book, music and lyrics for the new musical about political mastermind Alexander Hamilton. Expect the unexpected when America's past is told through the sounds of today.

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $57-$167

Harlem Gospel Walking Tour

Visitors begin this four-hour tour with a performance of the Harlem Baptist Gospel Choir inside one of Harlem’s most renowned churches. $39 per person. Sun 9:15 a.m.

Harlem is Home Tours

Led by neighborhood residents, this one-and-a-half-hour tour gives visitors a close-up look at historic landmarks and hidden cultural and architectural treasures. Tours may be customized to include lunch or dinner stops featuring soul food, Mexican or West Indian cuisines. 212.658.9160.

Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour

Speakeasies, jazz clubs, elegant neighborhoods, churches and residences associated with 1920s Harlem are among the sights visitors see and experience on this two-hour walking tour. $25 per person. For meeting points and times, call 212.280.7888.

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