Central Park Conservancy Walking Tours The Conservancy offers volunteer-led walking tours of the gardens near Belvedere Castle, strolls around the Harlem Meer and musings on the parkâ€™s 19th-century history. Dates, times and locations vary; visit centralparknyc.org.
Chelsea Brewing Company Tours The guided tours at Manhattanâ€™s only active brewery take you up close to the grain silos, copper barrels and bottling system, which caps 2,000 bottles an hour. Chelsea Brewing Company, Chelsea Piers, Pier 59, W 19th St at the Hudson River (212-336-6440, chelseabrewingco.com). Sat 2â€“6pm on the hour.
Walking tour of Grand Central neighborhood Acclaimed guide Justin Ferate (and occasionally a second guide, when things get crowded) not only dissects the lore and legends of Grand Central Terminalâ€™s history, but places them within the context of its overlooked neighborhood. Meet inside the lobby of the Altria Building, Park Ave at 42nd St (212-697-1245, grandcentralpartnership.org). Fri 12:30pm.
The L.E.S. Is More. Explore! PodTour This downloadable podcast tour of the Lower East Side offers a vividly descriptive, hour-long virtual stroll down Orchard Street, beginning at theÂ Eldridge Street Synagogue and ending at the Essex Street Market. lowereastsideny.com/podtour.htm