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Eat Street Food in NYC's Most Delicious Neighborhood
We will be exploring the world via street food in the most diverse and delicious area in NYC just 15-20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. We will be eating a lot, so come with an appetite! Consider this tour as lunch or dinner. In this neighborhood of Queens, carts and trucks come out with some of the most delicious food to be had in NYC. Many places we visit are hole in the wall, hidden gems that aren't easily noticed if you were to walk through the neighborhood on your own. These are places that we frequent and where we eat often and want to share them with you! We'll also share more information about the neighborhood, vendors and cuisines so you can learn more along with getting a great meal. Often, the vendors will change by day, so each tour may be unique. Our journey may take you from Tibet to Mexico and more in between. You will have the opportunity to learn more about New York City from a native's perspective and how it has changed over the years. Itineraries can be tweaked for dietary restrictions. Come with an open mind, comfortable shoes, empty stomach and we'll take care of the rest! This is our passion and we like our guests to feel like friends. Other things to note: This tour is not ideal for guests with a gluten or peanut allergy, or if you are not comfortable walking two miles outdoors with mostly no seating or tables. Bathroom access is limited.
Central Park Teacher Bike Tour
Meet & Greet and Bike Set-up takes approximately 15 minutes. Helmets and baskets available upon request. Unless advised differently, please meet me (Jen) at the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. Exact address: 101 West 57th Street (NY, NY 10019). Riding a street bike path for two blocks, we will enter the great park together where a proper introduction to the park including safety tips. Now showtime! Sites include The Mall, Gapstow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Reservoir, Strawberry Fields, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. If time, we’ll add more to this list! Important! Topics include history, current events, film/tv, nature, and more! It’s interactive and substantive. Sharing the real park unfiltered! Disclaimer! Flow of this ride includes riding between brief stops. Combination of flat & hilly bike paths. While we will not be riding too slow or too fast, moderate biking level required to accommodate others along the ride!
Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail
See amazing views of the city during this top rated sailing experience for up to six passengers! Join our friendly and knowledgeable captains and take fantastic photographs from the comfort of a 34’ sailboat. - Statue of Liberty - Manhattan Skyline - Ellis Island - Brooklyn Bridge - Freedom Tower - Governors Island - Seaport Daily Times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm. All Group Sail and Private Sail times available @BrooklynSail We have a full drink menu available: Champagne, White Wine, Rose, Beer, Hard Seltzer Our qualified captains are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and fun! We adhere to all USCG rules, and have all required safety equipment on board. **** WEATHER What happens if it rains? If we have to cancel for any bad weather there is a full refund. Generally we play it safe and only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. Usually the weather report improves closer to the date and we will never sail if it is unsafe. CANCELLATION Can I reschedule my sail? You are allowed one reschedule 72 hours or before your sailing reservation. No reschedules are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation. More photos and information at BKsail site or @BrooklynSail
Pasta class with an Italian
ONLY FEW PASTA CLASSES AVAILABLE. “Life is a combination of magic and pasta” Federico Fellini Both the hosts are covid 19 vaccinated (booster included) I will sanitize the workspace and restroom space prior to the class, but keep in mind there is only one bathroom. Do you want to know how to cook a real fresh Italian pasta with all the tricks that made Italy the country of Pasta? I’m going to teach you all the knowledge that my family (especially my grandmother) passed down to me since I was very little. We are going to start off with touching and knowing the right ingredients (imported from Italy), and then get ready to get your hands really dirty! We are going to prepare two kinds of pasta: tortelli filled with fresh local ricotta and spinach, and tagliatelle. While mixing with your hands, we cheers with unlimited wine to good food and good company! While we are waiting for the pasta dough to rest we will enjoy a real Italian aperitivo with a charcuterie board. Salute! This experience can be vegetarian friendly. This class can’t be suitable for Gluten Free or Vegan. To finish off the evening we are going to dine with your just made fresh pasta. PS: since the wine is unlimited, it is our responsibility to make sure that everyone is safe. Therefore if we believe someone is too intoxicated, we will stop serving that individual.
Brooklyn Pizza Walk
On my Brooklyn Pizza Walk, I will take you on a stroll through Williamsburg, Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhood, and introduce you to some of New York's most delicious slices along the way. I created a tour that combines two things: sampling pizza while getting an introduction to one of New York's most iconic boroughs: Brooklyn. You will get to sample five different types of pizza, showing you that Brooklyn has more to offer than just the classic New York slice! You will learn what makes New York pizza so special, and while we are walking through Williamsburg, I will also tell you everything you need to know about the history of pizza in New York. In total, you will sample six different kinds of pizza at five places on my Brooklyn pizza tour. My Brooklyn Pizza Tour is 100% vegetarian-friendly. ***Message me about additional dates for Summer 2022!***

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Excursion to the Museum of Modern Art
A story about contemporary Russian art awaits you in the first person: only an artist can draw the audience's attention to the secrets of artistic mastery and share the experience of creating works of art. I invite you to P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens. Contemporary art is multi-variant, and our tour will be the same – you will have the opportunity to choose the direction of their journey into the world of “beautiful today”. And this will not be a passive acquaintance with the works of contemporary masters, you will become artists and will be able to reveal your talents at a creative master class.
Volunteer From The Heart
FREE ! Volunteering is a gift from the heart (I return the $1 booking fee back to you)!! If the shift dates/hrs don’t work for you pls tell me what day & time works best!There are daily service projects we can join around the clock ! So, please come help address food insecurity in NYC! NYC is one of the greatest cities in the world, but sadly food insecurity is very real. If you would like to participate in a service project then it's my pleasure to get you involved (w/ me) volunteering at one of NYC's many food pantries & soup kitchens! Your shift's tasks may include pantry stocking, prepping food, bagging food, meal kitting, serving pantry, & serving meals to those in need! The organizations are staples of our community, w/ professional project leaders guiding us through the shift. I have put in many hours at every location I share with you! Locations are typically in churches, NYC Food Bank sponsored sites, & other NYC charitable organizations all committed to feeding the hungry (under NY laws). I will help to enroll you, and/or send you a link/app for the project sign up! We can meet at the project site, or I can commute with you to the location. Once the shift begins we will be fully engaged in tasks, working alongside other friendly volunteers! The experience is amazingly fulfilling, & truly a great way to spend NYC time ! So, please come join me in volunteering!
Free Candy + Comedy Showcase
We will meet and enjoy free candy before the comedy show starts. You can bring your own preferred beverage to this event! You will then enjoy a stand up performance featuring some of the top comedians in NYC. Many of our comics have been featured on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Conan and more. After the show you can hang out for a few minutes and mingle with the comics and listen to music. Our show is 5 star rated by critics and you will have a unique experience not possible at other comedy shows.
Eat Street Food in NYC's Most Delicious Neighborhood
We will be exploring the world via street food in the most diverse and delicious area in NYC just 15-20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. We will be eating a lot, so come with an appetite! Consider this tour as lunch or dinner. In this neighborhood of Queens, carts and trucks come out with some of the most delicious food to be had in NYC. Many places we visit are hole in the wall, hidden gems that aren't easily noticed if you were to walk through the neighborhood on your own. These are places that we frequent and where we eat often and want to share them with you! We'll also share more information about the neighborhood, vendors and cuisines so you can learn more along with getting a great meal. Often, the vendors will change by day, so each tour may be unique. Our journey may take you from Tibet to Mexico and more in between. You will have the opportunity to learn more about New York City from a native's perspective and how it has changed over the years. Itineraries can be tweaked for dietary restrictions. Come with an open mind, comfortable shoes, empty stomach and we'll take care of the rest! This is our passion and we like our guests to feel like friends. Other things to note: This tour is not ideal for guests with a gluten or peanut allergy, or if you are not comfortable walking two miles outdoors with mostly no seating or tables. Bathroom access is limited.
Central Park Teacher Bike Tour
Meet & Greet and Bike Set-up takes approximately 15 minutes. Helmets and baskets available upon request. Unless advised differently, please meet me (Jen) at the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. Exact address: 101 West 57th Street (NY, NY 10019). Riding a street bike path for two blocks, we will enter the great park together where a proper introduction to the park including safety tips. Now showtime! Sites include The Mall, Gapstow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Reservoir, Strawberry Fields, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. If time, we’ll add more to this list! Important! Topics include history, current events, film/tv, nature, and more! It’s interactive and substantive. Sharing the real park unfiltered! Disclaimer! Flow of this ride includes riding between brief stops. Combination of flat & hilly bike paths. While we will not be riding too slow or too fast, moderate biking level required to accommodate others along the ride!
Kazari Maki Zushi - Decorative Sushi Roll making class
Kazari Maki-Zushi is a patterned or decorative sushi that is derived from the several sushi techniques such as Futomaki sushi. It is undoubtedly sushi, but the appearance and design of each roll are filled with endless possibilities! A Kazari Maki-Zushi’s design can be anything – flowers, fruit, animals, and even logos! Whatever your creativeness allows, Kazari Maki-Zushi can be almost anything. Using various natural colors of ingredients you see every day, Kazari Maki-Zushi is a fun way to play around with sushi designs. This food/art form has been developed for over 150 years, and still, new ideas are created everyday in Japan. And it’s even a great way to show off your artistic skills at parties or potlucks! Although it looks difficult, this decorative sushi is very simple and easy to make! No prior experience is necessary as it involves a different process than creating regular sushi. Making Kazari Maki-Zushi is much like building with Legos, where each piece is stacked to make a picture! Kazari Maki-Sushi represents an important unique aspect in Japanese food – not only in taste, but also in the beautiful visual appearance that serves to please those who enjoy it. Even if your homemade Kazari Maki-Zushi isn’t well-prepared, the process of making and seeing your finished pieces on the dining table creates joy for all who see (and eat!) it.
New York City Statue of Liberty Cruise and City Lights
See the city and enjoy the New York waterways, without the crowds! Join our friendly & knowledgeable captains for fantastic photographs offering unobstructed views of NY during this waterfront tour. While onboard you will cruise through all 3 major NY waterways {Hudson River, East River & New York Harbor} while riding under & stopping at all the best NYC landmarks including: - The Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Williamsburg Bridge - The Freedom Tower - The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island - Governors Island - South Street Seaport - Battery Park - Brooklyn Bridge Park / Dumbo ***BYOB*** Guests can bring their own breakfast, lunch, or dinner to enjoy while cruising with NYC By Water! Both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages are permitted and we have a cooler on board. Easily fit this cruise into any itinerary with several daily departure times. Our qualified captains are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and fun! We adhere to all USCG rules, and have all required safety equipment on board.
Exclusive Stand Up Comedy Show
Guests will enjoy the most exclusive comedy show in NYC. No where else in the city can you find the community of diverse comics and connection that we provide every Monday night. You'll start by entering the club where I'll greet you at the host stand. Upon check in, grab your free drink at the bar and take in the history around you. From there I'll lead you into the showroom or you can hang in the bar area hoping to see a famous comic before the show begins. By the end of our show, the entire audience feels like a unified community with the inside jokes and personalized story telling from our seasoned team of comedians. You can't get this experience anywhere else in NYC!
Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail
See amazing views of the city during this top rated sailing experience for up to six passengers! Join our friendly and knowledgeable captains and take fantastic photographs from the comfort of a 34’ sailboat. - Statue of Liberty - Manhattan Skyline - Ellis Island - Brooklyn Bridge - Freedom Tower - Governors Island - Seaport Daily Times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm. All Group Sail and Private Sail times available @BrooklynSail We have a full drink menu available: Champagne, White Wine, Rose, Beer, Hard Seltzer Our qualified captains are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and fun! We adhere to all USCG rules, and have all required safety equipment on board. **** WEATHER What happens if it rains? If we have to cancel for any bad weather there is a full refund. Generally we play it safe and only sail if there is a good chance of clear skies. Usually the weather report improves closer to the date and we will never sail if it is unsafe. CANCELLATION Can I reschedule my sail? You are allowed one reschedule 72 hours or before your sailing reservation. No reschedules are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation. More photos and information at BKsail site or @BrooklynSail
Pasta class with an Italian
ONLY FEW PASTA CLASSES AVAILABLE. “Life is a combination of magic and pasta” Federico Fellini Both the hosts are covid 19 vaccinated (booster included) I will sanitize the workspace and restroom space prior to the class, but keep in mind there is only one bathroom. Do you want to know how to cook a real fresh Italian pasta with all the tricks that made Italy the country of Pasta? I’m going to teach you all the knowledge that my family (especially my grandmother) passed down to me since I was very little. We are going to start off with touching and knowing the right ingredients (imported from Italy), and then get ready to get your hands really dirty! We are going to prepare two kinds of pasta: tortelli filled with fresh local ricotta and spinach, and tagliatelle. While mixing with your hands, we cheers with unlimited wine to good food and good company! While we are waiting for the pasta dough to rest we will enjoy a real Italian aperitivo with a charcuterie board. Salute! This experience can be vegetarian friendly. This class can’t be suitable for Gluten Free or Vegan. To finish off the evening we are going to dine with your just made fresh pasta. PS: since the wine is unlimited, it is our responsibility to make sure that everyone is safe. Therefore if we believe someone is too intoxicated, we will stop serving that individual.
Harlem Visite À Pied L'Église Noire & La Musique Gospel
DaaKai Tours. "Nous connaissons le chemin" Rejoignez-nous dans l'une des communautés les plus fascinantes et les plus dynamiques des États-Unis et créez des souvenirs que vous ne pourrez pas oublier. Notre société est spécialisée dans l'histoire, le patrimoine africain, la musique et les visites à pied de l'architecture à Manhattan et à Brooklyn. Nos guides touristiques agréés sont des professionnels. Ce sont des historiens, des artistes, des universitaires. Tous des conteurs enthousiastes, engageants, organisés et passionnés. Au cours de cette visite à pied, nous visiterons et passerons devant 10 sites emblématiques de Harlem. Nous examinerons l'histoire de l'Église noire, ses dirigeants et son rôle, des mouvements anti-esclavagistes aux mouvements des droits civiques. Vous en apprendrez plus sur l'essor et le rôle de la musique Gospel dans l'histoire de l'église noire. Nous examinerons la contribution des Afro-Américains aux arts. La visite se termine dans une église locale, où vous ferez l'expérience d'un authentique service religieux afro-américain. Selon nos critiques, le culte vous réchauffera et vous élèvera. La chorale et le groupe exceptionnels vous feront tenir debout, chanter et danser.
Brooklyn Pizza Walk
On my Brooklyn Pizza Walk, I will take you on a stroll through Williamsburg, Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhood, and introduce you to some of New York's most delicious slices along the way. I created a tour that combines two things: sampling pizza while getting an introduction to one of New York's most iconic boroughs: Brooklyn. You will get to sample five different types of pizza, showing you that Brooklyn has more to offer than just the classic New York slice! You will learn what makes New York pizza so special, and while we are walking through Williamsburg, I will also tell you everything you need to know about the history of pizza in New York. In total, you will sample six different kinds of pizza at five places on my Brooklyn pizza tour. My Brooklyn Pizza Tour is 100% vegetarian-friendly. ***Message me about additional dates for Summer 2022!***
Group Sound Meditation Session at McGowan Par
I invite you to sonic yoga at McGowan Park in Ridgefield Park. The music of the glucophone is sound therapy, calming and harmonizing the Consciousness, plunging into the "other World". Glucophone sounds are the case when it is better to hear once than to see a hundred times. Gongs will appear on the grass in the park, to the sounds we will just relax and meditate. You will explore your resource state and work with your emotions as you seek to return to the present and calm your mind. The maximum number of participants in a group is 15 people.
The Full-Day "See It All" NYC Tour!
NOTE: 1) If you need a date not on the calendar please message us! 2) Only the 11:30am Wednesday tours are shorter 4 hour uptown tours of Central Park, Times Square, Midtown, & the Empire State Building. All other tours are the regular 6 hour tours. Hi folks! New York City is the greatest city in the WORLD and I want you to have the greatest time ever! Tours are in English. (Spanish or French only by request) This is mostly a walking tour but we also take the subway and of course a gorgeous boat ride on the harbor to see the Statue of Liberty! Our tour is also great for groups & families. Here is the itinerary: This is a Full Day Tour. We cover a LOT!! -Explore beautiful Central Park -See the magnificent & world famous Plaza Hotel -Stroll along expensive & fancy 5th Avenue -Magnificent architecture of St. Patrick's Cathedral ( we go INSIDE not just outside!) -Rockefeller Center/NBC Studios -Diamond District -Times Square (the most exciting place in the world!) -Lunch Break -Freedom Tower -9/11 Memorial -Wall Street (NY Stock Exchange) -Boat Ride Across scenic New York Harbor! -Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island views -New York Skyline views -Brooklyn Bridge views We'll also view movie & TV locations, stop for plenty of pictures, try to spot celebrities, and much more!
Private Photoshoot in the World Famous Time Square
( the experience is 50 min to 1 hour **you can check my IG: capture_by_J you'll be sent 28 to 30 photos added by each persons to the photo experience in just a few days after the photoshoot is over in 4 to 7 days to a link that will immortalize your trip And NO you don’t have to pay extra for the photos it’s included on the package You will be taken to an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album. Unique approach to individual photo session with me, While You see the neighborhood You gone be exploring Time Square and midtown during the day as well In a city Where celebrities and people all over come to explore. It's full with cultur and style building, streets and restaurants a place where you will never forget And I will be photographing you or you party to capture those moments Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party If it rains we can reschedule or cancel depending how strong it is And if you are more then 15 minutes late without messing me I will assume that you’re not coming and leave Once I send the pictures The responsibility is not mine anymore Make sure to keep save The link will be available for 1 month after I send you the photos
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