You're as Cold as Ice: 4 Cool and Delicious NYC Activities

July 11, 2016

Summer heat got you feeling a bit cranky?

People used to see you as loving and kind, a defender of high spirits and unofficial cheerleader of Happy. But lately you've been subject to phrases such as "cold hearted witch" and "ice queen." When did this happen? When did the sweaty summer heat drain your soul and turn you into a mere shell of human angst and emotion?

Hope is on the way. You can fight this battle against the attitude-altering monstrosity we call the sun. Become the good kind of ice queen -- think Frozen, that child-friendly film that warmed hearts across the world. All it takes is a few cool treats.

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    Spring Food Tour of The Upper West Side

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    As new Yorkers shed their winter layers and put on their slightly less grumpy faces, celebrate the arrival of spring with delicious snacks and a stroll through the beautiful Upper West Side. On this 2.5 hour walking tour, sip refreshing iced coffee, snack on a fresh seafood sandwich, and nibble a variety of delightful snacks as you visit beautiful brownstones, a first-of-its-kind church, and a beloved local museum. While your guide will teach you about the neighborhood's history, you'll learn firsthand why the Upper West Side is becoming such a popular foodie destination.
    Spring Food Tour of The Upper West Side

    Upper West Side, New York

    • Explore the Upper West Side on a guided culinary walking tour
    • Sample local, seasonal snacks as you visit beautiful sites around the neighborhood
    • Step into the shoes of the real New York with the help of your expert guide
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    3 positive reviews
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    Mozzarella Cheese Making

    Mild and milky, smooth and silky: any way you stretch it, we love fresh mozzarella! And in this hands-on crash course we'll teach you how to make it at home. First we'll set you straight on coagulation as we tell you how milk turns from fluid to firm curds. Then we'll all roll up our sleeves to turn curds into the beautiful balls that we know as fresh mozzarella. Learn about selecting the right curd, proper water temperature, amount of salt and how to pull/fold to make your own mouth watering ball of this Italian staple. You’ll get to sample cheese made right in front of you with seasonal accompaniments, then make your own to take home. Or just eat right there! No experience is required! This class is designed to be just as fun for the cooking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step as it is for the first-timer who’s happier observing and assisting (or taste testing).
    Mozzarella Cheese Making

    340 W 40th St, New York

    • Learn how to make fresh, mouth watering mozzarella
    • Have fun in a casual, instructive environment
    • Sample mozzarella made right in front of you!
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    Wine Tasting 101

    With our resident sommelier, you will have an opportunity to taste and contrast six different wines, which will be on a rotational basis by seasonality. In the process, we aim to help you learn such wine basics as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, everyday-practical wine appreciation tips etc. In addition, it is our goal that through our discussions, it would help calibrate your palate as you embark on this lifelong adventure called wine. Prepare to leave this class one step closer to being a sommelier or simply impressing friends with your newfound knowledge at the next dinner party. No experience is necessary as this is a fun and instructive event open to anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge of wine.
    Wine Tasting 101

    50 3rd Ave, New York

    • Build your basic wine knowledge with a resident sommelier
    • Enjoy a tasting of six different wines from various regions
    • Engage your senses while having fun and possibly discovering a new favorite wine!
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    NYC Brewery Tour

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    Craft beer in the USA is a rapidly growing industry, and one that we at Urban Adventures happily support. There are more than 5,500 breweries across the country, which has led to tasting and appreciating craft beer becoming something akin to a pro sport, and many of the top of the league players make neighborhood taprooms their stomping ground. Join in on this NYC Brewery Tour, to explore the wonderful world of craft beer as we visit several Long Island City (Queens) breweries, sampling their delectable products and discovering everything you need to know about craft beer in the States. This beer tour is a one-stop-shop for all things craft beer related! You'll learn all about the brewing process, what kind of ingredients go into making a killer pint, what to look out for when distinguishing between different varieties of beer, and how to taste a craft beer like the experts do! You’ll come away from this tour with all the pro knowledge you need to turn yourself, and your friends, into craft beer aficionados.
    NYC Brewery Tour

    Albert E. Short Triangle, Long Island City

    • Become a craft beer expert in NYC!
    • Wander the streets of one of the City’s best brewery corridors, while a local teaches you all about the city’s obsession with a craft beer.
    • Sample tastings of local beers from three different breweries
    • Meet the brewers and taproom managers as you learn all about the rise of craft beer in America and NYC
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    8 positive reviews
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    Dinners in the Dark

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    You've been to all of the best restaurants in NYC so often, even the most famous dishes are starting to lose their allure. Reignite your passion for dining by experiencing it in a whole new way. At Dinners in the Dark, you'll experience course after course of delicious food and wine -- all while completely blindfolded. By being blindfolded, all of your other senses will be enhanced. You'll be able to taste and smell all of the subtle flavors that you may not have otherwise. As part the experience, you won't be told what you are eating until after the meal is over, so you can have a fun time guessing what each dish is composed of. After Dinners in the Dark, you'll never look at food the same way again.
    Dinners in the Dark

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Experience a full course dinner while completely blindfolded
    • Heighten your other 4 senses as you experience flavors, scents, sound, and textures in a whole new way
    • Try to guess the dishes and wines before the end of the meal, when they are finally revealed
    • Indulge in a delicious meal you won't soon forget
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    58 positive reviews
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    Winter Wander Feast

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    Wintery weather is no match for an intrepid foodie. On this 2 hour walking tour, you'll visit historic locations like The New York Public Library and beautiful Grand Central Station, and then uncover the tasty delights of the area -- because classy surroundings require classy food! You'll be treated to sumptuous soup, decadent hot chocolate, and other delicious snacks guaranteed to bolster your resolve and help you brave the elements. At the end of your journey, you will get the chance to take home a special gift. The weather may be frightful, but spending a few hours on the stomping grounds of the New York elite is just so delightful.
    Winter Wander Feast

    Bryant Park, New York

    • Experience upscale New York on a guided culinary walking tour
    • Sample tasty, seasoned-themed treats guaranteed to warm your belly
    • Partake in a fun history and food lesson with like-minded foodies
    • Step into the shoes of the New York elite with the help of your expert guide
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    5 positive reviews
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    Greenwich Village Food Tour

    No wonder there's a "wich" at the end of "Greenwich". This neighborhood is a fantastic place to grab a sandwich...and much more! During this walking tour, you'll treat your taste buds to a splurge of local delights, stopping at some of the neighborhood's tastiest restaurants and artisanal shops. You'll also follow your friendly local NYC guide to some key local landmarks. While you take in funny and fascinating stories told by your guide, you'll also be taking in the culture and atmosphere of these special streets just like an NYC native. A feast for the mind and the tummy! What scrumptious culture!
    Greenwich Village Food Tour

    Greenwich Village, New York

    • Walk Greenwich Village with a local during a food-focused tour
    • Fill up on yummy samples from at least six of the neighborhood's top eateries
    • Learn fascinating tidbits about the culture of the area, including little-known historical facts
    • See and taste this vibrant neighborhood in a way that's sure to make you want to come back for more
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    Champagne Sunset Cruise

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    Twice a year, a sunset beautifully illuminates the Manhattan streets with the sun setting perfectly down each streetway. You shouldn't be forced to experience Manhattanhenge's beauty only twice per year. With the Champagne Sunset Cruise, you have a chance to experience this beautiful sunset whenever you want. You'll traverse the island's waterways, visiting bridges, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. All the while, sip on a tasty drink and relax on the boat deck. How much better can life get?
    Champagne Sunset Cruise

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Sail on a luxurious 1920s yacht, watching the sunset on the Manhattan skyline
    • Enjoy views of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and various architecturally and historically significant bridges
    • Sip a complimentary beverage during the trip
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    196 positive reviews
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    Brooklyn Winery Tour and Tasting

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    Welcome to NYC's wine country! Also known as Brooklyn. This little tour will let you in on a tasty secret: urban wineries are in. Get a behind the scenes look at the Brooklyn Winery, and discover how this chic facility turns upstate grapes into delicious, eye-opening vintages. After you become acquainted with the production floor and processes behind their products, you'll get to try out the winery's products for yourself during a curated tasting. If you're a wine lover with a desire to find out how wine is made, this is your chance to do so without having to leave the city. It's also a great opportunity to become acquainted with a hot local brand. It'll be barrels full of fun! Or, at least a few glasses worth.
    Brooklyn Winery Tour and Tasting

    213 N 8th St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the production floor of an urban winery located right in Brooklyn
    • Enjoy imbibing several of the tastiest offerings of this hip artisanal facility
    • Expand your knowledge of the winemaking business with an inside perspective
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    8 positive reviews
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    Chelsea Market / Meatpacking Food Tour

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    Ever feel like you're missing out on some of New York's most delicious secrets? Even if you're a local foodie, there's always another hideaway to be discovered. During this food tour, you'll explore the historic 112 year old landmark building that houses the Chelsea Market and taste samples from seven of the best vendors. Before it's all said and done, you'll take in the great views of the High Line, and enjoy a final food tasting at a trendy restaurant in the Meatpacking District. Discover the hidden world of food in Meatpacking!
    Chelsea Market / Meatpacking Food Tour

    75 9th Ave, New York

    • Tour the Chelsea Market and learn about it's remarkable past
    • Sample food from seven amazing vendors
    • Enjoy a tasting at an acclaimed restaurant in the Meatpacking District
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    22 positive reviews

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