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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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal with 2-hr open beer, wine, and soda bar)

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    Board your cruise at Pier 81 on Manhattan’s west side at W 41st St and 12th Ave. Opt to arrive before your selected dinner time to soak up the views at one of the two bars on board, either on the spacious top deck, or in the lounge area below the dining area. After taking off into the water, explore the vessel's three levels, from the top deck to interior dining rooms, where you can admire passing sights of New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and more. While you cruise, listen to music and enjoy your 3-course dinner amid Hudson’s atmosphere, which combines an upscale cocktail bar scene with the relaxed, convivial feel of a Mediterranean fare restaurant. The menu emphasizes locally sourced fresh ingredients, and dishes are prepared on board and served by an attentive staff. When booking, you can upgrade to include an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks, or select the wine pairing option. Curated by an in-house sommelier, the wine discovery program provides the opportunity to taste a rotating selection of boutique wines, which will be suggested alongside food pairings. After dinner, spend the rest of your evening dancing or admiring the dazzling sight of Manhattan after dark. The low-key, cozy atmosphere of the boat makes it perfect for intimate conversations or a special celebration. After returning to Pier 81, feel free to stay on board as long as you like to enjoy the drinks and the views.
    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal with 2-hr open beer, wine, and soda bar)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Enjoy a New York dinner cruise on Hudson’s brought to you by the team behind World Yacht at Pier 81
    • As you glide around Manhattan and past Lady Liberty, take in 360-degree views from any of the vessel's three levels.
    • Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired 3-course dinner
    • Come to the bar before dinner for a drink and continue your evening on board after the boat docks
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    2 positive reviews
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    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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    The maze of narrow and chaotic streets that make up Chinatown and Little Italy are often intimidating and unknown to both visitors and locals alike. Join a walking tour led by an animated and friendly guide to learn more about these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. On this walking food tour, you'll visit six different locations, while sampling food, culture and history. Enjoy a scrumptious cannoli one minute, and be headed to devour dumplings the next. Visiting everything from NYC staples to family-owned shops, hidden gems, and historic landmarks, you'll be engulfed in a food experience to remember. Your tasting menu may include:
    • Homemade mozzarella paired with prosciutto
    • Imported Italian cheeses
    • An authentic Sicilian pastry, cannoli
    • A tasty Italian surprise
    • Sit-down Thai dining experience
    • Authentic Chinese dumplings
    • A traditional Chinese pastry
    Note: All food tastings are included. This tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. Tastings are subject to change without notice. Exact meeting location provided upon ticket purchase. Please make note of any dietary restrictions or food allergies in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. The tour will do its best to accommodate your food requests (this includes vegetarian substitutions if necessary).
    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

    Chinatown, New York

    • Traverse the eccentric Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods by foot
    • Visit six different tasting locations
    • Eat delicious Chinese and Italian staples, from egg rolls and dumplings to cannolis and prosciutto
    • Explore the history and culture of these NYC hot spots
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    12 positive reviews
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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3 Course Meal)

    (2)
    Board your cruise at Pier 81 on Manhattan’s west side at W 41st St and 12th Ave. Opt to arrive before your selected dinner time to soak up the views at one of the two bars on board, either on the spacious top deck, or in the lounge area below the dining area. After taking off into the water, explore the vessel's three levels, from the top deck to interior dining rooms, where you can admire passing sights of New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and more. While you cruise, listen to music and enjoy your 3-course dinner amid Hudson’s atmosphere, which combines an upscale cocktail bar scene with the relaxed, convivial feel of a Mediterranean fare restaurant. The menu emphasizes locally sourced fresh ingredients, and dishes are prepared on board and served by an attentive staff. When booking, you can upgrade to include an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks, or select the wine pairing option. Curated by an in-house sommelier, the wine discovery program provides the opportunity to taste a rotating selection of boutique wines, which will be suggested alongside food pairings. After dinner, spend the rest of your evening dancing or admiring the dazzling sight of Manhattan after dark. The low-key, cozy atmosphere of the boat makes it perfect for intimate conversations or a special celebration. After returning to Pier 81, feel free to stay on board as long as you like to enjoy the drinks and the views.
    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3 Course Meal)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Enjoy a New York dinner cruise on Hudson’s brought to you by the team behind World Yacht at Pier 81
    • As you glide around Manhattan and past Lady Liberty, take in 360-degree views from any of the vessel's three levels.
    • Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired 3-course dinner
    • Come to the bar before dinner for a drink and continue your evening on board after the boat docks
    BOOK NOW ← Back
    2 positive reviews
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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal w/ 2 hr Standard Open Bar)

    (2)
    Board your cruise at Pier 81 on Manhattan’s west side at W 41st St and 12th Ave. Opt to arrive before your selected dinner time to soak up the views at one of the two bars on board, either on the spacious top deck, or in the lounge area below the dining area. After taking off into the water, explore the vessel's three levels, from the top deck to interior dining rooms, where you can admire passing sights of New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and more. While you cruise, listen to music and enjoy your 3-course dinner amid Hudson’s atmosphere, which combines an upscale cocktail bar scene with the relaxed, convivial feel of a Mediterranean fare restaurant. The menu emphasizes locally sourced fresh ingredients, and dishes are prepared on board and served by an attentive staff. When booking, you can upgrade to include an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks, or select the wine pairing option. Curated by an in-house sommelier, the wine discovery program provides the opportunity to taste a rotating selection of boutique wines, which will be suggested alongside food pairings. After dinner, spend the rest of your evening dancing or admiring the dazzling sight of Manhattan after dark. The low-key, cozy atmosphere of the boat makes it perfect for intimate conversations or a special celebration. After returning to Pier 81, feel free to stay on board as long as you like to enjoy the drinks and the views.
    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal w/ 2 hr Standard Open Bar)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Enjoy a New York dinner cruise on Hudson’s brought to you by the team behind World Yacht at Pier 81
    • As you glide around Manhattan and past Lady Liberty, take in 360-degree views from any of the vessel's three levels.
    • Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired 3-course dinner
    • Come to the bar before dinner for a drink and continue your evening on board after the boat docks
    BOOK NOW ← Back
    2 positive reviews
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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal with Wine Pairing)

    (2)
    Board your cruise at Pier 81 on Manhattan’s west side at W 41st St and 12th Ave. Opt to arrive before your selected dinner time to soak up the views at one of the two bars on board, either on the spacious top deck, or in the lounge area below the dining area. After taking off into the water, explore the vessel's three levels, from the top deck to interior dining rooms, where you can admire passing sights of New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and more. While you cruise, listen to music and enjoy your 3-course dinner amid Hudson’s atmosphere, which combines an upscale cocktail bar scene with the relaxed, convivial feel of a Mediterranean fare restaurant. The menu emphasizes locally sourced fresh ingredients, and dishes are prepared on board and served by an attentive staff. When booking, you can upgrade to include an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks, or select the wine pairing option. Curated by an in-house sommelier, the wine discovery program provides the opportunity to taste a rotating selection of boutique wines, which will be suggested alongside food pairings. After dinner, spend the rest of your evening dancing or admiring the dazzling sight of Manhattan after dark. The low-key, cozy atmosphere of the boat makes it perfect for intimate conversations or a special celebration. After returning to Pier 81, feel free to stay on board as long as you like to enjoy the drinks and the views.
    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal with Wine Pairing)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Enjoy a New York dinner cruise on Hudson’s brought to you by the team behind World Yacht at Pier 81
    • As you glide around Manhattan and past Lady Liberty, take in 360-degree views from any of the vessel's three levels.
    • Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired 3-course dinner
    • Come to the bar before dinner for a drink and continue your evening on board after the boat docks
    BOOK NOW ← Back
    2 positive reviews
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    Soho / Little Italy / Chinatown Lunch Food Tour

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    The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. And Walking Tours Manhattan will surely win you over with this lunch food tour of some of NYC's most delicious neighborhoods! During this 2-hour tour, you'll venture to SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown in search of mouthwatering samples. You'll warm up with a mouth-watering slice of thin-crust pizza, made with fresh tomato sauce and cheese. But refrain from stuffing yourself TOO MUCH, because then it's off to Little Italy, where some Ferrara's original cannolis and fresh cheese, soppressata, and Italian salami from Alleva all await you! Then, head across the globe, foodwise, to Chinatown, where you'll enjoy tasty pan-seared pork dumplings. Along the way, you'll see historic cast-iron buildings, an assortment of art galleries in SoHo, the beautiful Police Building Condo in Little Italy and more! You'll also pay a visit to Columbus Park in Chinatown, which was originally part of Little Italy. Come hungry! You're gonna need all the stomach-space you can get.
    Soho / Little Italy / Chinatown Lunch Food Tour

    124 E 79th St, New York

    • Indulge your love for all things edible during a food tour of some of NYC's most delicious neighborhoods, including SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown
    • Savor generous samples from 4 unique stores and restaurants -- enough for a full lunch
    • Prime the pump with a mouth-watering thin-crust pizza and cannoli in SoHo before enjoying pan-seared pork dumplings in Chinatown
    • Find new favorite spots to grab eats!
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    1 positive reviews
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    Brooklyn Pizza Walk

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    New York wouldn't be New York without its classic pizza. On this food tour, see what local secrets are tucked away on the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, visit authentic Neapolitan pizzerias, scorching wood-fired brick ovens, the second oldest family-owned pizzerias in New York, and a recently rediscovered coal-fire oven -- and one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Brooklyn! You'll meet the owners and chefs (pizzaioli) as you learn the nuances of their craft and develop a new respect for pizza making. There's more to New York than Manhattan, so take a short ride in a subway or cab and go on this tasty pizza tour in Brooklyn for a deep study of one neighborhood's entire pizza landscape.
    Brooklyn Pizza Walk

    Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

    • Take a tasting tour of classic New York pizza in historic Brooklyn
    • Expand your pizza tasting palette with authentic New York pizza
    • Learn from local artisans about their craft at three pizzerias
    • Explore Brooklyn with your expert guide and meet other pizza lovers
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    9 positive reviews
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    Chocolate Tour (Sat/Sun)

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    Who needs Willy Wonka when you've got the Raaka Chocolate Factory? Now you can book and guarantee your adventure instead of praying to land one of the five Golden Tickets! On this mouthwatering tour, you'll discover unroasted chocolate made in Red Hook, Brooklyn... the Fair Trade Certified way! You'll get to taste virgin cacao from different regions and compare how flavors vary across the world. Then you'll witness the process by which virgin cacao transforms into the silky smooth texture of chocolate bars. You'll end the tour by indulging in Raaka's organic, chocolatey goodies! Satisfy your sweet tooth and childhood fantasy!
    Chocolate Tour (Sat/Sun)

    64 Seabring St, Brooklyn

    • Embark on a delicious chocolate tour and discover unroasted chocolate made in Brooklyn
    • Learn about the making of chocolate from its virgin cacao state to its silky smooth texture in the form of a bar
    • Taste virgin cacao from different regions of the world
    • Savor Raaka's signature organic craft bars
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    5 positive reviews
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    Neighborhood Eats Tour: Brownstone Brooklyn

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    If you think Manhattan is a culinary mecca, just wait until you see what Brooklyn has to offer. Home to authentic mom and pop' restaurants, experience Brooklyn's vibrant mix of locally owned artisanal food shops, unlike anything you can find in Manhattan. On this tour, you'll stop in Italian, Middle Eastern, and other ethnic neighborhoods to experience the unique flair each cuisine represents. Check out old school haunts and new school experiences. Enjoy what makes this area so special... and be ready to eat!
    Neighborhood Eats Tour: Brownstone Brooklyn

    215 Smith St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the Brownstone Brooklyn culinary scene, a blend of Italian and Middle Eastern with New American cuisine
    • Enjoy the food and rich history of the neighborhood's locally owned artisanal shops
    • Experience classic haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs
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    5 positive reviews
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    West Village Food & History Tour

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    Where's the best slice in NYC? Looking for the perfect bagel? What about simple New York and ethnic tradition? On countless "Best Of" lists, the West Village consistently ranks as the "Best Village." With Sidewalks of NY Tours, you'll delight in the diverse and abundant culinary tradition of the West Village. Visiting locals eateries, you'll sample the best pizza from Artichoke Pizza, cannolis from Pasticceria Bruno, and incredible falafel at Mamoun's Falafel, the oldest restaurant of its kind in the city. The point is, you'll learn the unique history of this neighborhood, and fill your stomach at the same time!
    West Village Food & History Tour

    201 Bleecker St, New York

    • Sample a variety of specially selected foods from the best food stores and eateries
    • Enjoy the quaint tree-lined streets and architecture of the West Village
    • Learn about the hangouts of the Beat Generation, Bob Dylan, and the television show, Friends
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    12 positive reviews

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