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

January 11, 2020

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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    Meatball Crawl

    Looking to get things rolling in Greenwich Village? Meet the meatballs of MacDougal Street! This delectable journey kicks off at the Meatball Shop with four mouthwatering meatball samples: American, Sicilian, Turkish, and Neapolitan. Stomach satiated, feed your mind with meatballs of knowledge as you stroll through the Village alongside a local guide. Savor fun facts and anecdotes served atop a helping of Greenwich Village culture. Visit the imposing Gothic Jefferson Market Library, little known former Little Africa enclave and the ever bustling Bleecker Street. After walking off your meatball high, finish things up on a sweet note: your choice of creamy tiramisu or Italian-style ricotta cheesecake! Can't you just taste that culture?
    Meatball Crawl

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village during an educational tour featuring meatballs
    • Sample four varieties of meatball, and enjoy a tiramisu or cheesecake dessert
    • Learn about the history and culture of the Village while visiting local attractions
    • Indulge your curiosity and your stomach, and stretch your legs
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    Dessert Walk

    Holy cannoli, this tour looks sweet. Set your mind soaring with a sugary study of Greenwich Village. Get things humming with a cup of coffee or tea at Brigadeiro Bakery. Then, skip alongside a local guide, and maybe run around in caffeine induced tiny, frantic circles. Visit some of the top cafes and bakeries in the neighborhood and sample tasty treats such as cannoli, cupcakes, donuts, and baklava. For those in the dark on Greenwich Village's dessert scene, this a great way to get the latest buzz!
    Dessert Walk

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village during a satisfying, sweet-filled tour
    • Learn about the Village's history and culture from a local guide
    • Visit various cafes and bakeries for delicious dessert samples
    • Stretch your legs and indulge your curiosity and sweettooth
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    Pierogi Walk

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    Ah, the pierogi. Boiled or fried, stuffed with potato, cheese, and cabbage fillings. Old-world comfort. These delectable dumplings give pints of ice cream and puppy dog hugs a run for their money. Sample the enticing flavors of NYC's East Village during this foodie-focused walking tour. Stroll through aromatic neighborhoods alongside a local guide. Treat yourself to an inside look at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, Second Avenue, and St. Mark's Place. Enjoy cultural and historic insights to put it all into context. Of course, the best way to get to know a culture is through its cuisine. So follow your nose to old-world eateries for pierogi samples and other Polish picks, including kielbasa and baked goods. If a pierogi could speak, it would say "eat me"
    Pierogi Walk

    200 Second Ave, New York

    • Explore the East Village during a guided walking tour featuring Polish cuisine
    • Visit various old-world eateries for samples of pierogies, kielbasa, and baked goods
    • Learn about East Village history from a knowledgeable local guide
    • Indulge your curiosity and your stomach during a delicious dive into East Village culture
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    Italians of Greenwich Village Walking Tour

    We know you love meatballs. And we also know that you'll absolutely love everything (EVERYTHING!) MacDougal St. has to offer! Located in Greenwich Village, this famous, colorful street is packed with live music bars, 1960's smoke shops, off-Broadway theatre, exotic restaurants, and much, much more. On this tour, you'll be lead by the one and only Gregory Marro, licensed tour guide and an expert on this poppin' and iconic area. Gregory's family arrived in Greenwich Village's Italian borough from San Fele, Italy in 1888. Visit notable attractions including St. Anthony of Padua Church, Washington Square Park, Minetta Lane, and others while you learn some local history accompanied by music and vintage photos to boot! And to answer your main question, yes. You will get to sample a beautiful meatball, cooked to perfection, at the end of your tour. P.S. Look forward to Italian nougat candy and a serenade as well!
    Italians of Greenwich Village Walking Tour

    64 Macdougal St, New York

    • Explore Greenwich Village's Italian neighborhood and MacDougal St. on this fascinating and delicious interactive walking tour
    • Learn local history from local expert Gregory Marro, accompanied by music and vintage photos
    • Visit notable attractions such as Washington Square Park, Minetta Lane, Raffetto's Pasta, and more
    • Conclude your tour with a serenade, pop quiz, Italian nougat candy, and, of course, meatballs!
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