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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    Wine & Cheese Pairings

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    There is nothing better (or more classic!) than a good wine and cheese pairing. In this class, you will learn how to create that perfect match by tasting a range of wines and cheese pairings. You will learn everything you need to know about each pairing and discuss the reasons why some wine and cheese work well together, and why some... just don't. After this class, you'll be able to find the right pairing to impress your next date or for a relaxing evening at home! Classes will cover the following themes:
    • Sparkling wine and cheese
    • Summer wine and cheese
    Wine & Cheese Pairings

    75 9th Ave, New York

    • Learn how to properly pair a wine with different cheeses
    • Taste a variety of different artisanal wine and cheese pairings
    • Discuss why each pairing does or doesn't work
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    2 positive reviews
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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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    2 positive reviews
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    Fish Bar (3-course Meal with 2-hr open beer, wine, and soda bar)

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    Searching for something new and tasty? Get your hooks into NYC's hottest new seafood joint with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises! The Fish Bar at North River Landing is a 3-story seafood lounge and restaurant designed by NYC architect and renowned restaurant-designer Andrew Franz. Set on Pier 81, this delicious eatery is the latest in the dining lineup for this burgeoning entertainment destination! The early dinner option (6:30pm) even goes out to the Statue of Liberty! This offers includes a delicious three-course dinner, plus 2-hour open beer, wine, and soda selections. Bring your foodie friends, or make some new ones! There's nothing fishy about this exclusive offer at all. Well, except for the fish, of course!
    Fish Bar (3-course Meal with 2-hr open beer, wine, and soda bar)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Get acquainted with one of NYC's newest seafood restaurants, the Fish Bar
    • Enjoy three tapas dishes and a glass of sparkling wine or craft beer
    • Discover a trendy, 3-story restaurant and lounge situated right on Pier 81
    • Treat yourself to a tasty dining experience that will appeal to any seafood-loving foodie
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    2 positive reviews
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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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    Lower East Side Tour

    During this Lower East Side walking tour, you better bring an appetite the size of Manhattan! That’s because along the way, you'll be filling up at some of the neighborhood’s tastiest establishments! 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 enjoying a smorgasbord of cultural insights and historical knowledge. You'll learn about the area’s pushcart past and the tenements who shaped the area into what it is today. What a great way to get a taste of New York City culture!
    Lower East Side Tour

    137 E Houston St, New York

    • Walk the Lower East Side 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 ethnically diverse neighborhood in a way that’s sure to make you want to come back for more
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    Fish Bar (3-course Meal with Wine Pairing)

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    Searching for something new and tasty? Get your hooks into NYC's hottest new seafood joint with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises! The Fish Bar at North River Landing is a 3-story seafood lounge and restaurant designed by NYC architect and renowned restaurant-designer Andrew Franz. Set on Pier 81, this delicious eatery is the latest in the dining lineup for this burgeoning entertainment destination! The early dinner option (6:30pm) even goes out to the Statue of Liberty! This offers includes a delicious three-course dinner, plus a wine pairing. Bring your foodie friends, or make some new ones! There's nothing fishy about this exclusive offer at all. Well, except for the fish, of course!
    Fish Bar (3-course Meal with Wine Pairing)

    Pier 81, New York

    • Get acquainted with one of NYC's newest seafood restaurants, the Fish Bar
    • Enjoy three tapas dishes and a glass of sparkling wine or craft beer
    • Discover a trendy, 3-story restaurant and lounge situated right on Pier 81
    • Treat yourself to a tasty dining experience that will appeal to any seafood-loving foodie
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    2 positive reviews
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    NYC Food Tour: Tenements, Tales, and Tastes

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    Where would New York be without its rich, diverse immigrant history? Mix delicious foreign flavors with tales of history on a tour that will take you from tenements to restaurants. The tour starts out at City Hall, and will send you on your trek through stories and tales of immigration. Pursue all your culinary endeavors with a Dutch breakfast and work your way through 100-year old bakeries, churches, markets, and historic sites. Along the way on your food tour, sink your teeth into amazing stories and delicious food: Knishes, tacos, dumplings, among many more. Also, see Little Italy and Jewish synagogues and clothing sites. Explore the city's Latin culture, the Tenement Museum, and the African Burial Ground. Your tour will come to its end in the Far-East side of Chinatown. It's a great way to explore both history and try delicious cultural foods!
    NYC Food Tour: Tenements, Tales, and Tastes

    City Hall Park, New York

    • Discover New York's rich immigrant history on this culturally informative food tour
    • Try a variety of different foods and tasty treats that will take you all over the world
    • Explore tenements and tales of immigrants from many different cultures
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    2 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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    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

    Make your way to midtown Manhattan to meet your expert guide and head off to explore one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods: Hell’s Kitchen. You will stop by restaurants to munch on curry puffs, empanadas, and even homemade doughnuts. Sample enough food on this portion of the tour to make a full lunch. Next, walk off those calories by following your guide to Central Park. The greatest urban park in the world holds many intriguing secrets. Go to parts of the park many people don’t know about, including a spot that feels as if you’re miles and miles from the urban jungle that is New York City. Expect to walk about 3 miles (5 km) in all, at a comfortable pace. The tour ends at Central Park, leaving you free to continue to explore the city on your own.
    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

    Hell's Kitchen, New York

    • Explore restaurants of Hell’s Kitchen where a world of ethnic food choice is available
    • Learn about the history and culture of this Hell’s Kitchen as you savor a tasty selection of food
    • Then head to Central Park to learn the secrets of park and visit parts you would have never found on your own
    • Take in the scenic views of the iconic landscape and snap a few beautiful photos you can share with friends and family
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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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