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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    Cake 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!
    Cake 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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    New York Craft Cocktail Tour

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    Do you consider yourself a cocktail aficionado? Or perhaps you're the kind of person who sits down at a cocktail bar and orders a beer? Regardless, this is the tour for you! This Happy Hour tour will bring you to the center of New York's booming cocktail culture as you visit some of the best cocktail bars in the city. Along the way you will sample delicious libations, swap tales of speakeasies and gangsters, and shop for new local craft spirit. You'll even get a chance to learn how to make craft cocktails, while discovering some of the best places to grab a drink in the Big Apple. It's a great way to start off an unforgettable evening in New York City.
    New York Craft Cocktail Tour

    Avenue A & St Marks Pl, New York

    • Find the best tucked-away places to grab a drink in New York's East Village
    • Learn how prohibition shaped NYC, and the speakeasies and gangsters who influenced the city's cocktail culture
    • Discover new spirits from local micro-distilleries and see how bartenders are revolutionizing cocktails in America with fresh, artisanal ingredients
    • Taste delicious craft cocktails at some of New York's best bars
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    21 positive reviews
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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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    17 positive reviews
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    Distillery Tour and Tasting

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    Who doesn't enjoy a good brew? With a big name like Kings County, you know the stuff at this distillery will be good! Enjoy a laid-back, informal tour of the joint. You'll get to see the workers and the equipment in action as you walk around the facilities. Get all your alcohol-related questions answered by experts who know what they're talking about! You'll also get to make new friends with fellow alcohol aficionados. At the end of the tour, you'll try three delicious whiskeys that'll put you in a good mood for the rest of the day. Find your new favorite and buy a bottle to take home for yourself!
    Distillery Tour and Tasting

    63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

    • Participate in an informal, laid-back tour of Kings County Distillery
    • Get your alcohol-related questions answered by knowledgeable guides
    • Enjoy a tasting of 3 delicious whiskeys at the end of the tour
    • Make new friends with like-minded alcohol aficionados
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    1 positive reviews
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    Daq Shaq Distillery Tour

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    Come experience good old-fashioned American spirits the way they were meant to be! Due to strict regulations following Prohibition, American spirits have become solely the domain of humongous, multinational corporations; the small craft distillery has all but disappeared. But wait! The Noble Experiment NYC is here to return distilling to its roots! Three cheers for the little guy! Join an educational and delicious tour of the distillery, in which you'll be able to sample small-batch hand rum while learning about the distillery process. Noble Experiment uses all-natural ingredients, including the finest organic molasses. Once you try this stuff, you'll never want to go back to the big label spirits! Come out and drink in style.
    Daq Shaq Distillery Tour

    23 Meadow St, Brooklyn

    • Take a tour through a unique distillery that specializes in small-batch handcrafted rum and features all-natural ingredients
    • See the inner-working of an old-school distillery, producing liquor the way it was meant to be
    • Take some time to relax and enjoy spirits made from some of the finest ingredients
    • Purchase some bottles of rum to commemorate your experience
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    1 positive reviews
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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal with Wine Pairing)

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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 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
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    17 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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    Hudson's Dinner Cruise (3-course Meal w/ 2 hr Standard Open Bar)

    (17)
    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
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    17 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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    9 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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