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    Revolutionary Era Walking Tour

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    What did New York City look like in the 1770's? There was no Empire State Building or falafel carts. There wasn't even dollar pizza! On this tour, uncover the secrets of historic lower Manhattan as you experience a compelling tale of NYC life during the 1770's. As you stroll through the bustling side streets, you'll visit historic landmarks like St. Paul's Chapel, Battery Park, and Trinity Church. Walking through the streets, you will pause and re-imagine the sounds and smells of different cultures flocking to this American paradise. Oh, and as you go, don't forget the British officers patrolling the streets. Discover an unfamiliar world inside your familiar terrain.
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    Revolutionary Era Walking Tour

    City Hall Park, New York

    • Learn about NYC's Dutch beginnings and its strategic significance in 1776
    • Hear about the feuding factions and political intrigues that pit neighbor against neighbor, patriot against loyalist
    • Listen to stories about local heroes like the Sons of Liberty
    • Learn about newspaper publishers who fanned the flames on both sides
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    Civil War Era Walking Tour

    Imagine a city filled with contradictions, a city that promised success and drew masses of poor immigrants and wealthy investors. Imagine a city torn apart by ethnic, economic, and political differences, on the brink of Civil War. That was New York City in the 1850's and 1860's. On this tour, travel through lower Manhattan, recreating mid-nineteenth century life in NYC. Visit Delmonico's, Tweed Courthouse, and City Hall. As you walk through the streets, you'll see samples of newspapers, political cartoons, drawings, and photographs to add to the realism. Uncover New York's history during this tumultuous time.
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    Civil War Era Walking Tour

    Battery Park, New York

    • Learn about New York's astronomical rise to the wealthiest port city in the world
    • Hear about NYC's changing role in the Civil War
    • Visit historic sites like Delmonico's Restaurant, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel
    • Discuss the abolitionist publisher of the NY Tribune
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    Revolutionary Era Landmark Walking Tour

    What did New York City look like in the 1770's? There was no Empire State Building or falafel carts. There wasn't even dollar pizza! On this tour, uncover the secrets of historic lower Manhattan as you experience a compelling tale of NYC life during the 1770's. As you stroll through the bustling side streets, you'll visit historic landmarks like St. Paul's Chapel, Battery Park, and Trinity Church. Walking through the streets, you will pause and re-imagine the sounds and smells of different cultures flocking to this American paradise. Oh, and as you go, don't forget the British officers patrolling the streets. Discover an unfamiliar world inside your familiar terrain.
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    Revolutionary Era Landmark Walking Tour

    Financial Disctrict, New York

    • Learn about NYC's Dutch beginnings and its strategic significance in 1776
    • Hear about the feuding factions and political intrigues that pit neighbor against neighbor, patriot against loyalist
    • Listen to stories about local heroes like the Sons of Liberty
    • Learn about newspaper publishers who fanned the flames on both sides
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    Samurai Sword Fighting - Bushwick

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    You are the one that has seen every Bruce Lee movie and loves Japanese culture. This samurai sword fighting class dedicated to Samurai Sword Soul Style is the perfect way to feed those interests. Each class will walk you through a 3-step process based on Waki Style Tate, Kendo, Karate, Iaido and Japanese Classical Dance. First, you will practice basic sword techniques, such as gripping, breathing, and footwork. Next, you will experiment with sword contact via offensive and defensive moves. Finally, you'll learn choreography, which recognizes samurai sword fighting as both a martial and performing art. Perfect for anyone looking to improve their concentration and try something entirely new, you'll channel that inner samurai in no time!
    Samurai Sword Fighting - Bushwick

    304 Boerum St, Brooklyn

    • Learn basic sword techniques such as gripping, breathing, cutting, and positioning
    • Practice fundamentals through exciting choreography in one-on-one or one-versus-many situations
    • No experience necessary
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    11 Hanover Square, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    328 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

    11 Hanover Square, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    328 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

    11 Hanover Square, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    328 positive reviews
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    Japanese Ink-Painting (Sumi-e) (Virtual)

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    "If we study Japanese art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time doing what? ...He studies a single blade of grass." -Vincent van Gogh Sumi-e is the art of ink wash-painting. Practiced for over one-thousand years, Sumi-e depicts the spirit or essence of an object rather than its outward appearance. Using the fewest possible strokes, you'll learn the techniques that are fundamental to embracing the art form loved by the greats, including van Gogh himself.
    Japanese Ink-Painting (Sumi-e) (Virtual)

    41-26 27th St, Long Island City

    • Learn Sumi-e, the Japanese art of ink wash-painting in this unique virtual class
    • Depict the spirit of the objects you paint
    • Embrace an art form beloved by some of the world's greatest artists
    • Paint the essence by mastering your brush strokes
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    14 positive reviews
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    Harlem Juke Joint Jazz Tour

    Ever want to be that cool cat that knows where all the hidden nightspots are? This tour is your chance. Led by a neighborhood insider that knows everybody and who everybody knows, you'll hit the floor of one Harlem's most legendary venues, Minton's Playhouse. The "birthplace of bebop" was the stomping ground of some of the biggest jazz icons of the mid-20th century. If you're a jazz vocalist or musician, you might even get to jam alongside the world-class performers of the Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet. In addition to partying at Minton's Playhouse, you'll pay homage to some of the great musicians enshrined on the walls of the landmark Apollo Theater. While these two destinations are must-stops, your tour guide might elect to spontaneously divert you to one of the many local dive bars in Harlem if she catches word of an impromptu jam session breaking out that can't be missed. This is a Harlem experience you won't get through any travel book!
    Harlem Juke Joint Jazz Tour

    300 West 116th St, New York

    • Discover a jazz bar on a hidden Harlem street that has been frequented by some of the biggest names in music
    • Take in two sets of live jazz jams by a world-class band
    • Visit the historic Apollo Theater and other Harlem hot spots
    • Enjoy an evening of entertainment and musical education
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