While Midtown Manhattan is known for its Broadway shows, glitzy marquees and immense skyscrapers, New York’s Greenwich Village offers a more casual side of the city that never sleeps. It’s easy to feel like a local while eating or shopping there. Unlike 5th Avenue or SoHo, the pace is slower in the Village, the streets are relatively quiet and the scale is small. It’s no wonder so many artists, actors, writers and musicians have lived in Greenwich Village. Notable residents past and present include Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Matthew Broderick, Claire Danes, Will Ferrell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Belushi, Fiorello LaGuardia, Dustin Hoffman, Mario Batali, Harrison Ford, Henry Ford, Henry Paul, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Greenwich Village is a tremendous place to sample some of the best food NYC has to offer without fighting huge crowds. Bring a hearty appetite. There will be plenty to see, smell, taste and bring home. Most Village food tours last an hour or two. Spend all day with eminent musician, food enthusiast and traveler Rick Bedrosian as he guides you through the small winding streets, peculiar alleys, historic sites, old world restaurants and specialty shops that are abundant in Greenwich Village. Rick has eaten his way through the Village dozens of times, constantly seeking out the finest fare Greenwich Village has to offer. He’s discovered some pretty significant landmarks too and he’ll be singing and playing his acoustic guitar at some of them.
Be prepared to taste some remarkable food and see some outstanding sights between bites. Price includes food, transportation and guide (Rick) throughout the tour. The tour will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly (light layers are always best). If the weather forecast calls for rain, be sure to bring an umbrella. There are several opportunities to consume alcoholic beverages but this tour is not a pub crawl. This tour is also available without transportation to and from Albany (at a reduced rate) by request.
We’ll be departing at 7am from, Albany, NY and returning at approximately 9:30pm. The cost of the tour is only $150 per person (plus gratuity). Please make your check payable to October Eve Music LLC and mail it to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. Please include your name, the name of anyone else that you may be reserving for, mailing and email addresses and a cellphone number for you and each guest. Due to the limited number of seats, payment must be received in full and reservations will be taken in the order they arrive. You must be at least 16 years of age (16-20 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult) and in good physical condition because this is a walking tour. October Eve Music LLC assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. Reserve early because space is extremely limited. All sales are final. Optional tour only (without transportation) is available. For more information:
October Eve Music: 518-421-6851 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.rickbedrosian.com