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Noshwalks 2021 Walking Tours

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Noshwalks 2021


Celebrating Satchmo and the United Nations of Corona! (CORONA, QUEENS)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

My inaugural 2021 tour coincides with the celebration of the life of Louis Armstrong at a block party at the Louis Armstrong House Museum that day! We will do tasting before and after (Ecuadorean, Mexican, Colombian, Italian - and, yes, a stop at the Lemon Ice King of Corona!). We will conclude at newly-renovated Corona Plaza, a world unto itself!


MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of Cafe con Leche Bakery - 102-03 Roosevelt Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #7 train to 103rd Street. (As always, please check for any alerts affecting this stop on the day of the tour. The closest express stop is Junction Boulevard.)

FEE: $58 per adult; $20 for children 6 to 12: Free for children under 6. All tastes are included in the fee, but please note that at Lemon Ice King, we will share tastes (don't worry - you'll have your own small cup and spoon); you will be responsible for a personal serving. BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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East Harlem and the Dance of the Giglio! (EAST HARLEM, MANHATTAN)

Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Dance of the Giglio is a tradition among New York's Italian community that dates back to the late 19th century... but in Italy it dates back even more centuries! We will incorporate a visit to the site of this "dance" with delicious tastings in the neighborhood, starting with tastes of West Africa and moving on to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Italy and France!

Giglio is Italian for lily, and it's an important symbol in the story of the saints who are celebrated. The so-called giglio structure is a multi-ton tower carried by over 100 "lifters" on a wooden platform that ALSO features a brass band! You have to see it to believe it - and it's great fun. I guarantee that this year the celebration will be cathartic after our many months of being indoors and not interacting with each other! Be ready for joy!


MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, 52 West 116th Street between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard/Lenox Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the 2 or 3 train to 116th Street and walk 1/2 block east or the #6 train to 116th Street/Lexington Avenue and walk 3 1/2 short blocks to the market.

FEE: $58 per adult; $20 for children 6 to 12: Free for children under 6. All tastes are included in the fee. BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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Washington Heights, MANHATTAN

In the Heights Noshwalk - Northern Version (Washington Heights, MANHATTAN)

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Saw the movie? See the sights - and eat the food! Your guide Myra lives in the Heights and knows the terrain well! We'll have Dominican, Salvadoran, Venezuelan and Russian tastes -piraguas if we see them, but I assure you there are plenty of other wonderful treats - AND history! This version of the In the Heights Noshwalk covers the northern half of the Heights. Are you interested in the southern version? Let me know and I'll add it to the October schedule! It includes a historic site where Lin-Manuel Miranda penned some of his smash musical Hamilton!


MEETING PLACE: Meet at J. Hood Wright Park, 175th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the A train to 175th Street, sit in back if your northbound. Tour will end equidistant from the A and 1 trains.

FEE: $58 for adults; $20 for children ages 6 to 12; Free for children under 6. All tastes are included, but beverages are not!

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Sheepshead Bay/Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Sheepshead Bay/Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Festival of Food!

Memorialized by Neil Simon in his Brighton Beach Memoirs, this neighborhood, plus Sheepshead Bay, offer the best of New York by combining delicious food and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island is within walking distance, so you can head there (as well as to the Coney Island Aquarium) after the tour. (The famous Cyclone roller coaster and Parachute Jump are visible from the Boardwalk.) We will, however, begin in Sheepshead Bay, where we'll we’ll delicious Turkish and Georgian tastes to get us going, visit a huge and beautiful market, and then take a picturesque walk (and work up an appetite) towards Brighton Beach. Additional tastes include Uzbek, Russian and Ukrainian flavors. We conclude with a sit-down at a Turkish café for baklava. Bring an extra tote bag or have space in your backpack: It’s a shopper’s paradise with some of the best produce and prepared foods you’ll see in New York City.


MEETING PLACE: Meet at Portokali Market, 1509 Sheepshead Bay Road. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the Q train to Sheepshead Bay and turn east. You will see Portakali shortly after you exit. There's a shop of packaged goods as well as a product shop.

FEE: $58 per adult; $20 for children 6 to 12: Free for children under 6. All tastes are included in the fee. BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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Nosh the Bronx: Parkchester & Beyond

Nosh the Bronx: Parkchester & Beyond (Bronx)

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sharing the rich neighborhood histories, cultures and delicious food of the Bronx has been my priority in recent years - and this tour is full of surprises! Experience both cultural and culinary treasures, including tastes of Bangladesh, Mexico, Yemen... and more (does a 100-year-old Italian bakery entice you?) and fascinating history!


MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of Apple Bank, 74 Hugh J. Grant Circle (opposite the #6 train station). Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the #6 train (elevated in the Bronx) to Parkchester. You'll see the bank once you exit: It's in a landmarked self-contained building.

FEE: $58 per adult; $20 for children 6 to 12: Free for children under 6. All tastes are included in the fee. BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Dyker Heights, Holiday Lights (Dyker Heights, Brooklyn)

Saturday, December 18, 2021

You've heard about the lights - they're extraordinary! Now see them with Noshwalks, combining a great food experience to keep you full and warm both before and after we see the lights. We’ll start with cannoli at an old-time bakery, have some Guatemalan specialties, then stop at a block of Italian markets where we’ll taste home-made mozzarella, prosciutto bread and olives, and then head towards the famed blocks of Dyker heights where there seems to be a great competition to find out which house has the most elaborate decorations. After our roundabout, we’ll stop at another great bakery to warm ourselves sup and finish at a wonderful pizzeria for Italian specialties. (The owners usually also put out holiday cookies, amaretto and whiskey, and request a modest donation if you choose to partake.) There’s one more treat before we conclude the tour, but I’m not revealing it here. This tour also stops at a supermarket with several sections of well-priced Italian specialties. As with all Noshwalks, we recommend that you bring a backpack with space for purchases!


MEETING PLACE: Meet at Cannoli Plus, 6903 New Utrecht Avenue. Map it

DIRECTIONS: Take the D train to 71st Street, exit at 69th Street. (As always, check in case of weekend route changes).

FEE: $58 per adult; $20 for children 6 to 12: Free for children under 6. All tastes are included in the fee. BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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If you are using mass transportation, please check for possible changes in subway routes. Go to Service Advisories for NYC Transit and check any subway lines you may take.  As always, leave extra time for weekend travel. You can also e-mail me for estimates of how long it should take to get to our meeting place. If you are driving, use to plan your route. Contact me for parking tips.


If we sit down in a restaurant rather than take food out, we will share in the tip. Such sit-down stops have been added to a number of tours (even when the stops are short) and these will be indicated at the outset of each tour and in the text. Your guide will order the tastes. Personal orders will be covered by the customer.

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