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The weather's starting to get colder, and that means that it's time for "Friendly Native New Yorker Walking Tours Meetup" to go on hiatus--after all, it's hard to enjoy a tour when you're shivering in your shoes! We'll be back in April with some brand-new tours, as well as all the favorites below. In the meantime, please do join us to receive any notifications, such as the dates of any upcoming tours. You might also consider joining our sister group, also organized by me, "Great Places in Gotham Meetup" ( http://www.meetup.com/The-Great-Places-in-Gotham-Meetup/ ), to visit museums in the city and attend lectures on history, architecture, or art-related topics.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO DUES TO BE PAID FOR JOINING THIS MEETUP. THERE'S A COST IF YOU ATTEND A TOUR; THAT'S IT. DON'T BE FOOLED BY A SCAM EMAIL MAKING THE ROUNDS. I DIDN'T SEND IT, AND WOULDN'T RECEIVE ANY MONIES PAID/DONATED VIA THAT BOGUS LINK.

The "April through Hallowe'en" description for our group:

Tired of going to the usual event at a bar and finding yourself with nothing to say--because there's nothing in particular to talk about at just a plain old bar??

Then come on a "Friendly Native New Yorker" Walking Tour!

See the city, learn some fun local history, and meet some new people, all at the same time.

Add a little urban adventure to your weekend by coming along with us.

Native New Yorker Linda is a licensed New York City tour guide (star rated by the Department of Consumer Affairs), has been a docent/educator at both The Merchants House Museum and the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and has led private tours for The Cooper Union, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Saint Francis College, and as well as for the Municipal Arts Society's Jane's Walks, the Northwest Queens Paranormal Research Group, Asian Men/Black Women Connections, and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

All tours are 2-2.5 hours long and cost $20 per person, $15 for seniors 65 or older, with proof of age. Sorry, please do not bring dogs or minor children age 17 or below on the tours. No audio taping or video taping allowed.

Check out our sister group for even more adventures: Great Places in Gotham ( http://www.meetup.com/The-Great-Places-in-Gotham-Meetup/ ), for visiting museums in the city.

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