The campaign to get Dorothy Parker into the New York City subway system’s Poetry in Motion program will be part of the walking tour on April 28, with the launch event on April 30 in Brooklyn at the New York Distill Co. (home to Dorothy Parker American Gin). The walking tour and the launch night for the poetry campaign are part of National Poetry Month.
The last walking tour until the fall of Dorothy Parker’s old neighborhood will be Saturday, April 28, at 12 p.m. Dorothy Parker’s Upper West Side Walking Tour is a great way to see where Mrs. Parker and lived as well as experience one of New York’s greatest residential areas. Meet at Riverside Park, West 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (at Eleanor Roosevelt) at Noon.
The walk is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York and president of the Dorothy Parker Society. See more than a dozen locations tied to Mrs. Parker’s life: her residences from childhood to adulthood, her haunts, school and landmarks. Take a stroll through the beautiful Upper West Side and see where Dorothy Parker spent her formative years. The walk is two hours in length, and covers approximately 25 blocks. Wear comfortable shoes. The walk is open to the public, tickets are $20 each (or free if you live in one of Mrs. Parker’s former apartments and will let us inside for a look), no charge for kids or dogs. Email your RSVP here.