The Algonquin Round Table comes alive in the only New York walking tour devoted to the famed literary group. The 2-hour walk celebrates Franklin P. Adams, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross and the rest of the Vicious Circle.
The tour is open to the public; it begins and ends at the landmark Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street. The tour encompasses the Theatre District, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen. Guests will see the former homes, haunts and hangouts of the Vicious Circle of the 1920s. See where The New Yorker began, visit the spots where the speakeasies once stood, and walk in the footsteps of the legendary wits.
The walks are led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, editor of Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway 1918-1923, and co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Round Table.
Immediately following the walking tour guests have the option of having lunch at the Round Table in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.