Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide


If the NYC Craft Distillers Festival doesn’t slake your thirst for a 1920s experience, join historian Kevin C. Fitzpatrick for a detailed and cost­free look back at the New York of yore. Fitzpatrick, who founded the Dorothy Parker Society in 1999, packed his 2009 book The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide with more than 100 photos, maps, and other rare materials. You’ll hear about hidden bars, soaring art­deco skyscrapers, and more. Most notably, you’ll learn about that famous Algonquin Round Table, where “The Vicious Circle” of famed writers and critics, including Parker, Franklin Pierce Adams, and Harpo Marx, debated the issues of the day, sharpened their skills, and became tastemakers of an elegant era now long gone.

Thu., April 16, 6:30 p.m., 2015