Book Signing on Governors Island May 28-29

I am signing copies of my new book The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide (Globe Pequot Press) on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 11 AM to Noon both days. The location is a national historic landmark, a city landmark: Castle Williams on Governors Island. The fort is part of the Governors Island National Monument and is run by the National Park Service. The rangers have free tours of Castle Williams. I’ll be in Continue Reading →

Book Launch Party for Governors Island Explorer’s Guide

Last night I was proud to have an intimate launch party for my new book The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. It was held in Red Hook, Brooklyn, within sight of the Island itself. The venue was Kevin’s Red Hook, 277 Van Brunt Street. I picked the restaurant because this is who runs Little Eva’s on Governors Island Liggett Terrace, my favorite restaurant on the Island. All of my walking tours end here with cold ones Continue Reading →

Publication Day: The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide

I’m happy to say that today my sixth book comes out, The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. I started writing it in 2010, but put it aside because there were so many changes taking place on the Island. If it had come out a few years ago, it would already have been out of date. But thanks to my editor at Globe Pequot, Amy Lyons, we got the book completed in near-record time. I’m glad the Continue Reading →

Governors Island Explorer’s Guide: Adventure & History in New York Harbor

The wait is nearly over!  The publication date for my new book, Governors Island Explorer’s Guide: Adventure & History in New York Harbor,  is just one month away: Eight easy-to-follow maps cover all 172 acres of Governors Island. Also included is information about planning a trip, ferry service, where to eat, and bicycle paths. Learn the history of Castle Williams and Fort Jay—protecting New York since the 18th Century. Read a guide to the island’s Continue Reading →

Nomination for Apple Award by Guides Association of New York City

I was really surprised and honored today to hear from the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) that my book The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide has been nominated for an Apple Award. I’ve been nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Book Writing category. The 2nd annual awards ceremony will be held March 7 at Symphony Space, which is nice, because I can walk to it and won’t need to Continue Reading →

Dec. 12 Signing at Princeton Club of New York

I’m happy to announce I will be signing and selling copies of all 5 of my books: A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, The Lost Algonquin Round Table: Humor, Fiction, Journalism, Criticism and Poetry From America’s Most Famous Literary Circle, Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway, 1918-1923, The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide. Do your holiday shopping in one place. Come to the Princeton Club Continue Reading →

A Review of “Under The Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide”

I’m pretty sure this is the first time a review of one of my books referenced Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  Pretty cool. This very flattering review comes from It’s just the booze dancing, a popular cocktail blog. An excerpt: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick’s book “Under The Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide” is a history book of sorts, but at no point did I feel like I was being lectured to. Much like a well crafted cocktail, this book is Continue Reading →

New Book Will Explore Governors Island

I am very pleased to announce that my sixth book will be published by Globe Pequot Press: The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. It will be part of the “Historical Tours” series and come out in about nine months. The book will be approximately 122 pages and available in softcover and ebook. It will be illustrated with maps, photos, and artwork. It will be available soon for pre-order; the ISBN is 978-1-4930-1966-3. Read more at my new Governors Continue Reading →

Algonquin Round Table and National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. This is a good time to remember the poets who were members of the Vicious Circle: Franklin P. Adams, Dorothy Parker, and John V.A. Weaver. I thought about adding Frank Sullivan to the list, since he wrote the Christmas Letter in The New Yorker for so many decades, but decided against it. If you disagree with my decision, tell me on Twitter. Here are my three Algonquin Round Table members Continue Reading →

April is Algonquin Round Table Month at the New York Public Library

I am really pleased to announce the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch is going to be celebrating the Algonquin Round Table in April during its popular Story Time for Grown-Ups series. The location is 455 Fifth Avenue, corner of 40th Street. I am going to be giving a free talk (and book signing) about the Vicious Circle on Thursday, April 16, at the same library, and these readings make the whole month more special. Continue Reading →