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Algonquin Round Table Walking Tour
April 30, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM$20.00
Walk in the footsteps of the Vicious Circle in the only walking tour dedicated to the city’s greatest literary friends. See the places where the Round Table, lived, worked, played and drank. You’ll visit the former homes, theaters and speakeasies associated with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman and many more. The walk begins and ends in the landmark Algonquin Hotel.
See where The New Yorker began, visit the spots where the speakeasies once stood, and walk in the footsteps of the legendary wits. There are more than 40 destinations on the tour; among them are places associated with the Vicious Circle: speakeasies, theaters, offices, homes and landmarks. Immediately following the walking tours guests have the option of having lunch at the Round Table in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant (cost of lunch separate).
The walk is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society and author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide, A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway, 1918-1923, The Lost Algonquin Round Table, and Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide. He is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and a member of the Guides Association of New York City.
It is recommended walkers wear comfortable shoes as the walks. Kids and strollers welcome! Dogs are welcome on the walking tours (in the spirit of Mrs. Parker) but they cannot be brought into the Algonquin Hotel lobby, no matter how small or well behaved they are.
Time: All walking tours are approximately two hours in length.
Walks are held rain or shine and tours begin on time.
Tickets: Tickets are $20.00 each (cost of lunch separate) and may be purchased with cash or credit cards at the walk, or book in advance via Ticketweb.