There will be two Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours, on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Algonquin Round Table comes alive in the only New York walking tour devoted to the famed literary group. The 2-hour walk celebrates Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Edna Ferber, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood 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. Meet in the lobby at 11:45 AM and walk starts at Noon sharp. 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.
SPECIAL INVITATION: Since this is Brooklyn Book Festival month, any published writers, authors, critics, or poets can take the Sept. 28 walk for FREE. Just bring a sample of your work to the walk, and you can take the tour for no charge!
Immediately following the walking tour guests have the option of having lunch at the Round Table in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.