Dorothy Parker Birthday in 2 Boroughs

I added a blog post on my site dorothyparker.com about the celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 22, for the 125th anniversary of Dorothy Parker’s birthday. She was born Dorothy Rothschild on Aug. 22, 1893, in Long Branch New Jersey. I’m leading a walking tour, and then heading right over to Brooklyn to the New York Distilling Company for the big party. The Shanty will be the spot to be in NYC that night! Read about the Continue Reading →

May 22 Tour of Cypress Hills National Cemetery

The only National Cemetery in New York City is in Brooklyn. Visit the beautiful and historic Cypress Hills National Cemetery, the final resting place for 21,000 veterans and dependents from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. The cemetery was opened in 1862, and is older than Arlington National Cemetery. Take a walk to visit the graves of 24 Medal of Honor winners and soldiers from more than 200 years of American History. See the Continue Reading →

New Tours Created on Fire Department History

For the last few months a good friend and I have been researching new tours based on city fire department history. He’s an active member in the FDNY. Last year on the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire we co-guided a free tour, and he was a natural at it. To make a larger and more involved walking tour, we researched city fires going back to the Great Fire of 1776. There have actually been Continue Reading →

World War I Irish-American Tour

Come along on a walking tour of sites that were important to New York during World War I, from military, recruiting, and fundraising. Remember our honored war dead by visiting beautiful memorials around the city, from Midtown Manhattan to Central Park. This unique walking tour honors the centennial of WWI (1914-1918) and led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War Continue Reading →

Tours of Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker Homes

The first public walking tours of 2018 will be in January and February. The walks are led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of The Algonquin Round Table New York and A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York. Algonquin Round Table Tour Mondays, meet at the Algonquin Hotel 10:45, walks begin at 11:00. 29 January 5 February 12 February 26 February Advance tickets required, click here to book. Dorothy Parker’s Upper West Side Wednesdays, meet at Continue Reading →

November 5 Walk and Talk in Brooklyn-Queens

On November 5 I am going to have a double-feature day: At 10:00 AM take a cemetery walking tour in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. Followed by a 2:00 p.m. book talk about World War I New York: A Guide the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War, which will be held at the Queens Historical Society in Flushing. To begin the day, I will lead a free tour of the only national cemetery in NYC in Continue Reading →

New Walking Tour: Cocktails & Christmas Lights

I wrote two new new walking tours this month. The first is W.C. Fields History, which is a one-time event on Saturday, Nov. 19, for Fields Fest. My other one is called Classic Cocktails and Christmas Lights, and it debuts on November 21, 6:30 p.m. I wanted to visit new places I don’t normally take tour groups and I also wanted to to see the store windows on Fifth Avenue at night. I love hotel Continue Reading →

W.C. Fields Fest Begins November 1 in New York

I love a good festival. In 1999 my friends and I started the long-running Dorothy Parker-theme Parkerfest. Two years ago I was one of the organizers for the Marx Brothers tribute, Marxfest. And now I am getting back into the Jazz Age by becoming part of W.C. Fields and Fields Fest. On Dec. 25 is the 70th anniversary of the death of the great comedian. Fields Fest is being executed by Trav S.D., everyone’s favorite Continue Reading →

Fall Walking Tour Schedule: Books, Bars, Baseball

I am happy to announce I’ve added more dates to my fall walking tour schedule. The New York City 1920s Literary Walk, where we begin and end at the Algonquin Hotel, is now offered every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. This schedule accommodates those that have matinee theater tickets. It will also be held on the weekend of Oct. 15-16 and certain Saturdays and Sundays in November. There will also be walking tours around Thanksgiving. Because Continue Reading →

Return of the Babe Ruth Slept Here Tours

I am going to be offering my Upper West Side walking tour weekly in July and August. If you love the Jazz Age celebrities, this is the walk for you. I am having it on Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 20, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, and August 31. Come along on a walking tour of the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights with a focus Continue Reading →