125 Years of Dorothy Parker, Rooftop Movies & All-Day Dance Party

With so many summer activities happening each and every day in New York City, here is a brief breakdown of some events you do not want to miss.

Wednesday, August 22nd

Celebrate 125 years of Dorothy Parker at New York Distilling Company

This Wednesday, honor the 125th Anniversary of the birth of Dorothy Parker – an American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles – at New York Distilling Company in Williamsburg.

Sip Dorothy Parker Gin* Martinis at the celebratory price of $5.21 each (one per person, sorry) and additional Dorothy Parker Gin menu items, followed by Dorothy Parker poetry readings from 7:30pm. There will also be the chance to win a signed bottle of Dorothy Parker Gin and signed copy of Kevin Fitzpatrick’s Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide.


To celebrate this trailblazing woman, who was also an advocate for civil rights (she left her literary estate to Martin Luther King Jr’s family), check out some of the many events and ways (below) to toast Dorothy Parker.

  • Be part of the “Vicious Circle” and share some sharp quips and stories with friends at the Algonquin Hotel’s Round Table Restaurant where Dorothy was a founding member of
  • Take an Art Deco walking tour of where Dorothy Parker grew up and lived in the Upper West Side. The tour touches on Riverside Park, Broadway, literary landmarks and architectural highlights

Who: New York Distilling Company together with the Dorothy Parker Society

What: A celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Dorothy Parker’s birth

Where: New York Distilling Company, 79 Richardson St, Brooklyn, 11211

When: 6PM, Wednesday, August 22nd

*Dorothy Parker, New York Gin was (obviously) named after the famous poet. New York Distilling Company seamlessly blurs the lines between tradition and innovation, fusing botanicals of juniper elderberries, citrus, hibiscus, with spices of cinnamon. Bottled at 44% and extremely palatable, this spirit blends with vermouth, grapefruit juice, and even Ramazzotti. Dorothy Parker is 44% ABV and sold at a suggested retail price of $28.

Friday, August 24th

Rooftop Cinema Club Movie Series by Fresca

This event series will show several iconic movies over the next few weeks on the rooftop at the SkyLawn at the Embassy Suites in Manhattan; offering specially-curated Fresca cocktails, plus bottomless popcorn – you read that right.

Who: Fresca together with Rooftop Cinema Club

What: Rooftop movie with complimentary Fresca (& popcorn)

Where: SkyLawn at the Embassy Suites, 60 W. 37th St, Manhattan, NY 10018

When: 7:45PM & 10:20PM, Friday, August 24th

Saturday, August 25th

MOVE For Kindness with Kombrewcha

Dance a little, drink a little, give a little – MOVE (who donates to a different organization each month) will be sponsoring KIND – Kids in Need of Defense – a company promoting the protection of the children affected every day by Trump’s executive order.

Kombrewcha will be hosting one of MOVE’s well-known dance parties at Brooklyn stockist, The Well and would love to have you there to dance and donate.

Who: Kombrewcha together with KIND at MOVE Summer Series

What: Donate. Dance. MOVE (duh)

Where: The Well, 272 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

When: 3:00-10:00PM, Saturday, August 25th

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