Recommended to enhance the Gatsby Experience
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Who's Who on the Bay circa 1927 This artist's rendition of Manhasset Bay by John Held, Jr. for The New Yorker is accompanied by biographical snippets on many of the notable people cited on the map.
In the News...
By Boat or Rail, East Egg or West, “Gatsby” Beckons by Mary Jo Murphy, New York Times, 9/30/2010
Baz Luhrmann Workshops The Great Gatsby in New York by Mike Fleming, Deadline New York, 10/18/2010... Leonardo DiCaprio is Gatsby. Baz Luhrmann enjoyed the boat tour in 2009 as part of his research for the film.
Things to Do
JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTIES
on Governor Island
Hosted by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, these event are widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, repeatedly selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable parties of the year.
Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours
The Algonquin Round Table comes alive in the only New York walking tour devoted to the famed literary group. The lively 2-hour walk celebrates Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Edna Ferber, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood, Marc Connelly and the rest of the Vicious Circle. Subscribe to the Dorothy Parker Society newsletter to receive notice of upcoming tour dates!
Consult theF. Scott Fitzgerald Society website for an in-depth study of Fitzgerald's work. The home page often carries news of noteworthy literary events open to the public. Consider joining the organization.