About

Wit's End at the Knickerbocker Hotel.

Wit’s End at the Knickerbocker Hotel.

Premiering in February 2009, created by Diane Naegel and Don Spiro, Wit’s End is a celebration of Jazz Age lifestyle, music, and aesthetics.  We like to think that enjoying fine cocktails, dancing the night away and dressing in your finest is not a lost art in New york City.  And so we offer you Wit’s End with our signature cocktails, new vintage and special drinks to try each month, and music to keep your toes tapping!  Charleston, jitterbug, and Balboa to live hot jazz, and enjoy an elegant and jaunty evening with us!

Wit’s End presents our jazz-filled events on the last Saturday of each month (January-October) at St. Cloud, atop the landmark Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, New York City. The Knickerbocker re-opened in 2015; in the Jazz Age it was favorite haunt of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Flo Ziegfeld. 

Some of the bands that have performed for Wit’s End parties:
Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra
Baby Soda
The Buck and a Quarter Quartet
Grandpa Musselman and his Syncopators
Gelber and Manning
Brian Newman
The Hot Sardines
The Red Hook Ramblers
Cynthia Sayer
Dandy Wellington and His Band

Our name comes from the nickname that Dorothy Parker gave to Aleck Woollcott’s East Side apartment which became a somewhat infamous hangout for the Round Tablers and others in the New York social set.

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