Throughout the year a wide variety of events, as listed below, are held for the entertainment of Club members, their families and invited guests. Regular announcements are mailed in advance for all such occasions. For the most up to date listing of events, please see the Calendar page.
For Club members, spouses and guests. Usually these consist of a social hour and dinner followed by special entertainment: theater engagements, Symphony, Pops, Book Club, Author Evenings and Sports Nights. Members and their families recently celebrated the Holiday season with a Nutcracker Night at the Clubhouse before Boston Ballet's performance, members enjoyed a piano performance by Tanglewood alumnus, Arseny Gusev, and our book club discusses contemporary fiction as well as the classics on a monthly basis.
Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series
The Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series features leaders in the arts and sciences, government, finance, business and religion. Members are encouraged to bring guests to this event which typically begins with a cocktail hour preceding dinner with remarks following. Recent Guest Speakers include Political Advisor and Bush Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, Actress, Mary-Louise Parker, and Celebrity Chef, Jacques Pepin.
Seafood Buffets and Dining Specials
Early each month, the Club hosts a Seafood Buffet for members to welcome their families and guests. Chef David Fritchey serves the freshest and most delicious assortment of local and exotic seafood in our exquisite Main Dining Room. Every Thursday, Chef Fritchey serves Maine Lobster Bisque, Maine Lobster Salad, Maine Lobster Roll or Club Lobster Sliders, and Baked Stuffed Lobster in both the Grill Room and Main Dining Room. Reservations are required for both the Seafood Buffet and Thursday Night Lobster Specials.
Every year there is a festive dinner for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day holidays. Offering special menus for the occasion and staggered seating, members find the service, ambiance and convenience of these special occasions to be unparalleled. Many members have made their holiday dinner at the Algonquin Club a family tradition.
Children's Special Events
Each year the Club hosts a few events specifically for young children and grandchildren of the members, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Make Way for Ducklings Mother's Day Brunch, and the popular Christmas Party with a visit from Santa.
In the month of May, the previous year's activities are reviewed and Officers and Directors for the new fiscal year are elected at the Club's annual meeting. All resident and life members are encouraged to attend this meeting and join in the refreshments served following the meeting.
Please help the Club to better serve you by making timely reservations for events and dining, as well as canceling with advance notice. Due to planning and preparation costs, it will be necessary to charge members for reservations not cancelled within 48 hours prior to an event. Should you need to change or cancel a reservation, please obtain for your records the name of the person taking your call.