​​About Us

​​​​The Dickens Fellowship of New York was founded in 1905.  The DFNY and its members seek to keep the memory and study of Charles Dickens alive in New York City. The organization has aspects of a literary society or book club but includes much more as the name Fellowship implies. The DFNY meets monthly on Saturday afternoons and  since the pandemic meetings have been held on Zoom. Visit our meeting page for details.

Members of our Fellowship vote on the novel to be studied and our meetings feature chapter presentations by DFNY members, followed by a discussion led by our program moderator. Our periodic in-person luncheons and December Holiday Gathering, which often include guest speakers are yearly highlights of our fellowship. Group outings are often held such as our pre-pandemic visit to Trinity Cemetery to visit the grave of Alfred Tennyson Dickens, Son of Charles Dickens, 1845-1912.

The Dickens Fellowship of New York encourages all members to participate in its programs and activities to their individual degree of interest, and welcomes new members from all walks of life, at all levels of interest in the writings and philosophies of Charles Dickens, and and from all locations.

Yearly, due to the enthusiasm and support of our members, we are able to generously donate to causes and charities in New York City that would have appealed so strongly to the heart of Charles Dickens.