SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016, 1:00 P.M.

In “Murder Is Corny,” Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout praise fresh corn on the cob as an outstanding American dish and provide guidance on how best to prepare it.  In “Fourth of July Picnic”, Wolfe and Archie enjoy the hospitality of a traditional American summer picnic on Long Island.

The Wolfe Pack will pay tribute to both of these traditions with a Long Island Picnic and Corn Fest, to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, starting at 1:00 p.m.  The event will be held (rain or shine) at The Glade, a residence in New Hyde Park, New York. 

Our menu will include traditional picnic items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, crisp broccoli salad, and feature fresh Long Island corn à la Fritz Brenner.  Beer, soda, coffee, and tea will be provided; beyond that, BYOB.  Picnic supplies will be provided, but please bring a lawn chair if you have one and can conveniently transport it.  If you would like to volunteer to bring anything else, such as a dessert or salad, please let us know.

Driving directions will be e-mailed, so please provide your e-mail address with registration.  For those travelling from New York City or elsewhere, we will pick up attendees arriving at the New Hyde Park LIRR station.  Please let us know if you’ll be taking the train so we can let you know the train time and pickup time and location.

The cost of this event will be $15 per person for the refreshments.  Please complete registration form below and mail to the Werowance, Ira Matetsky.  If you have any questions, please e-mail


Please complete the registration form below and mail with check payable to the Wolfe Pack ($15 per attendee) to Ira Brad Matetsky, 45 Tudor City Place, Apt. 1910, New York, New York 10017. Registration is to be received no later than August 20, 2016.

Yes, I will attend the Wolfe Pack Long Island Picnic and Corn Fest on August 13, 2016.  My check for $_____ for _____ person(s) is enclosed.

NAME(S):  _________________________________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE NUMBER:                                                                   E-MAIL ADDRESS:                                                                               

__ I/We will be arriving by car.  Please e-mail me driving directions to The Glade

__ I/We will be arriving by train at New Hyde Station.  Please e-mail schedule and pickup information

__ I'll be bringing a chair(s).    [OR ___ I'll need a chair(s)]

__ I volunteer to bring the following:  _____________________________________________________________


Details and Registration Form Will Be Available Soon

Friday evening, December 2, 6:30 P.M.:  Black Orchid Book Discussion
Discussion of Too Many Cooks, with buffet dinner accompanied by sauccisse minuit prepared for The Wolfe Pack by a New York sausage company from the recipe in The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Location: Honors Bridge Club, 133 E. 58 Street (12th floor) (just West of Lexington Avenue) (handicapped accessible)

Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2:00 P.M.:  Black Orchid Assembly
Featuring presentations relating to the world of Nero Wolfe and Rex Stout, and a swap 'n’ shop at the coffee break [bring any Wolfe-related materials you would like to sell] followed by cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers until the Banquet.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Saturday evening, December 3, 6:00 P.M.:  Thirty-Ninth Annual Black Orchid Banquet
Featuring full dinner of dishes inspired by the Nero Wolfe Corpus, including sauccisse minuit served family style with salad Corodona, toasts, a quiz, the traditional song parodies, presentations of the Nero and Black Orchid Novella Awards, and keynote speech by Michael Bourne, celebrated New York radio host, writer, and interviewer of Rex Stout.
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38 Street, NY, NY (just East of 7th Avenue)

Sunday, December 4: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.
A la carte brunch at historic Pete's Tavern
Location: , East 18th Street & Irving Place (just south of Gramercy Park)



June 16 -- July 30, 2016

Wolfe Pack Trip Details to Follow

Two years ago, The Wolfe Pack travelled to Saint Paul, Minnesota for opening night of the first legitimate play adaptation of one of the Nero Wolfe novels, The Red Box, adapted by Joseph Goodrich with permission of the Estate of Rex Stout.  In addition to attending opening night, Wolfe Pack members were invited to a post-opening cocktail reception as well as a brunch with the playwright and some cast members the next day.  This trip was rated as Highly Satisfactory by all concerned.  For photographs and play reviews, please check the Wolfe Pack's website!

In June and July 2017, the Park Square Theater in Saint Paul will be hosting another play adaptation by Joseph Goodrich.  Opening night for Might As Well Be Dead is Friday, June 23, 2017.  Once again members of the Wolfe Pack will be present to enjoy the premiere of the play and related special events.  Save the date!

Winter, 2016 (date, time, menu, and Guest Speaker, TBD)

SECOND Extravagant Dinner of MACABRe
(Mid-Atlantic & Chesapeake Area Book Raceme)

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