BT Weekender: Five things to do in the Bronx this weekend

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Friday, Feb. 23

Adults Sip & Paint at West Farms

From 3 to 4 p.m.; free.

Join New York Public Library staff at West Farms Library for a relaxing afternoon with other adults, engaging in creativity together. This workshop will encourage freestyle painting. NYPL says, “Surprise yourself with what you create!”

All art supplies will be provided at the workshop. For more information on this event, see the library’s posting here.

Saturday, Feb. 24

NYICFF in Your Neighborhood: Short Films

From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free.

Children and families are invited to watch a selection of award-winning short films, all pulled from the annual New York International Children’s Film Festival, at Morris Park Library this Saturday. Attendees may come and go as they please, and activity kits will be given to children during the viewing.

NYICFF in Your Neighborhood is a city-wide way effort to provide families with free, easy access to film, literature and art in the libraries and cultural institutions in their home neighborhoods. For more information on Saturday’s event, see the library’s posting here.

Shooting for the Stars

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; free.

The New York City Parks Department hosts “Shooting for the Stars” for Bronx children this Saturday: an introduction to the fundamentals of basketball, including basic ball handling, defense, dribbling, passing, shooting and more.

This free event will be instructed by T’Shaka Hamm in the Kwame Ture Recreation Center at 1527 Jesup Avenue. It is ADA inclusive. For more information on the event, visit the Parks Department posting here.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Creative Art Family Edition

From noon to 1:30 p.m.; free.

Join the New York City Parks Department for a hands-on exploration of the arts at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Participants of all ages can try their hand at collaging, painting and drawing, led by instructor Ana Torres.

This event is free. Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center is located at 3225 Reservoir Oval East. For more information on the event, visit the Parks Department posting here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Sing and Swing

Starts at 4 p.m.; $27-63.

The new touring musical project, Jazz at Lincoln Center, is coming to the Lehman Center this Sunday. Attendees can anticipate a sophisticated, fun night of songs pulled from the catalogues of musical icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Peggy Lee.

Lehman Center calls this “an unforgettable night of singing and swinging” with performers Bria Skonberg, Benny Benack III and special guest Jimmy Bosch. For more information or a sampling of the performance style, visit the Lehman Center’s posting here.

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