What’s Happening: Arthur Avenue stand-up, scavenger hunts, jazz and more

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2024 Authors & Writers Out Loud

Saturday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. Free admission.

Head to the Authors & Writers Out Loud Series and get to know New York-based authors! At Authors & Writers Out Loud, published authors will read excerpts from their written work, attend a panel moderated by TBIR founder Saraciea J. Fennell and sign copies of their books. There will also be books for sale at the pop-up bookstore, Lair of Dreams. All spring installments of this series are generously sponsored by the New York Public Library and will be held at the Bronx Library Center.

*Must purchase a copy of participating author’s book from our bookshop in order to join the signing line.

Riverdale Stitchery Circle: An In Person Knit and Crochet Circle at the Riverdale NYPL

Monday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Get together with other knitters and crocheters. Pick up new skills and sharpen old ones while working on creations for the colder months ahead! Bring your own knitting needles and crochet hooks. Yarn will be provided if needed.

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Arthur Avenue Comedy – Fordham Stand-Up

Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m. Free admission.

New York Comedy Festival presents Arthur Avenue Comedy with Ben Asher, bringing top comics performing long sets in the Bronx.

Arthur Avenue Comedy’s Fordham Stand-Up Wednesday is where you go in the Bronx to hear top comics from TV and NYC’s major clubs performing long sets on an intimate stage. Past performers include comedians from HBO, Netlfix, Colbert, SNL, the Daily Show, Letterman, the Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and more. Every week, Ben Asher’s presents comedy that reaches up into your brain with the force of a fist through the nose.

Every Wednesday you can hear some of the most talented comics perform long sets, that other shows don’t give them the time to perform. Arthur Avenue Comedy is your chance to get to really watch comedians flex their muscles and hit their stride on stage, at Clinton Hall, where you can eat a drink the most delicious craft food and beers on tap in the city.

The Bronx Bash Scavenger Hunt 

Most days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $27 admission.

Meetup on Arthur Avenue

Your creative, nontraditional scavenger hunt begins at a scenic spot that’s a local favorite. You’ll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You’ll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges and get outside your comfort zone!

Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors, with plenty of bonus challenges too! You’ll text photos and videos to your remote host, who cheers you on and assists, as you play – to document your progress. You can even interact with the locals to interpret the creative challenges. You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing and learning along the way!

You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed. Check out all 500 of our city hunts! Great for corporate groups, tourists, curious locals, bachelors(ettes), birthdays, families, friend trips, and other special groups! Ask us about our custom-designed experiences and virtual team builders, too!

SING & SWING at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m.  $45 admission.

Sing and Swing celebrates the Great American Songbook in all of its playful and sophisticated glory, brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars. Each armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III will relive and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Peggy Lee. Accompanied by an incredible band featuring Jocelyn Gould (guitar), Mathis Picard (piano), Mark Lewandowski (bass), and Charles Goold (drums). This celebration promises an unforgettable journey through the rich tapestry of jazz music.

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