What’s Happening: Pelham Bay Library movie matinee, origami class, ‘Sing and Swing’ at Lehman and more

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Monday Movie Matinee: Harriet at the Pelham Bay Library

Monday, Feb. 26, from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Bring the popcorn and some friends for a Monday afternoon movie: Harriet.

The incredible true story of one of America’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman. From her escape from slavery to the dangerous missions she led, setting free hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad.  No advance registration needed.

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.

‘Sing and 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.

Origami for Adults at the City Island Library

Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Origami – the art of paper folding – originated in southeast Asia, and has been used for both ceremonial and recreational purposes for over 1,000 years. According to numerous experts, origami is both mentally and physically therapeutic because it “engages the mind, cultivates concentration, and develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.” Plus, it’s fun!

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Positivi-Tea Thursdays

Thursday, Feb. 29, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join the Wakefield Young Adult Staff for art, writing, and iced tea! Teens will be able to discover their inner artist regardless of skill level and take their creations home! All supplies are provided! Iced tea will also be provided but feel free to bring your own (enclosed) teas!  This Thursday, we will be doing BLM button making.

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