Bridge and Games

Club News:

Friday Night Bridge is back this Friday with Jess Jurkovic

 Jess Jurkovic will be sharing his wisdom on the often misunderstood position of ‘Advancer’.  I don’t think we’ve ever done a session on this subject so it should be of great interest to everyone, I’m sure.

Here’s the scoop:

Date: Friday, March 24th
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $35.00 or $30.00 with Easy Pay
Where: 177 East 87th Street, 3rd Floor

In this class, Jess Jurkovic will touch on the basics of overcalling, but the real focus is: when it’s your partner who has overcalled; that makes you the ADVANCER. Like any time yours is the interfering side, you’re trying to compete—to mess up the opening side—as well as find the right contract, including an occasional game. Jess outlines everything advancer can do, from raising partner, to bidding your own suit, to NT bids—and of course, passing.

Two nighttime in-person duplicates

Our new evening 750 game:
This 0 -750 duplicate kicks off next Thursday evening (February 2nd) and will be identical to the one we have regularly on Mondays.

6:00 pm…Stephannie lectures.
6:25 pm…Stephannie makes up partnerships.
6:30 pm – 9:00ish is the game.
The card fee is $20.00 and includes beverages and light refreshments.
No reservations needed or taken.

Our new Open game:
This new duplicate will start next Wednesday, February 1st. It is the brainchild of Yoko who has been dying to get an Open evening game going for the longest time. Her persistence has paid off. Enough of you have expressed interest to her and to us to have us go ahead and give it a try!
24 boards.
6:15 pm – 9:00ish.
The card fee will be $20.00 and will include beverages and light refreshments.
Reservations please: 


For both of these games: There is free on-street parkingstarting at 6:00  pm, on 87th Street, right in front of the club. There is also metered parking that runs out at 7:00 pm.

Online beginner series

There is one new up coming online beginner class.

Beginning May 1st with Marla Lawson
Mondays 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

In-person beginner series

There is one new up coming in-person beginner class.

Beginning March 27th with Mark Mariaschin
Mondays 10:00 am – noon

Upcoming online classes

Just Beyond Beginner Bridge series 3  Wed 9 AM
6 week course focusing on improving your declarer play skills. 
Click here for more details

Just Beyond Beginner Bridge series 5  Wed noon
6 week course for advanced beginners. Jeff will introduce bidding techniques that will allow for better communication between you and your partner.
Click here for more details

For a complete list of our current classes please visit the online bridge classes page.

Monday Evening Duplicate Bridge

0-750 game. The one that often saw table counts on Mondays running into the low forties.  
Proof of vaccination will still be required. Masking will be optional.
There will be a lecture at 6:00 pm and game time will be 6:30 pm. (Parking meters run out at 7:00 pm). Free parking on 87th street between 3rd and Lexington, right in front of our club, starts at 6:00 pm, but you have to get there by 5:45 pm to get a spot.

21 boards…$20 card fee. Coffee, cake, healthy snacks. 

In-Person Bridge Supervised Play:

Monday and Thursday Night: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday Morning: no reservations!

10:00 am – Noon
For more details use the button below.

To learn about our beginner classes use the buttons below.

Please note: the first time you visit us you will be required to show proof of complete vaccination

Bridge and Games is our name.

We are at 87th Street and 3rd Avenue. It will be our only home for in-person Bridge, Canasta, Mah Jongg, Scrabble, Backgammon, and Euro-style board games for the next several months.

We Have Expanded. We are now on both the third and fourth floors…302A and 405.

Duplicate Bridge will be on the 3rd floor.
Supervised Bridge will be on either the 3rd or 4th floor.
Mah Jongg and Canasta will be on the 4th floor.
Scrabble will be on the 4th floor.
Backgammon will be on the 3rd floor.

Even when the pandemic is just a bad memory, masking will not only be permitted, but encouraged, especially during flu season or whenever there is an outbreak of colds within our community.

We have learned much from the pandemic. In order to help mitigate the spread of any viral or bacterial air borne disease, weather permitting, we will leave our windows open and our three ceiling fans running. In addition, we have three state-of-the-art, powerful HEPA filters to aid in sterilizing and circulating the air up to four times an hour

Location & Parking


Bridge and Games has two entrances.
177 East 87th Street is between Third and Lexington, closer to Third. Elevator access only.
1556 Third Avenue is between 87th and 88th Street and has handicapped access, elevator, and stairs.
The doorman will buzz you in.
We are located on the 3rd floor, Suite 302A, which is just off the 87th Street elevator.
Our phone number is (917) 544-1224 or (212) 457-0894.


Parking meters in the area end at 7:00 pm.
Free parking on 87th street between 3rd and Lexington, right in front of our club, starts at 6:00 pm, but you have to get there by 5:45 pm to get a spot.