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Tue Feb 13 // 7:00 pm

New York City Spelling Bee

Presented by Caveat

The famed Williamsburg Spelling Bee is back – as the New York City Spelling Bee (and not in Williamsburg). This is a real adult spelling bee, with words ranging from easy (rhinoceros) to challenging (kakistocracy) to devilish (aebleskive, anyone?) A kinder and gentler three-strikes-you’re-out format, and ample beer breaks, lessen the pressure. Hosted by Bobby Blue and Jen Dziura


Doors: 7:00

Bee: 7:30

Tickets: $15 to spell (limited tickets available, get them quick) $7 to watch


"A mix of irony seekers and hardcore spelling nerds." - TimeOut New York

"...the bar game of choice for self-proclaimed geeks and well-groomed lovers of logorrhea."- The Village Voice

"...go for the cold drinks and the inevitable laughs derived from watching a person who is tipsy try to spell trichotillomania."
- The New York Times


Bobby Blue and Jen Dziura began hosting the Williamsburg Spelling Bee in 2004, and quickly made the pages of the New York Times, the airwaves of NPR, and the dreams come true of frustrated adults with fond spelling bee memories. In their non-spelling time, Bobby is a musician and Jen’s company produces a feminist career conference and sells snarky feminist gift items.


REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.


Events are 21+ unless otherwise specified