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Bay Ridge is full of fests! • Brooklyn Paper

Bay Ridge is full of fests!

It’s an October weekend for stretching your legs in the Ridge!

Kick off your lucky Friday the 13th by dancing on over to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) to hear Full Disclosure celebrate Rocktober. The band will play tunes from the recently departed Tom Petty, as well as Journey, AC/DC, the Eagles, Bon Jovi, and more, starting at 10 pm.

On Saturday, transform your Ridge ragamuffins into kings, queens, ghosts, goblins, or whatever creatures they plan to channel this Halloween and head out to the free Ragamuffin Parade (Third Avenue from 76th to 92nd streets) for some family fun — or you can just come out to gawk at all the excellent outfits. Even though your kid may technically be the cutest, all children who register and march the parade route while in costume will receive a prize at the end. Parents can register their tykes on the day of the parade, from 11 am–12:15 pm at Holy Angels Catholic Academy school yard (337 74th St. between Third and Fourth avenues). The kids take command of the streets at 1 pm, rain or shine.

And on Sunday, stroll along the Third Avenue Festival (Third Avenue from Bay Ridge Avenue to 94th Street) for the last all-day street fair of the season. The free event will feature local eats, vendors, games, live music, and performances spread out along its 25 blocks, from 10 am to 6 pm. Dancers from the Brooklyn Dance Center will perform throughout the day in front of the Bridgeview Diner (9011 Third Ave. between 90th and 91st streets), and the festival’s Center Stage (Third Avenue and 81st Street) will host performances by On a Good Run, a five-man band that favors blues and old rock ‘n roll, at 12:45 pm, and hard rock cover band the Social Zoo at 4:15 pm. Between the two will be a special repeat performance from Friday night’s stars, Full Disclosure, taking the stage at 2:30 pm.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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