The livin’ is easy in Bay Ridge

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It’s summertime and the weather is (mostly) fine, so go outside and enjoy Bay Ridge. The neighborhood has got a bevy of outdoor activities for you this week — and a few air-conditioned ones to help you cool off — so slap on that sunscreen and fill a canteen with your favorite beverage, because we are steppin’ out.

On Friday, it is your last chance of the year to enjoy Third Avenue from dead center. The avenue will be closed to vehicles (and open to pedestrians) between Bay Ridge Avenue and 80th Street for the season’s last Summer Stroll, which starts at 6 pm. Here’s a rundown of bands you can catch:

• Eddie Sarkis and Friends at Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) at 6 pm

• Art Of BKC at Circles Cafe (310 Bay Ridge Ave. at Third Avenue) at 6:30 pm

• Gary Gilroy at Salty Dog (7509 Third Ave. between Bay Ridge Parkway and 76th Street) at 6:30 pm

• At The Ready at Circles Cafe at 7 pm

• Tommy Andersen at Anthony’s Deli (7324 Third Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) at 7 pm

Once the sun sets on Third Avenue, bring a big bag of marshmallows and happy thoughts over to the Narrows Botanical Garden (entrance at 70th Street and Shore Road), for a special screening of “Ghostbusters” at 8:15 pm.

If watching Bill Murray and crew answer land line phones in pre-gentrified Tribeca has you all nostalgic for the 1980s, do the Running Man all the way to The Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) to catch Reagan-era throwback rockers White Wedding at 10 pm.

Start your Saturday night off very early with The Social Zoo at LoneStar Bar and Grill (8703 Fifth Ave. between 87th and 88th streets) at 3 pm. Once they have you all warmed up, head over to Schnitzel Haus for a brat and a beer while you wait for Steppin’ Back to take the stage at 9:30 pm. Or head over to Greenhouse Cafe to catch Brit-pop revivalists London Fogg at 10 pm.

And enjoy an evening in the air on Tuesday, when Radio Daze broadcasts its brand of ’80s rock in Shore Road Park (Shore Road and 79th Street) as part of “Concerts in the Park” at 7 pm.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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