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There is fun for the whole family this weekend in Bay Ridge!

Start off the weekend by taking your littlest Ridgites to Super Hero Day at John J. Carty Park (Fort Hamilton Parkway between 94th Street and 101st Street). On Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, the supertykes can play musical chairs, race friends and foes in a relay, and make arts and crafts. Snacks and drinks will be available and costumes are encouraged — for heroes and villains alike.

Then relive the days of your own youth with a 7 pm viewing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at the “Back to the ’80s” movie night at St. Patrick’s Parish (9511 Fourth Ave. at 96th Street). Barbecue dishes, popcorn, cotton candy, and cold drinks will be on sale, and a face painter can entertain the kids while you reminisce about the good old days. And feel free to make your own decade-appropriate costume out of legwarmers and a Twisted Sister t-shirt. (Bueller?)

And on Saturday night, there is another free family-friendly movie hitting town: zoom over to McKinley Park (Seventh Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway) for a 7 pm screening of “The Angry Bird Movie.” The animated flick, based on my nephew’s favorite phone game, stars former “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis as a bird with a bad temper facing off with unwelcome porcine visitors.

For an adult alternative, ditch the kids and dance Saturday night away at CaringKind’s “Faith, Hope, Cure, and Music” fund-raising event for Alzheimer’s research at St. Patrick’s Auditorium (401 97th St. at Fourth Avenue). For $25 you can enjoy wraps, salads, and snacks while the Rhapsody Players play tunes from the ’60s through the ‘80s, with songs from the Eagles, the Supremes, Whitney Houston, and the Bee Gees. Adult beverages will be on sale, and you can kick off your shoes and dance starting at 7:30 pm.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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