The summer is heating up and so is Bay Ridge! We have plenty of events this week that will keep you outdoors, enjoying that beautiful sunshine. during the day and entertained all night.
Start your weekend at the Summer Stroll (Third Avenue between 69th and 80th streets), Friday evening from 6 pm to 10 pm. That span gives you plenty of time to stroll the avenue, sample the great food, browse the vendors, and catch a performance from the Narrows Community Theater.
It’s a true dog day of summer on Saturday — canine lovers head to the Bliss Overlook at Owl’s Head Park (enter at 68th Street and Shore Road) for the Doggie Shenanigans Paw-geant and adoption event from 1 pm to 4 pm. Judges will grade the pooches in a number of categories, including best behaved, best trick, and — our favorite — best costume. It costs $10 to enter your pretty pup, and all money goes to the Itty Bitty Kitty cat rescue group and the Second Chance animal shelter, which will collect food, blankets, and other pet-menities.
Then keep up with your animal friends by flapping over to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave. between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue). The hardworking duo Full Disclosure will be on stage with drummer Vincent LaRussa and have a setlist of hard-rockin’ classics from bands including Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Joan Jett.
On Sunday at 3 pm head to Gulf Coast (6901 Third Ave. between Bay Ridge and Ovington avenues), which will feel like a tropical beach when crooner Martin McQuade and pianist Pete Sokolow being their chilled-out session of tropical classics such as “Bali Hai” and “Papa Loves Mambo.” They play until 6 pm.
And on Tuesday night, enjoy the breezes in Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road) while you listen to the Brooklyn Keys play at 7 pm, as part of State Sen. Marty Golden’s (R-Bay Ridge) free Concerts in the Park series. The classy seven-piece band has a wide repertoire that includes doo-wop, disco, and swing.