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The Summer Stroll is back!

This week, Bay Ridge will have live music options for everyone, including Broadway tunes at the Summer Stroll, covers from all eras, original songs, and party rock, so grab those earplugs and get ready to dive in.

The Third Avenue Summer Stroll (Third Avenue between Bay Ridge Avenue and 80th Street) returns for its third (and penultimate) installment on Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm. While you saunter the car-free thoroughfare, pause to enjoy a free performance of Broadway and Italian tunes by the singers of the Regina Opera Company at the Concert Stage (7414 Third Ave. between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway). The show starts at 7 pm.

Afterwards, stroll on over to the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) to catch Full Disclosure at 10 pm. Drummer Ron Fagan joins the bass-and-guitar duo to make the band a three-piece, and the trio will play tunes from all eras.

Or you can squeeze your way into the Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) at 9:30 pm for some classic rock-inspired originals by Brooklyn band Closenuf. These guys play until 12:30 am — that’s a set long enough to impress the Boss!

Then on Saturday, the Staten Island party and wedding band the Bandulos will hit the stage at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) starting at 11 pm. These vets have played countless big-time shows during their decade in existence, including backing Wu-Tang Clan legend RZA at the Museum of Modern Art, so expect a tight show.

The shows keep going during the week, too. State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge) continues his Concerts in the Park series at Shore Road Park (entrance at 79th Street and Shore Road) at 7 pm on Tuesday with the neighborhood’s own On a Good Run, a five-piece recently rebuilt with parts of the Rita Shea Band.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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