Get ready for Bay Ridge Frights!

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It’s getting spooky in Bay Ridge!

Kick off the weekend with a Friday night of headless horror at Owl’s Head Park (479 74th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues), which will have a free screening of “Sleepy Hollow.” Tim Burton’s flick — loosely inspired by Washington Irving’s short story — casts Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, a constable sent from New York City to investigate a series of decapitations. If you are considering bringing the kids, be warned — the bloody film is rated R. The movie starts at 6:30, but get there early to stake out your spot — and don’t forgot to bring your own snacks! We suggest candy corn.

Bay Ridge Nights regulars know that music and booze is coming next! After the movie, head over to Lief Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) for some haunting rhythms from the Dead Ridge Boys at 9 pm. The four-piece Grateful Dead cover band will have hordes of undead fans shambling to the beat — watch out, they may bite!

Keep the music going on Saturday with a visit to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), for a wicked good time jamming out to the Benjamins. This eclectic, high-energy band is music to the ears of picky party-goers, offering with a range of pop, rock, and country hits. The Benjamins take the stage at 10 pm.

And on Sunday, the Fall Harvest Festival at the Narrows Botanical Gardens (Shore Road at 70th Street) is back on from noon to 5 pm, after the weather gods rained out last week’s fest. The forecast looks great for this Sunday, so a group of non-soggy doggies will get a spooktacular moment in the sun during the canine costume contest, which kicks off at 2 pm. You can also peruse the fest’s pumpkin patch, break out your best moves for some square dancing, and browse the craft fair.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2517. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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