It is a brand new year in Bay Ridge — 1967! We’ve got a bunch of groovy tunes from the 1960s for you this weekend, man!
Kick off the weekend by dancing on down to the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) on Friday night to enjoy tunes from the band Gearth Wind & Fireman. The quartet plays ’60s hits from crooners including Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. The free show starts at 10 pm.
On Saturday, rock on over to Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets) for an afternoon of classic rock ’n’ roll songs from Lunatix. The foursome favors tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, but counts the Beatles, the Animals, and the Rolling Stones among the ’60s stalwarts of its repertoire. The free four-hour set kicks off at 3:30 pm.
Once that show is over, you have half an hour to stroll down to the Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets) to hear Back to the Fillmore play hard rock from the late ’60s. The five-man group specializes in playing the tunes that used to fill the air at the Fillmore East, the storied rock concert venue on the distant isle of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which closed in 1971 after a four-year stint. The crew takes the stage for a four-hour set — during which they will play tunes from the band Mountain, the Allman Brothers, and Jimi Hendrix — at 4 pm.
Finally, it is time to turn from music to that other fad of the 1960s — jogging! If your New Year’s resolution includes logging more miles to work off the holiday treats, jog on over to the entrance of the Fort Hamilton High School track (85th Street between Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road) on Sunday morning to meet the Shore Road Striders for a walk or run — your choice — along the road’s scenic promenade. The group departs at 8 am.