Dance through the Ridge all weekend long!
Kick off your weekend with the last Face of Fifth Avenue Festival of the summer, where Ridgites of all ages can enjoy free fun by strolling along Fifth from 73rd to 83rd Street from 5 pm until 10 pm. Enjoy live music, meet local artists at the 81st Street art walk, and indulge in an outdoor meal — then work off those calories by busting a move at the silent disco happening at 78th Street from 6 pm until 9:30 pm.
On Saturday, set sail for the Greenhouse Café (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets), where you can hit the dance floor to the tunes of the British Invasion, as performed by seven-piece rock band London Fogg. The free show starts at 10 pm.
On Sunday, dance on down to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. at 95th Street) at 5 pm, when the Bayou Boys will play a free set of classic and original blues and bluegrass tunes that will make you kick up your heels.
Your final night of fancy footwork comes on Tuesday night, at the free Irish Night in Shore Road Park (7420 Shore Rd. at 95th Street), where you can dance a jig and reel to while the Canny Brothers play classic songs from the Emerial Isle. The free fun starts at 7 pm.
Or you can give your feet a rest on Tuesday night with a visit to the Bookmark Shoppe (8415 Third Ave. between 84th and 85th streets) at 7 pm. Author Kristan Higgans will discuss her newest novel, “Good Luck With That” — about a group of four female friends struggling with body image — in a conversation with comedian Lisa Lampanelli, who wrote about her own struggles with food and weight in her 2010 memoir “Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks.” Purchase either of the books for entry — Higgans’s novel is $16, and Lampanelli’s is $15.