Bay Ridge Summer Stroll on Third Avenue

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They’re taking it to the streets in Bay Ridge this weekend!

The Summer Stroll on Third Avenue is back Friday, July 18, so if you happen down Third Avenue between 69th and 80th streets after 6 pm, don’t be surprised by the sprawling street party. Thousands came out last year to eat on the avenue and soak in some culture — because where else can you dine al fresco in the middle of the street while being serenaded by local bands and performers? Only in the Ridge.

As part of the fresh-air festivities, John Rafferty and Friends will take the stage at the Pour House (7901 Third Ave. at 79th Street) at 6 pm, while just down the street, Steve Mcevoy and Friends will rock the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th avenues). For those whose tastes tend a little more high-brow, the Narrows Community Theater will perform “A Broadway Musical,” the meta-narrative about adapting a play for Broadway — whoa! The forecast calls for a high 79 degrees and sun, sun, sun, so be ready for great weather.

Then on Saturday night, set your socks to “rock,” when the action heads back in doors.

Start early Saturday at Red White and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets), where pop cover weekend warriors Maybe Monday will get crowds grooving to soul hits and Top 40 tunes.

Then fly over to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 3rd Ave. at 68th Street) for power trio Dance Half Done. The three-man classic rock crew kicked out the jams so hard last weekend that it’s back for a second round. First dance is at 9:30 pm.

Cap off the night with ’80s glam revivalists Dark City Saints at the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. at 95th Street). The band isn’t all Bon Jovi and Foreigner — we hear it will even break out some synth-y dance numbers if you ask nicely. Just don’t give the band members too much guff if they ask where 75th Street is — they’re from Connecticut.

Updated 12:47 pm, July 18, 2014: Date corrected.
Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
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