Bay Ridge punches above its weight this week

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Bay Ridge bands invade Park Slope in this border-busting edition of Bay Ridge Nights.

Of course you don’t have to leave the Ridge for a good time. The neighborhood offers up bloodsport, live music, and shuffleboard for you this week — talk about eclectic!

On Friday night, take a drive down Fourth Avenue or hop on the ever-dependable R train and scoot to Park Slope (gasp!) where a bevy of Bay Ridge bands will invade The Rock Shop (249 Fourth Ave. between President and Carroll Streets). Local mainstays The Social Zoo, Band Of Young Saints, Command-Z, and Ragtag will perform for the kale-and-stroller set — go keep them company starting at 8 pm.

Or if you want to stay in the 11209’s sweet embrace, go to Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets) for funk-fused rock from Coney booster Dave Clive and his ‘Nawlins Funk Band starting at 8:30 pm.

Satisfy your blood lust at Harp Bar (7710 3rd Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) on Saturday — the saloon will have a live screening of the 189th bout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

If all that senseless violence — sorry, “mixed martial arts” — got you amped for some competition, go to The Pour House on Tuesday night for the second hottest ticket in town — the summer shuffleboard league. You’re sure to get some tang at this one — it’s the hottest disc-on-deck action this side of a Ft. Lauderdale retirement community.

Or you can soak up some tunes in the fresh air on Tuesday. Rolling Stones tribute band Sha Doobie will rock Shore Road Park (79th Street and Shore Road) as part of state Sen. Marty Golden’s summer concert series. Sha Doobie starts rolling at 7 pm.

And don’t forget to dust off those walking shoes and start rigorously training — Summer Stroll is right around the corner.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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