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Beat the heat in Bay Ridge this weekend!

Sure, 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record, but we all know Bay Ridge is Brooklyn’s coolest neighborhood. So stop sweating it out and chill at some of the many fine events happening this weekend.

Friday night, savor the breeze inside Narrows Botanical Garden (Shore Road between Bay Ridge Avenue and 72nd Street) while you watch Alfred Hitchcock’s chilling 1954 mystery “Rear Window.” The show starts at sundown — around 8:15 pm.

Or you can huddle inside with the air-conditioning at Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Ave. between 67th and Senator streets), which hosts four original local rock bands — Circadian Clock, August on Sunday, Schmeeze, and Roygbiv — at 8 pm. Take this opportunity to check out some new music, which can be a rare sight in the Ridge.

Saturday, the seven-piece all-girl-but-one-man band Girls On Top will heat up Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) at 9:30 pm. The band has four singers, who will belt out cover tunes from five decades and across many genres.

Afterwards, jingle all the way to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets), which will celebrate Christmas in July with the 1980s rock cover band Radio Daze! This cool spot will have an ugly sweater contest (winners get red and green Jell-O shots!), a visit from Santa, and a couple of Christmas tunes, according to the band.

After work on Tuesday, walk like a man to Shore Road Park (79th Street and Shore Road) at 6 pm for National Night Out Against Crime with the 68th Precinct Community Council. The police-liaison group will bring the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band Ragdoll to entertain the crowd.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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