Bay Ridge puts it in park

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Bay Ridge is heading outside!

Get out on Friday night for the summer’s final SummerStroll on Third (Third Avenue between 68th to 80th streets). The thoroughfare will be closed to cars from 6 pm to 10 pm, so you can do some al fresco dining in the street, walk with a beer, and cross the street without looking both ways. Start your night outside the Pour House of Bay Ridge (7901 Third Avenue at 79th Street), where Nordic rockers Lords of the Fjords will be playing.

Once you’ve walked the length of Third Avenue, blast off towards a green space not too far, far away: Owl’s Head Park (enter at Colonial Road and 67th Street), for a screening of “Star Wars: Rogue One” at sundown (around 8 pm).

Pop back to Owl’s Head Park the next day for the Brooklyn Shakespeare Fest, which will present a stripped-down, high-energy version of “Measure for Measure,” with six actors taking on all the parts. The show must go on at noon, 3 pm, and 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Between performances, different musical acts will take to the grassy stage, and the Brooklyn Streetcar Artists Group will show off its work in a pop-up exhibit. You can also make an intermission visit to the Bay Ridge Rocks! Group, which will be painting pebbles with colorful messages and hiding them around the park for people to find.

Six showings of Shakespeare not enough theater for you? You can also catch the young performers of “Into the Woods, Jr.” belting out some Sondheim songs at Bay Ridge Prep (8101 Ridge Blvd. at 81st Street) this weekend, with showings at 7:30 pm on Friday, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, and 3 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $10.

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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