Make Music New York In Bay Ridge, HBO-Inspired Art At Irish Haven, and More: Bay Ridge Datebook (June 18 – 27)

Making music at the Owl's Head Park Overlook. Photo by Hey Ridge.
Making music at the Owl’s Head Park Overlook. Photo by Hey Ridge.

Do you have friends that tell you that Bay Ridge isn’t hospitable to the arts?

Take ’em to an art show at the Irish Haven bar this weekend. That’s pretty much the Mother Of All Misconception-Busters right there. Game, set, and match.

The Bay Ridge Datebook is your guide to local events for the next week. You can always reference our full events calendar here.

TNR Cat Workshop

June 20 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm
Fort Hamilton Library, 9424 Fourth Avenue
Neighborhood Cats hosts a workshop about trapping, neutering and releasing stray cats, which experts agree is the most effective, humane and cost-efficient method.
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CCD Art & Supply Company’s “The HBO Show!” Group Art Show

June 20 @ 8:00 pm3:00 am
Irish Haven, 5721 Fourth Avenue
The 4th group art show curated by The CCD Art & Supply Co., “The HBO Show” showcases 19 contributing artists that will create original art pieces celebrating the original programming of Home Box Office throughout the years (so just to be clear, its interpretive of, and not sponsored by or affiliated with, HBO).
All original art and prints of the art will be on sale during the event. There will be drink specials, music, good ol’ fashioned good times, and we will be selling raffles (benefiting Relay For Life) for gift baskets.

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Make Music NY

June 21
Owl’s Head Park Overlook and Circles Cafe

Make Music New York Inc. is a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes two annual, participatory musical celebrations, on the summer and winters solstices. There are two Bay Ridge locations this year: the Owl’s Head Park overlook, and at Circles Cafe.

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Dad’s Day On The Pier

June 21 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
American Veterans Memorial Pier, 69th Street and Shore Road
A festival of activities celebrating Father’s Day, including mini-golf with maritime obstacles, Test Your Strength with Sailor Striker, Float Your Boat to build and “sea-trial” a foil ship, and family-friendly crafts. Rain or shine. Sponsored by CM Gentile and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.

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Kristin Chenoweth Concert Screening

June 22 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Fort Hamilton Library, 9424 Fourth Avenue
A free-screening of the TV and Broadway star’s The Dames of Broadway…All Of ‘Em!!!! concert for Lincoln Center.

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Holly Madison Book Signing

June 22 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
BookMark Shoppe, 8415 Third Avenue
The former Playboy bunny celebrates the release of her book, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.

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Uncle Buck

June 26 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm
Narrows Botanical Garden, 7200 Shore Road
The John Candy classic begins at sundown on the Great Lawn. Bring a blanket.

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JJ Carty Park Spruce Up

June 27 @ 10:00 am
John J Carty Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 95th Street
The playground at JJ Carty Park desperately needs some TLC. Please join Bay Ridge Cares in helping to beautify this vital part of our community, just in time for summer.

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