The Bay Ridge Datebook is your guide to local events for the next week, and it’s going to be a busy one – parades, history, and poetry, oh my! I’m afraid you’re not going to be able to go to both nature-connected poetry events… they’re both at the same time! You can still work your way up to Sunset Park afterwards. Later in the week, listen to Hey Ridge historian Henry Stewart deliver a presentation on a once-planned series of local parks meant to rival Ocean and Eastern Parkways.
You can always reference our full events calendar here.
Walks In Nature Poetry Reading
Walks in Nature brings adventure to children and adults by opening their imagination to the mysteries of nature. Stone, trees, flowers, animals, together with Anonymous American Indian Poetry and Classic Poetry, connecting the spiritual realm to the physical object. A book for nature lovers of all ages.
Bay Ridge Community Drug Forum
Join the Arab American Association of New York for a community conversation on the impact of drug use on our families. This will be a safe space to better inform parents and youth about drug use and how to support affected community members.
Poetry at the Narrows Botanical Garden
Jessica organizes her fourth-annual poetry reading in the shade of the trees in the middle of the Great Lawn. Worth it just for the bay breeze, let alone the verse.
Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade
For the first time in about 30 years, Sunset Park will host its own Puerto Rican Day Parade—the same day as Manhattan’s, but later, toward evening. It begins at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.
Community Board 10 Meeting
The local community board has its monthly general meeting. Bay Ridge buildings could get taller. State Liquor Authority Permits. A public hearing for a sidewalk cafe for Tanoreen. Excitement!
“The Bay Ridge Parkway” History Lecture
The Bay Ridge Historical Society presents this talk about a planned series of uninterrupted parks that didn’t quite work out—not to be confused with 75th Street!
TNR Cat Workshop
Neighborhood Cats hosts a workshop about trapping, neutering and releasing stray cats, which experts agree is the most effective, humane and cost-efficient method.