I Was Promised Doo-Wop: Summer Stroll Begins (Bay Ridge Datebook July 17 – 23)

This was from three years ago. I don't remember what they were playing, but it probably wasn't doo-wop. (Photo by Hey Ridge)
This was from three years ago. I don’t remember what they were playing, but it probably wasn’t doo-wop. (Photo by Hey Ridge)

I feel like I’ve fallen prey to a bait-and-switch. A few years ago, when the Summer Stroll on Third Avenue was first announced, I feel like I was promised all sorts of anachronisms like doo-wop bands and barbershop quartets. Instead, all I got was this street festival with all sorts of outdoor seating at restaurants and local businesses staying open past the time I actually get home from work and other things that would actually interest me.

Thanks, Obama!

So the Summer Stroll starts tonight. The outdoor movie series returns to the Narrows Botanical Garden. Both Shakespeare and yoga are coming to the park, in what I hope are two separate events. And there is also a food-and-drink tour of the neighborhood tomorrow. Enjoy!

Events through July 23

Summer Stroll Starts

July 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Third Avenue south of 80th Street

A southern stretch of Third Avenue, from 80th to 90th streets, is closed to traffic for this annual celebration of pedestrian and eating outside. This is the first of four Fridays throughout July and August.

The “Total” Bay Ridge Immersion

July 18
Various Locations

Brooklyn Based and the Brooklyn Brewery are here for a beer-soaked, food-filled neighborhood tour. $27.37 gets you lunch and a beer at one of four restaurants, and coupons for a number of different stores and eateries. See Brooklyn Based for more information.

Big Hero 6 Outdoor Screening

July 17 @ 8:30 pm10:30 pm
Narrows Botanical Garden
The Narrows Botanic Garden hosts an outdoor screening of Disney’s Oscar-winning animated feature.

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Shakespeare in the Garden Begins

July 18 @ 7:00 pm – ?
Narrows Botanical Garden
Bay Ridge’s own version of Shakespeare in the Park returns when Act Out! brings Taming of the Shrew to the Narrows Botanical Garden. Performances also on July 19, 25, 26.

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Yoga in the Park

July 18 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Shore Road Park at 79th Street
The new annual summer tradition continues with a session led by Nancy Cummings from Bikram Yoga Bay Ridge at the 79th Street ballfields on Shore Road.

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Shore Road Park Concert – Frankie Marra

July 21 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Shore Road Park – 79th Street Entrance
Classic rock from the Marty Golden concert series.

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2 comments on “I Was Promised Doo-Wop: Summer Stroll Begins (Bay Ridge Datebook July 17 – 23)

  1. Ha! doo-wop groups and barbershop quartets were actually part of the initial plan, it just never came together. Glad you’re happy with the ol’ bait & switch.

  2. I’ll take the doo wop. Dead and underappreciated genre. Not easy to do.

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