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  • September 21, 2017

    Go on a Retreat to Heaven’s Embrace on 10/7 or 10/8

    There are retreat days planned for Saturday, October 7th or Sunday, October 8th at Heaven’s Gate in Barrysville, New York.  I never heard of the place, but St. Pat’s advertised it.  More info about Heaven’s Gate: here


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    September 21, 2017

    Cancer Can’t Kill Love Benefit at The Lief – 9/23

    Cancer Can't Kill Love

     The Fifth Annual Cancer Can’t Kill Love Benefit Concert will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at The Leif Bar (6725 Fifth Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) from 2 p.m. to midnight.


    Cancer Can't Kill Love

    Raffles being sold for a Cancun Trip – 5 days, 4 nights at either the Ocean Spa Resort or Laguna Suites. Donated by: The Creative Group. Airfare not included. Valid for use anytime within the year from when you win.


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    September 21, 2017

    Michael Grimm – Newspapers Are Just Firing Up Staten Island

    There’s a lot of Staten Island residents who love it when the media writes Michael Grimm, Convicted Felon.   It’s fires them up! This laundromat in Bay Ridge has kept up Grimm’s signs for years!



    Remember when Grimm threatened to throw the reporter off the balcony?  Staten Islanders loved that drama.  They love all of it,


    Staten Islanders don’t care that Grimm spent seven months in federal prison for tax fraud. (Grimm hid $1 million is sales receipts from a restaurant he once owned in Manhattan called Healthalicious.)


    Poor Dan Donovan is going to be kicked out of office because Grimm will accuse him of being liberal and voting like a Democrat. Now you can argue that it isn’t going to happen because all of these Staten Island pols came out against Grimm  :


    Whose with Donovan? 

    • Assemblyman Ron Castorina Jr.
    • Borough President James Oddo,
    • Senator Andrew Lanza
    • Councilmen Steven Matteo
    • Even Joe Borelli and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (who both celebrated Grimm’s win)
    • GOP Chairman Ed Cox
    • Brooklyn Chairman Ted Ghorra.


    Whose with Grimm?


    Strangely, Grimm had a lot of support when he ran last time. Grimm won while he was indicted. Many find nothing wrong with what Grimm did because a lot of people are doing it.



    For us in Bay Ridge, get ready for Michael Grimm to walk in one of our parades with a runner who has to tell us who he is because most people have no idea!  Yup, while he was our Congressman, his runner said, “Shake the hand of Congressman Michael Grimm.”


    September 22nd Update: Staten Island is rallying for Grimm on October 1st.  See what I mean, they like his drama.



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    September 21, 2017

    Bay Ridge Socialists Meeting – September

    Bay Ridge Socialists are going to throw out some flyers out on 86th Street because flyers are “helpful.”  




    I’m pretty sure if a person is here illegally,  they probably wouldn’t be strolling 86th Street and willing to talk to a stranger about their status. Wouldn’t houses of worship be better for disseminating this kind of information?





    If there are people actually interested in social justice, why aren’t they moving on putting together a bill proposal to allow people to sponsor an immigrant and help them get citizenship?


    There are many residents here who would be willing to do this. Now if a socialist happens to read this, limit the number of people that can be sponsored per person so it’s reasonable and people aren’t selling sponsorship. Maybe to get the bill started, write something in about public servants being allowed to sponsor immigrants (these are people who would lose their job if they acted shady or sold their sponsorship). This way the bill is accepted by Dems & Republicans easily.


    If you feel the Socialist vibe, get to the Bay Ridge Socialists meeting on September 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Union Church. More info here


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    September 21, 2017

    Audition for It’s a Wonderful Life – Narrows Community Theater

    On September 28th and 29th from 7 pm – 10 pm, there will be auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life at the Shore Hill Community Room, located at 9000 Shore Road (91st Street).  There are a few children’s parts too. 





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    September 20, 2017

    Our Lady of Angels Car Show – Bay Ridge

    Every year, Our Lady of Angels has a Car Show Fundraiser for NYPD Fallen Heroes.






    The yard had a lot of cars, but there were also some outside the school as well.



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    September 20, 2017

    Community Board 10 Meeting – Bay Ridge




    See the CB 10 Website here

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    September 20, 2017

    Greyhound Has a Job For You….

    It must be interesting to drive a Greyhound bus. Get the license and grab the bonus $


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    September 20, 2017

    Halloween in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn 2017

    Halloween in Bay Ridge 2017

    It’s September 20th and I just spotted the first signs of Halloween – Halloween blow up in the Bay Streets.  Fall and Halloween are my favorites!  (If you want to add an event, leave a comment at the bottom.)

    All Month Long Boo at the Zoo – Haunted Forest and Hayrides at the Bronx Zoo.  info and get tickets


    Every Weekend October 7th – November 5th – Green Meadows Farm at Aviator Sports 11 am – 4 pm.  $9 a person – ALL GUESTS RECEIVE A FREE PUMPKIN WITH PAID ADMISSION!   Activities include:   Friendly Animals, Hayride,  Haunted House, Milk a Cow, Corn Box, Operate a bulldozer and Giant Hay Wagon Slide.  Buy tickets online.



    October 1stHalloween Treasure Hunt at Luna Park – Grab a treasure map with the purchase of your All-Day Wristband and find all of the items listed. The FIRST 200 KIDS* to redeem their completed map at Guest Services will receive a GREAT TREASURE!


    October 1, 2017Taste of the Ridge  St.Pat’s (fundraiser) $20 tickets


    October 8th – Harvest Festival at the Narrows Botanical Gardens (Shore Road/70th Street).   Raindate: 10/15.   Free They are having a dog costume contest  $15 per entry – Free to watch  Dogs must register by 10/7 (Norma’s Craft Store is one place to register – 7813 3rd Ave). Dogs in costumes line up at 1:30 pm for 2:00 judging




    October 14th – Ragamuffin Parade in Bay Ridge- Free – March begins at 1:00 pm at 76th Street to 92nd Street on Third Avenue. Costume Contest – form to enter contest

    Bay Ridge Ragamuffin Parade

    October 14th Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest at Luna Park in Coney Island  Register your dog here   


    October 14thHealthy Path Fall Festival in Staten Island – Bring the kids for a fun filled day of Games, Bounce Houses, Great Food, Face Painting, Yoga, Pumpkin Picking, and much more!  We will showcase our Top Ten Healthy Habits and teach the kids about living a healthy lifestyle. $25 per child. Adults are free. You can get tickets here.


    October 19thMake a mask at Dyker Library   8202 13th Avenue 3:15 – 4: 15 pm. Free


    October 22ndSean Casey Animal Rescue Howl-o-ween Bark Block Party  12 pm – 5 pm.  153 East 3rd Street – Games & Activities for Kids and Dogs including Bobbing for Tennis Balls. Pet Adoptions Galore – bring home your new best friend.  Slimy experiments hosted by The Tiny Scientist. Storytelling with author Heather Swain. Fun Crafts and Yummy Baked Goods with Sunset Park Playhouse. Doggie Hugs & Kisses Booth with the super lovable dogs.Sword Swallowing with The Lady Aye.  Hula Hoop Improv Dancing with Olivia Smith.    BBQ, Vegetarian food and confections. Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate & Haunted Lemonade Wanna volunteer? Email: MariaB.SCAR@gmail.com



    October 22nd Marc and the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers 12 pm – 6 pm  at Captain Jack’s Pumpkin Shack in Luna Park, Coney Island  


    October 24th Prospect Park Alliance Harvest Festival – 1- 4 pm. Lefferts Historic House  452 Flatbush Avenue. Celebrate this year’s harvest with Prospect Park Alliance! Harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted in our garden back in May. You can also challenge friends and family to potato sack races. Free, but Registration needed.


    October 24th Brooklyn Children’s Museum Harvest Day – events for small children $11 a ticket (can be purchased online)

    October 25thHalloween Crafts for young teens at the Mapleton Library 1702 – 60th Street. Free  


    October 25th Halloween Arts and Crafts at Ulmer Park Library 4-5 pm. 2602 Bath Avenue. Free



    Week before Halloween (no date posted yet)The 78th Precinct Haunted Halloween Basement – 65 6th Avenue, Brooklyn – They have this every year and it’s fantastic. Free (it’s less crowded on the week nights before Halloween).


    October 27thMovie Night at Kaleidoscope Toy Store in Bay Ridge. Parents Night Out – Drop off your child for 2.5 hours. They will see the movie (Hotel Transylvania 2), eat pizza, popcorn and have a dance party. 3.5 years old and up. $25.   Register here

    October 27thStaten Island Children’s Museum Not So Scary Halloween Fun Night for Members 6pm – 8pm. $15 a ticket  


    October 28thPlaydays and Parties Halloween Bash for small children. 1:30 – 4:30 pm. 6632 – 3rd Avenue. $  


    October 28 – Brooklyn Botanic Garden Ghouls and Gourds. 12 pm – 5:30 pm. Children under 12 free.


    October 28th  Indoor Halloween Carnival by the First Street Recreation Center.  512 Carroll Street (see event info) in Brooklyn. 11 am – 3 pm.  Free Admission but   First 200 kids receive free gift bag. $2 activities, $3 tote decorating, $4 bounce house and haunted house. Costume Contest every hour.


    October 28thHalloween Haunted Walk & Fair at Prospect Park from 12 to 3 pm – Good event for children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks. Discover spooky creepy crawlers at the Audubon Center at its annual Creepy Crawly Halloween, get spooked with Scary Stories at Lefferts Historic House with master storyteller Tammy Hall, or take a spin on the 1912 Carousel to the sounds of chilling Halloween music. Free, but  RSVP here

    bay ridge halloween 2017

    October 28th – Staten Island Children’s Museum Halloween Day for All– create vampire slime, hear spooky stories, mad science, Monster Mash and a costume parade.  


    October 28thSaint Anselm Oktoberfest (Fundraiser) 7-11 pm.  $55 a person 7-11 pm. RSVP by October 19th.


    October 29th Face Painting at 4 pm at McKinley Library (68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway). Free   Also Halloween edition of playing chess.     




    October 31st Halloween at McKinley Library – 3 pm (68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway). Wear your costume, stories and crafts. Free


    October 31st – The annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade kicks off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30 pm. The parade will head north on 7th Avenue, turn left on 3rd Street and end in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House. This is a family-friendly event with a focus on children.  Free  


    October 31stManhattan -The Village Halloween Parade is from 7-10:30 pm. Free


    Houses to See


    Stores with Costumes

    • Raine & Riley – nice fabric costumes – 9002 – 3rd Avenue
    • Spirit Halloween – Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway – near Toys R Us
    • Toys R Us –  Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway
    • Kohls –  Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway
    • We’re Having a Party – 5th Avenue between 84th and 85th Street (rents them too)
    • NY Party Land – 7624 – 5th Avenue
    • Walgreens – 3rd Avenue and 95th Street
    • Century – 86th between 4th and 5th Avenue
    • TJMaxx – 86th and 5th Avenue
    • Costco – 976 – 3rd Avenue (near 38th Street)
    • Party City – 625 Atlantic Avenue  718-399-7252
    • Target – 1598 Flatbush Ave, Atlantic Avenue Mall or Gateway Mall
    • 5th Avenue Liquidators – 5th Avenue between 76th and 77th Street
    • Disney Store in the Staten Island Mall – 2655 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island
    • Amazon


    Stores with Decorations

    • Spirit Halloween – Shore Parkway
    • We’re Having a Party – 5th Avenue between 84th and 85th Street
    • NY Party Land – 7624 – 5th Avenue
    • Rite Aide – 3rd Avenue and 93rd Street
    • Walgreens – 95th Street and 4th Avenue

    Other Events


    The Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel – it’s at 186 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn – not for small kids. $10 tickets ($5 for students with ID)


    Night of the Jack-o-Lanterns  



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    September 20, 2017

    Striped Cat Found in Bay Ridge

    If you are missing your striped tabby cat, someone in Bay Ridge found him.


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    September 20, 2017

    Alternate Side Suspended on September 21st and 22nd




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    September 20, 2017

    Meet Jennifer Esposito at the Bookmark Shoppe on 9/26

    Jennifer Esposito in Bay Ridge


    On Tuesday, September 26th from 7 – 8 pm, author, Jennifer Esposito will be at The Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge (8415 – 3rd Avenue). You can purchase tickets here (price includes one copy of the book)


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