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December 8, 2018

Brannan and Gounardes Named Rising Stars



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December 7, 2018

What’s Happening in Bay Ridge this Weekend? December 7th and 8th


Saturday, December 8th



  • Saint Anselm Brunch with Santa – pancake breakfast, games, crafts, raffles. Pictures with Santa. Santa gives every child a gift.


st. anselm santa brunch 2018




  • Redeemer Saint John Breakfast with Santa 939-83rd Street. $15 kids – $10 adults  10:00 am to 12 noon. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, Christmas crafts, caroling,raffles, goody bags for kids and most importantly your picture with Santa. All money raised will go to support the nursery school program. Pay at the door, or call or email to reserve your tickets in advance: 718-833-7700 or rsjnursery@gmail.com.


  • Christ Church 7301 Ridge Boulevard is holding a Winter Bazaar. To reserve a space call Catherine 718-877-9020  



  •  The Boy Scouts are selling wreaths outside of St. Andrews and OLA 7320 – 4th Avenue.




  • Make a gingerbread house at Sugarcoated Bakery 1078 65th Street. $45.00 Class is for children 6 and up. Reserve your spot 1:00 – 2:30 pm class or the 3:30 – 5:00 pm class. See other dates here RSVP: sugarcoatedbakeryny@gmail.com 





  • Bay Ridge 5th Avenue Merchants have the trolley with Santa again today from 65th to 85th Street and 5th (it stops at all bus stops). Free.




  • Join the 5th Avenue Merchants in lighting their tree at 7428 – 5th Avenue  4:15 pm (See above)



  • Geekfest Holiday Market at The Best Western Hotel 8315 – 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge 10:00 am – 6:00 pm



  • Saint Dominic’s Flea Market – 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway



  • Saint Ephrem’s Church Tree Lighting  2154 61st Street – after 5:00 pm mass.




  • Saint Athanasius Church Tree Lighting  2154 61st Street – after 5:30 pm mass.



  •  Saint Finbar’s Christmas Tree Lighting – 6:30 pm







  • Saint Pat’s Church Tree Lighting – 4th Avenue and 96th Street (after the 5:00 pm mass) at 6:00 pm.




  •   The Hideout – 8415 – 5th Avenue Toy Drive Show (starts at 7:30 pm). Bring a toy and you get free admission to hear a lot of bands playing.








Sunday, December 9th



  • Saint Anselm Catholic Academy Christmas Fair 11:00 -5:00. Free.




  •  The Boy Scouts are selling wreaths outside of St. Andrew’s Church  and OLA 7320 – 4th Avenue.





  • Trolley with Santa on 86th Street in Bay Ridge




  • Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge – 3:00 pm






  • The Art Room 8710 – 3rd Avenue – Gingerbread Party for Kids – pizza party – Register here * this fills up fast *



  • Saint Anselm Gingerbread Lane – make a gingerbread house or a few gingerbread men.


Saint Anselm Gingerbread House December 9th Bay Ridge




  • Christmas Karaoke at Schnitzel Haus on 5th Avenue and 73rd Street 1:00 – 4:00 pm





  • Photographs with Santa at Fairytale Island in Bay Ridge – make appointment here 2:00 – 7:00 pm




  • Saint Patrick’s Christmas Concert




  • Bay Ridge Nutcracker at 4:00 pm performed at Holy Angels Academy 347 – 74th Street. $15 tickets at the door only.


  • Scandinavian Christmas Ball at the Danish Club 741 – 65th Street – 2:00 pm. $60 Adults. Children under 12 are free.






  • Make a gingerbread house at Sugarcoated Bakery 1078 65th Street. $45.00 Class is for children 6 and up. Reserve your spot 11:00 am – 12:30 pm class or the 2:00 – 3:30 pm class. See other dates here sugarcoatedbakeryny@gmail.com



  • Saint Athanasius Church Sale – 61st Street and Bay Parkway






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December 6, 2018

Brunch with Santa – Firefly 12/9


The Brooklyn Firefly is an awesome spot — 7003 – 3rd Avenue. Their invitations are always old skool and amazing!



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December 6, 2018

Kitten Needs a Home for the Holidays




This adorable three-month-old tuxedo kitten is named Star! This adorable tuxedo is approximately three months old. He gets along and plays well with other kitties.


Contact IBKNY, 917-889-5896 or email maryab04@gmail.com if you would like to meet Star! 

Let me know if you get him!


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December 6, 2018

Progressives Wonder What Happened to Max Rose


Congressman-Elect Max Rose made pre-election promises. One of them was that he would join the Progressive Caucus on day 1. Rose had made a statement about this during the #NY11Forum in February 2018. See tweet:


Yet, Rose seems to be appeasing Republican voters in his district.  Others don’t seem too impressed with the newly elected Congressman either.



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December 6, 2018

There Won’t Be Xmas Without Marty Golden?! LOL

Some people in Bay Ridge make me laugh.  They are actually talking about Christmas or events not happening in Bay Ridge because Marty Golden won’t be the Senator.


LOL. Marty Golden isn’t Santa Clause.


There will always be events in Bay Ridge.




If you told me that Marty Golden cut down the tree and hauled it to Bay Ridge or that he personally put up the tree, I think I could understand a little better. But he didn’t – Marty told someone to go do it and then Marty just showed up at the event to give the speech: “Greatest borough, greatest city, greatest state…..blah blah blah.”   

A bigger, more twinklier tree lighting has come to Bay Ridge:


We are glad that Marty Golden won’t be able to do any more pay-to-play politics and that we have someone who is interested in writing bills  and create legislation for our area.  Marty’s legislation for illegal conversions was so weak.  And Marty was a senior legislator!


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December 6, 2018

Celebrate a Henry Harde Holiday in Bay Ridge




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December 6, 2018

Bay Ridge Stickers and T-shirts





These stickers and t-shirts with this design will be sold at Saint Anselm School’s Christmas Fair this weekend!



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December 5, 2018

Bob Holden Plays Politics Months After Being Elected

Bob Holden, Eric Adams, Raphael Espinol and others played politics today on the steps of City Hall.

Holden admitted to knowing about the sign problem since September and he hasn’t done anything about it. (Either is he is a politican who can’t get things done or his staff is dumb to admit that).



Yet his staff member who is in charge of handling his communications is a total jerk. They made a twitter account for Holden’s office cat (a pretty cat) and then the cat writes snarky messages to people who don’t kiss their butt and write their views on playing politics. (Seen here and below)




There’s your tax dollars at work Queens.  Bob Holden needs to get rid of the stupid employees who think it’s okay for an elected official’s office to act like they are 15 years old.

We saw the same from Senator Marty Golden’s staffers.


None of these politicians could organize a meeting  with the NYC Department of Housing Commissioner. Instead they made store owners stand out in the cold so they could take a picture.

Earth to politicians – you are suppose to cut the red tape and e-mail or cut the red tape for the small business owners.

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December 5, 2018

Christmas Music in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn

The sounds of a Christmas make it feel like Christmas!  Happy Caroling!

Saturday, December 1st




Thursday, December 6th



Sunday, December 9th





Wednesday, December 12th



  •   Fort Hamilton High School Winter Concert 7-9:30 pm – see here


Thursday, December 13th




  • Christ Central Church invites you to a night of ccandlelit caroling from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Cocoa Grinder at 69th Street and 3rd Avenue – register here






  •   Fort Hamilton High School Winter Concert 7-9:30 pm – see here   


Friday, December 14th



  • St. Finbar’s Church – 138 Bay 20th


Sunday, December 16th



saint anselm december 16th song



Union Church   7915 Ridge Blvd.









Saturday, December 22nd



Monday, December 24th






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December 5, 2018

Community Board 10 Considers Bike Riders



RadioFree Bay Ridge Pic


Tonight at 7:00 pm,  Community Board 10 met with residents and the NYC Department of Transportation.  Bike South Brooklyn encouraged bike enthusiasts to attend the meeting.




I love my car and if you asked me a few years ago about a bike lane, I would have said no way!

Now more than ever, more people are cycling around our neighborhood and we need to do something to make the road safer for them, especially young teens who don’t really understand how cautious they need to be around  4,000+ pound vehicles.  

Radiofree Bay Ridge shared what was said here. Read Dan’s writeup about the meeting here.



Making a covered bike lane that connects to the route to Manhattan and eventually over the Verrazzano Bridge is a logical choice. There’s a way to do this so everyone can use the road safely.

If you think we aren’t there yet, imagine a young Bay Ridge teen dying because he/she was riding from their home to their friend’s house and got hit by a car.  Yep we have to do something now – Bay Rigde parent agrees!  We’ve had some really lucky situations in Bay Ridge where young people have been hit by vehicles and survived. 

Thanks for staying late Community Board 10. I know my neighbors on Community Board 10 will  provide an amazing solution for the neighborhood (they always do). Plus our new Senator supports the Harbor Ring so a safe route for traveling is near.


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December 5, 2018

Owl’s Head Park Tree Lighting


Update: 12/10 Councilman Brannan posted pictures here.



Councilman Justin Brannan announced that the Owl’s Head Park Tree Lighting will take place on December 10th at 7:00 pm.





*Also on December 13th, there is a huge tree lighting at 36 Bay Ridge Parkway – info here



See other tree lightings and Christmas events in Bay Ridge




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