High art, live music, all weekend in Bay Ridge

bayridgeWhen the weather’s nice, there’s nothing like heading to a new neighborhood. Or, if you live in Bay Ridge, then it’s awesome when you have a reason for your friends to come to you. Like this weekend, for the art expo, craft show and live music of the Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts. The fest opens tonight with a reception and live jazz, and events (raffles, plant sale too) run through Sunday. The thing’s been going on since 1968, and the folks behind it provide scholarships to help local high-schoolers pursue a college degree in the arts. Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, April 8: 6:30–9:30 p.m.: Opening reception with pianist Elliot Sneider.
Friday, April 9: 6:30–9:30 p.m.: Art Exhibition; Musical Performance by the SWEET ADELINES (acapella) at 7:45pm
Saturday, April 10: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Craft Show and Art Exhibition
Saturday, April 10: 6:30–9:30 p.m.: Art Exhibition and Musical Performance by THE GORNS (rock, folk, blues)
Sunday, April 11: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Art Exhibition

Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts, The Parish Hall at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Ave. (take the R train to 77th St.)