Lining up plans for the Holidays? Well, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is teeming with fabulous holiday lightings, Santa visits, music, theater, arts and not to mention — shopping!



Friday, November 30

6 p.m.

TGIF! So why not unwind and get the party started at Bungalow Bar for Acoustic Fridays, as Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie rocks your work week tensions away with the best classic rock, Motown classics and more!

 377 Beach 92nd Street


Friday, November 30

8:30 p.m.

Add some NOLA heat to your weekend lineup with Uncle Dave and his Nawlins Funk Band. You’ll be tapping your feet to the beat so much, don’t be surprised if you pull out your phone and start booking tickets for a flight to N’awlins.

375 Beach 92nd Street


Saturday, December 1

8 p.m.

Sorry winter! The BayHouse is going to feel plenty warm tonight as Friends in Sound takes the stage, rocking your favorite classic rock and blues. Plus with great drinks on tap, delish food and beautiful bay views — you’ll be rockin’ with your buds as if it’s summertime.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point


Saturday, December 1

8:30 p.m.

Looking for a sweet, sultry night loaded with a barrel of laughs? Well, look no further than Thai Rock as the Sweet Suzi Band teases you with the mud of the ole’ South, to the gritty NYC dirt, to the alluring U.K. countryside. And with guest bartender, Tommy Murphy of Tom Murphy’s Pub fame and proprietor of Curran’s Superior Meats, slinging cocktails and pouring beer, you’ll be in for a great night.

375 Beach 92nd Street


Saturday, December 1

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Winston McBoogie is the man of the hour as he’ll also be rocking RBQs with your fave rock classics and blues. Plus with tasty food and beverages on the menu, you won't want to leave! But no need to fear, RBQ’s stays open late, and you can always take home something yummy for your Sunday brunch.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.


Saturday, December 1

9 p.m.

Rogers is the place to be tonight as it’s going to be crazed! Not only will Wine with Sue be delivering their notoriously wild rock n’ roll party covers — you don’t want to miss the ultimate live boxing broadcast of Wilder versus Fury. Both of these dudes are putting their unbeaten records in the ring, and are vying for the world heavyweight title — this is going to be a roaring face-to-face!

203 Beach 116th Street



8 p.m.

It’s Karaoke Wednesdays at the Rockaway Brewing Company! All you need is some pluck and of course your voice to belt out your favorite tunes amongst good company.

415 Beach 72nd Street






Who can resist a chance to see Santa?


Saturday, December 2

2 to 4 p.m.

It’s time for Treats with Santa and Rockaway WISH will be bringing you both at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. There will be DJ music to rock around the Christmas tree too, while kids get to meet Santa and receive some goodies or get their face painted. This event is free but donations of wrapped toys are welcome.

533 Beach 126th Street



Looking for that special holiday gift? Forget the savage department store shopping. Why not buy comfortably here on the Rock, with the added bonus of supporting local artisans at various pop-ups around town! (See page 6 for a more complete list).


Saturdays & Sundays

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hosted by Rockapulcorun, Glider’s Holiday Market will feel as though you stepped into an eclectic village featuring an assortment of handcrafted items, and those with a sugary tooth, will be in pastry heaven with treats from the Holiday Dessert Outlet. Plus Fit Food Kitchen will be open. Happening every weekend until December 23.

114-04 Beach Channel Drive (in the parking lot)


Thursday, November 29 &

December 13

6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Belle Harbor Yacht Club’s Holiday Boutique is a big one. Not only will you able to score that special gift from two floors featuring 40+ vendors selling clothing, art, accessories, jewelry, culinary delights, skin products, designer eyewear, and more! — You’ll get to make a fete out of the experience as there will be live music, 50/50 and gift raffles, and bar!

533 Beach 126th Street


Friday, November 30

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Stop by the Broad Channel Craft Fair and pay it forward to the American Legion Comfort Warriors. This fair maybe small, but big in heart, as besides finding beautiful jewelry, ornaments, goods and crafts, there will be a raffle with all proceeds going towards the American Legion Comfort Warriors.

American Legion Hall (209 Cross Bay Blvd.)


Sunday, December 2

Noon to 5 p.m.

You don’t want to Miss C Celena Jewelry’s 1st Annual Holiday Pop-up at DredSurfer. From jewelry, custom tees, skincare, mini makeovers and even elaborate hair extensions — they all will be available. So come out and treat yourself to a divine shopping experience in Far Rock!

DredSurfer Grill (inside the Beach 17th Street concession restaurant)




Thursday, November 29 &

Friday, December 30

Saturday, December 1 &

Sunday, December 2

Locals — everyone is raving about the Rockaway Theater Company’s production of the classical musical, Pipin. This is the last weekend, so don’t miss your chance to see this thought-provoking story of a young man, asking the big question, “What is the meaning of my life?” For tickets, visit:

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden


Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 6 p.m.

Only two dates left for The Bayswater Players’ world premiere musical, Ugly, a coming of age love story based on Oscar Wilde’s The Birth of the Infanta. For tickets, visit: or call Michael at: 718-208-9687

Bayswater Theater

2355 Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway


Saturdays and Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t miss the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s final show of the year, Gifted, and their annual holiday art exhibition, Celebrations, featuring the unique works from RAA members. Both Gifted and Celebrations will be on view every weekend through December 16. For further info, visit: the sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden.


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