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With New Year’s Eve just a few days away, there’s no need to leave the Rock. Party it up right here, as the peninsula is teeming with all kinds of merriment for you to RING in 2019. Here’s a quick recap of Rock-straordinary celebrations happening around town.

 

LIVE MUSIC:

 

Friday, December 28

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kicking off Jamesons’ happy hour is husband and wife acoustic duo, Stardust, blazing your heart with all your fave rock classics. Plus with libations and pub grub generously flowing, what’s not to love?

421 Beach 129th Street

 

Friday, December 28

8:30 p.m.

Calling all Deadheads — you don’t want to miss the Rainbow Spirals as they drum up your favorite Grateful Dead tunes at Thai Rock! This six-piece tribute band, co-lead by Mike Severino on drums and Adam Douglass on guitar, will keep you reelin’ and rockin’ all night long.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, December 28

8:30 p.m.

Tonight, head to RBQ for a classic rock feast with Mike & Miley, playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s. And with plenty of finger lickin’ food and good pints on tap, you won’t want the night to end!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, December 29

4 p.m. / 8 p.m.

Christmas was so good that RBQ is bringing it back, and this time it will be pure Sham-Rock! RBQ’s Irish Christmas kicks off at 4 p.m. with Notre Dame versus Clemson NCAA football playoff. Then at 8 p.m., wildly-popular The Highland Rovers takes the stage, delivering their signature Celtic-flavored rock. Plus with corned beef, shepherd’s pie and more on the menu, this family-friendly Irish Christmas Day will be “green, green, green, all the happy night and day.”

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, December 29

9 p.m.

Local speakeasy, Rustwoods goes deep blue as the Tony O Blues Band takes the stage belting out music that is straight up American blues, no chaser. And as an added treat, local Mike Severino will be accompanying Tony O on drums. Plus with Whit’s End dishing up a special menu, this is one evening you don’t want to miss!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, December 29

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

With just three days left before 2019 — why not let loose at Rogers’ Pre-New Year’s Eve party with Identity Theft’s always jammin’ lineup of classic rock, funk, blues and pop?

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, December 30

1 p.m.

It's the nail-biting final week of the 2018 NFL season, and RBQ is showing it live on the big screen. Even if you’re not in the survivor pool, come on in and debate the game as you indulge in RBQ’s food and drink specials.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Fridays

8 p.m.

Calling all rhymers and lyricists. Let’s see if you got game at Rustwoods Hip Hop Karaoke night! The winner gets to don the majestic Biggie Smalls crown with the title of Rustwoods Hip Hop Karaoke Champion of the Week, plus the added bonus? A pot full of money! Registration is $20. To sign up, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: (347) 927-5890. And for folks who just want to spectate, entry fee is $5.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

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LOCAL NEW YEAR’S
CELEBRATIONS!

Don’t let the ball drop on your New Year’s celebrations. There’s something for everyone happening around town.

 

Monday, December 31

7:30 p.m til 1 a.m.

Don’t be a fool and miss out on this New Year’s Eve bash with Fool’s Night Out. This New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the Breezy Point Catholic Club will feature a buffet dinner, open bar, champagne toast, hats and noisemakers and live music, of course, live music. Contact Erik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 718-634-8186 for tickets.

204-10 Rockaway Point Blvd

 

Monday, December 31

7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Live up New Year’s Eve in highfalutin’ style at one of the peninsula’s most elegant restaurants, Kennedys’, boasting beautiful bay views. From jazz to disco, be wooed with live performances from beautiful songstress, Pamela Nardi, accompanied by LuVibe. Also on the menu — a wide selection of wine, cocktails and beer. Dinner seating available. For reservations, call 718-945-0202.

406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point

 

Monday, December 31

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Why spend the last night of 2018 couch-potato style? For just $60, head to RBQ on RBB for a pumpin’ New Year’s Eve Bash featuring live music with Celtic-American singer/songwriter, Jeff Conlon. Entrance fee includes buffet dinner, open bar, champagne toast and noise makers. This will be a hot ticket, so call 718-318-7427 to make your reservations now!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Monday, December 31

10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Looking for a sizzling night with major music headliners? Well, Thai Rock is the hot ticket serving up epic band, Alive N’ Kickin with Blues Hall of Famer, Kerry Kearney. This ultimate bash also includes Thai Rock’s delicious cuisine, their infamous New Year’s Drop, champagne toast, hats, noisemakers and more! $55 per person in advance/ $75 at the door (if available). For advanced tickets, visit: thairock.us.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Tuesday, January 1

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ring in a brand new year with a festive brunch party at RBQ. For $40 per person, you’ll be feted with brunch, open bar and live music from human juke box duo, Magic Bones, playing your favorite Motown, soul, rock n’ roll and top 40s.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Tuesday, January 1

3 p.m.

Grab your mates and set sail into 2019 with Wine with Sue’s notoriously wild rock n’ roll at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club. You’ll be partying on the dance floor like it’s 1999 — well 2019 — Rock-a-way style!

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Tuesday, January 1

3 p.m.

Recover from New Year’s Eve with brunch at Bungalow Bar at DJ Teddy. Make sure to wear purple for Purple Day in honor of Emily Hutton.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

OTHER MUSES AROUND TOWN

Sunday, January 6,

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8,

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Calling all aspiring and professional actors! The Rockaway Theatre Company is holding auditions for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, directed by Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka. Synopsis: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? For more info about auditions, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

Post Theater, Building T4, Fort Tilden

 

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