Brighten up! The days are getting longer, injecting light and vitality in Rockaway’s always-fun happenings around town. So, no need to leave the peninsula as the Rock is teeming with fabulous live music, theater and arts.



Friday, January 11

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kick off your weekend at Jamesons’ happy hour with Stardust. Your heart will be on fire as the husband and wife acoustic duo plays your favorite rock hits.

421 Beach 129th Street


Friday, January 11

6 p.m.

Forget the cold! Make a beeline to Bungalow Bar as the Rock-A-Wades fire up the popular bayside spot with their infectious lineup of classic rock n’ roll hits.

377 Beach 92nd Street


Friday, January 11

8:30 p.m.

Get unplugged from the workweek stress with popular Broad Channel music man Chris Long at RBQ. Great food — great music — great local atmosphere!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, January 12

8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Local speakeasy, Rustwoods goes deep blue with the Ancient Jazz Quartet playing straight up blues and jazz de la nuit. Plus special menu from Whit’s End!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, January 12

8:30 p.m.

Get ready to let loose as Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie rocks your tensions away with your favorite rock, Motown classics and more at RBQ on RBB!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, January 12

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Brooklyn Bards transports you to the Emerald Isle with classic and contemporary Irish war marches, slides, rebel and love songs. Leanúint do chroí to Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street


Sunday, January 13

11:30 a.m.

Brunch at Kennedy’s offers an extra special treat with award-winning musicians, songwriters and vocalists, Lord and Weber with percussionist, Larry Eagle. If you think Breakfast at Tiffany’s was good — this Sunday’s Brunch at Kennedy’s will offer even more special memories!

406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point



Friday, January 11

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Q.P.T.V. will be filming a television program for the second part of their award-winning documentary on the music of South Queens’ Sandy recovery. Live broadcast by RBBC. The evening benefits the American Legion and VFW Post 260, who were central in post-Sandy relief efforts. Entertainment lineup: Walker (with members of the Brotherhood of the Grape and Q-South), Indaculture, Sasha Dobson, Wine With Sue, Hop City Hellcats, John Scarpulla Band, and special guest appearances by B.M.W.A and Cait O’Riordan. Come out, dig the music, and toast to community. $20 admission.

American Legion Post 1404

209 Cross Bay Blvd, Broad Channel



Tuesday, January 15

7 p.m.

RB BOOK LOVERS BOOK CLUB meets to discuss “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen. Dessert and beverages served.

421 Beach 141 Street


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