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If anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, it’s okay to unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s officially summer, and you have a good excuse. With the beaches and concessions open, plus a sizzling lineup of live music, theater and arts—you better let folks know— ain’t no reason to leave the peninsula—the Rock is the place to be!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Friday, May 31

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Locals Rule makes their rockin’ return to Caracas belting out your favorite classic rock and oldies jams!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Friday, May 31

6 p.m.

Lock in a lively start to the weekend with Danny Mulvanerty of Indaculture at Bungalow Bar’s always jammin’ Acoustic Fridays.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, May 31

7 p.m. to Midnight

From choro, cumbia, cajun, retro-pop, and their own original music— seafaring acoustic gypsy soul band, Stell & Snuggs, beckons you to a musical sailing adventure at the Brewery.

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Friday, May 31

7 p.m. to Midnight

Pay it forward by joining the Breezy Point Co-op’s WTC Memorial Fundraiser featuring Phil and The Family Band, Grasslighters, The Locals, and special guests, Meghan Langella and Kerry Kearney. Proceeds go towards repairs for the Breezy and Roxbury 9/11 Memorials. $20 tickets can be purchased at the co-op office or night of the event. BYOB!

500 Bayside Avenue, Breezy Point

 

Friday, May 31

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Don’t be a fool and miss Fools Night Out at RBQ. This band will have your feet on fire prancing to classic rock, country, R&B and even an Irish tune or two.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, May 31

9 p.m.

Thai Rock gets bluesy with international sensation, Tony O delivering an electric night of soul achin’ blues.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, June 1

3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

DANCE-SHOP-DINE on the boardwalk at DredSurfer Grill. This pop-up will have an eclectic assortment of vendors, live music and of course, DredSurfer’s off-the-hook Caribbean cuisine.

DredSurfer Grill, Beach 17th Concession

 

Saturday, June 1

5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Calling all alternative rock hounds! You don’t want to miss A/B Studios’ backyard show featuring Sewer Skrewer, Brian Kish’s Lounge Pants, Passive Aggressive and Pepper Kings. $10 cover.

111-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, June 1

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The boardwalk will be lit as the GrayTrippers takes over Low Tide Bar blazing your favorite oldies and rock classics.

Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession

 

Saturday, June 1

6 p.m.

Tonight, libations and classic rock will be pouring aplenty at Jamesons with the always fun-lovin’ Rock-A-Wades on the entertainment lineup!

421 Beach 129th Street

 

Saturday, June 1

6 p.m.

Rockaway Beach life gets even sweeter at La Barracuda with Pamela and LuVibe back delivering their sizzling cocktail of folk, blues, classic rock and more!

Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, June 1

7 p.m.

The Billy Johnson Quartet will you have you dripping buckets as they heat up Rustwoods with their rich blend of jazz, funk and fusion.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, June 1

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Achin’ for your Solshyne fix? Well fans, head to the BayHouse because they’ll be ‘shyning’ all your psychedelic rock favorites on the Breezy bay.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, June 1

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Head to RBQ, and salute Rockaway’s Celtic roots with Irish musician and vocalist, Walter Ensor.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, June 2

4 p.m.

The Rock-A-Wades are back at outdoor food oasis, La Barracuda! Get ready to sing, clap and dance your heart out to some epic classic rock tunes.

Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Sunday, June 2

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Get jazzified with Tim Otto & Free Ride on the boardwalk as they celebrate the release of their new EP now out on all streaming services.

Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession

 

Sunday, June 2

7 p.m.

Close your weekend on a conscious note with the Roots Vibration Band’s deep reggae grooves at Rustwoods.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m. to Midnight

Connolly’s ever-popular Open Mic Night is back, hosted by Rockaway’s beloved musicmeister, Professa Squid!

155 Beach 95th Street

 

Thursdays

8 p.m. to midnight

Calling all musicians and vocalists—time to strut what you got at RBQ’s Open Mic Night!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Fridays

5 p.m.

Join Riis’ famous Friday night lobster jam with DJ Shirine Saad. $30 lobster dinner includes 1 1/2 lb. lobster and sides, corn and potatoes. First-come, first-served or reserve at lobster-jam.eventbrite.com

Bay 9 Riis Beach Park Bazaar

 

Sundays

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz lunch featuring local legends, The Mike Severino Trio!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SPECIAL MENTION —

ROCKAWAY’S 7TH ANNUAL IRISH FESTIVAL

FEATURING JOE HURLEY’S ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE!

Saturday June 1 & Sunday, June 2

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Rockaway Beach/Breezy Point Annual Irish Festival gets bigger and better every year, and with Joe Hurley’s Legendary All-Star Irish Rock Revue delivering some serious craic this year—you’ll find an even bigger pot of gold. With Wine With Sue, Breezy’s Pipes and Drums Band, Shilelagh Law, the O’Malley Dancers, Joe Hurley’s awesome lineup, the Highland Rovers, Canny Brothers, Hellcat Maggie, and more (too many to list), plus unlimited free children’s rides and painting—follow the rainbow to two days of pure Irish revelry! This AOH-sponsored event is welcome for all — bring the entire family! Just note no coolers or beach chairs. Adults $10 and kids under 12 are FREE! For more info, visit: irishfest21.com

St. Camillus, Beach 100th Street & Shore Front Parkway

 

Thursday, Thursday, May 30,

Saturday, June 1

& Sunday, June 2

Did you know that the first-ever transatlantic flight happened a century ago right here in Rockaway? This is your last chance to learn about this historic event at the First Transatlantic Flight Exhibit at Fort Tilden. For info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org

 

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

THEATER

Rockaway Theatre Company presents Doubt: A Parable. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning dramaplay is based upon a priest suspected of molesting a 12-year-old boy. Is the priest guilty? That’s the doubt you will have to unravel. Show dates are May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

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