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Ok, if anyone asks you to leave the peninsula for a date or family affair, unleash your Rockaway Groan! It’s 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:

 

Thursday, July 25

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Head to Caracas for a surreal acoustic listening experience on the boardwalk as guitar duo, Aerial Acoustics, breezes in with their signature flavor of pop and jazz covers, and original music.

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Thursday, July 25

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Blac Rabbit’ is back at RBQ bringing in their viral Beetles-mania magic!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Thursday, July 25

8:30 p.m.

Bobby Butler’s Bungalow Bar Thursday night concert series jams on tonight with P.J. O’Connor, Anthony Rizzo and Little Embers on vocals.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, July 26

6 p.m.

Grab your BFFS, and head to Bungalow for a classic rock party on the bay with Mike & Miley, playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, July 26

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tonight, La Barracuda ushers in a completely different vibe with Malagasy band, BeMaeva blending world music, American jazz and R&B with irresistible African dance grooves. Definitely not only to miss!

Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, July 26

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Head to RBQ for a top-drawer night with Celtic-American singer/songwriter, Jeff Conlon.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, July 26

9 p.m.

Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter Ensor is back at Rogers performing his moving folk tunes and melodies.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, July 27

3 p.m.

La Barracuda is hosting the 8th Annual Circus Side Show Jello Wrestling Bash! Talk about FUN! FUN! FUN! Get ready to laugh, rock and if you want — jump in the ring and get gooey! Plus musical guests: The Supertones, BoscoMujo and Freya Wilcox & The Howl. $10 admission. Pay $15 admission and you get a rockin’ official JELLO WRESTLERS 2019 t-shirt! Wrestlers drink for free!

Corner of Beach 97th & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, July 27

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bungalow Bar is going to be lit, as local guys, The B-141’s roll in rockin’ all your favorite hits.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, July 27

9 p.m.

Check out The Kitchen’s sizzling feast of classic rock, blues and funk at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, July 27

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Make no bones about it! If Motown, soul, rock n’ roll and top 40s are your flavor, head to RBQ on RBB ‘cause human juke box duo, Magic Bones, will have you on the dance floor jammin’ to your favorite hits.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, July 28

2 p.m.

It’s Rockaway’s #1 party band, Wine With Sue’s Sunday Funday at Bungie! So come on in and eat, drink and be merry as you rock with WWS!

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Sunday, July 28

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It’s another SUNday FUNday at RBQ and what better way to enjoy your afternoon than with Ireland’s Cork-born, internationally-known folk singer and songwriter, Niall Connolly at RBQ!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, July 28

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate sweet Rockaway Beach life at La Barracuda on a jazzy note with Squid Trio.

Beach 97th Street & Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Sunday, July 28

5 p.m.

Forgot tomorrow is Monday! Head to the BayHouse for a frolicking afternoon with great food, bay views and live entertainment from the Soccer Dads.

500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

 

Wednesday, July 31

7 p.m.

Tonight, Whit’s is hoppin’ with Squid Trio featuring Chris Tedesco, Karen Buff and Professa Squid. Get ready for a jazzy acoustic feast!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Tuesdays

8 p.m. to Midnight

Looking for a fun open mike night in The Rock? Well, Connolly’s is a local favorite and with Professa Squid as host, grab the chance to jam with Rockaway’s finest!

155 Beach 95th Street

 

Fridays

5 p.m.

Join Riis’ famous Friday night rosé flowing 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/beebop lunch featuring Mike Severino, Simon Chardiet and special guests.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SPECIAL MENTION —

6TH ANNUAL ROCKAWAY BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 27

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Folks, if you all about that jazz—the boardwalk is calling you for the Sixth Annual Rockaway Beach Jazz Music Festival hosted by local Tim Otto, featuring seasoned NYC jazz bands—Claire Daly Quartet, Spin Cycle and Lloyd Haber & Andrew Lamb Duo. So, don’t miss a note at Low Tide Bar! FREE!

Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Concession

 

ROCKAWAY BEACH AUTISM FAMILIES SUMMER MUSIC FEST 2019!

Sunday, July 28

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join Rockaway Beach Autism Families at the Caracas boardwalk concession for our 2019 Summer Music Fest for Autism! This year’s lineup features an eclectic bevy of performances featuring Malagasy/world music band, BeMaeva—Cuban band, Proud Yuma—and dishing up blues/soul/classic rock is LL Duo. Plus raffle prizes, tee-shirts and more! What better place to turn the tide for autism awareness and acceptance than on our beautiful oceanfront! 

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

THEATER

Fridays and Saturdays

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Rockaway Theatre Company presents Newsies, a musical based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. When newspaper titan Joseph Pulitzer raised newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, a rag-tag gang of newsies take action. Show dates: July 26, 27, 28 and August 2, 3 and 4. Grab your tickets at www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

PLUS —

On Sunday, July 28 proceeds from RTC’s Newsies will go towards the North Shore Animal League America. The NSALA mobile adoption unit will also be stationed outside the theater on that day, and healthy dogs and cats will be available for adoption.

Post Theatre, Fort Tilden

 

ARTS

Saturday & Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance showcases their exhibit, Beach Elements V, featuring a bevy of multi-faceted artists each expressing their appreciation of the visual and healing beauty of the beach. This exhibit is ongoing until August 15.

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden,

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