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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, August 15

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shop + Tacos + Music + Beer = a sweet summer night at Rockaway Night Makers Market.

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Thursday, August 15

8 p.m.

So what if it’s Thursday! Head to the Sugar Bowl for a sweet weekday reprieve with the GrassLighters’ decadent blend of rock, folk, bluegrass and R&B.

15 Bedford Avenue, Breezy Point

 

Thursday, August 15

8:30 p.m.

Bungalow heats up with its summertime series, Thursdays with Bobby Butler and Friends. Tonight, The Butler jams with Phil Kadet at Bungalow’s outside deck. 

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Thursday, August 15

7:30 p.m.

Beautiful songstress Pamela with special guest, Adam Mantovani, bring a special feast of blues, folk, rock and more to RBQ. 

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, August 16

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

DJMugsyMugs will have the party poppin’ at Caracas! Whether you’re lookin’ for 80s, dancehall reggae, spiced up with some soca, the Mugs always delivers. So, turn up!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

Friday, August 16

6 p.m.

Get ready for a night of bay-full fun with Ready in 10 and Sal The Singer at Bungalow Bar.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, August 16

6 p.m.

Local rockers, Phil and The Family Band with special guest, Mixed Bag, jams in their sweet classic rock to local outdoor hotspot, La Barracuda.

Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, August 16

7 p.m.

TGIF! So who not make a beeline to Breezy’s BayHouse and have a bay-utiful night with special guest, the Roxbury Ramblers.

500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

 

Friday, August 16

9 p.m.

Famous rocker, turned country music crooner, RJ Scouton, brings his infectious bluegrass, country, and rock n’ roll swag to Rogers. 

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Friday, August 16

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Lookin’ for a small classic rock and blues band with a BIG sound? Well, look no further than RBQ, as Friends in Sound rocks your favorite classics! 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, August 17

6 p.m.

This evening, The Skamatixs with special guest, reggae legend, Mikey Chung, rings in the heartbeat of Jamaica to La Barracuda with rootsy ska, rocksteady and reggae.

Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Saturday, August 17

6 p.m.

The Electrix are back at Low Tide belting out all your favorite classic rock jams like The Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, plus original tunes.

Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Boardwalk Concession

 

Saturday, August 17

7 p.m.

Get a taste of Caribbean jazz riddims with Andy Bassford’s Jazz Conspiracy at Rustwoods.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, August 17

7 p.m.

Grab your mates and rock your evening Rockaway-style with Wine with Sue at Bungalow Bar!

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, August 17

9 p.m.

Tonight, Rogers is going to be lit! With Walker and The Brotherhood of the Grape with special guests, BMWA and local vocal powerhouse, Tiffany Lyons, get ready for a FUN-tabulous night of music.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, August 17

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

RBQ will be sizzling as the GrayTrippers takes over the popular barbecue spot, blazing your favorite oldies and rock classics.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, August 18

4 p.m.

Did you read Bair, as in Gerald Bair, or Beer? Well, there’ll be plenty of both this balmy afternoon at Rogers! 

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, August 18

4 p.m. 

It’s another SUNday! FUNday! at RBQ, and the popular BBQ spot serves up another fantastic music feast with Blac Rabbit pumpin’ out Beatles songs and original music. 

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, August 18

7 p.m.

End your weekend on a conscious note with the Roots Vibration Band at Rustwoods.

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. 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 the Mike Severino Trio. 

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

FAMILY DANCE JUBILEE

Thursday, August 15

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friends of the Beach 59th Playground Association hosts Family Dance Jubilee! So, get your dancing shoes on, and join in on this dance celebration as a family. Parents and children get the chance to score gift certificates for busting out their best moves. Also, all are welcome to attend the free dance clinic! Certificates awarded to the best couple’s costume, cutest couple and best moves! So, start practicing and get ready for a fun time!

Beach 59th Street and Shore Front Road

 

3RD ANNUAL
CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL
IN THE ROCKAWAYS

Saturday, August 17

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gear up for plenty mas at the 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival, hosted by Senator James Sanders, this Saturday! 2019’s sizzling entertainment lineup includes: HeidiBe, Idika Rocks, Dre Q, Foundation Band, Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist, Kemar Bailey, the cool beats of Fasol Band, reggae sensation Bigga Haitian, and the headliner this year is Anslem Douglas, Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, best known for the hit—“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Also, expect a bevy of floats, steel pan bands, moko jumbies and masqueraders. The parade kicks off at Beach 20th Street and Seagirt Blvd., culminating with live performances at Bayswater Park, located at 701 Beach 32nd Street. For more info., contact Senator Sanders’ office at 718-523-3069, or visit Facebook page: 3rd Annual Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways.

 

ARTS

Thursday, August 15

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This your last chance to see the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s exhibit, Beach Elements V, featuring a bevy of multi-faceted artists each expressing their appreciation of the visual and healing beauty of the beach. 

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

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