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Who cares if it’s officially Fall? As far as locals are concerned—the Rockaway Groan still rules. There’s so much to enjoy as local hot spots are forever hopping with fabulous live music, theater and arts. So stick around—the Rock is the place to be!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Thursday, October 31

6 p.m. to Midnight

On the night after Halloween, continue the boo-rrific celebrations with your best-decked buds at Rockaway Brewing Co.’s Ball of a Thousand Horrors. The fun kicks off with trick-or-treating for the kids at 6 p.m., followed by performances by Rockaway Brewing Co’s resident drag queens. Come dressed to spook as you and your company delve in drinking games, dancing and more. Visit @rockawaybrewco on Instagram for more info.

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Friday, November 1

8 p.m. to Midnight

Rockaway’s Irish son—Walter Ensor— is back at RBQ performing his soul-stirring folk tunes and melodies.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, November 1

8:30 p.m.

Thai Rock gets bluesy with international sensation and Grammy-nomination recording artist, Tony O delivering an electric night of soul achin’ blues. Plus for an even more awesome treat is Rockaway’s Mike Severino backing up Mr. O on drums.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, November 1

9 p.m.

Grab your mates and head to Rogers for an unquenchable classic rock feast with Mike & Miley, pouring your favorites from the 60s and 70s.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Friday, November 1

9 p.m.

Halloween may be over but it’s just getting started at The BayHouse. Head to the Breezy bayside establishment for a Halloween party featuring live music by Passive Aggressive.

500 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, November 2

8 p.m. to Midnight

The Highland Rovers were so good that RBQ is bringing the craic back! Be guaranteed that you will be encoring with a pint in hand before the night harmoniously ends with sweet Celtic flavor.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, November 2

8:30 p.m.

Head to Thai Rock as JJ’s Funky Groove takes you down memory lane performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album in its entirety, as well as other timeless rock favorites.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, November 2

9 p.m.

Make a beeline to Rogers as the Rock-A-Wades fires up the Irish pub with their always-fabulous roll call of classic rock n’ roll hits. 

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, November 3

4 p.m.

Aye! So what if tomorrow is Monday! Let Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie rock your workweek tensions away with your besties — rock, Motown classics and more at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, November 3

6:30 p.m.

Nationwide touring jazz band, Suenos, brings a unique flavor to Thai Rock. The band’s surreal blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, indie rock, neo-soul and electronic music—all tinged with bebop horns flowing—will have you levitating in a state of sonorous wonderment, by the end of the night.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

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

 

Sunday, November 3

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FALL FEST

Halloween has come and gone but fall is still underway. To celebrate the season, House on the Rock Church is hosting a festival complete with crafts, face-painting, an inflatable corn maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, snack, music and more. All are welcome! And if you have skills in the kitchen, consider bringing a pot of chili for the chili contest! If yours is the best, you can win a $100 gift certificate.

Waterside School for Leadership

190 Beach 110th Street

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Saturday, November 23

7 p.m. to Midnight 

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC ACADEMY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

It’s all about the music tonight for St. Francis as the school hosts an epic fundraising concert featuring:  longest-running U2 tribute band in the U.S., Unforgettable Fire. Tickets are $40. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash bar serving wine, beer, soda, and water. Unforgettable Fire kicks off the concert at 8 p.m. Plus DJ Mouse will spin party beats throughout the night. To order tickets, visit Facebook event page: Unforgettable Fire Concert. Deadline to order tickets is Thursday, November 7. All proceeds go toward St. Frances de Sales Catholic Academy.

SFDS School Gymnasium:

219 Beach 129th Street

 

ARTS

Saturdays and Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Head to the Rockaway Artists Alliance to check out Beach Towel, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Rockaway Beach artist, Evan Mazellan. Mazellan’s seven paintings feature photographs taken with his personal mobile device. Subjects are rendered in oil stick rather than oil paint, and use common techniques and mark-making methods native to the disciplines of drawing and traditional printmaking. On view through November 30.

sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

Saturdays and Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The RAA’s ArtSplash 2019 is still on! Grab the opportunity to celebrate local artists’ work in all media including photography, paint, sculpture, etc. 

Open through November 10.

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

Wednesdays

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance hosts Oils & Acrylics Painting classes with instructor, Joseph Perez (www.seapainter.net). Students bring their own supplies and are allowed to pay as they go. $20 RAA member/ $30 non-member.

sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

THEATER

Starting next Friday, November 8!

Rockaway Theatre Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This family-friendly play is a musical comedy featuring a diverse group of young characters competing for the chance of a lifetime to be the champion of the Spelling Bee.  As the youth make their way through a series of potentially made-up words, each character segues into their own hilarious and touching story from their home lives, while trying desperately to avoid the sound of the eliminating buzzer. The show is constantly flipping between present reality and an imagined fantasy world of the contestants. The audience is able to see into the desires of these kids and their unique reasons for wanting to win the bee. Show dates are November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices: Adults $20.00 / Seniors $15.00. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

 

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