Brighten up! The days are getting longer, injecting light and vitality in Rockaway’s always-fun happenings around town. So, no need to leave our shores, ‘cause the local scene is chock full of live music, theater and arts. See round-up below!



Friday, February 14

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tunefully glide into your Valentine's weekend with the smooth acoustic guitar magic of Taylor Searing at Bungalow Bar’s always lively Acoustic Fridays.

377 Beach 92nd Street


Saturday, February 15

7:30 p.m.

Whit’s is the place to be tonight, as Kyle and Paul Wade usher in their always epic sing-a-long Classic Rock feast. Plus, who can resist a Whit’s End experience on a Saturday night? See you there!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, February 15

9:30 p.m.

Baby it’s cold outside, but Spring forward with The Pointers at Rogers, pumping the pub with plenty of rockin’ heat, and of course libations are always on tap to cool you off.

203 Beach 116th Street


Sunday, February 16

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Popular local music man, Kyle Wade, known as one-half of the Rock-A-Wades, hosts the first-ever Sunday Jamboree Open Mic at Harbor Light! Bring your own instrument and strut what you got, plus with Kyle as the master of ceremonies, this will be one afternoon action-packed with shenanigans!

129-18 Newport Ave


Sunday, February 16

4 p.m.

Aye! It’s Sunday, but head to Rogers and feel your workweek tensions wash away as you indulge in the sweet vocals and versatile acoustics of Rockaway’s Irish son, Walter Ensor.

203 Beach 116th Street



8 p.m.

End your Monday on a high note at Rockaway Brewing Co.’s Karaoke Night.

415 Beach 72nd Street



7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Every Wednesday in February, head to Whit’s for a psychedelic feast celebrating the legacy of The Grateful Dead with live bands and DJs. For more info, visit Facebook event page: “Dead Wednesdays” ( )

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd



5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It’s all about that jazz with The Mike Severino Trio Sunday Jazz Sessions at Whit’s End.

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd





Saturday, February 15

3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, share the love with Rockaway Solutions Not Shelters' supporters for an all-day fundraiser at RBQ. Get your groove on to live entertainment with Gerald Bair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and starting at 8 p.m., DJ Gary Suglia spins your favorite country, rock and dance classics. Plus, put your bid in for raffle prizes donated by a variety of businesses. For info, call RBQ at 718-318-7427.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd



 Saturday, February 15

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dale un poco de amor a Puerto Rico—Give Puerto Rico some love—by joining CROM with your fancy footwork and hip action at their salsa class fundraiser taught by NYC-based professional instructors. Whether you want to learn, let loose or show off your prowess on the dance floor—what a great way to pay it forward to Puerto Rico's earthquake disaster relief through dance and reveling in Boricua music! Classes are $30 p/p. Bring the entire family. Children are welcome! All proceeds go toward San Juan, Puerto Rico-based nonprofit, With Love, Puerto Rico. (See article on page 3 for more info, visit Facebook page: CROM Physical Culture or call: 718-945-1700). Also, if you can’t attend the event, visit With Love, Puerto Rico Corp. on Facebook.

217 Beach 92nd Street



 Friday, February 14

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Picturesque Kennedy’s hosts a Valentine’s Special Night to Remember with sultry songstress, Pamela Nardi. Full dinner menu and romantic specials for two. Reservations recommended. Call 718-945-0202.

406 Bayside, Breezy Point


Friday, February 14

8 p.m.

Celebrate love with drag queens, Ginger Ladd and Dreama Belle’s, Love is Love Party at the Rockaway Brewing Co. Get ready for a memorable evening of performances and dancing. Beer and pizza will be available for purchase.

415 Beach 72nd Street


Friday, February 14

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

If you’re looking for a casual spot to celebrate your Valentine’s or Galentine’s, RBQ's is definitely the place to be—as you’ll share the love with RBQ’a special prime rib dinner, plus LL Duo, aka Love and Lucky, will serenade the crowd with their signature blues rock, soul selections and a bit of a’more!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd



Get ready to Bugalou in 2020! The popular concert series kicks off its third season in February with a chock-full three shows this winter and spring all here in Rockaway at St. Camillus Springman Hall! A special discounted season pass to all three Bugalou shows is available now for $100 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For tickets, visit:


February 28

7 p.m.

If you like The Band, you'll love The THE BAND Band (TTBB), the only nationally touring band dedicated exclusively to the accurate reproduction of The Band's music, bringing to life the authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire. But first, Real Young and Lazy Horse kickoffs off the night with a celebration of music legend, Neil Young.

9915 Rockaway Beach Blvd



 Sunday, February 23

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Calling all actors! The Rockaway Theatre Company is holding auditions for their production of the hilarious slapstick comedy, "What The Rabbi Saw". Bring headshot and resume. Sides will be provided. Dress comfortably as there may be some improv. These are the only audition dates for this production. Call backs if required, will be by invitation only. Show performance dates are May 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31st. Please do not audition if you are not available on all show dates. Visit: for travel directions, character descriptions and more info.

Post Theater, Building T4, Fort Tilden

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 By Kami-Leigh Agard