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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES

Who cares if Labor Day has come and gone? Summer ain’t over! The heat is still on and 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, plus the concessions are open for another glorious week. So stick around—the Rock is the place to be!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

 

Friday, September 13

6 p.m.

Of course Caracas has to stamp the grand finale of the summer with Big Squid! Celebrate the squidaliciousness of Rockaway’s summer on a big scale with R&B, blues, funk and NOLA. Be guaranteed, your feet will be on fire!

Caracas, Beach 106th Boardwalk Concession

 

Friday, September 13

8 p.m. to Midnight

It’s still summer, so why not celebrate sweet Rockaway Beach life with the Rock-A-Wades at RBQ! Plus with RBQ’s delish barbecue and libations on the menu—why go anywhere else?

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, September 14

4 p.m.

DredSurfer hosts “GAG ORDER” On The Rocks Weekend Caribbean Beach Party jam. Come on down and vibe to live Caribbean entertainment, food, beer and wine. Free!

DredSurfer Beach 17th Street Concession

 

Saturday, September 14

4 p.m. to Midnight

This Saturday afternoon, RBQ is not just dishing up their always finger-lickin’ barbecue and drinks, but also a double bill of live music. First up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. is Blac Rabbit, performing Beatles classics masterfully colored with their own compositions. Then at 8 p.m. to midnight is Magic Bones belting out your favorite Motown, soul, rock n’ roll and top 40s.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, September 14

5:30 p.m.

This afternoon at Kennedy’s, sultry songstress Pamela Nardi will recapture your Summer memories by bathing you with her one-of-a-kind jazz, standards, Broadway, Motown, pop, and rock renditions.

406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, September 14

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In a dancing mood? Well, head to La Barracuda as DJ Rhythm Selector spins all your fave old school 70s, 80s, 90s RB&, reggae, house, rap and latin beats.

Corner of Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, September 14

8 p.m.

Guess who’s back at the BayHouse? None other than Mixed Bag, bulldozing in with a hefty mix of all your beloved rock classics.

500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, September 14

9 p.m

Thai Rock is going to be a hot ticket tonight as The BEasy Band makes their grand return fulling the bayside spot with BEasy jazz and folk melodies you’ll never forget.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, September 14

9 p.m.

Pitch your Saturday night on a high note with Winston McBoogie at Rogers as he ignites the pub with your favorite rock classics!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, September 15

4 p.m.

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

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Wednesday, September 18

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

 

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

 

9th ANNUAL HONEY

FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 14

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Back again for the ninth year, come join a fun group of beekeepers and honeybee enthusiasts. There will be honey tastings and demonstrations as well as many different honeys to buy. Family fun for all ages. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Honey Marketplace is open. 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., come and vote for your favorite honey. Also, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., grab the chance to see a honey extracting demonstration.

Caracas, Beach 106th Boardwalk Concession

 

POSEIDON PARADE TIME!

Saturday, September 21

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Calling all merfolk! You don’t want to miss the much-anticipated fifth annual Rockaway 2019 Poseidon Parade! This event, dubbed as the “A Day Of Fun And Fantasy By The Sea,” has become a Rockaway-signature event boasting an eclectic array of creative marine-themed costumed paraders and floats. Plus Rockaway’s beloved mascot, Whalemina, will be there! The parade kicks off at noon from Caracas, Beach 106th Street Boardwalk Concession. Paraders should arrive between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to check-in and line up, and enjoy some live music before the parade begins. The band of merfolk continues from Beach 106th all the way down to 95th Street, where a DJ and other activities will be taking place all afternoon. The judges’ stands are at Beach 98th Street, so be sure to face ocean-side and give them your best, you could win an award! Plus with The Rockaway Times as a sponsor, grab the chance to display your creativity and score a photo in the newspaper! Spectators are more than welcome to attend for free! So come on down and enjoy a beautiful late summer day on the boardwalk, it’s a sight to see! To register and for more information, visit: poseidonsparade2018.splashthat.com

 

ARTS

 

Saturday, September 15

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the Rockaway Artists Alliance at the opening reception of ArtSplash 2018. Attendees will get the opportunity to celebrate local artists’ work in all media including photography, paint, sculpture, etc. The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from September 14 through November 10.

For more info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

THEATER

Starting next Friday,

September 20!

Is the American Dream attainable? Find out in the Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of the American classic, The Great Gatsby, directed by Frank Caiati. The plot—Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to Rockaway’s stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.  Show dates are September 20, 21 22, 27, 28, 29, and October 4, 5 and 6. Ticket prices: Adults $20 / Seniors $15. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

 

Got info on local live music and art? Email: kami@rockawaytimes.com

 

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