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Brrr! The weather is getting chilly, but Rockaway still feels plenty hot as there’s so much to enjoy as local spots are forever teeming with live music, theater, arts and shopping! Get the 411 in The Rockaway Times’ Good Times page.



Friday, November 22

6 p.m.

Head to the bay, as Bungalow Bar dishes up bay-full food and libations, plus with the Rock’s hometown band, the Rock-A-Wades on tap, giddy-up for the ultimate classic rock party!

377 Beach 92nd Street


Saturday, November 23

5:45 p.m.

Get into the LuVibe with sultry songstress Pamela’s, and guitar/vocalist Steve Athanail’s arousing menu of jazz, standards, blues, and classic rock at Kennedys.

406 Bayside Walk, Breezy Point


Saturday, November 23

8 p.m.

Celebrate Rockaway’s boutique wine and liquor store’s, Vino By The Sea, first-year anniversary with their “Worst Thing About Living in Rockaway” bash at Whit’s End. Owner Adam Linet and friends recently posted a video spoof by the same name, depicting a desolate beach, boardwalk and concession stand! But Rockaway Vino lovers, we know that’s not true, so why not join in on their anniversary celebrations jovially lapping up FREE food, drinks and music at Whit’s!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, November 23

8 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Forget the cold! Make a beeline to RBQ as the Rock-A-Wades fires up the sizzling barbecue boulevard spot with a rollicking lineup of classic rock n’ roll hits.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, November 23

8:30 p.m.

Gobble, gobble! And man tonight, you’ll be in rip-roaring trouble at the BCVFD’s Turkey Karaoke at the Grassy Point Bar & Grill. Get ready for a fun-filled night of jello shots, raffles, and aye—terrible singing! Admission is $10, and with $5 raffle tickets, grab the chance to win a Thanksgiving dinner for a whopping 10 people! So come on out, and support the BCVFD by singing and dancing as DJ Miltey spins your favorite jams.

1802 Cross Bay Blvd, Broad Channel


Saturday, November 23

9 p.m.

Tonight, put on your country boots and head to Rogers—‘cause Fiddler and the Crossroads Trio will be on the stage belting out a good ‘ole backroads’ music dish of cajun, bluegrass and country. Yeeehaaawww!

203 Beach 116th Street


Sunday, November 24

4 p.m.

Forget those Monday blues! Revel in your weekend fun with local Irish music man, Walter Ensor, at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street


Wednesday, November 27

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s Thanksgiving Eve! So why not take a break from the kitchen and kick off the feasting with a jazzy squidalicious treat at Whit’s featuring Squid Trio’s Chris Tedesco, Karen Buff and Rockaway’s epic music man, Professa Squid!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd



3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Today’s brunch is all about Whit’s with The Mike Severino Trio serving up a hefty jazz/beebop feast!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd





Looking for that special holiday gift? Avoid the mayhem department store shopping, and instead seize the opportunity to get one-of-a-kind gifts at various pop-ups around town.


Saturday, November 23

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From glassware, handmade crafts, clothing jewelry, holiday decorations and more, check out the festive Holiday Flea Market at Dayton Beach Park’s community room.

8600 Shore Front Parkway


Saturday, November 23,

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Get ready to SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP at West End Temple’s annual holiday market. With over 40 vendors, raffles, a massive 50/50 pot, food and more—this is one shopping extravaganza you definitely won’t want to miss.

147-02 Newport Ave


Friday, December 6

6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Belle Harbor Yacht Club’s Holiday Boutique is a big one! Not only will you score that special gift from two floors featuring 40+ vendors selling clothing, art, crafts, accessories, jewelry, culinary delights, skin products, designer eyewear, and more—make a fete out of the experience with live music, 50/50, and gift raffles!

533 Beach 126th Street


Saturday, December 14

 & Sunday, December 15

11 a.m.

Save the date for St. Camillus-St. Virgilius Roman Catholic Church’s Annual Christmas boutique! Interested vendors, should phone 718-634-8229 for reservations and information.

99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd




Friday, November 22

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tonight, you don’t want to miss Bungalow Bar’s Harvest Celebration Centerpiece and Tablescape Inspiration, hosted by Rockaway’s undisputed floral expert, Julie McCann Mulligan, spokesperson and creative consultant of family-owned business, 1–800–FLOWERS.COM. Mulligan will share tips, tricks, and inspiration on how to make your table the ultimate conversation starter, not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout the holidays. Admission is just $60, which includes all materials (wooden planter, fresh flowers and foliage, succulents, pods, seasonal fruit, etc.). Attendees receive a 10% discount on food and beverages purchased. Visit Eventbrite link:

http://bit.ly/CreativeWorkshopBB  or call Bungalow at 718-945-2100

377 Beach 92nd Street



Thursday, November 21,

7 p.m.

Far Rockaway NAACP presents the film, Blacks Can’t Swim. This 2019 short documentary follows black British filmmaker and hip-hop artist Ed Accura as he explores the myths and stereotypes that surround black and other ethnic minorities when it comes to swimming. After watching an upsetting news report on bad weather and flooding, Accura develops an acute phobia with water. His anxiety with not being able to swim and irrational fears of drowning pushes him into buying a life jacket, which he wears everywhere he goes. See the film and join the discussion at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

348 Beach 71st Street



Last weekend!

This your last chance to see the RTC’s dynamic production of 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. Show dates are November 22, 23, 24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden



Saturdays and Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden

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



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