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ROCKAWAY GOOD TIMES

 Savor live entertainment, arts and more with The Rockaway Times’ complete guide to what’s happening around town. Our little slice of heaven is chock-full with things to do and people to see. See the round-up below, but plan accordingly ‘cause you might have to double up.

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Thursday, July 8

6 p.m.

The GrassLighters kicks off The Rockaway Hotel’s series, “Dinner and a Band.” On the rooftop, enjoy live music, a drink and personal pizza from guest chef, Pizza D’ Amore. $20 admission.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Thursday, July 8

6:30 p.m.

By popular demand, guess who’s back at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club? Solshyne! Expect all fans on deck—rain or “shyne!”

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Thursday, July 8

7 p.m.

This evening Harbor Light has a special treat featuring Kevin Carlton lighting up the local foodie haven with luscious acoustic tunes.

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Thursday, July 8

8 p.m.

Bungie will be poppin’ as Finnegan Blue takes the stage beckoning you to hit the dance floor.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, July 9

5 p.m.

On “the little street where old friends meet,” Squid Trio is on tap at Healy’s kicking off your weekend with squidilicious fun!

108-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, July 9

5 p.m.

Follow the Rock’s premier rock n’ roll party band, Wine with Sue to Harbor Light for a night of rockin’ revelry.

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Friday, July 9

7 p.m.

Calling all rockers! Whit’s End is the place to be as Bombzx oozes cool with opening riffs giving a nod to vintage rock, then hooking you in with their revolutionary style.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, July 9

7 p.m.

Get ready to jam with draft in hand with local rockers, Mason and The Family Band on the BHYC’s deck. Plus check out the Tennis Social and Fundraiser in the tennis area.

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Friday, July 9

8 p.m.

Start your weekend with a sunset along the city skyline and some fine tunes by The Knobs at The Wharf.

416 Beach 116th Street

 

Friday, July 9

8 p.m.

Make a beeline to Rockaway Brewing Co. because Latin Nights are back and hotter than ever!

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Friday, July 9

9 p.m.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night of fun at The BayHouse as Hell or High Water delivers a foot-stompin’ rock feast!

500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point

 

Friday, July 9

9 p.m.

Dust off your workweek woes at RBQ with The CropDusters’ hefty harvest of rock, alternative and pop.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, July 10

5 p.m.

Baby it’s hot outside, so cool off at the boardwalk as The Fumos unleashes a monsoon of funk-rock-soul-jazz.

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

 

Saturday, July 10

6 p.m.

Gear up to sing your heart out as Anthem Acoustic belts out your beloved classic rock covers at Callie’s!

410 Beach 129th Street

 

Saturday, July 10

7 p.m.

Whit’s will feel plenty Irie tonight with a dub/reggae/dancehall-themed Rubadub Beach Party featuring Bronx singjay, Treasure Don and DJ Major.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday July 10

8 p.m.

If you talk to any local, there’s no such thing as, “I’ve had enough Solshyne.” Head to RBQ and find out why this band’s rock-a-rific psychedelic performances have earned them a massive cult following.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, July 10

8:30 p.m.

Don’t miss hometown rockers, Mixed Bag’s, with new frontman, Chris Long aka Chris Solo, debut at Thai Rock.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Sunday, July 11

4 p.m.

Feenin’ for some Solshyne? Well fans, head to Healy’s as they ‘outshyne’ your classic psychedelic rock favorites.

108-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, July 11

4 p.m.

Get ready to bump your boo-tay! with The Butthead and The Booty Shakers, plus Finnegan Blue at The Rockaway Hotel.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Sunday, July 11

4 p.m.

If you can’t beat ‘em, bluff ‘em at BHYC’s poker tournament.

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Sunday, July 11

5 p.m.

End your weekend on a satisfying note with Squid Trio at Callie’s.

410 Beach 129th Street

 

Sunday, July 11

5 p.m.

Chris Decker is on deck ending your weekend at The Wharf.

416 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, July 11

5:30 p.m.

It’s Sunday Funday—so why not head to Breezy for a unique fine dining experience at Kennedy’s, plus rock, Motown classics and more from Winston McBoogie.

406 Bayside, Breezy Point

 

Manic Mondays

6 p.m.

Shake off your Monday blues at The Rockaway Hotel’s Pool House with acoustic duo, JJ and Day.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Turnaround Tuesdays

7 p.m.

Every Tuesday, head to the BHYC’s Open Mic Night conducted by mighty maestro Professa Squid.

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Hump Day Wednesdays

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s all about the ladies at DredSurfer’s Ladies Night dishing out slammin’ seafood, delectable drinks, and music with DJ Roc Solo.

Beach 17th Street Concession

 

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

RBQ treats you to a special mid-summer residency with internationally renowned Irish folk/rock singer-songwriter Michael Brunnock.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Thirsty Thursdays

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rockaway Clam Bar and Red Hook Lobster Pound team up again with Beach Night Lobster Boil. For $35, get 1 1/2 fresh Maine lobster plus a side of corn and potatoes. Preorder at redhooklobster.com/event/rockaway-lobster-boils-2021. Full concession menu also available onsite.

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

 

7 p.m.

Tonight at Whit’s, it’s not just Thursday, but Thirsty Thirst-day with Adam Cardone’s bewitching night of magic and burlesque, plus music with guest DJ Petey Complex.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

ARTS

sketchRockaway!

Saturday, July 10

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Open to all artists and art lovers, this free urban drawing group will meet up twice a month to draw, share ideas, and see and sketch cool places around Rockaway. Bring a pen/pencil, sketchpad, chair, water, and a positive attitude!  Join sketchRockaway! on social media or email: sketchrockaway@gmail.com                                    

Rockaway Beach Blvd. & Beach 109th Street

 

AVOID THE DAY VARIETY SHOW

Sunday, July 11

7 p.m.

Close your weekend with a night of outrageous fun at Avoid The Day Cafe & Bookstore’s live variety show hosted by performance artist, Mr. Dusty Rose, featuring music with The BEasy Band, stand-up comedy with Jess Salomon and a sizzling showcase from Kita St. Cyr.

2-11 Beach 90th Street

 

SHOP LOCAL

BETSY’S BAZAAR

Sunday, July 11

Noon to 6 p.m.

Support our local artisans at Betsy’s Bazaar featuring a diverse spread of local vendors.

120-05 Newport Ave

Got info on local live music, arts and more? Email: editor@rockawaytimes.com

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