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ROCKAWAY  GOOD  TIMES

Indian summer days are still sizzling, so plan your Rockaway crawl with the ultimate local event guide—The RT’s Good Times’ page!

 

LIVE MUSIC

Thursday, September 22

6 p.m.

You can’t go more American than an evening of burgers and Grateful Dead at The Rockaway Hotel’s Rooftop Dinner & A Band series, tonight featuring Happy Jack’s Burger Bar and The Rainbow Spirals. $20 admission includes one drink, plus one plate. For tickets, visit: www.therockawayhotel.com/happenings/dinner-and-a-band

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Thursday, September 23

At Whit’s, it’s not just Thursday, but Thirsty Thirst-day! with Adam Cardone’s bewitching night of magic and DJ Combat hustlin’ the beats.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, September 23

6 p.m.

Calling all hopheads! Hop over to Tap That for Other Half Brewing’s beer tasting event featuring, IPA, “Wave Crashing,” and lager, “Poetry Snaps.” Plus at 7 p.m., Kerry Kearney Band pours out original roots and blues.

111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, September 23

6 p.m.

Enjoy big band music under the stars with Simon Chardiet & The Big Jazz Band.

Rippers, Beach 86th Concession

Friday, September 23

6 p.m.

It’s the summer finale of Big Squid at Caracas!

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

Friday, September 23

7 p.m.

From classic party rock, R&B, country and Motown—Fools Night Out has got something for everyone at BHYC’S Foggy Wharf Deck.

533 Beach 126th Street

Friday, September 23

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tonight, Bar Marseille goes country with honky-tonk band, Roadkill Outlaws.

190 Beach 69th Street

 

 

Friday, September 23

8 p.m.

Grab your best buds, and head to RBQ for Mike & Miley’s classic rock feast.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, September 23

9 p.m.

Catch The Knobs for a rockin’ sendoff to the weekend at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

Saturday, September 24

5:30 p.m.

Bookend your sweet summer 2022 memories with Solshyne at Sand Shark.

Beach 97th Street Bazaar

Saturday, September 24

6 p.m.

Squid Trio serves up another outdoor neighborhood jam at Callie’s!

410 Beach 129th Street

Saturday, September 24

8 p.m. to Midnight

Tonight at RBQ—Voxnova bangs out a medley of contemporary rock and roll!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Saturday, September 24

9 p.m.

Get your Irish swag on with The Brooklyn Bards at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street

Sunday, September 25

4 p.m.

The weekend may be almost over, but the party rocks on with the Rock-A-Wades at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street

Wednesday, September 28

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Every Wednesday, bask in an evening of rhythmic storytelling with Ireland’s Cork-born folk songsmith, Niall Connolly at Sayra’s.

91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SPECIAL MUSIC MENTIONS

CARACAS ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 25

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Head to the boards for a moon-lit acoustic music festival hosted by Squid. Band lineup: 4 p.m. Aerial Acoustics, 5 p.m. The Wagner Project, 6 p.m. Lou & Patty D (from Big Squid) and 7 p.m. John Simonelli.

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

 

 

 

FILM/ THEATER/ ARTS

RTC PRESENTS
“HONEYMOON IN VEGAS”

Last weekend for The Rockaway Theatre Company’s musical comedy, “Honeymoon in Vegas!” For a preview, visit RTC’s production trailer on Instagram. Remaining show dates: September 23, 24 and 25. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org .

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

 

FIFTH ROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25

With four more days left, don’t miss the chance to check out the Rockaway Film Festival at Arverne Cinema. In honor of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that forever changed Rockaway’s landscape, this year’s program begins and ends with stories set during ocean-town floods and contains a sequence of films with a deep current of water. For more info about film schedule, special events and to buy tickets, visit www.rockawayfilmfestival.org

72-02 Gouverneur Ave

sketchROCKAWAY! AT NEPONSIT NURSING HOME

Saturday, September 24

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

With the Neponsit Nursing Home scheduled to be demolished, join sketchRockaway! at this historic spot with roots that go back to 1915 when it was a tuberculosis hospital. Bring water, a chair and art materials. For directions and more info, visit: sketchRockaway on Facebook/Instagram.

149-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

RAA HOSTS MINDFULNESS-BASED MEDITATION

Wednesday, September 28

10 a.m.

Rockaway Artists Alliance presents, “Mindfulness-Based Meditation on the Labyrinth” with Rev. Dr. Nancy Gahles, spiritual director, Spirit of Love-The Rockaway Sangha.

Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

RYAN RUDDEN MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT &
COUNTRY SWAG AFTER-PARTY

Saturday, September 24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join this special memorial hockey tournament commemorating the lives of locals, the late Ryan Rudden and Firefighter Timothy Klein at Rockaway Rockies Rink. Event lineup: hockey matches, live music with DJ Cashen, raffles, 50/50s, tee-shirt sales, and more. Puck drops at 9 a.m., games continue all day long!

Beach 108th & Shore Front Parkway

7 p.m.

Then, don’t miss the O.G. Country Swag After-Party at Bungie! Just like back in 2014, with DJ Mouse on the deck and Kelly Ford on the mike, Country Swag replicates the night Timmy Klein was there to support. Besides country music, there’ll be ticket giveaways, karaoke, trivia, drinking games, and more! With a $20 ticket donation, attendees get a koozie and Bud Light. All proceeds from the night, along with the tournament donated to The Timmy Klein Foundation. For more info and tickets, visit: RuddenHockeyTournament on Instagram or https://countryswag.com/countrynight924/

377 Beach 92nd Street

ANIMAL ROCK

Saturday, September 24

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of our relationships with animals. There will be information on ways to help animals, raffle prizes, pet adoptions, animal blessings, dog treats, and more!

Beach 94th Boardwalk

7TH INNING STRETCH SPORTS CARD TRADING NIGHT AT TAP THAT

Wednesday, September 28

7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Head to Tap That for a wheeling and dealing night, where you can trade/buy/sell sports cards of any value—raw or graded. Plus, choice of 30 beers on tap!

111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SHOP LOCAL

BETSY’S BUNGALOW FALL

MARKET

Saturday, September 24

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With a lineup of Rockaway’s craftiest vendors, plus heavenly massages, Betsy’s Bungalow first annual fall market is a must-go, must-see! For more info, follow: BetsysBungalow on Instagram.

120-05 Newport Avenue

 

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

By Kami-Leigh Agard

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