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 Folks—Octoberfest is here and our little slice of heaven is brimming with fabulous eats, beats, beer and more! Get the 411 on what’s up in our entertainment guide below. So, as you gear up for your Rockaway crawl—just plan accordingly, ‘cause folks—you might have to double up! Prost!

 

LIVE MUSIC

 Thursday, October 7

6 p.m.

Wait! Stop the presses! Tonight, Whitney Aycock of Whit’s End is the chef du jour of The Rockaway Hotel Rooftop Series, “Dinner and a Band.” Plus blues commodore, Captain Gamble, and his band, NY Gypsies, are coming through with a hefty lineup of electric funk, rock, R&B and blues! Make your reservations now ‘cause this will be one hot ticket! $20 admission grants you one plate and a drink. For tickets and reservations, visit: the rockawayhotel.com.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Friday, October 8

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Harbor Light kicks off Oktoberfest with guess who? Of course, no one else—but YOU! and Wine With Sue!

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Friday, October 8

6 p.m.

TGIF! So head to Jameson’s and take a sip as the Rock-A-Wades rock you to swing your hips!

421 Beach 129th Street

 

Friday, October 8

7 p.m.

If you’re a true rock lover, you know that good music doesn’t have an expiration date, so head to Whit’s ’cause The Graytrippers will be back rockin’ you and your mates!

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, October 8

8 p.m.

Tonight at RBQ, clink your colossal steins in uber German fashion as The Locals rock your favorite classic rock and oldies.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, October 9

7 p.m.

While Whit’s culinary prowess always makes one’s appetite euphorically climax, tonight—get an extra after glow as Blue Note Meets Studio One arouses your senses even more with unadulterated jazz.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, October 9

8 p.m.

Are you craving beer or Bair, as in singer/songwriter Gerald Bair? Get a generous serving of both and of course, BBQ at RBQ. From original songs such as “Driving Down From Rockaway,” plus stirring renditions of classics ranging from Springsteen to U2—you’ll definitely encore for more ‘Bair!’

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, October 9

9 p.m.

Head to Rogers, but don’t be lazy and sit on a chair, ‘cause Wine With Sue will be salutin’ the entire pub with a beer!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, October 10

12:30 p.m.

What better venue to wind down your weekend than with delish food, company and vibes at The Rockaway Hotel! Plus The Electrix are back electrifying the en vogue locale with Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers classics, their own original tunes, and more!

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Sunday, October 10

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Guys—strap on your lederhosen, gals—your dirndl, and eat, drink and party at Harbor Light’s Oktoberfest Brunch Show featuring 30-year rock veteran, Paul Cuthbert’s jammin’ lineup of top 40, rock, pop, country and more! For reservations, visit: harborlightrbny.com or call 718-474-2202.

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Turnaround Tuesdays

7 p.m.

Multifaceted music man, Phil Kadet serves up an unforgettable songbook at Whit’s End.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Hump Day Wednesdays

7 p.m.

It’s time to be Grateful Dead again with the Rainbow Spirals at Whit’s End.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Thirsty Thursdays

7 p.m.

Be seduced with “The Art of Tease” by magic man, Adam Cardone/Whit’s End’s naughty noir soirée featuring live magic, titillating burlesque performances from Rain Supreme and Penny Wren, and go-go dancing by Trinity Starlight. Music by DJ Mike Combat. Tickets $20. Reservations recommended.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Fireball Fridays

8 p.m.

Make a beeline to Rockaway Brewery because Latin Nights are back and hotter than ever!

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

Funday Sundays

(2nd Sunday of every month)

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What better way to gear up for Monday than with a fun open mike at Avoid The Day? ATD Bookstore & Cafe invites musicians, poets, authors, performance artists, comedians—(whatever your talent, come out and strut!)—at their monthly open mic. Note that vaccine cards and IDs will be checked.

2-11 Beach 90th Street

 

ARTS

 

Saturdays & Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance makes a triumphant comeback with exhibit, “Read Desert,” which features the works of 14 multimedia artists, curated by renowned fellow artist, John Garcia, who describes the exhibit as “simply a landscape show…that even though a landscape changes as time goes on, there’s always a reflection of some moment passed.” This message will be showcased through several mediums including painting, sound work, video and sculpture. Exhibit runs through November 21. For more info and to make an appointment, visit: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

SHOP LOCAL

 

Fridays

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every Friday local artist, Marybeth Galvin, hosts an eclectic bazaar at her shop, Betsy’s Bungalow featuring one-of-a-kind, won’t-find-them-anywhere-else handcrafted items. Plus, RBNY plant sage, Elise Jay, (also known for her work as plant curator at The Rockaway Hotel and Lisena Garden Center representative) is on deck with Demmisplants. Plus more pop-up vendors! Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping!

120-05 Newport Ave

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

EDGEMERE FARM’S HOT SAUCE CONTEST

Saturday, October 23

You think you got the winning heat to win Edgemere Farm’s Hot Sauce Contest? $10 entry gets you a big bag (already available for pickup!) of the farm’s peppers of your choice: habaneros, Bishop’s crowns, cayennes and jalapeños. The official tasting and judging, also featuring live music from The Bachata Boys and spicy/spiced beverages, is on Saturday, October 23. Judging by locally revered chefs, Maribel Araujo of Caracas, Jide Alao of The Cradle NYC, and you—attendees! Winners score prizes from Seany Slices and Tiki By The Sea.

385 Beach 45th Street

 

ANNUAL SUGAR

BOWL

RUN/WALK

 

Saturday, October 23

1 p.m.

Start training for the Sugar Bowl’s annual Run/Walk. This year’s event features a slight twist as participants are encouraged to come dressed in costume! This fun family event will feature water and candy stops for runners and walkers. Plus live music kicks off at 3 p.m. with Chris Decker. Proceeds benefit Point Breeze and Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Departments.

15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point

 

Got info on local live music, arts and more? Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

By Kami-Leigh Agard

 

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