Brrr! Baby it’s cold outside, but Rockaway’s local spots are feeling plenty hot, packing in a variety of sizzling live music, theater and arts! Plan your Rockaway crawl with The Rockaway Times’ entertainment guide below.




Thursday, January 13

7 p.m.

Ireland’s Cork born, internationally acclaimed indie folk artist, Niall Connolly, kicks off his weekly Thursday night concert series at Sayra’s Wine Bar. See for yourself why he’s been praised in the media as “amongst the most authentic indie folk artists in NYC.”

91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Friday, January 14

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On “the little street where old friends meet,” enjoy happy hour complimented with the tunes of acoustic musician, Don Arturo at Healy’s.

108-07 Rockaway Beach Drive


Friday, January 14

7 p.m.

With great music and warm mulled wine, life is just fine—and tonight indulge in plenty of both with the Rock-A-Wades at Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden.

91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Friday, January 14

8 p.m.

After working all week like a deckhand, it’s time to party like a pirate with popular music man, Chris Long aka Chris Solo, at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club.

533 Beach 126th Street


Friday, January 14

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tonight, Rockaway’s rock and Motown rock virtuoso, Winston McBoogie, makes his debut at local French-Mediterranean foodie haven, Bar Marseille.

190 Beach 69th Street, Rockaway Beach Blvd


Saturday, January 15

7 p.m.

It’s time to be Grateful Dead again as the Rainbow Spirals returns to RBQ playing two set of live Dead songs.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Sunday, January 16

4 p.m.

Toast to the final hours of the weekend with music, dancing, and a pint or two with the Rock-A-Wades at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street


Sunday, January 16

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Looking to bid adieu to the weekend on a high note? Look no further than RBQ as acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter—not to mention rock, soul, pop, folk and country mix master—Frank Persico takes the stage.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


Sunday, January 16

6:30 p.m.

From Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul Simon, John Legend and more—bask in critically-acclaimed artistic piano man/singer-songwriter, Mike Tedesco’s renditions of these music legends, plus his original songs at Thai Rock.

375 Beach 92nd Street


Tuesday, January 18

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“You’re through, Soup Nazi. Pack it Up. No more soup for you. Next!” If you know what sitcom Seinfeld character said the above, why not show off your Seinfeld aptitude at Pico RBNY’s Seinfeld Trivia night! Use your katra to dominate the dojo during all five challenging rounds on cockfighting, mail fraud, headfirst parking and pee-stained couches. To sign up, and info. on rules regarding group and single tickets, visit:

419 Beach 129th Street


Tasty Tuesdays

5 p.m.

Jamesons goes Italian every Tuesday with weekly specials freshly prepared by pop-up culinary legends, plus live Italian music with virtuoso Sal Casta crooning old time hits. Plus from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., don’t miss the early bird special offering Caesar salad, pasta and a glass of wine for $25!

421 Beach 129th Street


7 p.m.

Every Tuesday night is bingo and brewskis at Rockaway Brewing Co., co-hosted by NakedNY. Plus Seany Pizza dishes out his delish cheesiness in the taproom.

415 Beach 72nd Street





Starting this Friday, January 14!

The Rockaway Theatre Company’s Teen Theatre Workshop leaps back to the stage with megahit, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. The production, presented by Music Theatre International, is based on the award-winning Broadway musical and smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde. It features large, energetic dance numbers with a witty cast of sorority sisters, law school students, hairdressers and more. The production follows the transformation of perky, fashion savvy, Elle Woods, as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard—claiming she's not "serious" enough—she takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay, charming her way into Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive, and as she outsmarts her peers, realizes that law may be her natural calling after all. Show dates are January 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7 p.m., and January 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. For tickets and more info (including COVID vaccination requirements), visit:

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden





Thursday, January 20

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Calling all ladies and gents! Plan a memorable date night, or fun evening with your mates at Bungalow Bar’s Wick + Pour Candle-Making Experience. $50 admission includes candle wax, a candle vessel, a step-by-step educational class, and a guaranteed memorable time! Plus if you’re looking to add even more memories to the evening, book a stay at The Rockaway Hotel! For more info and tickets, visit: Also, for info on booking your Rockaway Hotel staycation, visit:

377 Beach 92nd Street



Friday, January 21

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Head to The Rockaway Hotel’s rooftop to learn how to make three classic cocktails with the hotel’s crème de la crème mixologists, plus tools to take home and impress your friends! Admission is $50. For more info and tickets, visit:

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive



Friday, February 18

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The popular concert series kicks off 2022 with Jingo-The Santana Tribute with accomplished music man, Jingo, bringing ten-time Grammy award winning guitarist and songwriter, Carlos Santana, and his band’s electrifying classics to aficionados from both near and far. Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie kicks off this epic concert at St. Camillus Springman Hall. Tickets are $40 per show, however full season passes or a three-show package are available. For tickets and more info, visit: or visit Bugalou Productions on Facebook.

185 Beach 100th Street


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By Kami-Leigh Agard


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