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 Folks—can you believe Labor Day Weekend is already here? However, the Rockaway Groan still rules as our little slice of heaven is chock-full with live music, arts and more. See round-up below, but plan accordingly ‘cause you might have to double up!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

 Thursday, September 2

5 p.m. / 9 p.m.

DOUBLE HEADER at the Sugar Bowl! First up at 5 p.m., Exile on Broad Street, then at 9 p.m., The Smokin’ Wild Oats.

15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point

Thursday, September 3

6 p.m.

Get a jumpstart to your weekend on a sensual note with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, Fernandito Ferrer, at Caracas.

Caracas, Beach 106th Concession

Thursday, September 2

6 p.m.

Kick off your Labor Day Weekend craic with Wine with Sue at BHYC’s “Foggy Wharf Deck.”

533 Beach 126th Street

Thursday, September 2

7 p.m.

Head to the Wharf for a high octane, part rock/part comedy show from Dueling Pianos.

416 Beach 116th Street

Thursday, September 2

8 p.m. to Midnight

DJ Shane is back at RBQ spinning a hefty feast of sizzling beats.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Thursday, September 2

9 p.m.

DJ Poppa bookends Harbor Light’s summer fiesta with an unforgettable party jam.

129-18 Newport Ave

Friday, September 3

5 p.m.

Head to Rockaway’s bayside treasure, The Wharf, as Chris Decker rings in Labor Day weekend on a high note.

416 Beach 116th Street

Friday, September 3

7 p.m.

Oh Faddah! There’s another enormous Squid infiltration at Whit’s—witness the madness as Big Squid squidifies the popular boulevard spot!

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, September 3

7 p.m.

TGIF! Ignite your weekend frolics at BHYC’s “Foggy Wharf Deck” with your favorite WLIR-era alternative rock from The Knobz.

533 Beach 126th Street

Friday, September 3

8 p.m. to Midnight

Folks—if a good time is on the agenda, you ain't goin' no where but RBQ—‘cause The Locals will be sizzling with a rockin’ night of music.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Friday, September 3

9 p.m.

Leanúint do chroí and toast, “sláinte” to American freedom with The Brooklyn Bards’ lineup of Irish war marches, rebel and love songs of yesterday and today at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

Saturday, September 4

6 p.m.

Big band, Big Squid, floods Sand Shark with a massive music feast.

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

Saturday, September 4

8 p.m.

Patriots—it’s Labor Day Weekend, so celebrate with DJ Shane’s Red, White & Blue Party at RBQ.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Saturday, September 4

8 p.m. to Midnight

Rustwoods hosts a massive Labor Day Weekend Blowout Bash featuring Rockaway’s very own, Butterbrain with special guest, The Instra Mentalists. Plus deejays, Baroque and spin all night long!

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd (behind Whit’s End)

Saturday, September 4

9 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to dance or just vibe to timeless music—Generations will have something for everyone at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street

Sunday, September 5

3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bump and grind on the Shore Front with Hit Hard Entertainment’s “Classic Boardwalk Party,” playlist of funk, classic rock, disco, house, reggae and more!

Beach 94th Shore Front Parkway Boardwalk Amphitheater

 

Sunday, September 5

5 p.m.

Rogers hosts a special tribute to Rockaway legend, Jerry Reen with a thundering lineup featuring Gerald Bair, Walter Ensor, Mark Magliaro, plus more!

203 Beach 116th Street

Sunday, September 5

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Solshyne hosts their popular psychedelic Tie Dye Fest with not just music at Sand Shark, but prizes for the loudest, craziest tie dye.

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

Sunday, September 5

8 p.m. to Midnight

Which is the best band to close out Summer with? Duh! None other than Rockaway’s #1 party band, Wine With Sue at RBQ.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Sunday, September 5

9 p.m.

Black Rabbit fans, make a beeline to The Wharf ‘cause the viral duo will be lighting up the bayside spot with Beatles magic!

416 Beach 116th Street

Monday, September 6

4 p.m.

Celebrate Labor Day at the Sugar Bowl with Hell or High Water’s foot-stompin’ rock feast!

15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point

Monday, September 6

4 p.m. to Midnight

Grab yuh flag and get ready to wave at DredSurfer’s West Indian Labor Party on the boardwalk. Don your most colorful costume, and grab the chance to win $$$. Live music. “Be socially responsible, wear a mask.” FREE.

DredSurfer, Beach 17th Street Concession

Thirsty Thursdays

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Last night for Beach Night Lobster Boil on the boardwalk! Preorder at redhooklobster.com/event/rockaway-lobster-boils-2021.

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

6p.m. to 10 p.m.

Drum roll please…! Tonight, Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor’s open mic night is being hosted by special guest maestro, Don James. Strut your talent! All ages!

92-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd

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 steamy burlesque performances.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Sweet Sundays

7 p.m.

End your Sunday on a sweet note with the smooth-as-butter vocals and acoustic guitar tunes of Sasha Dobson at Mara’s Ice Cream Parlor.

92-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

ARTS

 

sketchROCKAWAY

Saturday, September 4

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join sketchRockaway at Rockaway Veterans Memorial to draw, sketch, and commemorate the history of the artist who created the two larger-than-life bronze war veteran statues. Plus, this event is a tribute to the 13 American soldiers who lost their lives this week in Afghanistan.

Rockaway Beach Blvd (bet. Beach 94th & 95th Street)

 

FREE SUNSET FILM

 

Saturday, September 4

7 p.m.

Celebrate the end of Summer enjoying free outdoor sunset film, Countryman, at O’Donohue Park presented by Rockaway Film Festival, NYC Parks and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy. Countryman is a 1982 action/adventure film telling the story of a Jamaican fisherman whose solitude is shattered when he rescues two Americans from the wreckage of a plane crash.

Beach 14th Street & Seagirt Blvd

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

Monday, September 6

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

QUEENS LIVE—REGGAE ON THE BOARDWALK

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards brings Reggae On The Boardwalk as part of the Queens Live series featuring reggae stars, Johnny Osbourne, Jah Wise, Carter Van Pelt, Vaughn Allstar, Mighty Redeemer and more.

Beach 94th Shore Front Parkway Boardwalk Amphitheater

 

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