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 Rockaway is teeming with things to do and people to see, and as you start planning your Rockaway weekend crawl, The Rockaway Times gifts you the ultimate weekly guide! Special mention is the Rock! Away Music Festival happening in three days in three boroughs with the grand finale and after-party happening right here at home. Get the 411 below.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Thursday, October 14

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Country fandom—you don’t want to miss Nashville’s EMI Records recording artist, Kylie Morgan’s live acoustic performance at Bungalow Bar! Admission: $10 in advance/ $20 at the door. For tickets, visit Facebook event page: Country Night at Bungalow Bar. If dining, reservations recommended. Call 718-945-2100.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, October 15

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What’s on tap tonight at Healy’s happy hour? Squid Trio! Not one to miss as it’s the band last Rockaway lap ‘til Spring.

10807 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

Friday, October 15

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you’re looking for a barefoot, blue jean delight—DJ Poppa D is at Harbor Light jammin’ in country night played right!

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Friday, October 15

7 p.m.

It may be October, but inside Whit’s, it’ll be blazing like summer as Treasure Don and DJ Major heat up the boulevard spot with a RubaDub Beach Party.

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, October 15

7 p.m.

Hellish week? Well the doctor is in and prescribes a large dose of classic rock with the Rock-A-Wades, supplemented with a hearty meal and libations at RBQ.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, October 16

4 p.m.

By popular demand, Rainbow Spirals is back at The Sugar Bowl playing Grateful Dead classics!

15 Bedford Ave, Breezy Point

 

Saturday, October 16

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Harbor Light brings the party outside headlining The Knobz belting out WLIR-era alternative rock.

129-18 Newport Ave

 

Saturday, October 16

7 p.m.

Can you alphabetically list rock classics from the ‘60s to today? Well, two-man acoustic rock band, Lords of the Fjords’ Mike Nelson and Jef Lestingi will be playing in this order at Belle Harbor Yacht Club—see if you can keep up!

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Saturday, October 16

7 p.m.

What’s the exclusive on the menu tonight at Whit’s? “Music for the head” with Squid Trio’s Chris Tedesco, Professa Squid and Karena Buff. Last one ’til Spring!

97-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, October 16

8 p.m.

If you’re looking for the simple things in life—beer, BBQ and blazin’ music—head to RBQ as The Mighty Quinn keeps it all a-comin’!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, October 17

2 p.m.

Enjoy the sunset views and good food as you end your weekend with a Sunday Funday at The Wharf featuring Dan’s Band.

416 Beach 116th Street

 

Sunday, October 17

4 p.m.

Mantra for your Sunday afternoon: “I will drink beer here or there, I will drink beer everywhere!” Let the Rock-A-Wades lead your chant at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

ARTS

Saturdays & Sundays

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The RAA makes a triumphant comeback with exhibit, “Read Desert,” featuring the works of 14 multimedia artists, curated by renowned fellow artist, John Garcia. Exhibit runs through November 21. For more info and to make an appointment, visit: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

Sunday, October 17

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Art and embellishment meet traditional quilt-making at Pam William’s Quilts Art Show at Avoid The Day Bookstore & Cafe. All are invited to this afternoon’s opening reception to meet Williams, and view her amazing tapestries. Wine on tap. Williams’ works exhibited in the bookstore through October 23.

2-11 Beach 90th Street

 

Sunday, October 24 & Sunday, November 21st

10:30 a.m. (Adults) / 11:30 a.m. (Kids)

Calling all aspiring potters—adults and kids (ages 7+) alike! Check out The Rockaway Hotel’s Clay Days Workshops. Learn to create your own pieces of ceramic art in an intimate setting with artist, Michelle Cortez. No experience necessary, all welcome! Classes are held on the second floor of the hotel in the McGuire Room. Tickets: $65 adults/ $25 for kids. Plus, famished for lunch after the class? No need to go far, just make reservations at Margie's or The Pool House. For tickets and more info, visit: therockawayhotel.com

 

SHOP LOCAL

 

Saturday, October 16

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Forget online or the big-box stores! Head to Betsys Bungalow to jump-start your holiday shopping at her annual Fall Bazaar featuring an eclectic trope of artisans vending one-of-a-kind, won’t-find-them-anywhere-else handcrafted items. Everything a must-see, must-buy!

120-05 Newport Ave

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

 

ROCK! AWAY! 2021 MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 14 to Saturday, October 16

The popular annual Rock! Away! Music Festival spectacularly conducted by MAX POWER PRESENTS is back with a special mission—to help support musicians with 100% of base tickets proceeds go toward them. This year’s festival rolls out in three days in three boroughs with the grand climax happening right here at home—Rockaway, (sponsored by a NYC Artist Corps grant)! For the festival’s full three-day program and lineup, visit: ROCK! AWAY! MUSIC FEST — 3 DAYS/3 BOROUGHS (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens). Rockaway’s all-day concert highlighted below:

 

Saturday, October 16

12 Noon to 10 p.m.

Band lineup: Butter Brain, Black Widows, Sex Rays & Low Rats, Strange Neighbors, HayBaby, Social Creatures, Karabas Barabas, Control The Sound, Shadow Monster, You Want Milk. FREE!

Beach 97th Rockaway Bazaar

Bad weather back-up location: Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 Beach 72nd Street

 

After-party at The Rockaway Hotel’s rooftop with deejays, Brother Rich and Roland.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

 

PETER RABBIT OPERATTA

Saturday, October 16

2 p.m.

Brings the kiddies to Edgemere Farm for New Camerata Opera’s presentation of Peter Rabbit, a rollicking, action-packed introduction to the world of classical music taking place amidst the crops at the farm! This impactful 30-minute show will have your children laughing and learning! Brief question and answer session to follow. The event is free, but contributions are welcomed with 100% of proceeds going towards Edgemere Farm. Also, botanically-infused refreshments served.

385 Beach 45th Street

 

ANNUAL SUGAR BOWL RUN/WALK

Saturday, October 23

1 p.m.

One more week left for you to start/continue training for the Sugar Bowl’s annual Run/Walk! Add to the fun by coming dressed in costume! After the walk/run, 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

 

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By Kami-Leigh Agard

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