Happy 2023! According to the Chinese calendar, it’s the year of the Water Rabbit—signaling longevity, peace and prosperity—meaning our new year is predicted to be a year of hope. With new year, new start—plan your Rockaway Good Times crawl with our guide below.



FRIDAY, January 6

6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Where else in NYC can you get Uzbek food with a legit urban surfer vibe? Rockaway Uma’s! And, tonight—local jazz maestro, Simon Chardiet, ushers in snazzy jazz standards and contemporary bebop.

92-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd


FRIDAY, January 6

9 p.m.

Keep “beer-lieving” in the power of clinking pints on Friday nights with Kyle Wade at Rogers.

203 Beach 116th Street


SATURDAY, January 7

7 p.m.

Get mosh pit ready for Grind Time Skate Shop’s first show of 2023 starring 47 Jessy, Jckyl, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Sanity Clause. For those looking to unload old, but new-ish clothes, Grind Time is accepting donations to distribute to the community, For more info, follow: @grindtimeskateshop

91-08 Rockaway Beach Blvd


SATURDAY, January 7

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Tonight at Tap That! The Rock-A-Wades pour in a memorable sing-a-long night of rock classics. Plus, be your own bartender slingin’ your crew’s beer, wine, cider, hard seltzer, or sangria.

111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd


SATURDAY, January 7

8 p.m. to Midnight

Toast to the first Saturday of 2023 at Rogers with classic rock performed by Mike and Miley!

203 Beach 116th Street


SUNDAY, January 8

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bid adieu to the weekend with a last call for beer and Bair, as in singer/songwriter, Gerald Bair, at Rogers!

203 Beach 116th Street


SATURDAY, January 14

6 p.m.

Join Dead Heads as they celebrate local, Brendan’s birthday with Grateful Dead tribute band, Rainbow Spirals, at Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 Beach 72nd Street



Motivation MONDAYS

7 p.m.

Don’t you miss the nostalgia of old-school board games? Well, Rockaway Brewing Co. is bringing it back! Bring your favorite games or use the Brewery’s on stock, try your luck, drink some artisan beers, and play to win!

415 Beach 72nd Street



7 p.m.

Why are Tuesdays at Rockaway Tiki known as Suzeday? Get the 411 from DJ Tony from Naked NY as he jams your fave music videos on the big Tiki screen.

67-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd



7 p.m.

What happens at Tiki karaoke, stays at Tiki karaoke…and lives on the “Gram!” Channel your inner Spice Girl at Rockaway Tiki’s karaoke night, hosted by DJ Tony.

67-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd


8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd



7 p.m.

Rose Den is the new buzzing local spot, and with DJ Baroque spinning acid jazz, instrumental funk and soul—Thursdays will borne a new regular.

174 Beach 116th Street


7 p.m.

Get ready to FamJam with Rockaway’s highfalutin’ surf cowboy/musician, Patsy at Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 Beach 72nd Street



7 p.m. until closing

Elevate your weekend fun on the rooftop at The Rockaway Hotel. From live DJ, craft cocktails, lite bites, and soaking in ocean and Manhattan city-line views—forever memorialize your slammin’ Saturday!

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive


8 p.m. to Midnight

Bar Marseille brings Manhattan chic to Rockaway with a lounge-inspired DJ set, dancing, adult bevies and endless selfie moments. Plus, don’t shy away from their French-Mediterranean food menu. Ooh la la!!

190 Beach 69th Street




Starting on JANUARY 27

2 p.m. / 7 p.m.

Rockaway Theatre Company Young People’s Theatre Workshop presents, “Raise Your Voice.” Launched in 1996 by Music Theater International (MTI), Broadway Junior musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favorites and modern works, custom-tailored and performed by youth. For example, “Raise Your Voice,” includes musical performances from the popular film and Broadway production, “Sister Act.” Show dates are Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday January 28 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan 29 – 2 p.m.; Friday, February 3 – 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 4 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 5 – 2 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit:




SATURDAY, January 7

6 p.m.

Take a trip into Manhattan to support local Dan Brown with his new off-the-peninsula production, “Eleven Story Drop—An Evening of Monologues, Music, Dance and Redemption,” at the Chain Theatre. Reception at 6 p.m. with light bites and wine. Show begins at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit:

312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor



FRIDAY, January 20

8 p.m.

LAOH beckons you to support their Jig & Swig Fundraiser! From music by The Brooklyn Bards, Irish dance lessons from O’Malley Irish Dance Academy, tasty food, drinks and fantastic raffle prizes—get ready for a night of emerald green fun at Knights of Columbus. For more info, and reservations, contact Rita Carron at (646) 249-5751.

333 Beach 90th Street



FRIDAY, January 27

7:30 p.m.

Doesn’t it feel good to pay it forward, while having a good time with friends? The Belle Harbor Yacht Club gifts both pleasures and a fundraiser for nonprofit, Belle Harbor Youth & Community, featuring Dueling Pianos. Proceeds from this part rock/part comedy show benefit this 501C3 organization that hosts and sponsors local community events and sports teams. Limited seating with tables up to 12. Tickets are $25 for members, and $30 for nonmembers.

533 Beach 126th Street



Looking for a local place to dine and be merry with company? Every week, we’ll spotlight an option. Keep checking in, and support local!


Rocco’s of Rockaway Beach

Rocco’s, known for its supreme NYC-Italian cuisine and lively social atmosphere, has established it as a hot spot in Rockaway. However, the restaurant also channels a right-off-the-boat Italian aroma. Autentico! Everything is made fresh daily—from the bread, pasta, meatballs and more! Once you dine in Rocco’s, you and your guests will declare, “Vieni a mangiare!”

115-10 Rockaway Beach Blvd /(718) 799-5050


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