NYC may be experiencing a snow drought, but our little slice of heaven is pouring with live music, arts and more. So, plan your Rockaway crawl with the peninsula’s best listing of what’s happening using our guide below!



FRIDAY, January 13

7 p.m.

Rock-A-Way to Breezy as The Rock-A-Wades usher in their rollickin’ sing-a-long classic rock jam at the Breezy Point Bay House.

500 Bayside Drive, Breezy Point


FRIDAY, January 13

9 p.m.

You can’t buy happiness, but you definitely can buy a beer and toast to Arturo Rivera’s acoustic tunes 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


SATURDAY, January 14

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

Beer and music—that’s why you should be here, jammin’ to roots and blues with The Kerry Kearney Band at Tap That.

111-04 Rockaway Beach Blvd


SATURDAY, January 14

9 p.m.

Encore! Welcome Crossfade Nights back at Rogers, playin’ your favorite music from the days you rocked a mullet or a perm.

203 Beach 116th Street


SUNDAY, January 15

1 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to come out and do yo’ thang at Harbor Light’s Sunday Jamboree hosted by the Rock-A-Wades. This monthly open mic sheds a light on Rockaway’s untapped talent! Plus, a chance to eat, drink and be merry in good company.

129-18 Newport Ave


SUNDAY, January 15

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Don’t be a bloody eejit and miss Kevin Rooney closing out Rogers’ weekend frolics with a grand evening of tunes.

203 Beach 116th Street


SUNDAY, January 15

6:30 p.m.

From Hall & Oates, Paul Simon and more, music man Chris Tedesco gets the work-week vibes right at Thai Rock.

375 Beach 92nd Street



Motivation MONDAYS

7 p.m.

Missing 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, drink artisan beers, and play to win!

415 Beach 72nd Street



7 p.m.

Why are Tuesdays at Rockaway Tiki Bar 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 Bar’s karaoke night.

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. 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:




THURSDAY, January 11

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With 2023 just beginning, find out what’s in store at RBQ’s Psychic Night Dinner with a one-on-one private reading with one of New York’s leading psychics. Also, included at just $75 per person, enjoy RBQ’s supreme three-course dinner. Spots are flying, so reservations are required. Call (718) 318-7427. For more info about this night of fun and enlightenment, visit:

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd



FRIDAY, January 20

8 p.m.

LAOH Division 9—“Our Lady of Knock”—beckons you to their Jig & Swig Fundraiser in Brooklyn! From music by The Brooklyn Bards, Irish dance lessons from O’Malley Irish Dance Academy, tasty food, drinks and fantastic raffle prizes, plus 50/50s—get ready for a night of emerald green fun at Knights of Columbus Council #126. $40 admission includes hot buffet, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and desserts. For more info, and reservations, contact Rita Carron at (646) 249-5751.

3051 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn NY



FRIDAY, January 27

7:30 p.m.

The Belle Harbor Yacht Club hosts this fundraiser for nonprofit, Belle Harbor Youth & Community, featuring Dueling Pianos. Proceeds from this part rock/part comedy show benefit a 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!


Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel

Impress your date with Margie’s elegant atmosphere yet comforting American cuisine classics and seaside staples. Each day of the week offers specials, for example Sunday “Parm Nights” or Wednesday’s irresistible $2 oysters and half-price craft beer. If you’re looking to complement your food gourmand experience with live music, check out Thursday’s standards and classics or Friday night jam sessions. For more info, including their menu and reservations, visit:

108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive

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