(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

First Nowadays, and now another one of our favorite outdoor destinations has unveiled its summertime programming. The Riis Park Beach Bazaar is returning on Memorial Day weekend with the usual food vendors, live music, and then some. And this year, getting out to the Breezy Point area is literally a breeze, what with the new cheapo ferry service to Rockaway.

New to the Beach Bazaar this year are Rockaway Clam Shack; another local startup, Sausage Hero; and Chick’n’Cone, which will also be at Coney Art Walls, right across the bay. This isn’t the first time the folks who operate the Jacob Riis Park concessions have experimented with handheld chicken and waffles; you’ll recall Brooklyn Star did them during the Beach Bazaar’s first season, a couple of years ago.

Otherwise, the food lineup looks pretty much the same, thanks to winter holdover Whit’s End and returning vendors Fletcher’s BBQ, Oaxaca Tacos, Coney Shack, Ample Hills Creamery, and others.

Among those who’ll be programming the free shows are Doug DeFalco, co-creator of the McCarren Pool parties (RIP), and Ipsum, a booker at bygone venues Shea Stadium and Aviv that has lately been doing shows at the Beach Bazaar’s sister venue, Brooklyn Bazaar.

Here’s this summer’s calendar. Watch out for those frozen Ginny Hendrixes– they pack a punch.

5/24 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

5/26 Space Turtle Presents: Patsy

5/26 N.P.S. Campfire Friday w/ Lorena Leigh

5/27 IPSUM Presents: The Supertones  https://www.facebook.com/events/243919642682111/

5/28 IPSUM Presents: Rooftoppers  https://www.facebook.com/events/288245921625573/

5/29 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJ’s Edward Askew, DIRTY Boogie, Big Vic https://www.facebook.com/events/206266276550808/

5/30 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

5/31 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

6/2 Rockaway Brewing/Space Turtle Presents: Mike Mok and the Em Tones

6/3 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJs DIRTY Boogie, Big Vic

6/4 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJ Edward Askew, Statik Link, Outros

6/6 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

6/7 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

6/9 Space Turtle Presents Beareather Reddy Quartet

6/10 IPSUM Presenst: Screamin’ Rebel Angels  https://www.facebook.com/events/1446287728724962/

6/11 IPSUM Presents: The Tarantinos  https://www.facebook.com/events/1815430545149756/

6/13 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

6/14 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

6/16 Space Turtle Presents: The Supertones

6/17 IPSUM Presents: High Waisted  https://www.facebook.com/events/762491370585086

6/18 IPSUM Presents: The Shipwrecks  https://www.facebook.com/events/1893981050825959/

6/20 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

6/21 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

6/23 Space Turtle Presents: Hot Club of Bushwick

6/24 Brooklyn Greenway Initiative/Epic Ride  

6/25 Defalco Presents: Preachermann and The Revival  https://www.facebook.com/events/237655586712403/

6/27 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

6/28 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

6/30 Space Turtle Presents: Tipsy Oxcart

7/1 IPSUM Presents: Reggay Lords  https://www.facebook.com/events/391071344612795

7/2 IPSUM Presents: The Supertones  https://www.facebook.com/events/1450147125037688/

7/3 Defalco Presents: 3rd Generation Records w/ Summer Showcase w/ Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality,

Super Yamba Band, CB1DR

7/4 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJ’s Edward Askew, DIRTY Boogie, Big Vic + Bekah

7/5 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

7/6 N.P.S. Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

7/7 Space Turtle Presents: Rudi Mwongoz

7/8 IPSUM Presents: Top Shotta   https://www.facebook.com/events/1332174333497539/

7/9 IPSUM Presents: Garden State Social Club, The Mighty Fine  https://www.facebook.com/events/1450147125037688/

7/11 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

7/12 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

7/13 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival –

7/14 Rock! Away! Music Fest https://www.facebook.com/events/407698706278116/

7/15 Rock! Away! Music Fest  https://www.facebook.com/events/407698706278116/

7/15 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival – School of Rock screening

7/16 Rock! Away! Music Fest https://www.facebook.com/events/407698706278116/

7/18 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

7/19 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

7/18 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

7/21 Space Turtle Presents:  Yazan

7/22 Defalco Presents: Grupo Frenezi  https://www.facebook.com/events/1380232978688884/

7/23 Defalco Presents – The Big Takeover  https://www.facebook.com/events/875237515964328/

7/25 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

7/26 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

7/27 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

7/28 Space Turtle Presents: Mad Mad Minds

7/29 IPSUM Presents: Beat Brigade  https://www.facebook.com/events/1371117906260403/

7/30 IPSUM Presents: Sunnyside Social Club  https://www.facebook.com/events/1934323620132001/

 

8/1 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

8/2 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

8/3 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

8/4 Space Turtle Presents:  Beareather Reddy Quartet

8/5 BrokelynThe Get Summered Beach Party: DJ’s DIRTY Boogie, Big Vic

8/6 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJ Edward Askew + Black Space Odyssey, (u)nity, Corina Corina

8/8 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

8/9 Rockaway Beach Volleyball League

8/10 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

8/11 Space Turtle Presents:  Mike Mok and the Em Tones

8/12 Rockaway Beach Volleyball Playoffs  

8/13 IPSUM Presents:  Simon Chardiet & Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers), Barbed Wire https://www.facebook.com/events/327532834328256

8/15 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

8/17 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

8/1 Space Turtle Presents: : Hot Club of Bushwick

8/19 Defalco Presents: The Rooks https://www.facebook.com/events/1801648916813476/

8/20 Defalco Presents:  Hannah Gill & the Hours  https://www.facebook.com/events/1377448902314918/

8/22 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

8/24 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

8/25 Space Turtle Presents: Ancient Jazz Quartet

8/26 IPSUM Presents: Rooftoppers  https://www.facebook.com/events/1507991852544274

8/27 IPSUM Presents: Daddy Long Legs  https://www.facebook.com/events/439312759755667

8/29 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B

8/31 N.P.S Campfire Thursdays w/ Lorena Leigh

 

9/1 Space Turtle Presents:  Celestial Shore

9/1 N.P.S Campfire Friday w/ Lorena Leigh

9/2 Brokelyn/The Get Summered Beach Party: DJ’s Edward Askew, DIRTY Boogie, BIG VIC + blindspot

9/3 IPSUM Presents: The Supertones  https://www.facebook.com/events/707841486064709

9/4 IPSUM Presents:

9/5 Killer Karaoke w/ DJ Nicky B