Restaurant, Bar Thai Rock Music House
Happenings -
Issue 22 - May, 2012 - Rockaway Beach, NY


Discounted Gift Cards Available At


We are pleased to announce a partnership with Costco to provide discount gift cards to Thai Rock. 


Available at the Lawrence store, in the center isle, you may purchase $100 worth of gift cards for only $79.99.


These cards have no restrictions and no expiration and may be used for all Thai Rock services including dining in, to go and delivery.


Supply is limited

Music Calendar

"The Place to Get Painted"

by Master Artist Geoff Rawling

Watch it all live on Ustream


Fri June 8th @ 9:30pm

Niall Connolly
With Warren Malone and Magic Bones

Cork born songwriter, Niall Connolly has released five studio albums to date and his held in extremely high esteem by his peers on both sides of the Atlantic.


Originally from Manchester England, singer songwriter Warren Malone loves to sing, write songs and play guitar, and he loves traditional folk music as much as he loves a good pop song. His new album "And The Ants Ate The Bee" is available on iTunes. 


Based out of Brooklyn NY, Magic Bones (Brandon Wilde & Len Monachello) playing songs ranging from the 50's to the present like a human juke box. Their unique blend of sound & energy is not to be missed.
Sat June 9th @ 9:30pm Incognito

Incognito landed and rocked the house and we are very excited to have them back this Saturday.

New York's "INCOGNITO" have quickly pushed their way through the circuit with their "PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR" musical attitude and unique style of dance/party rock!

Their high energy, in conjunction with a diverse mix of different styles of great sounding Top 40, Modern/Alternative Rock, Dance, 80s and 90s favorites makes for good reason to come back for more.

With four lead singing vocalists, the sky's the limit with their song list.

Whatever it may take, INCOGNITO will find a way to please everyone in the crowd and make them feel like they've just been part of something very special. Time for you to get out there and get crazy with NY's hottest Party Rock Band "INCOGNITO!" Sunglasses optional.



Sun June 10th @ 6:30pm - Comfort Music Sunday's

Jon Divello Duo

with Chris Tedesco on fiddle

This string instrument Rock / Alt.Country / Folk / Roots duo is a delight for every audio sense. You will float in musical space while enjoying this unique and talented band.

Performing throughout the Atlantic Seaboard at festivals, bars, subway tunnels & street corners From Portland Maine to Key West.


Mon June 11th @ 9pm  Open Mic


Hosted by Jesse Katz


along with Benoir and the Long Beach All-Stars


You never know who's gonna show up




Wed June 13th @ 8pm Variety Night

Gary "the 2nd Ave Sinatra" Russo

with Apryl & Monica

Every Wednesday

Gary Russo can normally be found alongside his fellow ironworkers building a subway station on Manhattan's East Side. But amid all the usual hustle and bustle, the foreman from Iron Workers Local 40 serenades the city.

From Frank Sinatra to Neil Diamond, Russo sings it all, although Frank's baby blues never peered out from under a hard hat.

Every lunch break, Russo has transformed the edge of the construction site into his own personal stage and now he and friends will be performing at Thai Rock.

Stained Glass Artwork Unveiled

It is with great pleasure that I thank Anne Hourigan for creating the very first art work I ever commissioned, a beautiful stained glass now prominently displayed at Thai Rock.  This was over a year in the making and installed with help from Master stained glass artist Patrick Clark and framed by Frank and Mason Poretto

Free Valet Parking for our Customers

Fri, Sat & Sun

Karaoke Wednesday

Starting 11pm

Enjoy an evening with friends, possibly get painted and let the singer in you out.

Weekly Contest

Submit a photo of Thai Rock and if used in the next mailer, you will receive a free drink of choice. 


Submitters assure that the submitted photos are his/her property and gives Thai Rock permission to use in any way.

Entree Special

Fried Soft Shell Crabs

Homemade Sauce Choices:

Red/Green/Yellow Curry
, Lad Prik

Tamarind, Kratiam



Thai Rock

Open daily from 12 noon to late night


375 Beach 92nd Street

Rockaway Beach, NY 11693


(646) 455-3991

Thank You

I am both moved and honored by the experience I am about to share with you.  Provoked by my wife to find a way to give our staff a break on our anniversary and rejoice together for making it through our first year and now getting prepared for our 2nd summer, we held an anniversary party last Sunday honoring our staff.  I set out to bring in outside food so that the Thai Rock family could take an afternoon off together.  With so many great restaurants and dining options available here in the Rockaway’s it was impossible for me to choose just one, so instead, I reached out to every restaurant and, for that afternoon, Thai Rock became the quintessential taste of the Rockaway’s with specialties provided from many of the local food purveyors. 


This was a very special day for us and the culmination of a lot of work, worry and commitment.  Opening a restaurant is a unique and singular experience, for me, compounded with the pressures of a dependent family for their well being.  This community has given me a greater sense of purpose, belonging and family than I ever could have imagined or expected.  I understand, in a much more profound way, what Mayor Ed Koch meant when he called the Rockaways “the Jewel of New York”, he meant you, all of you the folks here that make this place a community.  The people that support and help one another, that eat together, that swim together, that rally together, our children that grow up together and all the people that help raise our kids.  I was not born nor raised here, but my heart has grown fond of this place and I feel more a part of this community than any other I have ever lived in.  Thank you for accepting and embracing us, we feel it, we relish it and we will continue to do our best for the community.


Here were the contributions we received from each of  the restaurants, stores and individuals that participated in our celebration last week:

Bungalow Bar     Pene
DiCosmo’s Italian Ice Italian Ice
Belle Harbor Steakhouse  Oyster Rockefeller, Mushroom Florentine & Stuffed Mushroom with Crab
Harbor Light Pub   Meatballs
Ciro’s Pastry Shop Cupcakes
Jamesons Pub   Sliders
Elegante Restaurant & Pizzeria Marinara Pizzas
Carvel Flying Saucers
Tiberio Dimare Restaurant   Chicken Francesca
The Blue Bungalow  Coozies
DJ Chris Long Live Music
Rockaway Seafood Company   Seafood Chipotle
Ciro’s Pizza  Eggplant Parmesan
Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria   Penne ala Marinara
Wharf Bar & Grill  Fish Tacos
Goody's BBQ Chicken & Ribs Jerk Chicken
101 Deli  Roast beef on Garlic Bread
Cuisine by Claudette  Poached Salmon with Roasted Peppers
O'sake Japanese Restaurant Sushi


I am also happy to report that a few restaurants were so busy that they could not handle the additional effort of providing a tray of food.  This says a lot for how vibrant and vital the dining out community is here.


Thank you again - All good things, prosperity, well being, happiness and joy to all of you, Robert Kaskel


Above is a photo taken of the enterprise as it passed Thai Rock the day of our event


Open Zumba - Monday's 10am

Zumba instructor Amber will get your legs moving and your heart pumping Monday mornings with a Pay-Whatever-You-Like Zumba class on our beautiful deck overlooking Jamaica Bay.  Send me an email or call (646) 455-3991 for more info or to reserve your place.