An art installation in Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park || Credit: Katie Finkowski

Play By Tier: Queens Music This Weekend

By John Welsh @jfewelsh

Full Moon Music Festival

Knockdown Center, Maspeth

Saturday, June 30, 2pm


With an eclectic lineup featuring Metronomy, Whitney, and Sudan Archives, the expertly curated Full Moon festival will feel right at home in the 50,000 square foot Knockdown Center. A DJ set from James Murphy can’t hurt, either.

Flushing Town Halls’ Queens Jazz Orchestra, 10th Year Anniversary

Flushing Town Hall, Flushing

Friday, June 29, 8pm

~$20 – $50

Jazz past and present join forces to celebrate the career of Jimmy Heath, who’s led the Orchestra since 2008. Throughout his tenure as director, Heath has honored Queens-based jazz icons – now it’s time to honor him.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City

Friday, June 29, 7pm


For the eighth year running, The Met brings its Summer Recital Series to Socrates. Hear three Met singers perform arias and duets from a wide range of operas. World class opera, at sunset, for free? We’d pick this one, too.

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