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.