Opera OutdoorsMetropolitan Opera Summer Recital SeriesJune 10, 2019 at 8 p.m.
SummerStage, Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
The City Parks Foundation has unveiled a summer’s worth of musical highlights. One highlight: the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series brings Nathan Gunn, Ying Fang and Ben Bliss to perform for park goers at Rumsey Playfield. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Chita!Chita Rivera at Feinstein’s/54 Below254 West 54th Street
May 27 through June 3
Tickets: $75 and up
This time Chita Rivera is playing yet another great role: Chita Rivera. Back by popular demand at Feinstein’s/54 Below, legendary Broadway performer Rivera takes the audience through some of her famous stage moments, including tunes from “West Side Story” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Pride Tunes“Manning the Canon: Songs of Gay Life”The Center, 208 West 13th Street
June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Here’s a tuneful take June’s Pride celebrations. The “Songs of Gay Life” creates a portrait of gay life through song, featuring a quartet of talented singers. This one’s cosponsored by the New York Festival of Song and 5 Boroughs Music Festival.
River to River FestivalJune 18 through 29Free
Yoko Ono is among the artists participating in this year’s River to River Festival, a downtown array of events at various locations. One idea behind this year’s festival: thinking about “what arises when we all slow down.” Ono’s “The Reflection Project,” for instance, will appear in “non-traditional spaces” and encourage viewers to stop and engage with the work. This particular project is expected to appear at 28 Liberty, the Fulton Transit Center, the Oculus at the WTC Transportation Hub and the Seaport District.