Explore Long Island this weekend

Explore Long Island this weekend

7 in Heaven: Japanese Cooking Show Dinner Party

Saturday, July 13 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Gasho of Japan

356 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy.

Hauppauge, NY 11788-5133


Introductions in the bar followed by dinner seating, ages groups 38-49, 49-59, and 59-69.

Price: $39

Bonsai Show

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

Dogwood Lane and Oyster Bay Road

Mill Neck, NY 11765


Sponsored by the Bonsai Society of Greater New York, features members answering questions about the art and the specific trees on display. Expect to see a variety of trees, depicting the various styles of bonsai, including trees and forest planting. Admission gives you access to the show and grounds -- take advantage of the Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) performance at 1-4 p.m.

Price: $10

Birds of the Meadow and Woods

Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m.

South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center

377 Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Turnpike

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Walk with an expert birder, composer and author Eric Salzman. Explore the avian life of the meadow behind the SoFo museum. Discussion and refreshments to follow.

Breakfast at Belmont

Saturday, July 13 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 14 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Belmont Park Race Track

2150 Hempstead Turnpike

Elmont, NY 11003


Start the day with an early morning tour of Belmont Race Track. Visitors can watch the thoroughbreds' train and take a tram ride through the stable area that ends with a demonstration of how the starting gate works on the track. Breakfast (a la carte) is available in the on-site cafe.

Melissa Etheridge

Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

960 Brush Hollow Road

Westbury, NY 11590-1733


Live performance by Melissa Etheridge.