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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590-1733
Live performance by Melissa Etheridge.