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This year's Picnic Pops series at Old Westbury (Credit: Vince Kish)

This year's Picnic Pops series at Old Westbury Gardens kicks off with a Sinatra tribute, in honor of what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday, by The Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra. As always, guests are invited to dance, sway and sashay on the dance floor during the performance. Everyone's invited to a 30-minute dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own seating. Picnicking encouraged. News on cancellation due to weather will be on the website by 1 p.m. concert day. WHEN|WHERE 6:30 p.m. dance lesson, 7 p.m. concert, Wednesday, July 8 at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Gates open at 5:45. Continues Wednesdays through Aug. 5. INFO 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org ADMISSION: $10, $8 over age 62, Free for kids age 17 and under with an adult

Best things to do this week and weekend on Long Island

Looking for things to do this week on Long Island? We've rounded up the best concerts, fairs and festivals, parties and cultural events going on around Nassau and Suffolk.

Music Under The Stars

Some say it's not really summer until the
(Credit: Michaels Entertainment Group)

Some say it's not really summer until the Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under the Stars begins. This year's program starts Tuesday, July 7 with a live performance by Bret Michaels, fresh off the release of his new album "True Grit." As always, bring your own seating and know that rain cancels. WHEN|WHERE 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, John J. Burns Town Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa INFO 516- 797-7900, oysterbaytown.com ADMISSION Free

'Domestic Life'

The 2013 French movie
(Credit: UniFrance Films)

The 2013 French movie "Domestic Life" (with English subtitles) is a depiction of several women over a 24-hour period that explores the satisfaction and dissatisfaction each feels about her life. It screens at 7:30 Tuesday, July 7 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. $12, 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org

Picnic Pops

This year's Picnic Pops series at Old Westbury
(Credit: Vince Kish)

This year's Picnic Pops series at Old Westbury Gardens kicks off with a Sinatra tribute, in honor of what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday, by The Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra. As always, guests are invited to dance, sway and sashay on the dance floor during the performance. Everyone's invited to a 30-minute dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own seating. Picnicking encouraged. News on cancellation due to weather will be on the website by 1 p.m. concert day. WHEN|WHERE 6:30 p.m. dance lesson, 7 p.m. concert, Wednesday, July 8 at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. Gates open at 5:45. Continues Wednesdays through Aug. 5. INFO 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org ADMISSION: $10, $8 over age 62, Free for kids age 17 and under with an adult

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Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band

Margaritaville comes to Hewlett! Head to Grant Park
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Margaritaville comes to Hewlett! Head to Grant Park (Broadway and Sheridan Avenue) 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 for a live performance by Jimmy Kenny and The Pirate Beach Band (think Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown). Free. Bring own seating. Lightning cancels. 516-572-0200, nassaucountyny.gov

Long Island International Film Expo

In its 18th year and featuring a record
(Credit: Greenmachine/Tandem Pictures/ Michael Seto)

In its 18th year and featuring a record 165 films, the Long Island International Film Expo starts this week and runs for nine days. But it's not just about viewing films. Panel discussions on subjects such as starting a film production company or financing a film or all you need to know about state tax credits will be held (reserve early for Also Improv Like a Pro When the Unexpected Happens). Pictured is a scene from "Wildlike," an award-winning film that screens Friday, July 10. WHEN|WHERE Wednesday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 16, Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore INFO 516-783-3199, longislandfilm.com ADMISSION $10 per session or $25 daypass; $65 festival pass.

Alive After Five

During the first of what will be four
(Credit: Krystle DiNicola)

During the first of what will be four Thursday evenings this summer, Main Street in Patchogue closes to cars but opens for fun, food, five stages of live music, arts and crafts and more during the Alive After Five Music Festival. Even getting to and from the event is fun " Park at St. Joseph's College (Sunrise Highway and Waverly Avenue) and take the free trolley. WHEN|WHERE 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 along Main Street, Patchogue. Also July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. INFO 631-207-1000 ADMISSION aliveafterfive.com

Farm Camp for Adults in the Kitchen

Summer camp -- it's not just for kids
(Credit: Newsday/ Randee Daddona)

Summer camp -- it's not just for kids anymore. Farm Camp for Adults in the Kitchen at Sang Lee Farms in Peconic is a two-hour program starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Tour the fields and greenhouses with a nutrition educator and learn about seasonal vegetables. You'll see demonstrations on creating fresh meals without a recipe. $55, reserve at 631-734-7001, sangleefarms.com

Long Island Food Truck Rodeo

The Long Island Food Truck Rodeo rolls into
(Credit: Rocco Delvecchio)

The Long Island Food Truck Rodeo rolls into Southampton this week. Look for eats from Soda-liscious, Nice Buns, Whole-ly Crepe -- featuring a variety of cuisines set up on the grounds of the Elks Lodge (605 County Rd. 39). Some fashion trucks will be there as well as plus live music and craft vendors. Hours are 3-9 p.m. Thursday, July 9 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 10-12, 516-978-0261, longislandfoodtruckrodeo.com

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Heckscher Museum's 95th Anniversary

The Heckscher Museum of Art throws open its
(Credit: Hecksher Museum)

The Heckscher Museum of Art throws open its door and rolls out the red carpet next weekend for guests to enjoy a variety of fun exhibits and events to celebrate the museum's 95th anniversary. Selfies can be taken with different props at a Selfie Station, a 55-inch touch-screen capable of digital action painting is all yours to create a fun anniversary art project. Lego artist and designer David Haliski will be on hand 1-3 p.m. on Saturday to work with guests to build LEGO creations and a caricature artist 1-3 p.m. Sunday to capture your finer features. WHEN|WHERE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12 at The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington INFO 631-351-3250, heckscher.org ADMISSION Free

Dancing in the Street

It's fun, healthy, and you don't need a
(Credit: Oyster Bay Main Street Associati)

It's fun, healthy, and you don't need a partner. Consider joining the folks at Dancing in the Street 7-9 p.m. every Friday in July near the bandstand on Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. Dance lessons, demonstrations and music are all free. Bring a chair if you want to be a spectator, 516-922-6982, oysterbaymainstreet.org

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