The Week Ahead

Upcoming events for the week of May 31 to June 6


— Landscaping a Healthy Long Beach

Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave. Learn how you can landscape a healthier Long Beach for your family and pets. The city of Long Beach and Perfect Earth Project partnered to host a seminar that will discuss best practices for sustainable planting, watering and maintenance of your lawn and garden.

— Pride Flag Raising

Join Long Beach City Council members, other officials and the LBNY-Arts Council for the raising of the rainbow flag to kickoff Long Island Pride weekend. The event will take place at the flagpole in Kennedy Plaza outside City Hall at 1 W. Chester St. at 6 p.m. There will be a steel pan drummer and guitarist, and the First Fridays+ Bridgeworks event will immediately follow.

— First Fridays+

Artists in Partnership, the LBNY-Arts Council and the city teamed up to host the final First Fridays event of the year. Come to Bridgeworks, located at 780 Long Beach Blvd., at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1 to hear music performed by steel pan drummer Lyndon Achee and see a special dance performance and lesson presented by Dance Aloha. Admission is $20. For more info, call (516) 705-7218.

— Back in the saddle

A bit of the Wild West returns to Old Bethpage Village, Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. Watch modern day cowboys show off their skills in a horse mounted shooting competition, based on historic shooting events held at Wild West Shows in the late 19th century. Witness this fast action event in which the cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time. Info: (516) 572-8400 or

— Musical interlude at the Heckscher

Celebrate “First Friday” at Heckscher Museum of Art, Friday, June 1, 5-8:30 p.m. Explore the museum’s exhibitions during free extended hours and enjoy a performance by singer-songwriter Tom Moran, at 7 p.m. Join Nicole Basso, founder of Sip Tea Lounge and a tea specialist, for conversation and tea tasting among the artwork before the performance Info: (631) 351-3250 or