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The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


Zumba at the library

Party, sweat and get fit with Zumba instructor Donette Longmore-Levy at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. It’s a good workout for everybody and every body. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Out-of-district patrons will be charged a $5 fee per class payable at the circulation desk before each class. Insufficient registration will cancel the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Cold Spring Harbor Band

Billy Joel tribute band, the Cold Spring Harbor Band, will perform in Malverne’s Westwood Park on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will wrap up the village’s 2019 Summer Entertainment Series. Bring a chair or a blanket for seating. The event is free of charge. Info: www.malvernevillage.org.

2019 Nassau Library Tour

Road trip to as many of Nassau’s public libraries as you can — including West Hempstead’s — this month. Each one is a gateway into a new community. Visit the library, then explore the attractions, restaurants, and parks nearby. Take the self-guided tour as a family, a team of friends, or go solo. In each library, there’s a unique feature to hunt for, and participants will earn prizes as they go along. Visit 45 or more and be entered to win a grand prize. Get started by picking up a map at your local library. Info: tour.nassaulibrary.org or (516) 481-6591.

Old-fashioned amusements

As summer winds down, enjoy those waning days in the spirit of the mid 19th century at Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s annual music festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The historic setting features rousing tunes by the village’s brass band, with contra dancing and other activities. Info: (516) 572-8401 or www.obvrnassau.com.

Rock on New Orleans-style

Groove to the sounds of the Big Easy, when the Hoodoo Loungers visit Long Island, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. It’s always Mardi Gras for this lively nine-piece band, inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. Their sound encompasses traditional New Orleans Jazz, Brass Band, classic R&B and funk — a blend of original music, re-arranged New Orleans classics and high energy stomp downs right out of the Gospel Church. Info: (516) 413- 3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.