Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


DJ for everyone

Come down to West Hempstead Public Library on Thursday, July 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for musical madness. Spin DJ Academy will present a fun, interactive DJ program where everyone will get a chance to spin and learn the basics of mixing. Get a move on as you get your groove on. This is a teen program for grades six to twelve. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Food Truck Rodeo at Crossroads

Have dinner with Crossroads Farm at their Food Truck Rodeo on Friday, July 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. Come out and enjoy delicious food from Green Street, Cheezy Pete, Teriyaki Plus, Ed’s Polish Kielbasa and Kona Ice. Bring your family to enjoy hayrides, a game of cornhole or bouncy slide. Enjoy a Long Island craft beer or wine while listening to live music from School of Rock. $5 entry donation (under 5 free). Buy tickets in advance or at the door. All funds raised help your nonprofit organic farm. Info: (516) 881-7900.

Reading and game buddies

Stop by the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, July 26, at 2 p.m., for a fun and educational reading workshop. Older kids from grades five and up will read together with 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to prove that teamwork really does make the dream work, so bring your children whether there are in preschool, kindergarten or the first grade. If your child is out of this age range, please call Miss Carol at (516) 599-0750, ext. 303 to discuss. Registration required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Opera in the mansion

The majestic Sands Point Preserve is the setting for the North Shore Music Festival’s staging of Mozart’s great comic opera “A School for Love” — also known as “Cosi Fan Tutte” — on Saturday, July 21. Enjoy the tale of a pair of young lovers who test each others’ faithfulness — or lack thereof. The evening features dinner in Hempstead House, at 6 p.m., followed by the performance in Castle Gould’s Great Hall, at 8 p.m. Info: (516) 304-5076 or

Laughing at every age

Funny is even better at a certain age, according to Paul Anthony, whose Long Island Comedy Festival brings the 50+ comedy showcase to the Madison Theatre in Rockville Centre, on Saturday, July 21, 6 and 8 p.m. This entertaining evening of stand-up, hosted by Anthony, of course, features a lineup of creative comedy pros who have performed at top venues in Manhattan and elsewhere. They all have one thing in common — all over age 50. Info: (516) 323-4444 or