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. 4, 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. All programs are subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. Out-of-district patrons will be charged a $5 fee per class payable at the circulation desk before each class. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Geode cupcakes

Have you ever made rock candy? Visit the West Hempstead Public Library to prepare your own cupcakes on Monday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group will make several flavors and colors with Sarah Aiosa and then decorate iced cupcakes for you to take home and enjoy. This program is $3 cash only. Info: (516) 481-6591.

End of Summer Reading Club Magic Show

Enjoy a magical end to your summer at the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The Circus Guy is our special guest for our End of Summer Reading Club Party, presenting his magic and juggling show. Known for his performances at other local libraries, the Circus Guy loves to engage the audience in his high-energy show. Call or email Miss Carol to register for this free program. Info: (516) 599-0750 x303 or'

History in motion

Kids can take part in a dance workshop, inspired by Hofstra University Museum’s current exhibit “Romare Bearden: Storyteller,” on Saturday, Aug. 4, 12-2 p.m., at Hofstra’s Emily Lowe Gallery. The workshop, featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem Teaching Artist Theara J. Ward, uses movement to explore the concept of Diaspora from Africa to America. Open to ages 12-18, participants will discover how the social landscape of a community impacts one’s voice artistically. Registration is required. Info: (516) 463-5672.

Boys of summer

Experience baseball’s glorious past when vintage Old Time Base ball clubs from throughout the northeast play Old Bethpage Village’s teams, on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Teams will compete during the two days of friendly matches, played with 19th century rules and period uniforms and equipment. It’s a lesson in the rich history of America’s pastime. For more info call (516) 572-8400.