The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


A lecture on multi-seasonal plants

Learn about out some of the best pest-free plants to grow on Long Island at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, April 1, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. In this mini course, a Master Gardener will outline all the hardy, pest-free plants that are easy to grow on Long Island. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Mah Jong at the library

Stop by the Malverne Public Library on Tuesday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of mah jong. Test your skills with these colorful tiles and may the best mah-jong player win. All experienced players are welcome to attend. Please bring your mah jong and card set. No registration required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Jewelry workshop

Enjoy an afternoon of creativity with paper, crystal, and fabric at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructed by Mickey Gonzalez, the library invites people to make a gift for yourself or someone special. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Insufficient registration will cancel the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.

That ‘New York State of Mind’

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot head into spring at The Paramount with another lively celebration of the music of Billy Joel, on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. DelGuidice leads his band in a rousing concert that always delights audiences with highlights of the Piano Man’s decades of hits. Info: (800) 745-3000 or or

In step with the Russian National Ballet

The acclaimed ballet company visits the Madison Theatre, on the Molloy College campus, with ‘Don Quixote,” on Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. They will perform the full length ballet in three acts, a tale of a comical quest for love, honor and dignity. The show is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ tale of romance and chivalry. Info: (516) 323-4444 or