The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Risky Business

Malverne’s annual summer entertainment series is set to return on Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m. This year’s summer entertainment series will kick off with the sounds of Motown, disco and rock tunes of Risky Business at the gazebo in Reese Park. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. Info: www.malvernevillage.org.

Second annual West Hempstead’s Got Talent

People of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening in the park for this year’s “West Hempstead’s Got Talent,” at Hall’s Pond Park on Sunday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the West Hempstead Community Support Association, the event is expected to feature a variety of acts that include singers, comedians and more. Info: www.westhempsteadcivic.org.

Summer reading at the Malverne Library

Join the Malverne Public Library’s summer reading program on Thursday, July 18. Participants can read anything they want. Books that students have to read for school count. For each book review that students submit, they will receive a prize. Participants will also be entered into a raffle to win a grand prize. Open to teens entering grades six through 12. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Honoring the Roosevelt family

Step back in time at Sagamore Hill, Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. The presidential summer home hosts a program examining the life of President Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, Quentin. Join a park ranger for a talk on Quentin Roosevelt’s short life, including his military service as a pilot in France. Info: (516) 922-4788 or www.nps.gov/SagamoreHill.

Summer playlist

The majestic Sands Point Preserve is the setting for chamber concert celebrating the season, on Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. This captivating evening features violinist Todd Reynolds, violist Kathryn Lockwood, accordionist Nathan Koci, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, with poetry reader Sheri Hammerstrom. Info: (516) 304-5076 or www.sandspointconservancy.org.