The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Bird Walk at Hempstead Lake State Park

Join the South Shore Audubon Society on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for a bird walk at Hempstead Lake State Park. The group will meet in Parking Field #3, Exit 18 South, from the Southern State Parkway. The bird walk is free of charge, but State Park fees apply. Walk leaders and other birders and nature enthusiasts will share their knowledge. Bring binoculars. Info: (516) 467-9498.

9/11 memorial service

A 9/11-remembrance ceremony will be held at West Hempstead’s 9/11 Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Hall’s Pond Park, at 7 p.m. Hosted by the West Hempstead Community Support Association, their annual service welcomes residents of all ages to remember those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Info: www.westhempsteadcivic.org or (516) 515-6274.

9/11 ceremony

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., Malverne’s candlelight ceremony, An Evening of Remembrance, will honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony is held at the 9/11 monument near the gazebo in Reese Park by the Malverne train station. Info: www.malvernevillage.org.

Gala Annual Music Party

The acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble kicks off their fall season with their annual gala concert at Hofstra University’s Joan and Donald Axinn Library, on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Guest soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino will join ACE Director, pianist Marilyn Lehman, along with pianist and founding Director Blanche Abram, and more.Info: (516) 586-3433 or www.americanchamberensemble.com.

Jazzin’ it up

Planting Fields’ Coe Hall welcomes Hot Club of Flatbush, on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. Inspired by the American hot jazz and Parisian acoustic jazz bands of the 1920s and 1940s, the ensemble draws from the spirit of several legendary artists. Guitarist Jayson Goodner, violinist Ben Swan and vocalist Gretchen Vitamvas will perform in the historic cloister garden. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.