The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


Water landscapes in Malverne

Create your own ocean-themed painting at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, June 24, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. In this hands-on workshop, artist Cheryl Frey Richards will show people how to work with water elements in your landscapes. Learn the tricks of the trade for creating meandering streams, sparkling lakes or a calming sea lapping at the shore $20 cash fee due at in-person registration. Space is limited. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Chasing the Moon

Visit the West Hempstead Public Library for a sneak preview of the PBS special, “Chasing the Moon,” on Monday, June 24, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Stone, the documentary is a re-imagination of the race to the moon for a new generation. It will air on PBS on Monday, July 8, at 9 p.m. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Summer reading kickoff party

Get rewarded for reading at the Lakeview Public Library during its summer reading kickoff party on Tuesday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. This program is for children in grades six and under. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Musical salute to Israel

Celebrate Israel and welcome Eisenhower Park’s summer concert season with The Shuk, on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m., presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island. The Shuk features an eclectic cast of musicians based both in Israel and New York City. The concert is held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Info: (516) 572-0200 or 572-0233 or

Scrimshaw Workshop

Families can learn about scrimshaw at a craft workshop at Planting Fields Arboretum, on Sunday, June 23, 12-2 p.m. Delve into the history of this American folk art, which served as a pastime for sailors on long voyages. Kids will make a scrimshaw candle to take home. Registration is required. Info: (516) 922-8600 or