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The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


Ornament workshop

Create your own decorations at Malverne Village Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. Village Hall will host an ornament workshop for children of all ages. The workshop is free to village residents, but participants must sign up ASAP. Info: (516) 599-1200.

The Lighting of Malverne

The village’s annual Lighting of Malverne will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 on Hempstead Avenue at 4:30 p.m. The daylong festivities includes photos with Santa Claus, face painting, horse rides and reindeer games. Malverne High School’s marching band will also perform during the ceremony. Info: www.malvernecommunity.com.

Holiday at Halls

Holiday at Halls will take place at Hall’s Pond Park on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. The holiday festivities will include face painting, ornament decorating, hot chocolate and cookies, games and prizes. There will also be holiday music Showmobile, featuring the West Hempstead Middle and High School and St. Thomas the Apostle School choirs. Info: (516) 515-6274.

Holiday cheer with some festive flutes

The Long Island Flute Club shares some holiday spirit with its annual program of seasonal classics, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m., at Old Westbury Gardens’ Westbury House. The 16-piece flute Holiday Flute Choir performs “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “A Christmas Overture,” among other festive classics. Info: (516) 333-0048 or www.oldwestburygardens.org.

Return of those Sugar Plums

“The Nutcracker” is dancing into the holiday season, beginning with Leggz Ltd. Dance’s version this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, at the Madison Theatre, on the Molloy College Campus. The South Shore Symphony gives a lively rendition of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Info: (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.