Introduction to Malverne, New York
The Cornwell family first settled in the area in the 1790s. At that time, the community was known as Norwood. In the early 1920s, the residents formed a movement for the incorporation of the community. Norwood was then comprised of North Lynbrook and Malverne Park. On April 13, 1921, the village was incorporated as Malverne. This name was inspired by the English town of Malvern. Establishment of the Long Island Rail Road and the Amsterdam Development Corporation led to growth and development in the community.
Malverne and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
- Roslyn Grist Mill
- Jones Beach State Park
- Bergen County Zoological Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Things To Do In Malverne
The African American Museum and the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve are nearby. Jones Beach State Park is located along 6.5 miles of ocean beach, and offers boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking and golfing opportunities. Hempstead Lake State Park, another popular park in the area, features picnic areas, tennis courts and playgrounds. Visitors can also enjoy biking, horseback riding, hiking and fishing here. In addition, the village is close to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which offers views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Malverne Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Adelphi University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Hofstra University are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Malverne.