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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Forming

Looking for a fun way to work out?  A dance performance group for women, led by dance director Felicia Lovaglio, meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. for an hour to learn dance routines which will lead up to the Dance Student Showcase in the spring. Even if you do not want to perform but love to dance, this is a great way to stay in shape and have fun. Class will begin on Saturday, Oct. 27 and will run through May at a cost of $216. To join, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

 

Registration Begins For Junior Paddle For Ages 9 And Up 

The recreation department will offer junior paddle lessons at Garden City Community Park according to the following schedule:

Ages 9-11

Mondays from 4-5 p.m.

Thursdays from 4 -5 p.m.

 

Ages 12 And Up

Mondays from 5 - 6 p.m.

Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m.

 Each five-week lesson program will teach the fundamental of a platform tennis game in a fun setting. Classes will begin the week of Nov. 1 and are open to any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City in these age groups. Each session will cost $125. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.  

 

Adult Programs At The Field House

The recreation adult programs in the field house began on Tuesday, Oct. 16 according to the following schedule:

Monday Men’s Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Men’s Over-30 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday

Men’s Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Men’s Over-40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Thursday Adult Volleyball 7:30–10 p.m.

Adult Soccer 8:30 – 10 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City college age or older.  All programs listed are free of charge and strictly pickup.  A picture ID is required to sign up for any program.  For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.


News

Ozzie

Ozzie is a playful pup looking for a new friend to match his exuberance. He has begun basic obedience training at the shelter and so far has proven to be an “A” student. Ozzie is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. He needs an experienced companion dedicated to continuing his training.

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.


Sports

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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