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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

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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