Friday, 11 January 2013 00:00
The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a middle school recreation night for sixth-graders in St. Paul’s Field House on Friday, Jan. 11. The recreation night will be chaperoned by the recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5.
A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.
Please note-Once the children are in the facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.
Registration for winter floor hockey has begun. This 6-session program began on Friday, Jan. 4 and will cost $25. The age groupings and times are as follows:
Ages 5 and 6 - 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 7 to 9 - 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Ages 10 to 14 - 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Floor hockey will meet on the following Fridays: Jan. 18, Feb. 8, 15, and 22, March 8
To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application from the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.
The Garden City Recreation Department will offer a Pee-Wee Sports Sampler program this winter for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This program has been designed especially for the young child as a positive introductory experience to sports. The cost of each 6-week session will be $75. Classes are 55 minutes in length. Children must be 4 years old by the first day of class in order to attend. The program will take place at St. Paul’s Recreation Complex according to the following schedule:
Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m.
Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 or 1:30 p.m.
Friday at 1:30 p.m.
To register for this program, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or visit the Garden City Recreation Dept. at 108 Rockaway Ave.
The Garden City Recreation Department will offer a winter session of youth yoga. Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed youth yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is 55-minutes long. All classes are held in St. Paul’s Senior Center. Any resident of the Incorporated Village of Garden City in this age group is invited to join these relaxing classes. Classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 17.
The course schedule is as follows:
Ages 6 – 9 - Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. - 10 classes for $80
Ages 10 – 14 - Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. - 10 classes for $80
To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application from www.gardencity recreation.org.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
On Friday, Dec. 6, Federal District Judge Arthur Spatt ruled that the Village of Garden City violated the Fair Housing Act, and ordered the plaintiffs to submit a proposal for how the village might address the issue, to which the village must then respond.
The case stemmed from a 2004 plan by former County Executive Thomas Suozzi to sell developers the 25-acre site of the Department of Social Services office. Suozzi requested the zoning be changed to allow 311 units of multi-family housing. Negative reaction from the public prompted village officials to limit the zoning to 150 town houses, 90 single-family homes, or a combination of the two with each option allowing for up to 36 multifamily units.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 3, a walk-a-thon was held to benefit Camp Anchor, a year-round recreation program for citizens with both mental and physical handicaps. The walk-a-thon was coordinated by Garden City resident and Kellenberg Senior Christina DiMasso, and Kellenberg Junior Brendan Callahan, who both work at the camp. “I did this because Camp Anchor has been so great for my brother, Thomas, who struggles with autism,” Callahan said. “I have also grown so much through volunteering there these past three summers.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The 36th Annual Garden City Turkey Trot was held on a sunny but cold and windy Thanksgiving day. The frigid temperatures were no match for the more than 5,000 runners who ran in Long Island’s largest Thanksgiving day road race. The Turkey Trot consists of three races—a Challenger Division Race for courageous special needs athletes, a 1.4-mile Fun Run and a challenging 5-mile race.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.