Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will present a showing of the movie Frankenweenie at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Showtime will be 1 p.m. The movie is rated PG, and is 87 minutes in length.
Admission is free. Snacks will be sold at a nominal charge. Supervision will be supplied by the recreation staff.
On Sunday afternoons through March 10, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for Family Fun for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 3 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March.
This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. We ask that elementary-aged children be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of participants, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.
Now that winter is here, the hope is that the weather will be good for everyone, but in the case of a bad weather day, please check www.gardencityrecreation.org for updates and/or cancellations.
The recreation center is pleased to announce the start of registration for its Winter 2013 Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village. Walk-ins and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Feb. 6.
9 weeks of classes – Mondays (begins 2/25) and Tuesdays (begins 2/26)
10 weeks of classes – All other days (begins the week of 2/13)
Explanation of class levels:
Tots Ages 4-5 and PeeWee - Ages 5 to 7: Introduction to Tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game playing environment.
Novice - Ages 6 to 7: Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.
Junior - Ages 8 to 11: Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis play.
Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hr time slots. Experience required.
Senior - Ages 12 and older: Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.
Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older: For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Ultimate Workout: For experienced Junior and Senior Level tennis players who want to hone their skills and get a good workout.
The winter session of yoga with Connie McKnight will begin again according to the following schedule:
Mondays - 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 10 classes for $65 beginning Feb. 25
Wednesdays - 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 13 classes for $84.50 began on Jan. 30
Wednesdays - 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Level 2 Yoga for people who have been attending classes or have knowledge of yoga - 13 classes for $84.50 began on Jan. 30.
This program is open to adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The Wednesday morning class will meet in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. The Monday evening class will meet in St. Paul’s Senior Center. The class is geared towards the average person. Please make sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. To register for this program, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. www.gardencityrecreation.org.
The following Zumba exercise classes for adults will be offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks:
Mondays at 7:45 p.m. (begins March 4) 8 weeks for $72
Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. (began on Jan. 31) 12 weeks for $108
Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. (began Feb. 2) 12 weeks for $108
* New class – Zumba basics 4 weeks for $36 – come see if you would enjoy this new form of exercise - Wednesday evenings at 7:45 p.m.
All classes are lead by Felicia Lovaglio, director of the Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long. All classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall or St. Paul’s Senior Center. To register for any of these classes, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Stewart Manor residents had beautification on the brain at the village’s most recent board of trustees meeting. Several attendees participated in a friendly airing of grievances to the board about the amount of litter being left in front of some of the shops along Covert Ave and in the parking lots.
Former Village Beautification Committee Chairman Julian Sottovia says that enough is enough, and further steps need to be taken.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:44
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.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00The 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.