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Thursday, July 31

Summer Concert: Tangerine

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 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of less than perfect weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall, 295 Stewart Ave.

YAK & Snack Book Discussion

Come to the library at 7 p.m. where John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars will be discussed. Pick up copies of these books at the YA desk. Refreshments will be served. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper for Yak & Snack. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Friday, August 1

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Enjoy hospitality Garden City style every week this summer as the village’s “Friday Night Promenade” initiative continues on Seventh Street Friday, Aug. 1. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Seventh Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic and parking beginning at 5:45 p.m. This week, musical entertainment will once again be provided by the band Fivestone, performing hit songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They’ll be plenty of activities for the kids too, including free balloon art and face painting care of balloon twister John Reid and his team. Tables and chairs will be set up in the street for additional seating and outdoor dining and dinner specials will be offered at local eateries along Seventh Street. The promenade runs every Friday night through September so mark your calendars.


Monday, August 4

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2009 film Up In the Air starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The event will be held in Meeting Room B. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. The library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.

Burnt & Painted Leather Wristlet

Doris Benter of Library Arts will be at the library from 7–8:15 p.m. to make burnt and painted wristlets. She will supervise teens in the safe use of a wood burning tool. There will be one-on-one assistance. YAs will learn to draw lines and shapes into a leather wristlet beforehand decorating the design using acrylic paint or permanent markers. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 22 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, August 5

Jump For Joy With Joyce Oddo

All children registered for the Science Kids Summer Read-to-Me Club who meet the requirements of the club are invited to attend the final Summer Read-to-Me Club Show, Jump for Joy with Joyce Oddo. The show will be held at 11 a.m. Children ages 2½-5 who are interested in attending the show can register for the Science Kids Summer Read-to-Me Club in the Children’s Room until Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, August 6

“Fizz, Boom, Read!” With Magic Bob McEntee

Children registered for the Lab Rats Summer Reading Club who meet the requirements of the club are invited to attend the Final Summer Reading Club Show, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” with Magic Bob McEntee of Magic Beyond Imagination. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Children entering grades k-5 in September who are interested in attending the show can register for the Lab Rats Summer Reading Club in the Children’s Room until Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

Computer Animation

Learn how to use your computer to create web-based computer animation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Create and edit animated GIFs, stick figures and much more. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 24 YAs. arden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Ongoing Programs

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 members 60 and older; $55 nonmembers. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

Aug. 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 4 & 5 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 17 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 19 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 24 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 & 10 -  6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Sept. 14 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 22 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. The shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.