On Sept. 24, three Garden City High School social studies teachers boldly went where others have gone before, but they did it on their bicycles. Mark Quigley, Rob Wiedenhoft and Kevin O’Hagan joined Dr. Kenneth Jackson on his annual “All-Night Bike Tour” of New York City from midnight to 5 a.m.
The Garden City Recreation Department will run a preschool arts & crafts program in Cluett Hall for children who are 3.5 to 5 years of age. This program is open to Garden City residents only. Each week your child will make a project to take home following the seasons, holidays or other interesting topics. Our classes run for six weeks and are 45 minutes long. We will hold classes on the following days and times:
Tuesday at noon begins Nov. 10
Thursday at 12:15 p.m. begins Nov. 5
The cost of this six-week program is $30. To register, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
Holy Cross junior tennis player Matt Wierzel of Garden City was named Patriot League Male Tennis Player of the Month for September. It is the first time in program history that a Crusader men’s tennis player has been so honored by the Patriot League.
The Recreation Department is offering Yoga for Children in Cluett Hall. This class, taught by Connie McKnight, is open to any resident ages 6-12. The schedule is as follows:
Fridays at 6:30 p.m. 24 weeks for $192
To register for this class, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
Most teams need a punishing defense and a balanced offensive attack to be successful. The Garden City Trojans appear to have that and a whole lot more.
Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla recently attended the first of a kind baseball game at Garden City Community Park between the Harlem Black Yankees and the Garden City Bombers. Town Clerk Bonilla had the distinct honor of throwing the first pitch.
Matthew Colantonio, starting catcher for the Amsterdam Mohawks of the New York State Collegiate Baseball League, won the NYCBL championship for the summer 2009 season.
The Recreation Department’s Junior Tennis team will be holding tryouts for residents ages 9-18 at the Community Park Tennis Facility on Oct. 3 and 4.
The Adelphi University softball team spent Saturday, Sept. 12, volunteering at the Special Olympics New York Fall Games in Hicksville. Despite the fact that softball, one of the fall games sports, was canceled due to inclement weather, the team was on hand to assist with soccer and golf events.
Due to popular demand, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The class will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays beginning Sept. 18. Our classes will be held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $105 (supplies are bought on your own—a supply list will be handed out at the first class).
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