On June 3, students and staff at Homestead School celebrated the value of running as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. This first-time initiative was centered on the idea that running is for everyone!
The Garden City Recreation Department will open the Field House on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 p.m. for open basketball time. This program is open to ages 18 and older who are residents of the Village of Garden City. Games are strictly “pick up.” This program will continue until Aug. 19.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that on Monday, July 13 Jones Beach State Park is hosting the Junior Lifeguard Tournament. This is the sixth year that this prestigious tournament will be held at Jones Beach State Park.
Applications are now available for the Recreation Department’s men’s and women’s summer softball leagues. Contact Steve Espey at Community Park for an application or for more information at 483-2525. Play will begin the last week in June. The fee for the season is $500 per team. One of our women’s team’s is looking for players. If you are 18 or over and want to play slo-pitch softball give us a call at Community Park at 483-2525.
GCAA, an entity that has been running sports in Garden City for over 50 years, is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 basketball season. The application can be downloaded from the GCAA website, www.gc-aa.com. Please sign up early as the number of registrants will determine the amount of court time GCAA receives. By signing up now, you lock in the discounted rates of $40 for the K-1 clinics and $60 for intramurals. The rates increase by $10 on Sept. 1 and late fees apply after Oct. 1. The intramural season starts in early December and runs through the middle of March 2010.
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Gazebo Concert Series. The concerts are held at the Gazebo on the corner of Hilton and Stewart avenues and begin at 7:15 pm. So bring a chair, come join us and enjoy! The concerts will be:
June 25 - The Clusters
July 2 - Buddy Merriam and Backroads
July 9 - The Chiclettes
July 16 - Manhattan Sky
July 23 - The Village Musicmakers
August 6 - Emil Stucchio and the Classics
The 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines Association will host its 3rd Annual Golf Outing at Eisenhower Park Aug. 3 to raise funds for the support of local Marine Reservists and their families.
The Long Island Roadrunners Running Club started its 33rd year of running at Eisenhower Park, Wednesday, May 6 with a 5K race.
The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to present the Community Park Mini Golf Weekend Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28. At various times during the weekend there will be music, games and contests. We will have a special guest appearance by the Long Island Ducks’ own Quackerjack at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27. So come on down and get an autograph. Also, when you play a round of mini golf on Saturday you are automatically entered in a drawing for a chance to win an autographed Long Island Ducks baseball or some Ducks tickets and other prizes. On Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. we will have music and various contests for all ages. The new Snack Bar will be open for food and refreshments all weekend and we will have various mini golf discounts throughout the weekend and a few surprises too! So make your plans for the mini golf weekend and start the summer off right here in your own backyard. For more information call Steve Espey at Community Park 483-2525.
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