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Garden City Recreation Department News

Summer Concerts Announced

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

Computer Workshops for Kids

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce a series of workshops in computers. Our computer workshops are run by Sharper Training Solutions, a company that we have used for years with our senior population. The children’s program we are setting up through them will cover topics that are useful in everyday life and enjoyable to the age group. Equipment needed: flash drive.

When: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4 at St. Paul’s Senior Center between 9 - 11 a.m. for ages 6 – 8. Fee: $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.

All About Computers for Preteens

This four-week program is designed to teach basic computer applications to the younger child including PowerPoint, Desk Top Publishing and more! We will meet for four Tuesdays (dates above) and move through the topics according to the abilities of the children. Fee: $75. Equipment needed: flash drive. Time: 11 – 1 p.m. for ages 9 - 12

July 14 – Photo Shop

July 21 – Web Design

July 28 – Music Video

August 4 – Computer Animation

For the older child, each topic will finish in their two-hour time block. Feel free to pick and choose your topics, or sign up for all four workshops! Fee: $20 per class, all four classes for $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.

Registration for Recreation Camps Begins

The Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the camps listed below. Registration is by mail only and is subject to age/grade restrictions. Children must be the age listed by the start date of the camp in order to attend. Information on each camp is listed in the articles below. Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register for any camp by mail only, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Walk-in registrations are now being accepted. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and classes for which you are registering. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.” Separate checks are needed for each camp. We cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail.

Preschool Camp

Our Preschool Camp is a fun way for children ages 3.5 to 5 years old who are residents of the village to spend the summer. Children who attend this camp must be 3.5 years by the start of the session. Arts and crafts, music, nature and stories will fill the 1.5 hour class, run by Pat Leonenko, St. Joseph’s preschool teacher.

Session I: July 6- 10

Session III: July 20- 24

Session IV: July 27- July 31

Session V: August 3 - 7

St. Paul’s Cluett Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon for $75

PeeWee Sports Sampler

Our very popular winter program will continue this summer in our neighborhood parks. In this four-day program, your child will get a taste of a different sport each day as our staff takes them through some fun skills and drills. The group will then make an arts and crafts project to take home. Children ages 4-5 who reside in the Village of Garden City are invited to register for this fun program!

July 6 – 9 Grove Park

July 13-16 Nassau Haven Park

2–3:15 p.m. for $50

Youth Basketball Camp

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting a Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City and entering second through sixth grades in September. Come join us and learn what it takes to pass, dribble and shoot in this camp. The purpose of this program is to provide instruction in self-improvement, basketball fundamentals, team play, group cooperation and most important of all, fun!

To take place at the St. Paul’s Field House during the week of June 29–July 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children entering second or third grades and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children entering fourth through sixth grades. Fee: $75.

Boys and Girls Lacrosse Camp

For children entering grades two through six in September, here is an opportunity for youngsters who are residents of the Village of Garden City to learn the techniques of catching, throwing, scooping and shooting through fun drills. They will also learn the rules of the game by scrimmaging. This is a basic camp where no experience is necessary and equipment is provided.

Session 1 Week of July 6-9

Session 2 Week of July 13-16

Stewart Field from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children entering second or third grades and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children entering fourth through sixth grades. Fee: $75.

Field Hockey Camp

The Recreation Department will conduct a Summer Field Hockey Camp for girls entering grades four through seven who are residents of the Village of Garden City. The camp will focus on individual skill development and the rules of the game as well as the importance of playing together as a team. Equipment will be supplied.

Week of July 20 – 23

Week of July 27 - 30

Community Park from 9:30 a.m. until noon for children. Fee: $85.

Youth Baseball Camp

Our department will again conduct a Summer Baseball Camp for boys and girls who are residents of the Village of Garden City. This instructional program is offered for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Children who register for this program must be 6 by the start of the session. The camp will focus on individual skill development and the importance of playing together as a team. Youngsters in each age category will be divided into appropriate skill levels and will receive group instruction. Equipment needed: baseball glove, sneakers or rubber cleats.

Week of July 20 – 23

Week of July 27 - 30

Community Park’s Baseball Fields from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 – 8 and from 11 to 1 p.m. for ages 9 – 12. Fee: $75.

Yoga for Youngsters

The Recreation Department’s certified yoga instructor will offer yoga classes for boys and girls who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City ages 6-14. Children who attend this program will learn movements, postures and breathing techniques that will help with relaxation, self-awareness and fitness. This program will be offered in two different formats (listed below). Weekly class – this program will be offered every Wednesday morning for six weeks beginning July 1. This one-hour class is open to any resident ages 7 – 11. Where: Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee: $30.

One-Week Workshop

Week of August 10 -14 at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall

10:15–11:30 a.m. for ages 10 -14

Fee: $ 30

Mad Science Camp

We have opened another session of Mad Science – Flight Academy. This session will take place July 6-9 in the afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of this camp will be $169. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Tennis Camps for Ages 6–18

There is limited space available in all levels of the Recreation Department’s tennis camps. Please visit our office for further information or to register.

Volleyball Camp

This camp will provide instruction in skills necessary to compete in the sport of volleyball. Our staff will run separate boys’ and girls’ in order to tailor the program to the different rules of the game. The children will learn proper techniques in serving, hitting, and passing as well as the aspects of the game. This camp will be held in St. Paul’s Field House and is open to any resident of the Village of Garden City who is entering grades 6-12 in September.

Boys Volleyball Camp July 6 – 9 from 9–11:30 a.m.

Girls Volleyball Camp July 13-16 from 9-11:30 a.m.

Where: St. Paul’s Field House

Cost: $90

Team Handball Camp

Come and learn the exciting sport of Team Handball, also known as European Handball, which is an Olympic Sport that is played all over the world. This quick moving sport involves a team of seven players that pass or bounce a ball similar to a small soccer ball in order to score on the opposing team’s goal. Our staff will teach the fundamentals of play as well as the rules of the game. This camp is open to children ages 10 – 16.

When: Week of July 20-23

Where: St. Paul’s Field House

Time: 9:30 to noon

Cost: $75

Youth Soccer Camp

This instructional program will be offered for boys and girls ages 6 through 12.Youngsters must be 6 by the start of the camp and entering first grade in September in order to register for this camp. Proof of age will be required. This camp will be held at Community Park.

The two-hour session will run from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $75 and will focus on individual skill development. The five-hour session will run from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $160. The five-hour session will include an hour lunch break and recreation session supervised by the soccer camp staff, to be followed by full field games.

The purpose of the program is to provide a fun-filled soccer learning experience incorporating the values of sportsmanship. Safe playing techniques and team cooperation will also be stressed. Equipment needed: Cleats or sneakers, shin guards and a soccer ball and lunch with drink if attending full-day program.

Week of August 3 - 6

Week of August 10 - 13

Garden City Community Park

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: $75 morning

$160 full day

Adult Yoga Registration Begins

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed classes with all ages in mind. Each class is 55 minutes long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. Any resident of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The course schedule is as follows:

Mondays 7:30 p.m., 5-week session in June for $25

Mondays 7:30 p.m., 12-week session from June through mid-August for $60

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. 6-week session beginning May 13 through June 17 for $30

Registration for Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of Garden City at the Community Park Tennis Facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court. The dates and fees will be as follows:

Session 2: four weeks beginning July 6, $80

Session 3: four weeks beginning Aug. 3, $80