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Garden City Recreation Department News

Summer Adult Basketball in Field House    

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 “pickup.” This program will continue until Aug. 19.

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:
July 23 Linda Ipanema and the DixieCats
July 30 The Village Musicmakers
August 6 Emil Stucchio and the Classics
In the event of bad weather, the concert will be held indoors at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

Park Trips to Adventureland

The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct a trip to Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale from each of our neighborhood parks. This trip is open to children who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. The cost of each trip will be $19. Our first trip will be on Friday, July 24, and will leave from Nassau Haven and Tullamore parks. Each trip will leave from the assigned parks at 11 a.m. and will arrive at Adventureland around noon. The children will enjoy three hours of unlimited rides and will depart Adventureland at 3 p.m. The bus will return to the parks around 4 p.m.
Transportation will be provided by the Recreation Department’s bus and the trip will be supervised by park staff. Registrations are now being accepted at the parks listed above. Space is limited and payment must accompany the registration. Cash only. No refunds will be given.
Our other parks will visit Adventureland on other dates. Please read this article next week for those dates. For further info, please call the Recreation Dept. at 465-4075 or visit your local park.

Summer Park Program

Did you know that each of our neighborhood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering Grades 1-8 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.
These activities, except for the trips, are free to anyone attending who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Registration is not necessary. A child may attend any day they choose. The children are supervised while in the park but the children attending must be able to come and go to the park as they please or a parent or childcare provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program cannot be used as babysitting.
Activities begin around 10 a.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Come meet your park directors and their staff. The directors are:
Tullamore Park: Bob Townsend
Nassau Haven: Bob Flecker
Edgemere Park: Kristian Geller
Grove Park: Will DeLannoy
Hemlock Park: Brian Holman
This program is only as great as the children who attend. Please support our staff as they strive to create a great summer for the kids!

Summer Camp for Kids

The Recreation Department offers an array of camps for ages 4–16, including but not limited to lacrosse, soccer, baseball, field hockey, computers and others. Space is still available in many of our camps. Please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.
Mad Science Camp
We have opened another session of Mad Science – Secret Detective. This session will take place July 27-30 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.

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 covers topics that are useful in everyday life and enjoyable to the age group. Equipment needed: flash drive.
Remaining workshop dates: Tuesdays, July 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.

Adult Yoga – Summer Session

Our summer session of Adult Yoga began July 1. We are offering two choices of classes:
Wednesdays since July 1 at 10:30 a.m. 7 weeks for $35
Mondays since July 6 at 7:30 p.m. 7 weeks for $35
For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
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 of remaining sessions is as follows:
Session 2: four weeks since July 6, $80
Session 3: four weeks beginning Aug. 3, $80

Splish Splash Trip Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department is again sponsoring a trip to Splish Splash Water Park, located in Riverhead, for all students in Grades 6-10 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This trip will take place on Friday, July 31. Buses will depart from the parking lot at St. Paul’s School at 9 a.m. and will return there at approximately 5 p.m.
Supervision for this trip will be provided by recreation staff. The children will enjoy several hours of river rapids, slides and tube rides at this fantastic water park. The cost of this trip will be $28 per person, which will include unlimited rides at Splish Splash and transportation. Payment must be made in cash only.