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In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.
Come join the Recreation Department as we offer a night of caroling with the Long Island Choral Society on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. The Long Island Choral Society, founded in 1929, is the oldest continuously performing musical group on Long Island. It has a reputation for singing the finest works of choral music with professional soloists and orchestras. The LICS prides itself on its long-standing relationship with our village. Our Recreation Department is thrilled to offer this free program to our residents. Preregistration is necessary by calling the office at 465-4075 by Friday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. Please join as we all sing along to bring in the holiday season.
Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one hour long. All classes will begin in mid January. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The session will run for 14 weeks at a cost of $91.
The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning 1/23 to be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning 1/11 to be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall
To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download and mail an application from our website at www.gardencityrecration.org.
It’s time to send letters to Santa and the Recreation Department will speed up the process. A special “Santa’s Mailbox” will be set up in the waiting area of the Recreation Department’s Administrative Offices at 108 Rockaway Ave., beginning Dec. 1. Children can drop their letters in the mailbox and Santa will send them a personalized reply. Santa’s mailbox will be available through Dec. 20.
In addition to sending their letters to Santa, kids can take a chance at guessing the number of candy pieces in the jar next to Santa’s Mailbox and the child whose guess is closest to the actual number will win the jar, candy and all. As with Santa’s mailbox, the candy contest will be available from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20.
Santa will visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave., for visits and photos on Dec. 8, 13, and 15 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. The Recreation Department Staff will be available to take and print photos. There is no fee for a photo but a donation of a small gift for Toys for Tots would be appreciated.
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, the Recreation Staff will conduct a gym program for children in grades three to five.
This free program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. It will run from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House beginning the week of Dec. 5 through Feb. 10, according to the following schedule:
Girls in grades three to five Mondays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Grades K-two (All) Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Boys in grades three to five Fridays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house.
Note-Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt.
Again, this is a free program but a registration form is necessary, so please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway to fill out a form.
The second session of the Recreation Department’s Peewee Sports Sampler will begin the week of Dec. 12. This program is designed especially for the young child as a positive introductory experience to sports. Each session runs for six weeks and each class is 50 minutes long. Children participating must be 4 years old by the start of the session in order to attend. Classes are offered according to the following schedule:
Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m.
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. or 1:45 p.m.
The cost of each session will be $75. To register, please visit our Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. download and mail an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter we will sponsor an Open Gym program for basketball and volleyball for middle and high school aged students. This program will be conducted weekday afternoons after school in the St. Paul’s Field House.
The Winter Open Gym Program will provide the students an opportunity to participate in after school activities in a supervised setting. This program will begin on Dec. 6 and will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Please note: This is a time set aside for middle and high school students to enjoy our facility while having fun with their friends. No organized practices may take place at this time. Since the Recreation Department will provide supervision, no adults will be allowed in this field house at this time.
The Recreation Department is announcing the start of a series of interviews for summer jobs at the Garden City Pool. If you enjoy being outdoors and are willing to make a commitment to be a part of a team that works hard to provide quality facilities to our residents, we’d like to meet you!
If you are presently a high school senior (graduating in June 2012) or older, are available to start working June 12, 2012, and are looking for a great summer job, stop in the Recreation Office in Village Hall, pick up an application and make an appointment for an interview. To register for an interview or call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.
Reminder: Even if you were employed by the pool last year, you are still required to reapply and be interviewed for the upcoming season.
Interviews will be held in 15-minute sessions at Village Hall on the following dates (meeting room in parentheses):
Tuesday, December 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
Wednesday, December 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Main Rec. Office)
Thursday, December 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
Friday, December 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
Tuesday, January 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
Wednesday, January 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
Thursday, January 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)
We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our Winter Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village.
A schedule of classes and a registration form is on the reverse side of the information sheet. Walk-in residents and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Dec. 19. Make checks payable to: Inc. Village of Garden City.
Winter Session — Classes begin Monday, January 23
Tots Ages 4-5
PeeWee - Ages 5 to 7: Introduction to Tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game-playing environment.
Novice - Ages 6 to 7: Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.
Junior - Ages 8 to 11: Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis.
Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Senior - Ages 12 and older: Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.
Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older: For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Ultimate Workout: For experienced Junior and Senior Level Tennis Players who want to hone their skills and get a good workout.
To register: by mail only, no walk-in registrations will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 19. We cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download the application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade, the class for which you are registering with a first and second choice. 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.”
The classes offered are as follows:
Tots Cost $150
Ages 4 to 5 (preschool)
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW
Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m.TOTSF1
Friday 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. TOTSF2
Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSF3
Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. TOTSS12
Pee Wee Cost - $150
Ages 5-7 (5 and in kindergarten)
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWM4
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWT3
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWT4
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWW4
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWTH4
Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWF
Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. PWS11
Novice Cost - $210
Ages 6 -7 with tennis experience
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVM4
Monday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVM5
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVT3
Tuesday 4:30 -5:25 p.m. NVT4
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. NVW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVTH5
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVF3
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVF4
Saturday 10-10:55 a.m. NVS10
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1
Junior Cost - $240
Ages 8-11 Beginners
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRTH5
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRF
Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. JRS
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1
Junior Advanced Cost - $320
Ages 8–11 with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADF
Saturday 11-12:25 a.m. JRADS
Ultimate Workout Cost - $320 for children drills for the experienced player
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Juniors ages 9-11 JUW1
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Seniors ages 12 and up SUW1
Senior Cost - $240
Ages 12 and up Beginners
Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU
Wednesday 5:30-6: 25 p.m. SRW
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF
Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. SRS
Senior/Advanced Cost - $320
Ages 12 and Up with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADF
Saturday 11a.m.-12:25 p.m. SRADS
The Recreation Department’s Saturday Men’s Baskeball program began on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Middle School South Gym. This free program is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Games are strictly “pickup” and game time is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is monitored by the Recreation Department’s staff. For further information, please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.