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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News: September 11, 2012

We Need Your Help

In order to better serve patrons, the recreation department is updating its computer system. Please take the time to fill out a family info questionnaire. The questionnaire can be found at the administrative office, at Community Park, and at the pool. Please return all forms to the office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Your assistance will greatly help the recreation department provide its patrons with improved service.

Adult Yoga Registration Begins

The fall session of “Yoga with Connie McKnight” will begin again according to the following schedule:

Mondays 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Meeting in St. Paul’s Senior Center

Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Meeting in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall

The fall program is open to adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Each class will run for 15 weeks at a cost of $90. Classes will begin on September 10 (Monday) and September 12 (Wednesday). The class is geared towards the average person. Please make sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. To register for this program, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Fall Yoga Class For Children

The recreation department will offer a weekly yoga class for children ages 6 – 13 on Thursdays in St. Paul’s Senior Center. This one-hour class will provide basic instruction in a fun and supportive environment. Classes will begin on Thursday, September 20 and the times will be:

Ages 6-9 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Ages 10 -13 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

This class is open to children who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The child registering must be the appropriate age by the start of the class. Class size is limited. The cost of the 12-week session will be $96. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Pastel Class Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to again offer an adult art class in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. This 10-week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs.

Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her portraits hang in many Garden City homes, as well as throughout the United States. A portrait of Elvis Presley permanently hangs in Graceland, and Barbara Walters is among her celebrity commissioned subjects.

The first lesson includes a portrait and landscape demonstration. At that time, a supply list is provided.

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required as they move at their own pace and level of expertise.

Classes will be held each Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes will begin on September 14. The cost of this program is $110. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Garden City Recreation Dance Conservatory Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2012-13 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The Dance Conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each class will meet for 25 weeks at a cost of $225.

Classes will begin the week of September 24.

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register: by mail only, no walk-in registrations will be accepted until September 18. The Dance Conservatory cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave or on at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own application 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 with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Mondays

10:45 a.m. Creative Movement for 3 to 5-year-olds Code CMM

Noon Ballet/Hip hop for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BJM12

1:15 p.m. Ballet/Hip hop for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BJM1

3:45 p.m. Hip hop for k-1st grades Code HHJM

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 2nd-3rd Grades Code BTM5

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4th-5th grades Code BTM6

Tuesdays

11:30 a.m. Creative Movement for 3 to 5-year-olds Code CMT

1:45 p.m. Ballet/Jazz for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BJT1

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for k-1st grades Code BTT3

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip hop for 2nd-3rd grades Code BJT4

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4th-5th grades Code BTT5

6:45 p.m. Baller/Tap for 6th grade and up Code BTT6

Wednesdays

1:15 p.m. Creative Movement for 3 to 5-year-olds Code CMW

2:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BTW

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip hop for k-1st grades Code BJW3

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 2nd-3rd grades Code BTW

5:45 p.m. Cont. Dance for 4th-5th grades Code CDW

6:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip hop for 6th grade and up Code BJW6

Thursdays

11 a.m. Ballet/Hip hop for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BJTH

1:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BTTH1

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for k-1st grades Code BTTH3

4:45 p.m. Hip hop for 2nd-3rd grades Code HHJTH4

5:45 p.m. Hip hop for 4th-5th grades Code HHJTH5

6:45 p.m. Hip hop for 6th grade and up Code HHJTH6

Fridays

1:15 p.m. Creative Movement for 3 to 5-year-olds Code CMF

2:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4 and 5-year-olds Code BTF2

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip hop for k-1st grades Code BJF

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 2nd-3rd grades Code BTF4

6:45 p.m. Cont. Dance for 6th-grade and up Code CDF

Saturdays

11 a.m. Creative Movement for 3 to 5-year-olds Code CMS

Noon Tap for 6th-grade and up Code TS

1 p.m. Hip hop for 6th-grade and up Code HHS

Introducing 10 & Under Tennis At Community Park

The Village of Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce that we will be adopting this USTA (United States Tennis Association) approved methodology for teaching children age 10 and under the game of tennis. Kids around the world have been successfully playing tennis using the 10 & under format for years. By using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter racquets on smaller courts kids can get into the game easier by making tennis more fun from the start by boosting their confidence and building skill development. Each practice will be designed appropriately for the physical, mental and social skills of that age group. Emphasis will be placed on rallying and playing so that children want to learn the skills necessary to play with their friends on a team.

The recreation department knows its children will benefit from these changes to the program and hopes you will all continue to support the tennis program in the future. Please watch for our upcoming fall class schedule and registration information.

Mini-Fall Camps

Let the kids have a few last days of camp fun. The Village of Garden City Recreation Department in conjunction with U.S. Sports Institute are offering two mini-multi-sports camps. Learn to play 10 different sports from around the world in two fun-packed days. Including soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football. This is the only sports camp dedicated to the truly sports-minded youngster. For more details or to register please visit U.S. Sport’s Institute’s website at www.ussportsinstitute. com or visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Limited space available, don’t delay, register today. Indoor gym available in case of rain.

Option 1: September 17 and 18
Ages 5-14

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69

1-4 p.m. $59

9 a.m.-4 p.m. $89

Option 2: September 26
Ages 5-14

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $39

1-4 p.m. $35

9 a.m.-4 p.m. $49

Please make checks payable to “U.S. Sports Institute.”

Zumba Classes Registration Begins

Get in shape by “dancing” your way to your goal by joining the recreation center’s Zumba classes, taught by dance director Felicia Lovaglio. Each 45-minute class offers body movement to great music giving the participant a fun workout. These zumba classes are offered to adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City according to the following schedule:

Mondays 7:45 p.m.
Thursdays 9:15 p.m.
Saturdays 9:15 p.m.

Each day is offered in a 14-week session at a cost of $125. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Community Park’s Miniature Golf Course

Affordable family fun is right around the corner, so don’t forget to visit the Recreation Department’s state-of-the-art miniature golf course. The 18-hole course is located behind the Garden City pool and is filled with challenges galore that will delight mini-golfers of all ages.

Party packages for birthdays or other occasions are offered. Call Garden City Community Park at 483-2525 for party planning.

The price for a round of mini-golf is as follows:

Resident adult (12 and up) $5
Resident child (under 12) $3
Resident senior (65 or over) $3
Nonresident adult (12 and up) $6
Nonresident child (under 12) $4

Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Come down and try a round.

Floor Hockey Program Announced For This Fall

* Roller blades are being traded in for sneakers this fall while the new roller rink is being constructed.

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this fall it will offer an indoor floor hockey program (tournament style) for residents of the Village of Garden City. (This program will take the place of the popular fall roller hockey season while the new roller rink is being constructed.) The program will be open to ages 5-14 and will be held on Friday evenings at the St. Paul’s Field House. The program will begin on September 14 and run for eight sessions at a cost of $40 per participant. For additional information or to register please visit the recreation administration offices located at 108 Rockaway Ave.