Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00The Best Secret In Town!
Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades 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. 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 child care provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program can not be used as babysitting.
When: Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 30 and ending Friday, Aug. 15.
Where: Nassau Haven, Edgemere, Tullamore, Grove, and Hemlock Parks
Time: Beginning 10 a.m. and running throughout the day. Check your local park for posted schedules.
This program is only as great as the children who attend. Please support the staff as they strive to create a great summer for the children.
Second Week Of Incrediflix Animation Camp Added
The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that it was able to secure a second week of the Incrediflix Animation Film Camp. This camp will teach children ages 7–13 the art of film making while using animation as their guide. This 4-day camp will be held in Community Park’s Tennis Hut.
When: Aug. 25-28
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150, checks made payable to “Incrediflix”
To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Adult Basketball And Volleyball To Begin
The Recreation Summer Adult Programs in the Field House began on Wednesday, July 16 according to the following schedule:
Wednesdays Mens’ Open Basketball 7-9 p.m.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball 7-9 p.m.
These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated high school. All programs listed are free of charge and strictly “pick up.” A picture ID is required to sign in to any program. This program will run until Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Adult Yoga Summer Classes
Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one hour long. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning July 7 in St. Paul’s Senior Center
Thursdays at 9 a.m. beginning July 10 in St. Paul’s Senior Center.
All classes will be held for 6 weeks at a cost of $42.
Zumba Gold Fitness Summer Classes
The summer Zumba Gold fitness class will be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center on Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. Each 45-minute class, teaching the basics of Zumba exercise, is led by certified Zumba exercise instructor Felicia Lovaglio. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The six-week session will begin Tuesday, July 8. The price for the session is as follows:
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. Seniors (65 or older)- $30 Others - $54
Zumba Fitness Summer Classes
The following Summer “Zumba” fitness class for adults will be offered by the department of recreation and parks beginning Tuesday, July 8 in St. Paul’s Senior Center:
Tuesday evenings at 7:45 p.m. 6 weeks for $54
Classes are lead by Felicia Lovaglio, director of our Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long.
Summer Concert Schedule
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:
July 17 Manhattan Jazz
July 24 Six Gun
July 31 Tangerine
August 7 The Terry Nova Little Big Band
August 14 Vintage Bliss
Summer Camps For The Younger Child
The recreation and parks office offers one-week summer camps for the younger child too. “Parent and Me” camps for ages 2-3, and soccer, multi-sport, tennis, lacrosse, and preschool camps are offered for ages 4-6.
Each camp is usually 45 minutes to two hours long, depending on the camp and all camps run in one week sessions from Monday to Thursday. These camps are open to residents of the inc. Village of Garden City only.
Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Registration
The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of the Inc. Village 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 1 – 8 weeks beginning April 21 Cost: $240
(Session 1 will also include Ultimate Workout on Saturdays, 1.5 hours at a cost of $240 for seven weeks)
Session 2 – 4 weeks beginning July 7 Cost: $120
Session 3 – 4 weeks beginning August 4 Cost: $120
To register, a form will need to be filled out and returned with payment to the recreation department’s administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, a separate check for each session is need at time of registration.
Recreation Sports Camps Still Open
Sports camps in lacrosse, baseball, and softball are still open for this summer with several weeks of each offered. Baseball and lacrosse are open to village residents entering 1st through 6th grades and softball camp is open to residents entering 4th through 7th grades.
To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
- From the Garden City Recreation Department