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Garden City Recreation Department News

Family Fun Time on Sunday Afternoons

On Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 10, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 12 to 3:30 p.m. each Sunday until March.

This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. The Recreation Department asks that an adult accompany elementary-aged children. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

Registration for Adult Yoga in Cluett Hall Begins

Connie McKnight, the Recreation Department’s certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one hour long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s and will begin the week of Jan. 25. 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 Jan. 25, 15 classes for $75

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning Jan. 27, 15 classes for $75

To register for either of these classes, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Family Movie Day


On Sunday, Jan. 24, the Recreation Department will show Disney’s Toy Story 2 in Cluett Hall at 1 p.m. This movie, running 92 minutes, is rated G. Admission is free and snacks will be served at a nominal charge.

Preschool Arts and Crafts Registration


There are limited openings available for the Recreation Department’s Preschool Arts and Crafts program on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. This 45-minute program is open to any child who is 3 and a half to 5 years old and a resident of the Village of Garden City. The cost of this 5-week program is $25. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Saturday Men’s Basketball for Residents

Saturday morning, Men’s basketball began again on Jan. 9 and will run until Feb. 13 in the Middle School south gym. The program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your license, as residency will be checked.

Adult Programs in the Fieldhouse

The Recreation Adult Programs in the Field House is on the following schedule:


Mens’ Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Mens’ Over 40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.


Mens’ Over 30 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.


Mens’ Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Mens’ Over 40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.


Adult Volleyball 7:30-10 p.m.

Adult Soccer 8:30-10 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated from high school. All programs listed are free of charge and strictly “pickup.” Any resident wishing to participate must show their license each week in addition to signing in. A non-resident guest may play but must be accompanied by a resident to enter.

Openings Still Available for Children’s Tennis Session

The second session of youth tennis at the Community Park Tennis Facility began this week. There are still openings available in some classes. This session offers instruction for children ages 5-18. Lessons run from 13-15 weeks. Please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.

Santa Photos Ready for Pickup


If your family came to the Recreation Department to have your photo taken with Santa, your picture is waiting to be picked up at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. The Recreation Department will hold the photos until the end of January.