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Local Talent Plays Garden Stage

Friday, June 7

Luttinger To Perform At Concert

Friday, June 7

The Middle East Peace Process: Alive Or Dead?

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 7

Luttinger To Perform At Concert

Jeanne Luttinger will be performing at the North Shore Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High School located at 50 Kennedy Drive in Plainview. The show is entitled “Summer Celebrations.” Luttinger is a Garden City resident.

Local Talent Plays Garden Stage

On Friday, June 7, singer-songwriter/fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey and local favorites Miles to Dayton will perform at 8:30 p.m. (open mic at 7:30) at Garden City’s Garden Stage. Admission is $18 advance/$20 DOS. For tickets and Information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-248-8891. Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.


Sunday, June 9

Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival

The Annual Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. The festival takes place on Tulip Avenue from Plainfield Avenue to Verbena Avenue and Vernon Street Adding to all the festivities there will be live bands performing on two stages and performances by The Floral Park Memorial Florettes, Floral Park Memorial Long Island Sounds, Center Stage, and Danielle Seuling Zumba. There will also be a wide assortment of delicious foods and satisfying beverages from local Floral Park eateries. The festivities will also consist of face painters and street performers, provided by Event King; attendance by the Cradle of Aviation Museum from Garden City; numerous inflatable-bouncy rides, raffles, and much more. The Floral Park Art League will be hosting their annual art show and raffle in Memorial Park that will include original oil paintings, pen and ink sketches and watercolors.


Thursday, June 20

The Middle East Peace Process: Alive Or Dead?

The Garden City Clergy Fellowship, representing clergy from the various houses of worship in Garden City, will host an important conversation at the Garden City Jewish Center to which the entire community is invited. The guest speaker will be Daniel Ehrlich, educational director of Keshet, The Center for Educational Tourism in Israel. A group of the clergy just traveled on an interfaith study mission to Israel in April, visiting with Jews, Arabs, Israelis, Palestinians, Christians and Muslims. There will be a potluck dinner, (vegetarian only please), at 6:30 p.m., followed by the discussion at 7:30 p.m. The Garden City Jewish Center is located at 168 Nassau Blvd. (at Newmarket Avenue.) For further information, please call 516-248-5096 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Upcoming Events

Defensive Driving Courses

Six-hour course conducted by the AAA NY in the Garden City office located at 229 7th St. Save money; reduce violation points; sharpen skills. The cost is $39 for AAA members; $32 Plus/Premier members; $32 members 60 and older; $32 members 16-24 years old; $49 nonmembers; special group rates available. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 10, 11 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

TOP Soccer Challenger Division

Spring 2013 runs through June 22. Games are held from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. Uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended. Players must wear shin guards. Age range is pre-k through 12th grade. Come whenever you can. Garden City residents and non-residents welcome. Volunteers that are middle school and high school age are needed. No soccer experience necessary. For more information, please contact Andy Garger at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-775-8058

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

Library Hosts Charlene Schwartz Kalin Exhibit

Through June 28, the Garden City Public Library’s gallery will be exhibiting a solo watercolor show by Charlene Schwartz Kalin entitled “Life Around Us.” View colorful paintings of many topics created by this talented Long Island artist. Kalin’s professional art career began when she earned an associates degree in commercial art while studying at F.I.T. and NYC Community College. She received a scholarship to Brooklyn Museum School of Fine Arts. Her work for a New York City ad agency gave Kalin the experience she needed to open Sunflower Studios in Manhattan. The artist subsequently freelanced in graphic design for newspapers. Charlene is currently a member of the Art League of Nassau County and the National Art League. Her watercolor paintings have received many awards during juried shows. Exhibits are free, open to the public during regular library hours and are located at 60 Seventh St. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.

•Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

•Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

•A telephone support group for women with breast cancer will be held weekly for eight weeks from 10:30 a.m. to noon.


Ongoing Programs

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

News

Resurrection Church raises money

with Xmas-themed event

On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary

honors Suzie and Rob Alvey

The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.


Sports

The 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.  

Thousands throng Garden City for

Annual Jay Gallagher Tournament

The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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