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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 17

Andy Club Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 30

Supermarket Fun Night

Friday, November 1


Thursday, October 17

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be taking place in the boardroom at village hall. Start time is 8 p.m.

I Do! I Do!

Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free staging of the musical concert I Do! I Do! on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The story revolves around two soul mates navigating the perils of life and is set to the strains of a tuneful score. It will be approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Seating and parking is limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, NO buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, October 29

AARP Driver Safety Program

Registration begins in person Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the reference desk of the Garden City Public Library for the AARP 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course. The course will be given 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is limited to Garden City Library cardholders aged 50 and older and must be done in person with photo identification, proof of age (preferably a driver’s license), along with  the AARP membership card. A check in payment of $17 for AARP members and $19 for nonmembers for course materials must be made at the time of registration. Cash will not be accepted.


Wednesday, October 30

Andy Club Halloween Party

Attention all superheroes, princesses, goblins, fairy godmothers and ghosts: Garden City High School’s Andy Club will be holding its 6th Annual Halloween Party in the high school gymnasium on Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. for children in grades prekindergarten through fifth grade. There will be lots of games, prizes, and treats to be had for children accompanied by a parent. Admission is a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds going to The Cancer Center at Winthrop Hospital.


Friday, November 1

Supermarket Fun Night

This annual event will be hed at the Stewart Manor School gymnasium starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The $5 donation includes admission, two boards, chance at a door prize, coffee and dessert. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.


Saturday, November 9

Book Sale

A bargain book sale will be held on from 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at the corner of 60 Seventh St. and Hilton Ave. in Garden City. Come early for the best selection of hard and soft cover books. Just in time for the holidays will be great gift books and beautiful Christmas books as well as fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this sale with all proceeds to benefit the library. A half-price sale will take place from 2–4 p.m. For directions, please call the library at 516-742–8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, November 13

Book Discussion

Two of Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap novels, Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler will be the selections for The Friends of The Garden City Public Library book discussion to be held on at 10 a.m. Gloria Weinrich will moderate this book discussion that will take place in the library’s small meeting room on the Lower Level and is limited to 20 participants. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk in the library. Ave Maria Mulligan, a 35-year-old self-proclaimed spinster who lives in the small town Big Stone Gap, discovers a skeleton in her family’s formerly tidy closet that completely unravels her quiet, conventional life. In Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria is suddenly fielding marriage proposals and planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. In Big Cherry Holler, her story continues eight years later when her marriage is at a crossroads and she is faced with the decision of a lifetime. Adriana Trigiani’s novels are full of humor, romance, wisdom, and drama.


Sunday, December 8

Mozart’s Requiem

The Waldorf Choral Society’s 40th Anniversary concert will feature soloists, chorus and orchestra along with George V. Rose conducting his final performance before retiring. This performance will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue in Garden City. Adults $20 Students/Senior Citizens $18 Children under 12- $5. For more information please call 516-747-4457.


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:

October 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Nov. 12 & 13 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Nov. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ongoing Events

Pick Those Pumpkins

Daily through Halloween, Oct. 31, a field of orange will cover the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (UUCCN) at the corner of Nassau Boulevard and Stewart Avenue when pumpkins from a New Mexico Navajo reservation are delivered. The sale is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase. Close to 6,000 pumpkins in various shapes and sizes as well as some variety pumpkins, gourds, and decorative corn are expected. Pumpkins grown in a dry climate tend to last longer than those grown in eastern United States. You are welcome to come to take pictures, wander through the pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin if you wish. Admission is free. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help unload pumpkins from the truck is welcome and appreciated, please come by on Oct. 19 between 9 and 11 a.m. This is a perfect time for teens to earn volunteer credits. For more information, please call 516-248-8855.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. There is ample parking and the shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum, an original 1872 A.T.Stewart era Apostle Victorian structure.


Ongoing Programs

Monthly Cancer Support Group

Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.

News

Ethan Irwin to vie for Kemp Hannon's Senate seat

With just under six months until Election Day on Nov. 9, a Democratic challenger has announced his bid for the New York State Senate’s sixth district seat—covering Garden City, Farmingdale, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville, Bethpage, and Island Trees—currently occupied by state Sen. Kemp Hannon.

Ethan Irwin, an attorney from Levittown, has already received the endorsement of Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs. On June 30, Irwin officially opened his campaign headquarters at Kennedy Memorial Park in the Village of Hempstead.

Village hosts internship pilot program

The Village of Garden City is currently hosting a pilot internship program this summer for four Adelphi University students. The eight-to-10-week test run is also the first time the school has partnered with a municipality, according to its Center for Career Services.

Planning started in May when Mayor John Watras approached Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi about the possibility of hiring interns during July and August. Suozzi, who said he had student interns at his last job, said the program helps provide college students with experience in exchange for a new perspective for village officials.


Sports

Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry

appear at Citibank

New York Mets fans haven’t had too much to be excited about this season. The team is currently under .500 and struggling to stay in the postseason race. So when two former Mets who played on the magical 1986 World Series championship team came to Garden City last Friday, fans had the opportunity to relive the memories and smile.

As part of the Meet Mr. Met Tour, former Mets Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry joined the Mets mascot, Mr. Met, at Citibank on Franklin Avenue for a meet and greet event.

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 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

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.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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