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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Village Budget Meeting

Thursday, February 13

Village Board Of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, February 18

Kids For the Cause

Through February 27


Through February 27

Kids For The Cause

February is American History Month. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City Chapter, Colonel Aaron Ogden will present a showcase exhibit “The Role of Children During the American Revolution” through Feb. 27 at the Garden City Public Library. Learn how adults were not the only ones engaged in the fight for freedom. Among the young people that will be focused on is 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, who engaged in a Paul Revere-like ride to warn colonists and gather her father’s soldiers to push back the British army when it attacked Danbury, Conn. This collection will recognize colonists’ children like Ludington who also demonstrated bravery, strength and sharp-wittedness in the long battle for independence.

Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. For hours and directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org The library is located at 60 Seventh St. in Garden City. Exhibit funding is sponsored by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

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Thursday, February 13

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 1) These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Coed Varsity Rifle Team At Glen Cove High School

3:15 p.m. Glen Cove High School, 150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove 516-759-7261

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus New Jersey Institute Of Technology

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Suffolk Community College

6 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Nassau Community College Men’s Basketball Versus Suffolk Community College

8 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501


Saturday, February 15

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Bronx Community College

1 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501

Lady Panthers Versus Southern Connecticut State University

1:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus Southern Connecticut State University

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)


Tuesday, February 18

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.


Wednesday, February 19

Your Widowed Social Group

This is a non-sectarian, no-profit organization of widows and widowers 50 plus years of age. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month and are held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church located on Franklin Avenue and Fifth Street in Garden City. There is a nominal fee for members and non-members. For more information, please call Diana at 516-481-9280.

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus University Of Delaware

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670


Thursday, February 20

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Northeastern University

7 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Nassau Community College Women’s Basketball Versus Westchester Community College

6 p.m. Nassau Community College Physical Education Complex, One Education Drive, Garden City 516-572-7501


Saturday, February 22

Hofstra University Men’s Basketball Versus Towson University

4 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead 516-463-6670

Lady Panthers Versus Pace University

1:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus Pace University

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)


Tuesday, February 25

Lady Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

5:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

Panthers Versus University Of New Haven

7:30 p.m. Adelphi University Center for Recreation and Sport, Garden City 1-800-233-5744 (ADELPHI)

School Budget Meeting

Budget Work Session #2——All non-instructional areas/administrative and capital components. The meeting will be held at Garden City High and begins at 8:15 p.m.


Thursday, February 27

Village Budget Meeting

7:30 p.m. (Budget Study/Work Session 2)

These sessions are currently scheduled to be held in the boardroom at village hall, 351 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Versus Drexel University

2 p.m. Mack Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, 516-463-6670


Ongoing 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:

Feb. 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 24 & 25 -  6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  

Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 9 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

March 15 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 18 & 19 - 6:15 to 9:15 pm

March 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

March 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com