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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: Save Our Land, Save Our Towns

Thursday, March 20

College Planning Workshop

Wednesday, March 26

Voices From Across The Pond

Sunday, March 30


Thursday, March 20

Dinner & A Movie: Save Our Land, Save Our Towns

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns illustrates the negative impacts of sprawling development and suggests better ways to grow in the future. The program follows the quest of small town newsman Tom Hylton to discover why America’s towns have declined and what we can do to revive them. Discussion led by Eric Alexander of Vision Long Island. Films on sustainable living are showing on Thursday evenings from through April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden City Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on 38 Old Country Rd. Each film is followed by a discussion led by a local solutions expert. Tickets are $15 per night ($12 /ticket for ages 55+ and students with ID). This includes the movie, dinner and discussion. Sweet to Lick of Williston Park, a vegan bakery, is providing a soup dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets for the movie series, call 516-741-7304 Locally Long Island and the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island are sponsors of the series.

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. Chaminade High School Scrimmage

4 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Plainedge Senior High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Plainedge Senior High School, 241 Wingate Drive, North Massapequa 516-992-7450


Friday, March 21

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Floral Park Memorial High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. Floral Park Memorial High School, 210 Locust St., 516-488-9300

Girls Varsity Softball Vs. Floral Park Memorial High School

4:15 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Baseball At Carey High School Scrimmage

4:30 p.m. H. Frank Carey High School, 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square 516-539-9400


Saturday, March 22

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Long Beach High School

10 a.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Lacrosse At Long Beach High School

10 a.m. Long Beach High School, 322 Lagoon Drive West, Lido Beach 516-897-2012


Monday, March 24

Family Craft Night

With March being National Craft Month, residents are invited down every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for different themed crafts. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so please call 734-793-1830 to register. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 516-742-8405.

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., 516-488-9500

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Track At Wantagh High School Conference Meet

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402


Tuesday, March 25

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Baseball At New Hyde Park Memorial High School

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., 516-488-950

Boys Varsity Track At Wantagh High School Conference Meet

4:30 p.m. Wantagh High School, 3297 Beltagh Ave., 516-679-6402


Wednesday, March 26

College Planning Workshop

College Connection, Official Sponsor of College Admission Success, hosts a free college planning workshop that will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Garden City’s Ethical Humanist Society located on 38 Old Country Rd. Open to students and parents alike, this forum will explore such topics as choosing a college that’s “best” for you, the intricacies of the college application and admissions process, creating a winning college essay, and paying for that college degree. Seth Bykofsky of College Connection, also known as The College Whisperer, will present an engaging and informative program that is a must attend for anyone applying to college, planning for college, paying for college, or just thinking about college. Registration is requested. For more information, please call College Connection at 516-345-8766 or register online at www.CollegeConnect.info

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse At Cold Spring Harbor High School

4:30 p.m. Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School, 82 Turkey Lane, 631-692-8600

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Cold Spring Harbor High School

4:30 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Sunday, March 30

Voices From Across The Pond

On Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m., the UK’s Choir of Guildford Cathedral will be performing a recital at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. The Guildford Cathedral Choir sang for the first time at the service of consecration of the new Cathedral in May 1961 and since that date has established an impressive international reputation. In 2002, the establishment of the Girl Choristers augmented the Cathedral’s music foundation. Between them the boy and girl choristers and the lay clerks provide music for seven fully choral services each week during term time. Katherine Dienes-Williams was appointed organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as director of music at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. On her appointment to Guildford, she became the first ever woman to hold such a post in the Church of England. The choir is joined by Paul Provost, sub organist for the Cathedral since 2009. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and are $20 general seating, $10 seniors and students, children under 13 admitted free.

The Cathedral of the Incarnation is located on 50 Cathedral Ave. in Garden City. For more information, please call 516-746-2955 or visit www.cathedralmusic.com


Ongoing

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 Seniors (60+); $55 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:

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

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

April 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 7 & 8 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

April 10 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 12 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

April 26 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

April 29 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

News

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.

Former beautification

committee chair seeks return

Stewart Manor residents had beautification on the brain at the village’s most recent board of trustees meeting. Several attendees participated in a friendly airing of grievances to the board about the amount of litter being left in front of some of the shops along Covert Ave and in the parking lots.

Former Village Beautification Committee Chairman Julian Sottovia says that enough is enough, and further steps need to be taken.


Sports

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.

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.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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