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Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24


Thursday, April 17

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Viewers will hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Discussion led by Melissa Boo of Locally 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.


Friday, April 18

Adelphi University Baseball Vs. Le Moyne College

3:30 p.m. Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City 800-233-5744


Saturday, April 19

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Plainedge High School Scrimmage

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. North Shore High School

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


Monday, April 21

Boys Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Covert Avenue Elementary School, 144 Covert Ave., Elmont 516-326-5560


Tuesday, April 22

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. South Side High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Barasch Field, S. Park Ave., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. South Side High School

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


Wednesday, April 23

School Budget Meeting

Budget adoption. The meeting will be held at Garden City High School and begins at 8:15 p.m.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At South Side High School

4:30 p.m. Dean Skelos Sports Complex, Peninsula Blvd., Rockville Centre 516-326-5560

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At W. Tresper Clarke High School

4:30 p.m. W. Tresper Clarke High School, 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury 516-876-7451

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. South Side High School

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


Thursday, April 24

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a free one-woman show Dancing Through Life: Songs Made Famous by Dancers, with Judi Mark at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St. The show is for adults only. Attendees will be able to waltz through history with this entertaining one-hour program featuring the music, visuals, and song & dance styles of female theater icons, including: Carmen Miranda, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller, Eartha Kitt, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, and Shirley MacLaine. Judi Mark is a multi-talented professional educator, dancer, singer, and actress. A passionate woman of artistic breadth, Mark regularly produces shows and concerts at various venues throughout New York City and in Florida. With more than 20 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education, she has taught at institutions such as Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, and numerous New York City public high schools. Mark has performed other excerpts of this program in New York City, where she sang at the Algonquin Hotel, The Gramercy Arts Club, The Friar’s Club, and many senior centers. Her dance and acting career highlights include performing with American Ballet Theatre at The Metropolitan Opera House, working off-Broadway alongside Danny DeVito in Three By Pirandello, and having a principal role in Mariah Carey’s feature film, Glitter. Seating and parking are limited and are on a first-come basis. No tickets are required. Please, no buses. For directions, please call 516-742-8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


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 members 60 and older; $55 nonmembers. Dates and rates subject to change. Online class available. Visit AAA.com/DefensiveDriving. Reservations required. Call 516-873-2381. The following dates are offered:

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.

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. 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.

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.

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: Manhattan Jazz

Thursday, July 17

YAK & Snack Book Discussions

Saturday, July 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 21



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