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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Live Music

Friday, May 2

Garden City Men’s Association Meeting

Monday, May 5

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

Thursday, May 8


Thursday, May 1

Girls Varsity Golf At Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Old Bethpage, 516-937-6371

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis At Locust Valley High School

4:15 p.m. Locust Valley High School, 99 Horse Hollow Rd., Locust Valley 516-277-5100

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Vs. Carey High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At Carey High School

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


Friday, May 2

Live Music

Gathering Time and Mara Levine will perform at Garden Stage at Garden City’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 8:30 p.m., preceded by an open mic at 7:30, Start with the social consciousness of Peter, Paul & Mary; add the vocal complexity of Crosby, Stills & Nash, throw in a bit of the Byrds and a jot of Joni Mitchell and you have Gathering Time, a harmony trio that WFUV’s John Platt calls “among the top performers in the New York metropolitan area.” Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, Mara Levine creates beautiful interpretations of folk songs. Currently on the road supporting her second album, Jewels and Harmony, Levine is receiving stellar reviews and had the #1 album on the Folk DJ chart for January 2013. For more information on Gathering Time and Mara Levine, please visit www.gathering-time.com and www.maralevine.com respectively. Tickets for the show are  $20 with advance reservation, $22 without. For reservations and information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 516-248-8891 or visit www.gardenstage.com and/or www.uuccn.org

Spring Plant Sale/Gardening Weekend

Purchase select annuals and perennials, including Old Westbury Gardens’ signature varieties.  Not sure what plants are right for your landscape?  Knowledgeable horticulturalists from the Gardens, various plant societies and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County will be on hand to help you select the right plants and answer your questions. On Saturday at noon, kids can get involved, Gardeners get their hands dirty at crafting garden “cookies” out of clay, compost, and seeds. Commonly called seed balls, these gems are a great way to get kids to delight in the fun of propagation and planting in your own backyard. At Old Westbury Gardens. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Soil testing 10a.m.-3p.m. Bring ½ cup of dry soil and have it tested by Master Gardeners from CCENassau.  For more info visit: oldwestburygardens.org/05_calendar.htm  (Through May 4.)

Girls Varsity Golf At John F. Kennedy High School (Plainview)

3:30 p.m. Bethpage State Park, Old Bethpage, 516-937-6371

Boys Varsity Track At Port Washington (Paul D. Schreiber) High School

4:15 p.m. 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington 516-767-5800


Saturday, May 3

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Manhasset Jr./Sr. High School­

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

Girls Junior Varsity Softball At Oceanside High School

10 a.m. Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Ave., 516-678-7526

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Oceanside High School

Noon. Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Ave., 516-678-7526

Girls Varsity Softball Vs. Mineola High School­

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


Monday, May 5

Garden City Men’s Association Meeting

Attention all directors. The next meeting will be at the regular start time of 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City  Casino. Going forward, please make note of the following meeting dates: June 2 and July 7. These will be held, unless otherwise stated, at the Garden City Casino at 7:30 p.m. Please make every effort to attend. Your voice needs to be heard.

Boys Junior Varsity Golf Vs. Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Glen Oaks Country Club, 175 Post Rd., Old Westbury 516-626-2900

Boys Varsity Tennis Vs. Massapequa High School

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

Girls Varsity Badminton At MacArthur High School

4:30 p.m. MacArthur High School, 3369 N. Jerusalem Ave., Levittown 516-520-8450

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Jericho High School­

4:30 p.m. Jericho High School, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd. 516-203-3610


Tuesday, May 6

Girls Varsity Badminton Vs. Roslyn High School

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

Boys Varsity Baseball At Jericho High School­

4:30 p.m. Jericho High School, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd. 516-203-3610

Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Jericho High School

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

Boys Varsity Lacrosse At Jericho High School­

4:30 p.m. Jericho High School, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd. 516-203-3610


Wednesday, May 7

Boys Junior Varsity Golf At Syosset High School­

3:30 p.m. Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury 516-677-5980

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball At Jericho High School­

4:30 p.m. Jericho High School, 99 Cedar Swamp Rd. 516-203-3610

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Plainedge High School

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

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Vs. Oceanside High School

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


Thursday, May 8

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

On Thursday, May 8, Dr. Phyllis Goodfriend, a docent for the Nassau County Museum of Art, will present a free visual lecture, “Genesis: To Save Our Planet,” at 1:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. Here you will be able to view the silent drama of extraordinary photography by Sebastião Salgado during this presentation. Photographer, environmentalist and humanitarian Salgado’s most recent work “would not be to photograph what is destroyed, but what is still pristine, to show what we must hold and protect.” He likes to quote a hopeful statistic: “Forty-five percent of our planet is still what it was at the beginning.” The result of 8 years of work, Genesis is now touring the world as a major exhibit. Salgado has spent many years documenting the horrors of war, famine, and the displacement of indigenous populations and worked with Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF. This public program is funded by Friends of the Garden City Public Library who have served more than 60 years of library support. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting your Garden City Public Libary card at the program room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Limited parking. No tickets are required. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 7th St. For directions, please call 516-742-8405.


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:

May 3 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 6 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

May 12 & 13 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

May 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 31 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

June 7 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 8 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

June 17 & 18 -  6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

June 21 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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.

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.

News

Nassau County Police recently arrested former 44-year-old Democratic County Legislator David L. Mejias, of Farmingdale, over allegations he stole a Louis Vuitton purse from the apartment of a 35-year-old Garden City resident.

According to police, on Nov. 13, Mejias entered the female victim’s apartment on Mitchell Field Way and removed the pocketbook from the countertop. Mejias then demanded to know the location of a bangle bracelet that was kept in the bedroom, police said. He then pushed past the victim and removed the bracelet while refusing to leave. The victim then called 911 and summoned the police.

Small businessman finds big success

Anthony DePalma has been manager at Covert Avenue’s Raindew Family Center and Pharmacy for 13 years. Last month, at the 30th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club, DePalma got his much deserved recognition when he was awarded the day’s top honor by the Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce, whose members hail from Stewart Manor and Floral Park.  

“My initial reaction was ‘wow that’s very nice,’ I didn’t realize that it was going to be such a beautiful extravaganza,” said DePalma on winning the award. “They did it very, very well. They had a breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club and everything was done beautifully. It was just done very, very nicely. Very proud.”


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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