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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

Have you considered adding running to your exercise regimen but not sure how to get started? Are you concerned about past injuries? Runners, from experienced to beginner, are sidelined every year due to injury. Physical Therapy Options (PTO) wants to help runners get off to a great start this fall and is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to receive a free comprehensive “Running Analysis.”

 

Physical Therapist Lisa Coors, founder of PTO, views this offering as part of PTO’s mission to help patients live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

Yard sale announced

 

The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center recently announced its annual Fall Benefit Yard Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located outdoors inside the front gate at the sanctuary. Vendors are being sought. A 10 x 17 foot selling area is $45 for the day. (Includes space for selling & space to park one car next to selling space)


Sports

Dance Conservatory Program

 

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. 

 

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. 

 

Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted): 

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18


Calendar

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis Program - September 18

Harpeth Rising Concert - September 19 

JV Football - September 20


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