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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Photography Exhibit

Thursday, May 8

Grumpy Old Men

Monday, May 12

Art With A French Twist

Thursday, May 22


Thursday, May 8

Photography Exhibit

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. 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 Library 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.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Vs. Carey High School

4:45 p.m. Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Friday, May 9

Hofstra Baseball Vs. College of Charleston

3 p.m. Hofstra University, University Field, Hempstead, 516-463-6600


Saturday, May 10

Garden City Community Church Fundraiser

Shop the block, plant sale and car wash. Vendors selling gourmet delights, crafts, home decor, costume jewelry, handbags and more. Plants for summer gardens. Car wash by Youth Mission Trip Group. Garden City Community Church, Stewart Avenue at Whitehall Boulevard. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. For more information, please call 516-746-1700.

North Shore Invitational

Boys Varsity Track At North Shore High School 10 a.m. 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head 516-277-7000

Hofstra Baseball Vs. College of Charleston

1 p.m. Hofstra University, University Field, Hempstead, 516-463-6600


Sunday, May 11

Hofstra Baseball Vs. College of Charleston

Noon. Hofstra University, University Field, Hempstead, 516-463-6600


Monday, May 12

Grumpy Old Men  

1:30-3:30 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th Street, 516-742-8405

Boys Junior Varsity Golf At Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Pine Hollow Country Club, 6601 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, 516-922-0300

County AA Championship

Boys Varsity Track At Westbury High School 4:30 p.m. 1 Post Ave., Old Westbury 516-876-5047


Tuesday, May 13

School Budget Meeting

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


Wednesday, May 14

Boys Junior Varsity Golf Vs. Syosset High School

3:30 p.m. Garden City Country Club, 206 Stewart Ave., 516-746-8070

Bird Sanctuary Meeting

7:30-9:30 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th Street, 516-742-8405

Republican Club Meeting

The Garden City Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. at the Garden City Senior Center on Golf Club Lane and Eleventh Street. All Garden City residents as well as Garden City Republican Club members are invited to attend. This will be an informational meeting led by Executive Leader Donald Clavin. Refreshments will be served.


Thursday, May 22

Art With A French Twist

Art history scholar Louise Cella Caruso will present a free visual art lecture “Musee d’Orsay, Paris” on Thursday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library (GCPL) located at 60 Seventh St. Discover the unique transition from train station to art museum and its collection during this illustrated talk. The 1898 Beaux-Arts railway station Gare d’Orsay was shuttered in 1939 due to short platforms unsuitable for longer trains. Originally constructed for the Universal Exposition of 1900, it now houses the largest collection of impressionist & post-impressionist masterpieces in the world  by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

Louise Cella Caruso has made numerous presentations throughout the tri-state area. Her background combines bio-nutrition, certification in art and antique appraising, and a degree in communications. She has continued research at museums in the United States and Europe including the Metropolitan and Philadelphia museums of art, the Prado, Louvre, Uffizi, and more. This public program is funded by Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL card at the program room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space available basis 10 minutes before show time. No saved seats. Limited parking. No tickets are required. 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 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.

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.

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

Residents needed to run

The Garden City East Nominating Committee is seeking residents of the East who are interested in being interviewed for the positions of village mayor, village trustee and school board trustee. These positions are subject to election by all village residents. The village mayoral and trustee terms are for two years beginning on April 6, 2015 and the school board trustee term is for three years beginning on July 1, 2015.

Any resident of the East who is interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit a letter of intent and a resume. This submission should note the position being sought; include their name, contact information, a statement explaining their reason for interest in the position, a summary of their professional background and other qualifications, including, although not required, current or prior involvement in village or school board positions or initiatives.

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.


Sports

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.


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Thursday, October 30

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Monday, November 3

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