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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Safe Child ID Program

Thursday, May 15

Chronic Pain Association Forming

Friday, May 16

Tickling The Ivories At The Cathedral

Sunday, May 18


Thursday, May 15

Safe Child ID Program

In conjunction with Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Sen. Kemp Hannon is hosting “Operation Safe Child” ID Program. Families who participate will receive free wallet sized ID cards containing child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, age, gender, height, weight, eye color) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. From 3-6 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St. For information call 516-742-8405.

Garden City Middle School Girls Lacrosse

At Malverne Middle School

4:30 p.m. Howard T. Herber Middle School, 75 Ocean Ave., 516-887-6445

Garden City MS Gymnastics At North Shore JH

4:30 p.m. North Shore High School, 450 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, 516-277-7000


Friday, May 16

Garden City Middle School Baseball

At Freeport Junior High

4:30 p.m. North East Park, 100 Parsons Ave., Freeport 516-867-5280

Chronic Pain Association Forming

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) has just formed a new support group for those living in Nassau County. The leader for this new support group is Cynthia Johnson. She has been dealing with chronic back pain for many years now. Support from her friends and family has been a big part of Johnson’s lengthy journey to pain alleviation, and she wanted nothing more than to provide that same support to others dealing with chronic pain in the community. The meeting will take place, for the month of May, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is completely free and refreshments will be served. This meeting will include licensed nutritionist Jamie Cohen, who will discuss the benefits of a good diet and proper eating to alleviate chronic pain. The location of the event will be at 800 East Gate Blvd. in Garden City. To RSVP or for more information, please call Cynthia Johnson at 516-304-9297.


Saturday, May 17

Bargain Book Sale

A bargain book sale will be held from 9:30a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at the corner of 60 Seventh St. and Hilton Ave. Come early for the best selection of hard and soft-cover books including fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s books. CDs, DVDs, videos, antique, autographed and coffee table books will be included. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. There is no entrance fee. Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this fabulous sale with all proceeds to benefit the library. For directions, please call the library at 516-742–8405 or visit www.gardencitypl.org


Sunday, May 18

Tickling The Ivories

At The Cathedral

Organist Andrew H. Yeargin will be performing a recital at 4 p.m. at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. Yeargin has maintained an extensive career as a recitalist, accompanist, conductor and church musician. A candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music, he is also an organist and choirmaster at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Manhasset. He has performed throughout the eastern United States as well as in Canada, Europe and the Caribbean and is a laureate of several competitions of international renown, including the 2007 American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists. Yeargin has been identified as demonstrating “a level of accomplishment that augurs well for the future of organ recitals in this country” according to The American Organist while The Bombarde wrote that he “gives hope that there are people out there to keep the flame alight in the fields of church music and organ performance.” Tickets for the concert will be available at the door, and are $15 general seating, $10 seniors, students and children admitted free. The Cathedral of the Incarnation is located at 50 Cathedral Ave. For more information, please call 516-746-2955 or visit www.cathedralmusic.com  


Monday, May 19

Video Presentation

Floral Park Chapter 5224 is proud to announce that  Garden City’s ownBob McMillan, will be screening his video presentation of Presidents, Foreign Policy and Fun Vignettes. The meeting is at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Floral Park Recreation Center which is located on 1 Floral Blvd. The public is invited to attend and coffee and cake will be served after the meeting. For more information, please contact Joe Contardi at 516-437-8125 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Garden City Middle School Girls Lacrosse

Versus Salk Junior High

4:30 p.m. St. Paul’s School, 288 Stewart Ave., Garden City 516-478-3000

Garden City Middle School Track

At Cold Spring Harbor Junior High

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


Tuesday, May 20

School Budget Vote

To be held in Garden City High School gymnasium from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Division Meet

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


Wednesday, May 21

County AA Championship

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

Friends Of The Garden City Library

Monthly board meeting, 8-9 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 Seventh St., 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 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.

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 go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

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.

News

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:


Sports

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.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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