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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Arbor Day Celebration­—2014

Thursday, May 22

Memorial Day Parade & Fair

Monday, May 26

Princes Of Comedy

Thursday, May 29


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” 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. 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.

Garden City Middle School Baseball At Plainedge Middle School

4:30 p.m. Plainedge Middle School, 200 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, 516-992-7650

Arbor Day Celebration­—2014

Join members of the Civic Beautification Committee and the Locust Street School kindergarten classes as they commemorate Arbor Day with Village Arborist Michael Didyk. The celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. on the Sixth Street side of the Central Railroad Station along the back hedge, just east of the parking lot. A flowering cherry tree will be planted and the first of many new trees that will be put in throughout the village in the next few weeks by the parks division of the recreation department.


Monday, May 26

Memorial Day Parade & Fair

Cathedral of the Incarnation service at 9 a.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Eleventh Street and Franklin Avenue and west on to Seventh Street


Wednesday, May 28

Free Mobile Legal Center

The vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot across the street from Our Lady of Loretto Church (115 Greenwich Ave., Hempstead) on 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff on board the mobile vehicle will provide free legal assistance on issues related to foreclosure prevention (predatory lending and loan flipping, sub-prime or non-traditional loans, and one-stop shop and loan rescue operations scams) as well as family law (domestic violence, orders of protection, contested/uncontested divorces, custody, visitation, and child/spousal support). “Every service is free, and no reservations are required,” said Senator Hannon. “I urge anyone who may need assistance with foreclosure prevention or family law to take advantage of the Mobile Legal Help Center.”

State Qualifier

Boys Varsity Track At Roosevelt High School

4:30 p.m. 1 Wagner Ave., Roosevelt 516-345-7200

Garden City Middle School Baseball Vs. Berner Middle School

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


Thursday, May 29

Spring Into Summer Luncheon

The recreation and parks department will hold a “Spring into Summer” luncheon at noon in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. The cost of this event will be $5 and reservations are needed for this program.

Princes Of Comedy

Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor the free visual lecture “Bob Hope & Jack Benny” presented by Sal St. George of Living History Productions on Thursday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St. Come celebrate the careers of two American comedy icons in one laugh-filled program on what would have been Bob Hope’s 111th birthday. Comic legends Bob Hope and Jack Benny were an integral part of the 20th Century’s entertainment landscape. There were just a handful of gifted performers who adapted seamlessly to new opportunities, technologies and challenges. Hope and Benny moved effortlessly from burlesque to vaudeville to radio to television and movies thanks to the duo’s mastery of comedic timing. Yet their styles were polar opposites of one another with one common result: they were two very funny men. For more than 25 years noted playwright, comedy writer/theatrical director Sal St. George has developed unique and compelling programs that chronicle the lives of America’s greatest leaders, legends & icons. He has entertained the masses with his quick wit & stylish humor creating main stage theatrical productions as well as inventive programs for national and local clients, including museums, cultural centers, planetariums, zoos, & historic sites. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting your Garden City Public Librar 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. For directions, please call 516-742-8405.

State Qualifier

Boys Varsity Track At Roosevelt High School 4:30 p.m. 1 Wagner Ave., Roosevelt 516-345-7200


Friday, May 30

La Festa Primavera

The Garden City High School’s Italian Club proudly sponsors this annual banquet where attendees can come and enjoy delicious Italian food, dancing and music. This year’s event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in The Garden City High School Cafeteria which is located at 170 Rockaway Ave. Admission is: Adults – $12; Children – $8. All proceeds go to the Italian Club’s Funds for various activities throughout the school year for students and to the Carlo Mazarese Scholarship. Please contact Lea Brunetti at Garden City High School for more information at 516-478-2436.

Garden City Middle School Baseball At Locust Valley Junior High

4:30 p.m. Ann McArthur School, 100 Ryefield Rd., Locust Valley 516-277-5350


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 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.

Volunteers Sought For Breast Cancer Program

If you’ve had breast cancer and want to pay it forward become a hotline volunteer. Women and men who are breast cancer survivors and others who are concerned about breast health issues can become volunteers at the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program in Garden City. Volunteers can help by doing fundraising and publicity, as well as by answering hotline calls. Hotline volunteers provide emotional support, information and referral services to callers with breast health concerns. Although the program is housed on Long Island, hotline services and telephone counseling are available to callers throughout New York State. For more information call the Hotline at 1-800-877-8077.To reach the Hotline from anywhere in New York State, call 1-800-877-8077.

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

Tullamore Park Old Timer’s Day reunion  

Calling all park rats, You are cordially invited to a Tullamore Park Old Timers’ Day Reunion that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor George Roth and Richie Anderson for their years of service to the Garden City Recreation Department.  

For all of you who have memories of spending most of your youth playing at the park, it’s a chance rekindle old friendships and play a game of softball or kickball and remember all the good times you had at your second home. There will be a $30 fee for all those who plan on attending (children are free) that includes a spot on the team, a T-shirt, and food at Doc O’Grady’s immediately following the games. All proceeds collected will be directed by the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation for general park improvements.

Former beautification

committee chair seeks return

Stewart Manor residents had beautification on the brain at the village’s most recent board of trustees meeting. Several attendees participated in a friendly airing of grievances to the board about the amount of litter being left in front of some of the shops along Covert Ave and in the parking lots.

Former Village Beautification Committee Chairman Julian Sottovia says that enough is enough, and further steps need to be taken.


Sports

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

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.  


Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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