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Clybourne Park

Thursday, June 19

Freedom’s Holiday

Saturday, June 21

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, June 23


Thursday, June 19

Garden City Board Of Trustees Meeting

The next board of trustees meeting will be held on at 8 p.m in the boardroom at village hall.

Clybourne Park

Nassau Community College is proud to present the Tony Award-winning comedy Clybourne Park, which will be performed at the Mainstage Theatre June 19 through 22 and 25 through 29. Written by Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award. Its two acts are set 50 years apart. Act one takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a local home to a black family. Act two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Clybourne Park has been called sharp-witted, uproariously funny and an insightful time bomb. Tickets for Clybourne Park are $9 each, discounted to $7 for seniors aged 55 and over. College students with valid current ID can get free rush tickets at the door. Performances of the play are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. For more information, or to order tickets, call the Theatre box office at 516-572-7676 Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.


Friday, June 20

Canvas Moon Rising

Our Times Coffeehouse is pleased to welcome Canvas Moon Band, three versatile acoustic musicians who will perform at 8 p.m. in the coffeehouse, located at 38 Old Country Road in Garden City. The Canvas Moon Band plays both original and traditional pieces in a special blend of acoustic music with creative arrangements and an original style. The trio is made up of Mark Wahl (guitar, ukulele, vocals), JoAnne Sherwood (guitar, clarinet, and vocals), and Denise Knight (flute, keyboard, vocals). The suggested donations are $15 adults; children under 12, $6. Very young children are free. Tickets are on sale at the door; sorry, no pre-sales are available. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. For directions and more information, please visit www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org or call 516-741-7304.The Our Times Coffeehouse is located at 38 Old Country Rd. in Garden City. It is staffed entirely with volunteers, has been presenting live music for 24 years. OTC is dedicated to supporting affordable folk music on Long Island, and over the years has hosted hundreds of outstanding performers in a warm, intimate setting. The Our Times Coffeehouse is a joint project of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHS) and the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), with the assistance of the Research and Education Project of Long Island (REP-LI).


Saturday, June 21

Freedom’s Holiday

On Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m., Kim Harris (Kim is half of the famous Kim and Reggie folk duo) and Kim Taylor present “Juneteenth Story & The Juneteenth Quilt.” Juneteenth is a time of reflecting and rejoicing. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Emancipation triggered a series of far-reaching event that continue to reverberate over the decades—to the present. A  celebration will be held of  the pilgrimage of freedom and hope that continues today. The award-winning “Juneteenth” quilt will be on display at UUCCN. Adv. Adults $17/Children $5; DOS (if seating is available):  Adults $20/Children $7. Checks can be made payable to UUCCN with Juneteenth in the note. This event is catered.  Dinner cannot be guaranteed without advance purchase. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-248-8855. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau is located on 223 Stewart Ave., (corner of Nassau Blvd.) in Garden City. It is a half block North of the Long Island Railroad, Nassau Boulevard Station. www.uuccn.org


Monday, June 23

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2012 Robert Zemeckis-directed film Flight 2012 starring Denzel Washington will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The event will be held in Meeting Room B. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. The library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.


Tuesday, June 24

Long Island Aerospace And Defense Summit 2014

The Long Island Aerospace & Defense Summit presented by the Aerospace and Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition (ADDAPT) & the Cradle of Aviation Museum (CAM) will bring together aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers from the New York region. Marion C. Blakey, president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association will be the keynote speaker. The 2014 Summit is designed to encourage industry personnel to connect, communicate, identify new business opportunities, partnerships, and discuss the needs of the industry for the region. Please call 516-572-4066 for reservations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $125. Garden City Cradle of Aviation, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. www.cradleofaviation.com


Wednesday, June 25

The Comedy And Magic Of Jim McClenahan

At 7 p.m., The Comedy and Magic of Jim Clenahan will serve as the Garden City Library’s Summer Kick-Off Show. This fun show is open to children ages 2 ½ through Grade 5 and their families. Tickets are required. Ticket distribution began Saturday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Each individual needs his or her own ticket to attend. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the wait list. Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


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:

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.

July 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

July 12 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 14 & 15 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

July 19 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 20 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 23 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 31 - 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 from the A.T. Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

News

Resurrection Church raises money

with Xmas-themed event

On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary

honors Suzie and Rob Alvey

The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.


Sports

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.  

Thousands throng Garden City for

Annual Jay Gallagher Tournament

The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.


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