Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00
Your Widowed Social Group
Thursday, June 26
Garden City High School Graduation
Saturday, June 28
Marvelous Movie Matinee
Monday, June 30
Senior Prom and pre-prom event
This meeting will be held at the Garden City Public Library and runs from 7-9 p.m. and will be held in the small Meeting Room A. For more information, please call Elaine Barbagallo. The library is located at 60 7th St. and the number is 516-742-8405.
Enjoy hospitality Garden City style every week this summer as the village’s “Friday Night Promenade” initiative kicks off its second season June 20 on Seventh Street. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Seventh Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic and parking beginning at 5:45 p.m. New this year will be the talents of balloon twister extraordinaire John Reid and his team, who will be set up in front of TCBY providing free balloon art and face painting for the youngsters. Members of the Garden City Fire Department will also be on hand displaying various apparatus and a lacrosse bounce will be available for any youngsters looking to hone their stick skills. Tables and chairs will be set up in the street for additional seating and outdoor dining and dinner specials will be offered at local eateries along Seventh Street, including popular spots like Walk Street and Leo’s. The promenade runs every Friday night through September.
10 a.m. Garden City Teachers Association/Parent Teachers Association Graduation Reception. Garden City High School is located on 170 Rockaway Blvd.
Seven beautiful local gardens will be opened for ticket holders for the Christ Episcopal Church Garden Tour and Plant Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This popular event, now in its third year, is a go-at-your-own-pace tour and inclujdes maps of the garden locations and light refreshments. The plant sale offers a wide variety of flora and is a wonderful opportunity to find an unusual garden treasure. Julian Sottovia, church warden and noted horticulturalist, has selected the gardens. He is co-owner with David Schumann of Julian and David Associates, Landscape Design Company. Tickets are $17 per person and are available in advance at Christ Church, 33 Jefferson St. in Garden City, three blocks west of New Hyde Park Road. Tickets may be purchased at the church on the day of the tour or reserved by calling 516-775-2626.
The community is invited to go down and join members of the Garden City Bird Sanctuary for a drink and a snack. Meet new and old friends and see the new developments at this award-winning community nature center. Short tours of new features will be held. The event is free and no reservations are necessary. The event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Tanners Pond Environmental Center/Garden City Bird Sanctuary, which is opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd. in Garden City. For more information, please visit www.gcbirdsanctuary.org or Facebook Groups “Garden City Bird Sanctuary”
A screening of the 2001 film Thirteen Conversations About One Thing starring Matthew McConaughey 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.
Franklin Hospital’s cancer support group meets in the former coffee shop at North Shore LIJ Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream. The group regularly meets the first Monday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. It is open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope and also provides emotional support. Additional information about the monthly meetings, or those seeking assistance and information concerning cancer are urged to contact group advisors Anna Rossetti at 516-256-6025 or Meg Wehrum, RN at 516-256-6478.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.
Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, it’s not necessarily the case for Garden City residents, who have five departure points to choose from. The stations—Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, Stewart Manor, Country Life Press and the south side of Merillon Avenue—provide a grand total of 866 spots. (See page 13 sidebar for lot-by-lot breakdown). It’s a luxury many municipalities don’t have, particularly during the holidays. Annual permits run $150 for residents and $300 for non-residents and while people who call Garden City can use any of these five stations, non-residents are restricted to using the 70 spots allocated for their use over at the Stewart Manor station.
LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:42
Learn And Play Paddle Tennis
The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:
Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:28
Learn And Play Paddle Tennis
The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:
Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.