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Stewart Manor 4th Of July Parade - July 4

Yoga For Teens - July 7

Ice Cream Through Chemistry - July 9

 

Friday, July 4

Stewart Manor 4th of July Parade

This annual event is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. on at the corner of Stewart Ave and Fernwood Terrace North. Marchers will then proceed throughout the village along Covert Ave, Salisbury Ave, Dover Parkway, Cambridge Ave and Tulip Ave before returning to village hall. 

 

The day’s festivities will conclude with a public barbecue in the municipal lot near village hall. From 11 a.m. till 3:30 p.m., attendees will be able to enjoy a live performance from His Boy Elroy and plenty of burgers and hot dogs. The barbeque will also feature children’s entertainment in the form of face painting, a dunk tank, and inflatable rides and slides. Fire department hats and t-shirts will also be sold. 

 

Monday, July 7

Men’s Association Meeting

Attention all directors. The next meeting  of the Garden City Men’s Association will be at the regular start time of 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Casino. Please make every effort to attend. Your voice needs to be heard. Garden City Casino, 51 Cathedral Ave., 516-248-9274. 

 

Yoga for Teens

There will be special programs offered for YAs on Monday and Wednesday nights this summer. Join Cindy Valentine, a certified yoga instructor with 15 years experience, for a workshop on from 6-7 p.m. on exploring the joys of yoga and trying basic positions. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water and a yoga mat if you have one. Registration began online on Eventkeeper on Monday, June 16 for Yoga for Teens. This program is limited to 25 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

 

Tuesday, July 8

Yoga With Cindy Valentine

This fun program will be held at 11 a.m. for children ages 2½-5 (not entering kindergarten) with an adult caregiver, noon for grades k-2 in fall 2014, and 1 p.m. for grades 3-5 in fall 2014. Each participant should bring their own mat or towel. Registration began Tuesday, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org). Each child participating in the program will need his or her own library card to register for the program. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the wait list. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

 

Wednesday, July 9

Ice Cream Through Chemistry

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Science teacher Chris Buchman will teach the principle of chemical reactions in the making of ice cream from 7–8 p.m. There’s a special treat in store for all participants. Registration began online on Eventkeeper on Monday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

 

Thursday, July 10

Cupcake Wars

Lee Perrotta will return to the Garden City Public Library to host Cupcake Wars from 7–8:15 p.m. “Warriors” on two teams will create desserts using fillings, frostings and secret ingredients. Voting will determine the winners. Registration began online on Eventkeeper on Monday, June 16 for Cupcake Wars. This program is limited to 24 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

 

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:

 

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.

 

Aug. 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 4 & 5 - 6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

 

Aug. 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 17 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

Aug. 24 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Aug. 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

News

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back to school means back to the Garden City Public Library. September is not only back to school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDS. The library also provides online access through its website www.gardencitypl.org to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

The Garden City Historical Society is gearing up for a really big celebration. In 2015, the Society will mark the 40th anniversary of its founding, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum.

To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society’s capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel. Early next year, an invitation to attend will be extended to residents and businesses in the village. The gala will include an open bar and full buffet, with music, mystery guests, a live auction and raffles.


Sports

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League

2014-15 Garden City Recreation Department Dance Conservatory

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class.


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Saturday, September 27

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, September 29

Not The Law Of The Sea

Wednesday, October 1



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