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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

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



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