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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

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

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Saturday, November 1



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