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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 Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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