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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

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

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.

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


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