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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Summer Concert: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28


Thursday, July 24

Summer Concert: Six Gun

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 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of less than perfect weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall, 295 Stewart Ave.


Friday, July 25

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Enjoy hospitality Garden City style every week this summer as the village’s “Friday Night Promenade” initiative continues on Seventh Street Friday, July 25. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Seventh Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic and parking beginning at 5:45 p.m. This week, musical entertainment will once again be provided by the band Fivestone, performing hit songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They’ll be plenty of activities for the kids too, including free balloon art and face painting care of balloon twister John Reid and his team. Tables and chairs will be set up in the street for additional seating and outdoor dining and dinner specials will be offered at local eateries along Seventh Street. The promenade runs every Friday night through September so mark your calendars.


Monday, July 28

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 1999 caper film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library. The event will be held in Meeting Room B. Funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. The library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.

Spark A Reaction

Mentalist Amore brings you the science of the mind in the program Spark A Reaction from 7 to 8 p.m. He will interact throughout this exciting program giving an amazing demonstration of sensation, perception, states of consciousness, memory, personality, intelligence emotion, lie detection, intuition, the power of suggestion and parapsychology. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 40 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, July 29

Build It With The Long Island Children’s Museum

Visit the library for Build It with the Long Island Children’s Museum. This exciting science program will be held at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 ½-5 (not entering kindergarten in fall 2014) and an adult caregiver, 1 p.m. for children entering grades k-2 in fall 2014, and 2:15 p.m. for children entering grades 3-5 in fall 2014. Registration begins Tuesday, July 22 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 30

Mason Jar Sippers Workshop

Come and decorate mason jars at the Mason Jar Sippers Workshop from 7-8 p.m. Jars will be equipped with a straw—great for sipping lemonade on a lazy, hazy day of summer. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 25 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Thursday, July 31

Summer Concert: Tangerine

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 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the event of less than perfect weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall, 295 Stewart Ave.

YAK & Snack Book Discussion

Come to the library at 7 p.m. where John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars will be discussed. Pick up copies of these books at the YA desk. Refreshments will be served. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper for Yak & Snack. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Ongoing Programs

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 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.

Free Breast Cancer Support Groups

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer program is offering new support groups. There is no cost for any group; however pre-registration is required. Additional groups are formed upon request, including groups for men with breast cancer and family members. All groups meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work in Garden City. For more information call Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, at 516-877-4314, or the Breast Cancer Hotline at 800-877-8077.

• Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• Support group for women post treatment will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• Support group for young women with breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• Support group for women with metastatic breast cancer will meet weekly for eight weeks from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Furniture Needed

The A.T.Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City is looking for furniture to add to its inventory. The shop can use cocktail tables, end tables, consoles, chairs of all types, dressers, dining room tables, breakfronts, servers, secretaries, mirrors, etc….it’s all in demand. If you have a particularly large piece, take a picture and show it to Maryann Caterino at the shop (516-746-8900). Consignees are paid 50 percent of the selling price. The shop is conveniently located on the lower level of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. All proceeds from the A.T.Stewart Consignment Shop go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Garden City Historical Society Museum.

News

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

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:


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


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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