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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4


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


Friday, August 1

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Enjoy hospitality Garden City style every week this summer as the village’s “Friday Night Promenade” initiative continues on Seventh Street Friday, Aug. 1. 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, August 4

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2009 film Up In the Air starring George Clooney 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.

Burnt & Painted Leather Wristlet

Doris Benter of Library Arts will be at the library from 7–8:15 p.m. to make burnt and painted wristlets. She will supervise teens in the safe use of a wood burning tool. There will be one-on-one assistance. YAs will learn to draw lines and shapes into a leather wristlet beforehand decorating the design using acrylic paint or permanent markers. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 22 YAs. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Tuesday, August 5

Jump For Joy With Joyce Oddo

All children registered for the Science Kids Summer Read-to-Me Club who meet the requirements of the club are invited to attend the final Summer Read-to-Me Club Show, Jump for Joy with Joyce Oddo. The show will be held at 11 a.m. Children ages 2½-5 who are interested in attending the show can register for the Science Kids Summer Read-to-Me Club in the Children’s Room until Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org


Wednesday, August 6

“Fizz, Boom, Read!” With Magic Bob McEntee

Children registered for the Lab Rats Summer Reading Club who meet the requirements of the club are invited to attend the Final Summer Reading Club Show, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” with Magic Bob McEntee of Magic Beyond Imagination. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Children entering grades k-5 in September who are interested in attending the show can register for the Lab Rats Summer Reading Club in the Children’s Room until Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St., www.gardencitypl.org

Computer Animation

Learn how to use your computer to create web-based computer animation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Create and edit animated GIFs, stick figures and much more. Registration is underway online on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 24 YAs. arden 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:

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.

Sept. 3 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 & 10 -  6:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Sept. 14 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 22 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 30 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

Clutterers Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave., in Westbury. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.

Safe Boating Courses

Free vessel safety checks and more, from America’s Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons. With squadrons across Long Island, there’s one near you. Visit: WeBoatSafe.org or call 1-800-341-8777 for more information.

News

Department headed by former assistant director

The Garden City Public School District is excited to welcome Lynette Abruzzo as its new director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS). The position was vacated by Catherine Wheeler, who retired this summer. Abruzzo began working in the district earlier this year in January as the assistant director of PPS. 

 

“I look forward to supporting the students here. To support their growth, help prepare them so that they have all the tools they need to be successful when they leave here. To be successful in their life and maximize their potential,” Abruzzo said of her plans for the new position. 

Blakeman and Rice to speak at Chamber Luncheon

On Sept. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Garden City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its season kick-off luncheon program at the Garden City Hotel, where the keynote speakers will be the Democratic and Republican nominees for the U.S. Congress in New York’s  Fourth Congressional District. Bruce A. Blakeman (R), Conservative and Independence nominee and Kathleen Rice (D), Nassau County District Attorney, will speak separately expressing their respective views on the future of the district and impact upon its business community. This is not to be a debate.


Sports

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18

Locals run for themselves

and a cause in triathalon

At 6 a.m on a blustery Saturday morning, 1600 people arrived at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to participate in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge Tobay Triathlon and Tri-Relay Race. The participants were drawn from a wide age range. They came from all over Long Island and upstate New York, a few were from out of state, and in some cases, had disabilities. But they all came with one goal in mind — to finish.

Jeffrey Hussey, a 28-year-old Garden City resident, has done this race three times and this was his fifth triathlon this summer.


Calendar

9/11 Memorial Program

Thursday, September 11

Zing Went The Strings

Friday, September 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, September 15



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