Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
Summer Concert: Tangerine
Thursday, July 31
Friday Night Promenade Continues
Friday, August 1
Marvelous Movie Matinee
Monday, August 4
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 (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.
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.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.
Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced
The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:42
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.