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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Summer Concert: Terry Nova Little Big Band

Thursday, August 7

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Saturday, August 9

It Was The Summer Of ‘69

Through September 1


Through September 1

It Was The Summer Of ‘69

The Summer of ‘69 Exhibit is on display through Monday, Sept. 1 at Garden City’s Cradle of Aviation Museum located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. One of the most tumultuous decades in American history came to a close in the summer of 1969. The 1960s were characterized by a very real threat of nuclear war, political assassinations, civil unrest and was underscored by a long war with seemingly no end. Three seminal events occurred that summer which brought pride, hope and happiness to a tense nation whose future seemed uncertain. They were the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Woodstock Festival and the Miracle Mets. The exhibit features photographs of the Apollo missions on loan from George Tibball, Woodstock photographs and artifacts from Elliott Landy and the Museum at Bethel Woods, nostalgic artifacts including a Armstrong Space Suit, Mets memorabilia and more. It is free with museum admission. For more information, please call 516-572-4111 or visit www.cradleofaviation.org


Thursday, August 7

Summer Concert: Terry Nova Little Big Band

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.


Saturday, August 9

The Little Mermaid Jr.

In a magical underwater kingdom, Ariel, a beautiful young mermaid, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr, adapted from the Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. To purchase tickets please call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870 and online at http://plazatheatrical.com/index.php/long-island-children-s-museum. Tickets are not available for purchase at LICM. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $12 ($10 for LICM members) Saturday, Aug. 9, 16 and 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. 516-224-5800


Monday, August 11

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2005 geopolitical thriller Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon 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.


Tuesday, August 12

Lunch And Learn Workshop

Garden City’s Janney Montgomery Scott will be hosting this event at noon as a means of helping attendees to learn about aging with dignity with someone who cares. The following panelists will be monitoring this discussion: Victoria Meyerhoffer (Nassau County Office for the Aging), Jeannie Doherty (AgeWell New York), Kip Kirby (Senior Medicare specialist) and Thomas Lake (Lincoln Financial). The workshop will be taking place at 100 Franklin Ave. in Garden City. To register, please call 516-535-3421.


Wednesday, August 13

North Shore Audubon Bird Walk At Garden City Bird Sanctuary  

The bird walk meets up at 9:30 a.m., at the site opposite 181 Tanner’s Pond Rd. in Garden City. There will be plenty of parking right on Tanners Pond opposite the main gate. Feeders will be full, and a bit of grape jelly will be on a couple of perches. Copies of the center’s bird monitoring forms will be available, as there have been more than 100 species identified at the bird sanctuary. Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanner’s Pond Environmental Center, 181 Tanner’s Pond Rd., Garden City. For more information, please call email gcbirdsanctuary@gmail or visit www.gcbirdsanctuary.org

Trip To Broadhollow Theatre To See Cats  

Participants will travel by recreation bus to Elmont’s Broadhollow Theatre for an afternoon showing of the hit Broadway show Cats. The cost of this performance will be $20, checks only, made payable to Broadhollow Theatre. Please note, once the fees are sent to the venues, they are not refundable so make your selections carefully. All trips are open to senior residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only. To register for any of the trips or activities in this section, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Thursday, August 14

Summer Concert: Vintage Bliss

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.


Ongoing Program

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. 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.

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

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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