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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

Residents needed to run

The Garden City East Nominating Committee is seeking residents of the East who are interested in being interviewed for the positions of village mayor, village trustee and school board trustee. These positions are subject to election by all village residents. The village mayoral and trustee terms are for two years beginning on April 6, 2015 and the school board trustee term is for three years beginning on July 1, 2015.

Any resident of the East who is interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit a letter of intent and a resume. This submission should note the position being sought; include their name, contact information, a statement explaining their reason for interest in the position, a summary of their professional background and other qualifications, including, although not required, current or prior involvement in village or school board positions or initiatives.

Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.


Sports

High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory

Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering

The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.  

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.


Calendar

 Murder, Madness & Poe

Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

Manhasset Comes To Garden City

Through November 25



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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