Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00
Summer Concert: Vintage Bliss
Thursday, August 14
Friday Night Promenade
Friday, August 15
Peruvian Food Festival
Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17
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.
Children and their families will learn about the importance of honey bees, sample natural honey from honeycomb and make a beehive craft. The activity is for children ages five and up. There is a fee of $3 with museum admission (members, $2). Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, at 2 p.m. and learn about honey bees. For more information, please call 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.org
Enjoy hospitality Garden City style every week this summer as the village’s “Friday Night Promenade” initiative continues on Seventh Street. 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 be provided by the band Fivestone, performing hit songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. They’ll be activities for the kids too, including free balloon art and face painting care of balloon twister John Reid and his team between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. 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.
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. 16 and 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 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
The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival is coming to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The SUMAQ, which means “delicious” in the indigenous language of Quechua, will contain Peruvian cuisine by top chefs. The gentle blend of ancient Incan cooking practices and immigrant traditions, from places such as Spain, Africa, China and Japan, have created one of the world’s most delicious cuisines. Guests will enjoy dishes including chancho al palo (roasted pig), paiche (Amazon fish with coconut), chancho al cilindro (pig cooked in a cylinder), quinoa and purple corn tamales, ceviche, anticuchos (cow heart skewers), picarones (Peruvian donuts), and more. Peruvian folk and Latin music will be performed.
Advance online tickets cost $15 (adults) and $7 (children ages 2-12). Admission at the door costs $20 (adults) and $12 (children ages 2-12). Admission is $10 and $6 for museum members at the museum box office. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.sumaqpff.com. The museum website is www.cradleofaviation.org.
A screening of the 2011 Alexander Payne film The Descendants starring George Clooney and Beau Bridges 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.
Celebrate the season with s’mores at the Long Island Children’s Museum from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Children and their families will learn about animals, have snacks and make creative crafts inspired by the campfire. This activity is free with museum admission. Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave. For more information, please call 516-224-5800 or visit www.licm.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. 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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
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.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
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:
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:22
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.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-775-8058.
— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League