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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Summer Concert: Vintage Bliss

Thursday, August 14

Friday Night Promenade

Friday, August 15

Peruvian Food Festival

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17


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.

What’s all the Buzz?

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


Friday, August 15

Friday Night Promenade

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.


Saturday, August 16

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. 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


Saturday, August 16 &

Sunday, August 17

Peruvian Food Festival

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.


Monday, August 18

Marvelous Movie Matinee

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.


Wednesday, August 20

Crazy Campfire Day

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


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. 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

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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