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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Friday Night Promenade

Friday, August 22

The Little Mermaid JR

Saturday, August 23

Getting Your Feet Wet

Tuesday, Aug. 26


Thursday, August 21

Trip To World Resorts Casino  

The recreation and parks department is again planning its popular trip to World Resorts Casino at Aqueduct Raceway. The cost of this trip will be $5. Incentives are not know at this time. Attendees will leave St. Paul’s Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. and travel by recreation bus to the casino. Incentives for this trip are not know at this time. Please note — lunch is on your own. The buffet area is closed but the food court is available. 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 the trip, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Friday, August 22

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 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. Queen Elsa also returns with a surprise visit from her sister, Anna, The promenade runs every Friday night through September so mark your calendars.


Saturday, August 23

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. 23 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 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 25

Girl Scout Summer STEM Camp

Through Friday Aug. 29. This5-day Girl Scout mini camp explores a different STEM area each day with an entire day devoted to robots and rovers. Summer Science, Technology Tuesday,Exciting Engineering, Math Marvels and Rockin’ Robotics. Open to all levels; all Girl Scouts should wear their Girl Scout sash and bring a brown bag lunch. This camp covers portions of the following badges: Daisy: Use Resources Wisely; Brownie: Home Scientist; Junior: Get Moving/Entertainment Technology; Cadette: Night Owl; Senior: Game Visionary; Ambassador: Website Designer. The camp runs Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 516-572-4066 to reserve your spot. Members: $310/week, Non-Members: $340/week. Cradle of Aviation is located on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City. 516-572-4111. www.cradleofaviation.org

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2007 legal thriller Michael Clayton starring George Clooney and producer Sydney Pollack 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, Aug. 26

Getting Your Feet Wet

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Garden City Recreation Department is again sponsoring a trip to Splish Splash Water Park, located in Riverhead, for youth entering grades 6-9 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Buses will depart from the parking lot at St. Paul’s School at 9 a.m. and will return there at approximately 5 p.m.
Supervision for this trip will be provided by the recreation staff. The children will enjoy several hours of river rapids, slides, and tube rides at this fantastic water park. The cost of this trip will be $30 per person, which will include unlimited rides at Splish Splash and transportation. Space is limited to 50. Please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by Thursday, Aug. 21 to register for this trip. Payment must accompany your registration and must be in cash. For further info, please call the recreation and parks office at 516-465-4075.

News

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.

Lots to buy at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.

Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.


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

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Thursday, October 30

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 3

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