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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

Have you considered adding running to your exercise regimen but not sure how to get started? Are you concerned about past injuries? Runners, from experienced to beginner, are sidelined every year due to injury. Physical Therapy Options (PTO) wants to help runners get off to a great start this fall and is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to receive a free comprehensive “Running Analysis.”

 

Physical Therapist Lisa Coors, founder of PTO, views this offering as part of PTO’s mission to help patients live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

Yard sale announced

 

The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center recently announced its annual Fall Benefit Yard Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located outdoors inside the front gate at the sanctuary. Vendors are being sought. A 10 x 17 foot selling area is $45 for the day. (Includes space for selling & space to park one car next to selling space)


Sports

Dance Conservatory Program

 

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. 

 

Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. 

 

Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted): 

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18


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