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Garden City-Life.com Calendar

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball

Friday, September 5

Casey At Bat

September 10

End Of Summer Senior Picnic

Wednesday, September 10


Thursday, September 4

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball At New Hyde Park

4:30 p.m. New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., New Hyde Park, 516-488-9500

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Bethpage High School

5:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Volleyball Versus New Hyde Park Memorial High School

6:45 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070


Friday, September 5

Boys Varsity Volleyball At Hewlett High School

4:30 p.m. George W. Hewlett High School, 60 Everit Ave., Hewlett, 516-792-4002

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball At Levittown Division High School

4:30 p.m. Levittown Division High School, 120 Division Ave., Levittown, 516-520-8350


Saturday, September 6

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Versus Levittown Division High School

10:30 a.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Varsity Soccer Versus Mepham High School

3 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Mepham High School

3 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Nassau Community College Football Versus Navy Prep

1:30 p.m. Mitchell Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, 516-572-0400


Monday, September 8

Marvelous Movie Matinee

A screening of the 2001 comedy heist remake Ocean’s Eleven starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt 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.

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Roslyn High School

4:15 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Tennis At Oyster Bay High School

4:30 p.m. Oyster Bay High School, 150 E. Main St., Oyster Bay, 516-624-6523

Boys Varsity Soccer Versus Roslyn High School

4:15 p.m., Roslyn High School, 475 Round Hill Rd., Roslyn, 516-801-5100

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus South High School

4:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Library Meeting

There will be a meeting of the board of library trustees at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library in the small meeting room, lower level. The Garden City Public Library is located at 60 7th St. For more information, please call 516-742-8405.


Tuesday, September 9

Varsity Field Hockey Versus Seaford High School

4:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Varsity Volleyball At Hewlett High School

4:30 p.m. George W. Hewlett High School, 60 Everit Ave., Hewlett, 516-792-4002

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Versus Hewlett High School

4:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Versus Northport High School

4:30 p.m., Garden City High School, 170 Rockaway Ave., 516-478-2070

Junior Varsity Field Hockey Versus Seaford High School

4:45 p.m., Stratford School, 97 Stratford Ave., 516-478-1500


Wednesday, September 10

End Of Summer Senior Picnic

Garden City Recreation will again sponsor its annual Senior Picnic at St. Paul’s next to the Community Garden. This event is open to seniors ages 65 and up who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The picnic will be held beginning at noon. This event is free but reservations are a must by calling the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Casey At Bat

The Irish in Baseball will be the subject of the talk at the Irish Cultural Society meeting on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden City Library located on 60 Seventh St., across the street from the Garden City Hotel. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Irish played a significant role in baseball from the very beginning. Baseball was an important avenue for Irish assimilation into American life. Guest speaker Richard Pioreck, adjunct Associate Professor of English at Hofstra University, will discuss Casey at the Bat and Irish assimilation. This talk was originally presented at the Hall of Fame at the 2013 Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

Professor Pioreck teaches creative writing and literature at Hofstra where he created the Baseball and American Literature course. At this year’s Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, he presented what he discovered writing the play Say It Ain’t So, Joe, about Joe Jackson and the 1919 World Series scandal. Well studied in baseball and well seasoned in the theater, Professor Pioreck will make baseball fanatics and anyone interested in a good show well pleased. Come early. The society expects a World Series game-sized crowd.

Drop-In LEGO Club

Come with your old friends and make new friends at the new LEGO Club. This monthly club is for children grades kindergarten through fifth grade and meets on the following three Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m.: Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12. No registration is required, but space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program. Funding for these programs has been 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.


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:

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 Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

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.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

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.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

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Saturday, November 1



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