The Garden City Recreation Department has secured tickets on consignment for Nassau Coliseum's Disney on Ice Princess Wishes. Tickets are available at the recreation office in village hall for Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at a cost of $29 per ticket or Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at a cost of $24 per ticket.
Tickets must be paid in cash only; no checks are accepted. Tickets are available to any Garden City resident on a first-come, first-served basis. No more than six tickets may be purchased by any one family. For further information, call the recreation office at 465-4075.
The recreation department will be offering a six-week arts and crafts workshop for village resident preschoolers. These classes are held once a week in a 45-minute session at Cluett Hall. Children must be 3 1/2 years old at the start of the class. The six-week session will be held on the following days - Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. - and will start the week of Oct. 11. The cost of these workshops is $30. To register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
The recreation department's fall yoga season began the week of Oct. 2. Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed the classes with all ages in mind. Any village resident is invited to join. The description of classes is listed below:
YogaDoesit 1 (for relaxation and good health)
In this "gentle yoga" class, explore and discover how simple yoga postures and breath work help to relieve stress, tension and improve flexibility and straighten muscles. Since yoga has been found to benefit everyone including seniors, those with back problems, headaches, sleeping problems and other medical challenges, all are welcome. Bring a sticky mat, wear comfortable clothes and come to relax and even have some fun. Other props will be suggested at the first class. This class was formerly Yoga Over 50.
YogaDoesit 2 (for relaxation and fitness)
In YogaDoesit 2, explore and discover the many benefits of yoga. Yoga postures and breath work will help to relieve stress and tension as well as straighten muscles and improve flexibility. This class will include more challenging postures than YogaDoesit 1. Bring a sticky mat and wear comfortable clothes. Other props will be suggested at the first class.
The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. All level Yoga
Mondays at 7:45 p.m. YogaDoesit 2 (for relaxation and fitness)
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. YogaDoesit 1 (for relaxation and good health)
Each 10-week course will cost $50 and each class is 55 minutes long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul's. To register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
The Garden City Recreation Department will be offering a five-week course on the village's history with help from John Ellis Kordes, Garden City historian.
This five-week course will be held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the new Senior Recreation Center in the St. Paul's cottages. The classes will begin Monday, Oct. 23, and the cost for the course is $30.
Each week will cover a different topic pertaining to the village:
Week One: The life and times of A.T. Stewart and the events that led up to the founding of the village and Stewart's death.
Week Two: The Stewart kidnapping case, the creation of the Garden City Company and the early development of the village.
Week Three: The incorporation of the village, early aviation, the development of the school system and a business district.
Week Four: Garden City as a completed village and the problems it has faced over the last 40 years.
Week Five: Date and time to be determined - John Ellis Kordes will give a historic bus tour of the village.
This course is open to village residents of all ages. To register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
Aerobic classes are held in St. Paul's Cluett Hall according to the following schedule:
Mondays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. taught by Pat Kennedy
Thursdays at 7 p.m. taught by Joy Cody
Sunday at 6:45 p.m. taught by Joy Cody
Instructors are up-to-date on the latest moves to keep you interested while exercising. Pat and Joy have years of experience and can show the individual how to modify the exercises to their levels. To attend a single class, show on the given day and pay $4. To attend regularly, 20 class passes can be purchased for $60, a savings of $1 per class. For further information, visit the Cluett Hall or call Grace at 742-4905 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The recreation department's adult dance classes are open to any resident of Garden City. The list of classes is as follows:
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. stretch and tone to music
Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. adult ballet
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. stretch and tone to music
Saturdays at 11 a.m. jazz for adults
Each class will be held for 15 weeks at a cost of $120. Classes run for 55 minutes. To register for any of these classes, visit the recreation office at village hall.
A junior paddle clinic will be offered at Community Park beginning Friday, Oct. 13. The clinic will be offered to Garden City residents in grades six through eight from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and residents in grades nine and above from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be run under the direction of Susan Tarzian. The cost of this program is $100 and will run for five weeks. Pizza included. For more information and an application, contact the recreation office at 465-4075 or stop in the recreation office in village hall.
A paddle clinic for adult residents of Garden City is being offered at Community Park. It is run under the direction of Susan Tarzian and Performance Paddle Camp. The Performance Paddle Camp staff consists of nine-time national women's champion Gerri Viant, Mike Gillespie and Jay Fraser. All are certified paddle professionals and tennis instructors. There are three sessions offered as follows: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost of the clinic is $135 per person. Groups of four are encouraged and suggested. There will be no more than four people per court and no fewer than three with one pro. Please contact Sue Tarzian at 741-2906 for more information.
There are limited openings still available for the recreation department's Dance Conservatory Program. This program is open to any child who resides in Garden City. Visit the recreation office in village hall for further information or to register.
The recreation department is also proud to offer an Over 35 Adult Hockey Pick Up Game Program this fall for residents of the village. All games are played on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. at Garden City Community Park roller hockey rinks. This six-week program began Sunday, Sept. 24. The cost to join the program is $25. To register, visit the recreation office at Village Hall. Feel free to email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.