The park programs are in full swing and open to children ages 6-14. The parks directors, Rich, Kristian, Greg, Anthony, Brad and Ryan, have planned games, field days and trips for residents of the village to enjoy. There is also "make and take it" arts and crafts for ages 6-12 in each park at 10 a.m. Visit the parks and join in the fun.
The recreation department has reserved tickets on consignment for some of the best amusement parks in the area. These tickets can be purchased at any time this summer in the recreation office in village hall and are good for any time this season. Cash or check will be accepted. Here is a list of the tickets and their discounted prices:
Dorney Park (Allentown, PA)
Hershey Park (Hershey, PA)
Sesame Place (Langhorne, PA)
Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ)
The very popular stretch class for adults is being offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is different from what was published last week. The cost of this six-week program is $48. To register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
The field house will be open from 7:30-10 p.m. on Wednesday nights for adult open basketball. This is a free program open to any resident of Garden City aged 18 and over. Games are strictly pick up and no teams are allowed. This program will continue until Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce their 2007 Summer Gazebo Concert Series. All concerts are held on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. In case of bad weather, the concert would be moved into Cluett Hall.
July 19 The Del Satins
July 26 The Chaperones
Aug. 2 The Village Music Makers
Aug. 9 Six Gun
Aug. 16 Steve Mitchell Presents "A Touch of Elvis"
Community Park's new mini golf course is now open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Improvements to the area have created a spectacular course sure to please any mini golf devotee. Rates for the course are as follows:
Residents under 12/residents 65 or older: $3
Residents 12 or older: $5
Non-resident under 12: $4
Non-resident 12 or older: $6
Please note that until construction is finished in the area, monies will be collected at the tennis hut located just north of the tennis facility. You will then be given a ticket to turn in to the attendant at the mini golf area.
The summer session of yoga began this week. Connie McKnight, certified yoga instructor, has designed classes with ages in mind. Each 12-week course costs $60 and each class is 55 minutes long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul's. Any resident of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes.
The course schedule is as follows: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. To register for any of these classes, visit the recreation office in village hall.
The recreation department will conduct a preschool camp for girls and boys three-and-a-half to 5 years old. Children who attend this camp must be three-and-a-half years by the start of the season. This camp will be held at the St. Paul's Cluett Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of each session is $75. Arts and crafts, music, nature and stories will fill the one-and-one-half-hour class. These sessions are as follows:
Session III: July 23 through July 27
Session IV: July 30 through Aug. 3
Session V: Aug. 6 through Aug. 10
Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.
To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office in Village Hall. You can also make your own by listing your child's name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and classes for which you are registering. Mail all information, along with full payment, to the Garden City Recreation Department, 351 Stewart Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City.
There are limited openings available in the half-day soccer camp the weeks of July 30 and Aug. 6. The full -day camp is now filled. A child must be 6 years old and entering first grade by the time of the camp in order to attend. For further information or to register, visit the recreation office in village hall.
There are still openings in the summer baseball camp for 9-11 year olds. This camp will take place at Community Park the weeks of July 16 and July 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please visit the recreation office in village hall for further details.
The recreation department is offering a summer Roller Hockey Camp at Community Park's Roller Hockey Rinks. The camp will be a combination of skill-driven activities and pick up games. This camp is open to any village resident 5-10 years old.
The week of camp will be as follows:
Monday, Aug. 13 - Thursday, Aug. 16
Ages 5-8: 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Ages 9-10: 10:30 a.m. to noon
The cost of this camp is $60. Please make all checks payable to the "Inc. Village of Garden City." Visit the recreation office in village hall to register.