The field house is open for adult residents, ages 18 and older for basketball "pick up" basketball games on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. This free program will run until Aug. 20. Proof of residence is required to enter the gym.
Our summer chess club will be held at the Garden City Library's small meeting room on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. This program is open to any Garden City resident in 3rd through 7th grades. Paul Dooher will again moderate this free program.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to Splish Splash Water Park located in Riverhead for all students grades 6 to10, 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 $28 per person, which will include unlimited rides at Splish Splash and transportation. Payment must be made in cash only. To register, please visit the Recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by Thursday, July 31. For further information call 465-4075.
The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct trips to Adventureland Amusement Park in Farmingdale from our neighborhood parks. On Friday, Aug. 1, Hemlock and Grove Parks will take this trip. Nassau Haven, Edgemere and Tullmore Parks will visit Adventureland on Friday, Aug. 8. This trip is open to children who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City.
The trip will leave from the parks at 11 a.m. and will arrive at Adventureland around noon. The children will enjoy three hours of unlimited rides and will depart Adventureland at 3 pm. The bus will return to the parks around 4 p.m.
Transportation will be provided by the recreation bus and supervision will be provided by the Recreation Dept.'s Park staff. The cost of this trip is $18 per child, which includes transportation, unlimited rides and supervision during the trip.
Registrations are now being accepted at the parks listed above. Please pick up a registration form at the park. Space is limited and payment must accompany the registration. Cash only please, no checks can be accepted. No refunds will be given. For further information, call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.
Beginning Tuesday, July 14, the Field House will be open to Village of Garden City for high school and college aged students (aged 15-21) to come and learn the game of team handball. Jesse Sorensen, past member of the National Junior Team, will monitor this group and teach the rules of the game. This free program will run Tuesdays through July and August from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Garden City Recreation Department is running a Team Handball Camp in St. Paul's Field House for Garden City residents ages 9-14 years old. Experienced player Jesse Sorensen will run the camp the week of Aug. 11 according to the following hours:
9-10 year olds: 9-11 a.m.
11-14 year olds: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The cost of the camp is $75. To register, visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
The Recreation Department will run a theatre camp the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 4 in St. Paul's Cluett Hall. The camp is open to any child ages 7-12 who is a village resident. The camp will run Monday-Friday during the following hours:
Ages 7-9: 12-1 p.m.
Ages 10-12: 1-2 p.m.
The cost of the program is $50 for a one-week camp. To register, visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
Connie McKnight, resident yoga instructor, will continue to run her classes during the summer. Classes will run for seven weeks at a cost of $35. Days and times are Monday at 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. All classes are held in Cluett Hall and run for one hour. To register, visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce its schedule for the Summer Gazebo Concert Series. All concerts start at 7:15 p.m. and are held at the gazebo at the corner of Stewart and Hilton avenues. In the event of rain, the concert would still be held but moved inside to St. Paul's Cluett Hall. Please bring a lawn chair or set up a blanket. The remaining schedule is as follows:
July 24 Obla-di, bla-da - A Tribute to the Beatles
July 31 The Clusters
Aug. 7 The Village Music Makers
August 14 The Duprees
Due to the overwhelming response to the junior tennis camp (ages 8-11), the recreation department is opening another session. It will hold weekly camp every week of the summer until the week of Aug. 18. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Park tennis facility and will cost $75 per week. To register, visit the new offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
The recreation department's summer programs in the parks began Monday, June 30. The five neighborhood playgrounds are open and the staff is running organized games and activities for children in grades 1-8. Each day starts at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts and runs throughout the day. Daily and weekly schedules will be posted in the parks. Don't miss out on this free program.
The department has again secured tickets on consignment for several amusement parks in the area. The parks and ticket prices are as follows:
Dorney Park $30
Hershey Park $37
Mountain Creek Water Park $23
Sesame Place $40.70
Six Flags-Great Adventure $28.75
There is no difference in price for adults or children. These prices reflect a discount on the "walk up" admission. Tickets are limited and will be sold first-come, first-served until they are gone. All tickets must be paid for in cash, no checks or credit cards accepted. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
The recreation department's preschool camp is a fun way for children ages 3-and-a-half to 5-year-olds who live in Garden City to spend the summer. Children who attend this camp must be 3-and-a-half years by the start of their session and proof of age is required. Arts and crafts, music, nature and stories will fill the 1-and-a-half-hour class. This class will be held in St. Paul's Cluett Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will be taught by Patricia Haas Leonenko, preschool teacher at St. Joseph's School. The cost of a one-week session is $75.
Session 2 - July 14-18
Session 3 - July 21-25
Session 4 - July 28-Aug. 1
Session 5 - Aug. 4-8
To register by mail only - walk-ins are now being accepted - pick up an application at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. 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 with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make checks payable to the "Inc. Village of Garden City." Separate checks are needed for each camp. Make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.
This camp is for children entering grades 2-6 in September who live in Garden City. It is a basic camp that will teach the techniques of catching, throwing and shooting through fun drills. The children will also learn the rules of the game through scrimmaging. The camp will be held at Stewart Field from 9:30 a.m. to noon the weeks of July 7 and July 14 (Monday through Thursday). The cost of this four-day camp is $85. To register by mail only - walk-ins are being accepted - pick up an application at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. 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 with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make checks payable to the "Inc. Village of Garden City." Separate checks are needed for each camp. Make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.
There are limited openings in the youth baseball camp for 9 to 12-year-olds at Community Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the weeks of July 21 and July 28. Each week of the camp is four days and the cost to attend is $75. Visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further details or to register. Please note that there is very limited availability in the baseball camp for 6-8 year olds. Visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to register.
The recreation department's soccer camp will be held at Community Park instead of St. Paul's. Please visit the recreation department's administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for more details or to register.
The Recreation Department will be running a team handball camp Monday through Thursday the week of Aug. 11 in St. Paul's Field House. The camp is for any child, age 9-14, who is a village resident. It is being run by Jesse Sorenson, a former member of the Junior National Team handball team. The cost of this camp will be $75 and will run according to the following schedule:
Ages 9-10 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Ages 11-14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.