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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News

Adult Dance Performance Group Now Forming

Looking for a fun way to work out?  A dance performance group for women, led by dance director Felicia Lovaglio, meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. for an hour to learn dance routines which will lead up to the Dance Student Showcase in the spring. Even if you do not want to perform but love to dance, this is a great way to stay in shape and have fun. Class will begin on Saturday, Oct. 27 and will run through May at a cost of $216. To join, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

 

Registration Begins For Junior Paddle For Ages 9 And Up 

The recreation department will offer junior paddle lessons at Garden City Community Park according to the following schedule:

Ages 9-11

Mondays from 4-5 p.m.

Thursdays from 4 -5 p.m.

 

Ages 12 And Up

Mondays from 5 - 6 p.m.

Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m.

 Each five-week lesson program will teach the fundamental of a platform tennis game in a fun setting. Classes will begin the week of Nov. 1 and are open to any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City in these age groups. Each session will cost $125. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.  

 

Adult Programs At The Field House

The recreation adult programs in the field house began on Tuesday, Oct. 16 according to the following schedule:

Monday Men’s Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Men’s Over-30 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday

Men’s Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Men’s Over-40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Thursday Adult Volleyball 7:30–10 p.m.

Adult Soccer 8:30 – 10 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City college age or older.  All programs listed are free of charge and strictly pickup.  A picture ID is required to sign up for any program.  For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.


News

Resurrection Church raises money

with Xmas-themed event

On Saturday, July 26, all roads lead to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the magical merry world of trains at the 4th Annual Christmas In July Fundraiser. Festooned with glittering lights, the gym will be transformed into a winter wonderland of delight as you enter a snow-flurry world of inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen and mysterious nutcrackers—replete with holiday songs and music.

Rediscover the joy of childhood with a dazzling display of classic model trains from Resurrection’s own collectors and hobbyists: Jay Campson, Doug Hoffmann, Doug Kurz, Joe Mecchella, John and Jim Mesloh, Ken Meyn, and Gerhardt Muller.

Mineola-Garden City Rotary

honors Suzie and Rob Alvey

The ballroom of the Garden City Country Club was packed with Rotarians, family, friends and associates of Suzie and Robert (Rob) Alvey as they were recently honored with the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club’s 24th annual “Community Service Award.” Both residents who were raised in Garden City, the Alveys have been recognized many times over as integral members of the community. Suzie Alvey is a professional artist, writer, award-winning photographer, and board member of the Garden City Historical Society. She was appointed village historian by Mayor John Watras in 2013. Alvey’s paintings and drawings are in private collections throughout the United States and internationally and can be locally viewed at village hall and at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Toll Lodge.


Sports

The Best Secret In Town!

Did you know that each of our neighbor hood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering 1st through 8th grades who are residents of the Village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own “flavor” and “favorite” activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.  

Thousands throng Garden City for

Annual Jay Gallagher Tournament

The Seventeenth Annual Jay Gallagher Memorial Lacrosse Tournament recently took place on Garden City’s lacrosse fields. The ‘Gallagher’ has been a key fundraiser, with well over $750,000 collected throughout the years for the Andy Foundation, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, the Miracle Foundation and the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.

With more than 120 teams and 5,000 players, coaches and fans from the tri-state area, the annual tournament provided high level competition in both the boys and girls groups from the third grade up to and including the eighth grade.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Manhattan Jazz

Thursday, July 17

YAK & Snack Book Discussions

Saturday, July 19

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 21



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com