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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

Ethan Irwin to vie for Kemp Hannon's Senate seat

With just under six months until Election Day on Nov. 9, a Democratic challenger has announced his bid for the New York State Senate’s sixth district seat—covering Garden City, Farmingdale, East Meadow, Levittown, Hicksville, Bethpage, and Island Trees—currently occupied by state Sen. Kemp Hannon.

Ethan Irwin, an attorney from Levittown, has already received the endorsement of Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs. On June 30, Irwin officially opened his campaign headquarters at Kennedy Memorial Park in the Village of Hempstead.

Village hosts internship pilot program

The Village of Garden City is currently hosting a pilot internship program this summer for four Adelphi University students. The eight-to-10-week test run is also the first time the school has partnered with a municipality, according to its Center for Career Services.

Planning started in May when Mayor John Watras approached Village Administrator Ralph Suozzi about the possibility of hiring interns during July and August. Suozzi, who said he had student interns at his last job, said the program helps provide college students with experience in exchange for a new perspective for village officials.


Sports

Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry

appear at Citibank

New York Mets fans haven’t had too much to be excited about this season. The team is currently under .500 and struggling to stay in the postseason race. So when two former Mets who played on the magical 1986 World Series championship team came to Garden City last Friday, fans had the opportunity to relive the memories and smile.

As part of the Meet Mr. Met Tour, former Mets Ron Darling and Darryl Strawberry joined the Mets mascot, Mr. Met, at Citibank on Franklin Avenue for a meet and greet event.

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 24    Six Gun

July 31     Tangerine

August 7    The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14    Vintage Bliss

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Summer Concert: Tangerine

Thursday, July 31

Friday Night Promenade Continues

Friday, August 1

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, August 4



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