Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will present a showing of the movie Frankenweenie at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Showtime will be 1 p.m. The movie is rated PG, and is 87 minutes in length.
Admission is free. Snacks will be sold at a nominal charge. Supervision will be supplied by the recreation staff.
On Sunday afternoons through March 10, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for Family Fun for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 3 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March.
This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. We ask that elementary-aged children be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of participants, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.
Now that winter is here, the hope is that the weather will be good for everyone, but in the case of a bad weather day, please check www.gardencityrecreation.org for updates and/or cancellations.
The recreation center is pleased to announce the start of registration for its Winter 2013 Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village. Walk-ins and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Feb. 6.
9 weeks of classes – Mondays (begins 2/25) and Tuesdays (begins 2/26)
10 weeks of classes – All other days (begins the week of 2/13)
Explanation of class levels:
Tots Ages 4-5 and PeeWee - Ages 5 to 7: Introduction to Tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game playing environment.
Novice - Ages 6 to 7: Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.
Junior - Ages 8 to 11: Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis play.
Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hr time slots. Experience required.
Senior - Ages 12 and older: Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.
Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older: For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Ultimate Workout: For experienced Junior and Senior Level tennis players who want to hone their skills and get a good workout.
The winter session of yoga with Connie McKnight will begin again according to the following schedule:
Mondays - 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 10 classes for $65 beginning Feb. 25
Wednesdays - 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 13 classes for $84.50 began on Jan. 30
Wednesdays - 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Level 2 Yoga for people who have been attending classes or have knowledge of yoga - 13 classes for $84.50 began on Jan. 30.
This program is open to adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The Wednesday morning class will meet in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. The Monday evening class will meet in St. Paul’s Senior Center. The class is geared towards the average person. Please make sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. To register for this program, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. www.gardencityrecreation.org.
The following Zumba exercise classes for adults will be offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks:
Mondays at 7:45 p.m. (begins March 4) 8 weeks for $72
Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. (began on Jan. 31) 12 weeks for $108
Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. (began Feb. 2) 12 weeks for $108
* New class – Zumba basics 4 weeks for $36 – come see if you would enjoy this new form of exercise - Wednesday evenings at 7:45 p.m.
All classes are lead by Felicia Lovaglio, director of the Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long. All classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall or St. Paul’s Senior Center. To register for any of these classes, please visit www.gardencityrecreation.org or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, March 18, Stewart Manor will be holding village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall on 120 Covert Ave. in Stewart Manor. Current trustees Orlando Sa and Mary Carole Schafenberg, who filled in the seats of former trustee James Lynch and current mayor Jerry Tangredi respectively, are running for their first full terms. Stewart Manor resident Bill Grogran is also running for trustee. The following was submitted by Grogan. After contacting Sa and Biehayn, there was no response as of press time.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
The reservations are set, the film time picked out, everything looks to be set for date night...except the kids, that is. You forgot to hire a sitter? You thought I was doing it? Dinner is at eight, whatever are we to do?
All too often, families run into this situation, and all too often it spells trouble. But one man is seeking to remedy that with the launch of BabysittingBarter.com, where parents can easily find the solution to date night woes, according to President and CEO Brian Mannix, a Garden City Native. The site currently operates out of LaunchPad LI in Mineola, an office building that specializes in catering to startup operations.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:10
Pitching wins championships, and Garden City baseball Head Coach Rich Smith is confident that his team has enough of it to make a run in 2014. He is not deterred by losing 11 seniors, many of which contributed to the team’s 15-7 season. Smith, in his 42nd year with the program, has seen almost everything on the baseball field, but noted that this team is unique in one way.
“On paper we have three lefties in the starting rotation,” said Smith. “And that’s something I’ve never had here,” he added. The trio of southpaws could prove to be nightmarish on the conference, even after its new alignment.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:39
Spring Roller Hockey Divisions
The start of spring roller hockey is just around the corner. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.
Registration and starting dates will be announced at a later time but you can see when your child will play by checking the divisions below:
Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed.