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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: July 4, 2013

Summer Camp Registrations Ongoing

School has ended. Have you registered for the recreation department’s summer camps yet? The recreation camps are rapidly filling. Many one-week camps are offered for ages 3 to 14 in the village in various activities. To find a list of offerings, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or www.gardencityrecreation.org.

Summer Gazebo Concerts Announced

The Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce the list of performers for its Summer Gazebo Concert Series.

July 11 – Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

July 18  - Teresa McClean from Emil Stucchio and the Classics

July 25 – Stan Zizka and the Original Del Satins

August 1 – The Clusters

August 8 – North Shore Pops

All concerts begin at 7:15 p.m. on the village green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. In the event of a less than beautiful summer sky (rain), all shows will be moved inside to St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

Pee Wee Tennis For 4-6 Year Olds

Pee Wee Tennis is offered to children who are village residents ages 4 to 6. Eligibility is determined by the child’s age at the start of the session. Skills are learned by fun and easy to do drills taught by our tennis staff. Each child may register for a maximum of two sessions.

When:

Session C: July 8-11

Session D: July 15-18

Session E: July 22-25

Session F: July 29-Aug. 1

Session G: Aug. 5–8

Where: Community Park’s Tennis Facility

Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

Cost: $55 (Week of July 1 is $42)

To register, please visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Pre-School Camp For 3 ½ To 5 Year Olds

The pre-school camp is a fun way for children ages 3 ½ to 5 years old who are residents of the village to spend the summer. Children who attend this camp MUST be 3 ½ years old by the start of the session. Arts and crafts, music, nature, and stories will fill the 2-hour class, run by Pat Leonenko, St. Joseph’s pre-school teacher.

When: Session I: July 8-11

Session II: July 15-18    

Session III: July 22-25

Session IV: July 29–Aug. 1

Where: St. Paul’s Building

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $100

US Sports Institute’s Sport Squirts And Soccer Squirts

The recreation department is pleased to work in conjunction with the US Sports Institute to offer two of their popular programs again this summer. The Sports Squirts Program has been designed to introduce children aged 3 to 5 to a variety of sports in a safe, structured environment. Soccer Squirts does the same while teaching the sport of soccer. All games and activities will encompass hand/eye coordination, balance, agility and movement—all key factors to the early development of children in sport. This program will be offered on the St. Paul’s fields.

Sports Squirts

July 15–18 from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s       

July 15–18 from 10:15–11:15 a.m. at St. Paul’s  

July 15–18 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s  

Aug. 12-15 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s  

Aug. 19-22 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s     

Soccer Squirts    

July 8–11 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. at Community Park

July 29–Aug. 1 from 9-10 a.m. at St. Paul’s

July 29-Aug. 1 from 10:15–11:15 a.m. at St. Paul’s

July 29–Aug. 1 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s

Aug. 5–Aug. 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Community Park

Aug. 19–22 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s

Cost for any session: $65

Please note that any US Sport’s Institute Camp held at Community Park will add Friday to their schedule if they experience inclement weather during the program week.

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp on their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

Nature Camp In July

The Recreation Department and the Garden City Bird Sanctuary are joint venturing to offer a camp experience “Connecting with Nature”. Children ages 6-12 are invited to spend the morning at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary learning about how they can work hand-in-hand with nature. This one-week, two-hour program will meet at Nassau Haven Park and then move into the sanctuary, with walks, crafts, and take homes for each child involved.

When: Ages 6-8

Week of July 8–11

Week of July 15–18—This week is now filled.

Ages 9-12

Week of July 22-25

Where: Nassau Haven and the Bird Sanctuary

Time: 10 a.m. to noon Fee: $60

Girls Volleyball Camp

This camp will provide instruction in skills necessary to compete in the sport of volleyball. The children will learn proper techniques in serving, hitting, and passing and well as the aspects of the game. This camp will be held in St. Paul’s Field House and is open to any resident of the Village of Garden City who is entering grades 6-10 in September.

When:  July 8-11    

Time: 9 –11:30 a.m.

Where: St. Paul’s Field House

Cost:  $100

New Section Of Lacrosse Squirts Camps Offered

The US Sports Institute Lacrosse Squirts Camp is a wonderful introduction to the sport of lacrosse, designed for beginner players who have little or no experience in the sport. The program is taught in a relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on fundamental skills and technique; helping all children to progress and succeed. Children will learn how to play lacrosse through a series of fun activities, and then take part in small scrimmages to put into practice what they have learned.

All equipment is provided for the program that makes it a more affordable way for children to learn the game. The program is non-contact so no protective clothing is required.

When: Week of July 15 – 18 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.    

Where: St. Paul’s Fields

Cost: $95 check made payable to US Sports Institute

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp on their website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

USSI Field Hockey Camp—Registration Continues

US Sports Institute will conduct a Summer Field Hockey Camp for girls ages 9-13 that are residents of the Village of Garden City. Campers will be taken through all phases of the game, thoughtfully integrating technical and tactical components in a fun, innovative way. The camp will focus on individual skill development and the rules of the game, as well as the importance of playing together as a team.  Players will be grouped by age, playing ability and experience level. No previous experience playing field hockey is required to attend the First Play Field Hockey Camp. Equipment will be supplied.

When: Week of July 22–25

Week of Aug. 19-22

Where: St. Paul’s Field

Time: 9:30–12:30 p.m.  

Cost: $130 each week, check made payable to US Sports Institute

A special application is necessary for any US Sports Institute camp and checks must be made payable to US Sports Institute. You may also register online for any US Sports Institute Camp at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

News

Garden City’s Gregory Burke recently donated $25,000 to help fund Mercy Medical Center’s brand new pediatric Express Care Unit. A benefactor to numerous organizations, Burke was so impressed with the quality of care given by Mercy’s medical and nursing staff, he decided to assist the hospital in this initiative.

“A significant proportion of the patients seen in Express Care are children. Thanks to Mr. Burke’s generosity, families will get the immediate care they deserve,” said Mercy Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer Ron Steimel. “This new unit is an expression of the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to our community.”

The expansion of the pediatric Express Care program is part of Mercy’s ongoing effort to address the needs of underserved communities, including individuals and families who may not have a personal physician.

Michael Stano named to Master Teacher program

Michael Stano of Garden City High School has been named a New York State Master Teacher by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teacher experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest in our STEM classrooms,” Cuomo said.


Sports

Registration For The Community Garden Begins

If you are interested in obtaining a plot in Garden City Recreation and Parks’ Community Garden, it is now time to register. Applications will be accepted until May 1. Plots will then be assigned for planting around May 10. If more applications are received than the number of plots available, all applications will be put in a lottery and winners will be notified.

Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Registration Forms Available

The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City at the Community Park tennis facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court. The dates and fees will be as follows:

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.


Calendar

Going To The Birds (Sanctuary)

Saturday, April 26

Nassau Coaches Meet

Saturday, April 26

Making A Beautiful Noise

Friday, May 2



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