Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00
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:
Session 1 – 8 weeks beginning April 21 Cost: $240
(Session 1 will also include Ultimate Workout on Saturdays, 1.5 hours at a cost of $240 for seven weeks)
Session 2 – 4 weeks beginning July 7 Cost: $120
Session 3 – 4 weeks beginning August 4 Cost: $120
To register, a form will need to be filled out and returned with payment to the recreation department’s administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, a separate check for each session is need at time of registration.
Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Classes are open to both men and women. Each class in our sessions is one hour long. Any resident of the Incorporated Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes.
The course schedule is as follows:
Yoga For All: Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Senior Center began April 21. (8 weeks due to holidays, $52)
Intermediate Yoga: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall began April 9. (10 weeks, $65)
Beginner Yoga: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall began April 9. (10 weeks, $65)
Spring Youth Tennis
The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks Tennis Center is pleased to announce the start of registration for its spring program. Spring Tennis classes are offered to Garden City residents ages 4 through 11 years old. All classes will begin the week of Monday, April 21. The following classes are still available (all classes are 55 minutes long):
Mondays – April 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9
3 p.m. Tots (beginner lessons for ages 4 – 5) $105
5 p.m. Junior (beginner lessons for ages 8-11) $165
5 p.m. Junior Advanced (ages 8-11 with experience) $165
Tuesdays – April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
4 p.m. Tots $120
Wednesdays – April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11
4 p.m. Tots $120
Thursdays – April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
5 p.m. Junior $190
5 p.m. Junior Advanced $190
Fridays - April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13
4 p.m. Novice (ages 6-7 with tennis experience) $165
5 p.m. Junior Advanced $190
Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.
Garden City Recreation And Parks And
U.S. Sports Institute Team Up Again
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce that they are again working with U.S. Sports Institute to offer a wonderful variety of programs for ages 3 to 13 this spring and summer. All programs are now available on the U.S. Sports Institute’s website at www.ussportsinstitute.com. Read below for all of recreation and parks spring offerings.
Spring Sports Squirts Offerings
There are limited spots available in the US Sports Institute’s Spring Squirts classes for 3–7 year olds. Classes are available on Monday and Tuesday afternoons in T-ball, soccer, and MultiSports. Classes begin the week of April 21 and run for eight weeks. For more information or to register for these classes, please visit 108 Rockaway Ave., download an application from www.gardencityrecreation.org, or register online at www.ussportsinstitute.com
U.S. Sports Institute “Parent And Child” Classes Registration Begins
There are limited spots available in the US Sports Institute’s Spring Parent and Me classes for 2–3 year olds. Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in soccer and multisports. Classes begin the week of April 21 and run for eight weeks. For more information or to register for these classes, please visit 108 Rockaway Ave., download an application from www.gardencityrecreation.org, or register online at www.ussportsinstitute.com
Children’s Yoga Classes
Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed youth yoga classes for ages 6 - 13. Each class in this 8-week session is one hour long. All classes are held at St. Paul’s Senior Center and began the week of April 10. Any resident of the Incorporated Village of Garden City in this age group is invited to join these relaxing classes. The cost of this session will be $72.
The course schedule is as follows:
Ages 6 to 8 Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Ages 9 to 13 Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
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.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00
Donald Barrick, Life’s WORC Board Chairman announced that Janet Koch has been hired as the new Executive Director of Life’s WORC, a Garden City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. Koch assumes this leadership responsibility as Peter Smergut retires after 20 years in this position. After a thorough and extensive executive search process, the Life’s WORC Board is confident Koch has the vision and skills consistent with the needs of the organization. She will assume her position as executive director on Monday, Nov. 3.
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade gift items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, doll clothes for 18-inch dolls, and hand-painted wooden items are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, toys, books, games, baked goods, and treasures at the White Elephant Sale.
Net proceeds go to support mission work at Resurrection and The Life. Additional funding is awarded through Care Abounds in Communities, of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:58
High School Jazz Class Added To Dance Conservatory
Dance Conservatory Director Felicia Lovaglio has decided to add a jazz class for students in 9th through 12th grades who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. This 55-minute class will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost of this 20-week class will be $200. Preregistration is necessary by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Adult Dance Performance Group Now Registering
The recreation and parks department offers an adult dance group that works on jazz and contemporary moves and leads up to a performance in a Dance Company Showcase. Whether you are a beginner dance student or someone who danced as a child and would like to try again, this program will help you achieve your goals. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning Saturday, Nov. 8. Each class is 55 minutes long and the session will run through May. The cost of this program will be $220.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:43
With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.
Register For The Online Registration Option
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.
In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password. A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.