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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: April 24, 2014

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.

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: Six Gun

Thursday, July 24

Fivestone Returns To Friday Night Promenade

Friday, July 25

Marvelous Movie Matinee

Monday, July 28



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