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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: May 1, 2014

Want To Play Some Softball?

If you are a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City, age 18 or over, who would like to play softball in one of the recreation department’s softball leagues, call the recreation office at 516-465-4075 to put your name on our player list. Sometimes coaches call looking for extra players to round out their rosters.

Call and leave your name, age, address, and phone number and your name will be kept on file for the team who is looking for extra players.

Over 35 Men’s Softball

Roster packages for the Garden City Recreation and Parks Department’s Men’s Over 35 Softball League are now available. This league plays on Sunday evenings. Rosters will be accepted from teams meeting the following eligibility requirements:

1. Teams must be comprised of residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City.

2. All players must be over 35 years of age or turning 35 during the season.

The fee for this league is $500, which includes games, balls, and umpires. Application packages can be picked up at the recreation department administrative office at 108 Rockaway Ave. The completed roster package will be accepted until May 16 or until 12 completed packages are received.

No Dogs Allowed

With the spring season sports openers just behind us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that dogs (pets) are not allowed in any of the neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non–compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Spring Zumba Fitness Program

The following spring Zumba fitness classes for adults will be offered by the department of recreation and parks beginning the week of May 5:

Monday evenings at 7:45 p.m. 4 weeks for $36

Monday mornings at 9:15 a.m. 4 weeks for $36

Saturday mornings at 9:15 a.m. 5 weeks for $45

All classes will be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. Classes are lead by Felicia Lovaglio, director of the dance conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long.  

Zumba Gold Fitness For The Active Senior Or Beginner

The spring Zumba Gold fitness classes will be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. Each 45-minute class, teaching the basics of Zumba exercise, is led by certified Zumba fitness instructor Felicia Lovaglio. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. Classes will begin the week of May 5.

Prices are as follows: Monday at 6:30 p.m. Seniors (65 or older)- $20 Others - $36; Thursdays at 2 p.m. Seniors - $25 Others - $45

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 began 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.

Spring Adult Yoga

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 beginning April 21. (8 weeks due to holidays, $52)   

Intermediate Yoga

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning April 9. (10 weeks, $65)

Beginner Yoga

Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning April 9. (10 weeks, $65)

Children’s Yoga Classes Announced

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.

— From the Garden City Recreation Department

 

News

Residents needed to run

The Garden City East Nominating Committee is seeking residents of the East who are interested in being interviewed for the positions of village mayor, village trustee and school board trustee. These positions are subject to election by all village residents. The village mayoral and trustee terms are for two years beginning on April 6, 2015 and the school board trustee term is for three years beginning on July 1, 2015.

Any resident of the East who is interested in being considered for one of these positions must submit a letter of intent and a resume. This submission should note the position being sought; include their name, contact information, a statement explaining their reason for interest in the position, a summary of their professional background and other qualifications, including, although not required, current or prior involvement in village or school board positions or initiatives.

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.


Sports

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.  

Reminder

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.


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