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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: May 8, 2014

Over 35 Men’s Softball Registration

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 Inc. Village of Garden City.

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

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 led by Felicia Lovaglio, director of the dance conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long.  

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 the 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.

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.

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.

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 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

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

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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