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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: July 17, 2014

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.  

These activities, except for the trips, are free to anyone attending. Registration is not necessary. A child may attend any day they choose. The children are supervised while in the park, but the children attending must be able to come and go to the park as they please or a parent or child care provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program can not be used as babysitting.

When: Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 30 and ending Friday, Aug. 15.

Where: Nassau Haven, Edgemere, Tullamore, Grove, and Hemlock Parks

Time: Beginning 10 a.m. and running throughout the day. Check your local park for posted schedules.

This program is only as great as the children who attend. Please support the staff as they strive to create a great summer for the children.

Second Week Of Incrediflix Animation Camp Added

The Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that it was able to secure a second week of the Incrediflix Animation Film Camp. This camp will teach children ages 7–13 the art of film making while using animation as their guide. This 4-day camp will be held in Community Park’s Tennis Hut.

When: Aug. 25-28

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: TBD

Cost: $150, checks made payable to “Incrediflix”

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

Adult Basketball And Volleyball To Begin

The Recreation Summer Adult Programs in the Field House began on Wednesday, July 16 according to the following schedule:

Wednesdays Mens’ Open Basketball 7-9 p.m.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball 7-9 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated high school. All programs listed are free of charge and strictly “pick up.” A picture ID is required to sign in to any program. This program will run until Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Adult Yoga Summer Classes

Certified yoga instructor Connie McKnight has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one hour long. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The course schedule is as follows:

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning July 7 in St. Paul’s Senior Center

Thursdays at 9 a.m. beginning July 10 in St. Paul’s Senior Center.  

All classes will be held for 6 weeks at a cost of $42.

Zumba Gold Fitness Summer Classes

The summer Zumba Gold fitness class will be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center on Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. Each 45-minute class, teaching the basics of Zumba exercise, is led by certified Zumba exercise instructor Felicia Lovaglio. This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult. The six-week session will begin Tuesday, July 8. The price for the session is as follows:

Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. Seniors (65 or older)- $30 Others - $54

Zumba Fitness Summer Classes

 The following Summer “Zumba” fitness class for adults will be offered by the department of recreation and parks beginning Tuesday, July 8 in St. Paul’s Senior Center:

Tuesday evenings at 7:45 p.m. 6 weeks for $54

Classes are lead by Felicia Lovaglio, director of our Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Summer Concert Schedule

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the schedule of its concert series “Summer Music on the Village Green.” The concert series will be held at the gazebo on the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues. Concerts are held on Thursdays beginning at 7:15 pm. The schedule is as follows:

July 17 Manhattan Jazz

July 24 Six Gun

July 31 Tangerine

August 7 The Terry Nova Little Big Band

August 14 Vintage Bliss

Summer Camps For The Younger Child

The recreation and parks office offers one-week summer camps for the younger child too. “Parent and Me” camps for ages 2-3, and soccer, multi-sport, tennis, lacrosse, and preschool camps are offered for ages 4-6.

Each camp is usually 45 minutes to two hours long, depending on the camp and all camps run in one week sessions from Monday to Thursday.  These camps are open to residents of the inc. Village of Garden City only.  

Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Registration

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.

Recreation Sports Camps Still Open

Sports camps in lacrosse, baseball, and softball are still open for this summer with several weeks of each offered. Baseball and lacrosse are open to village residents entering 1st through 6th grades and softball camp is open to residents entering 4th through 7th grades.

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

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:

New online company debuts

Two Long Island childhood friends, Scott Reich and Michael Winik, recently left their respective careers as an attorney and investment banker to pursue their dream of starting a business together, online food market OurHarvest.

“When Mike and I decided to start a business, we knew it had to reflect our shared love of food, address the lifestyles of our fellow Long Islanders, and be socially responsible,” said Reich.


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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