Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:44
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 24 Six Gun
July 31 Tangerine
August 7 The Terry Nova Little Big Band
August 14 Vintage Bliss
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.
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. Games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities are run during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.
Activities, except for 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.
2nd Week Of Animation Camp
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.
Cost: $150, checks made payable to “Incrediflix”
To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
The Recreation Summer Adult Programs in the Field House began on Wednesday, July 16 according to the following schedule:
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.
Amusement Park Tickets Now Available
The Garden City Recreation Department will this year again be offering discount tickets to area amusement parks. Tickets can be purchased at the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Cash or check will be accepted for payment. These very popular discounted tickets are for:
Listed are the gate prices and discounted prices
Splish Splash Water Park $41, $34
Splish Splash - under 48 inches $31, $27
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari $66.99, $37
(Jackson, NJ) (under 54”) $39.99
Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom $58.85, $38
(Lake George, NY)
Hershey Park – 48 inches or over $60.80, $47
Hershey Park – under 48 inches and age 55 and over $38.80, $36
Dorney Park – 48 inches or over $55.99, $38
Dorney Park Junior – under 48” or age 62 and over $32.99, $31
Morey’s Pier – 48 inches and over $75, $58
Morey’s Pier – under 48” $57, $45
From the Garden City Recreation Department
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.
Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
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:
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.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:22
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.