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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: August 21, 2014

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:

Each participant is required to wear full equipment at all times. This includes hockey helmet with a cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, roller blades, hockey stick, long pants, and a protective cup.

A description of each program we will offer is as follows:

Kindergarten Learn And Play Clinic

No experience is required in hockey or roller skating. This hour-long clinic will introduce the sport of roller hockey and all the basic fundamentals in a fun and safe environment. The program will take place Sunday afternoons at 1:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 7.

1st Grade Pee Wee Division

This beginner program will continue to develop young players through drills and scrimmages. This hour-long program will take place Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. beginning Sept. 7.

2nd And 3rd Grade Mites Division

Games will take place on Sunday late afternoons with either a 4:30 or 5:45 p.m. game time depending on your child’s team schedule. Season begins on Sept.7.

4th And 5th Grade Junior Division

Games will take place on Friday afternoons with either a 4 or 5:30 p.m. game time depending on your child’s team schedule. Season begins on Sept. 5.

Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th Grade) Senior Division

Games will take place on Friday evenings with either a 6:45 or 8 p.m. game time depending on your child’s team schedule. Season begins on Sept. 5.

** New ** High School (9th, 10th, & 11th Grade)

Calling all high schoolers interested in playing some hockey. Please note in order for this program to occur, the recreation department needs at least 20 participants to register ahead of its scheduled first session.

Games will take place on Friday evenings at 9:15 p.m. Games are in “pick up” format. This eight-week program will begin on Sept. 5.

Adult Division For 30 & Over

Games will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. Games are in “pick up” format. This program will begin on Sept. 7.

For further information please contact the recreation department at 516-465-4075 or stop by the offices at 108 Rockaway (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Amusement Park Tickets

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:

Gate Price and Discounted Price

Splish Splash Water Park $41 $34

Splish Splash — under 48 inches $31 $27

Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari (Jackson, NJ) $66.99 $37

(under 54”) $39.99

Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom (Lake George, NY) $58.85 $38

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 (Wildwood, NJ) — 48 inches and over $75 $58

Morey’s Pier — under 48” $57 $45

To register for any of the above programs for find out further information about openings, please visit for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

From the Garden City Recreation Department



Have you considered adding running to your exercise regimen but not sure how to get started? Are you concerned about past injuries? Runners, from experienced to beginner, are sidelined every year due to injury. Physical Therapy Options (PTO) wants to help runners get off to a great start this fall and is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to receive a free comprehensive “Running Analysis.”


Physical Therapist Lisa Coors, founder of PTO, views this offering as part of PTO’s mission to help patients live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

Yard sale announced


The Garden City Bird Sanctuary/Tanners Pond Environmental Center recently announced its annual Fall Benefit Yard Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located outdoors inside the front gate at the sanctuary. Vendors are being sought. A 10 x 17 foot selling area is $45 for the day. (Includes space for selling & space to park one car next to selling space)


Dance Conservatory Program


The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2014-15 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3 through adult which are non-performance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. 


Note: Registration is by mail only until Sept. 23. Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register. 


Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted): 

Fall Children’s Tennis Classes

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children has begun at the Community Park Tennis Center. Walkins and non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. Please make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City." Please note—classes are not considered day care and can not be declared for tax exemption.

* Non resident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

10 weeks of classes—classes will begin Thursday, Sept. 18


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