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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 www.garden

cityrecreation.org for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

From the Garden City Recreation Department

 

News

Small businessman finds big success

Anthony DePalma has been manager at Covert Avenue’s Raindew Family Center and Pharmacy for 13 years. Last month, at the 30th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club, DePalma got his much deserved recognition when he was awarded the day’s top honor by the Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce, whose members hail from Stewart Manor and Floral Park.  

“My initial reaction was ‘wow that’s very nice,’ I didn’t realize that it was going to be such a beautiful extravaganza,” said DePalma on winning the award. “They did it very, very well. They had a breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club and everything was done beautifully. It was just done very, very nicely. Very proud.”

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

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.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



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