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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: September 4, 2014

Adult Yoga Fall 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 Sept. 8 in St. Paul’s Senior Center

Wednesdays at 9 a.m., beginning Sept. 10 in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

All classes will be held for 13 weeks at a cost of $90. To register, you can download an application from www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Dance Conservatory Schedule

Recreation and parks is happy to announce its Dance Conservatory schedule. Registration for classes will be announced at a later date. Classes are open to children ages 3 ½ years through high school aged who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The offerings are as follows:

Monday:

1:15 p.m. Ballet/Hip-hop 4-5-year-olds

4:45 p.m. Ballet/tap 2nd-3rd grades

5:45 p.m. Ballet/tap 4th-5th grades

6:45 p.m. Ballet/tap 6th and up

Tuesday:

11:45 a.m. Creative Movement 3 ½ -5 year olds

1 p.m. Ballet/jazz for 4- and 5-year-olds

3:45 p.m. Ballet/tap K-1st grades

5:45 p.m. Hip-hop 4th-5th grades

6:45 p.m. Hip-hop 6th grade and up

Wednesday:

11:30 a.m. Ballet/jazz 4-5-year-olds

1 p.m. Ballet/tap 4-5-year-olds

2:30 p.m. Creative movement for 3 ½-5 year olds

3:45 p.m. Ballet/hip-hop K-1st grades

4:45 p.m. Ballet/tap 2nd-3rd grades

5:45 p.m. Contemporary dance 4th-5th grades

6:45 p.m. Ballet/hip-hop 6th & up

Thursday:

1:30 p.m. Ballet/tap 4-5 year-olds

3:45 p.m. Hip-hop K-1st grades

4:45 p.m. Ballet/hip-hop 2nd-3rd grades

5:45 p.m. Ballet for 4th-5th grades

6:45 p.m. Ballet 6th and up

Friday:

1:15 p.m. Creative Movement 3 ½-5 year olds

2:30 p.m. Ballet/tap 4-5-year-olds

3:45 p.m. Ballet/tap K-1st grades

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip-hop 2nd-3rd grades

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip-hop 4th-5th grades

6:45 p.m. Contemporary dance for 6th & up

Saturday:

11 a.m. Creative Movement 3½-5-year-olds

1 p.m. Tap for 6th and up

2 p.m. Hip-hop 6th and up

Please make selections carefully as fees are not refundable. Again registration information will be listed at a later date. Any questions, please call 516-465-4075.

Fall Roller Hockey

The Garden City Recreation & Parks Department is proud to announce the start of its Fall Roller Hockey Program at Community Park. This program will be open to residents of the Village of Garden City in grades K through 12 according to the following schedule:

Kindergarten Learn & Play Clinic—Sundays at 1:45 p.m. for one hour beginning Sept. 7

1st Grade Pee Wees—Sundays at 3 p.m. for one hour beginning Sept. 7

2nd & 3rd Grade Mites—Sundays at 4:30 & 5:45 p.m. game times beginning Sept. 7

4th & 5th Grade Juniors—Fridays at 4 & 5:30 p.m. game times beginning Sept. 5

Middle School 6th, 7th, 8th Grade—Fridays at 6:45 & 8 p.m, game times beginning Sept. 5

High School 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grade—Fridays at 9:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 5

K–8th grade divisions—$80 High School Division—$70

All participants are required to wear the following equipment at all times: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, roller blades, protective cup, hockey stick and long pants (no shorts allowed). To register please download an application from our website at ww.gardencityrecreation.org or visit the office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. We asked that all registrations be received by Sept. 2.

30 And Over Roller Hockey

The Garden City Recreation & Parks Department is proud to announce the start of its Fall Roller Hockey Program for adults at Community Park. Games are strictly pick up and teams will be set each night according to the amount of participants there. This program will be open to residents of the Village of Garden City and will begin on Sunday Sept. 7 at 7 p,m.

The price for this program will be $70.

All participants are required to wear the following equipment at all times: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, roller blades, protective cup, hockey stick and long pants (no shorts allowed). To register please download an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit the office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Fall Children’s Tennis Class Registration Announced

Registration for the start of the Fall 2014 Indoor Tennis Program for Children is beginning at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session one lessons begins immediately for residents of the village, by mail only until Sept. 11.

A schedule of classes and a registration form is on the reverse side of this information sheet. 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”. Mail the registration slip and registration fee to the Recreation Dept. at 108 Rockaway Ave. 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 and will be accepted beginning Sept. 11. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

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

Here is a description of the classes:

Tots Ages 4-5 And PeeWee - Ages 5 To 7

Introduction to tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game playing environment.

Novice—Ages 6 To 7

Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full-size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.

Junior—Ages 8 To 11

Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis play.

Junior Advanced—Ages 8 To 11

For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1-1/2 hr time slots. Experience required.

Senior—Ages 12 And Older

Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.

Senior Advanced—Ages 12 And Older

For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.

Ultimate Workout

For experienced Junior and Senior Level tennis players who want to hone their skills through drills.

Here are the time and days classes are being offered and codes:

Tots Ages 4 To 5 (Preschool) Cost $180

Tuesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. TOTST

Wednesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. TOTSW

Friday 2:30—3:25 p.m. TOTSF2

Friday 3:30—4:25 p.m. TOTSF3

Saturday 10—10:55 a.m. TOTSS10

Saturday 1:30—2:25 p.m. TOTSS1

Pee Wee (5 years old and in Kindergarten) Beginners Cost $180

Monday 3:30—4:25 p.m. PWM3

Monday 4:30—5:25 p.m. PWM4

Tuesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. PWT3

Tuesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. PWT4

Wednesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. PWW3

Wednesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. PWW4

Thursday 3:30—4:25 p.m. PWTH3

Thursday 4:30—5:25 p.m. PWTH4

Friday 3:30—4:25 p.m. PWF

Saturday 11:30 a.m.—12:25 p.m. PWS11  

Saturday 12:30—1:25 p.m. PWS12  

Novice Ages 6 To 7 With Tennis Experience Cost $250

Monday 3:30—4:25 p.m. NVM3

Monday 4:30—5:25 p.m. NVM4

Monday 5:30—6:25 p.m. NVM5

Tuesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. NVT3

Tuesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. NVT4

Wednesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. NVW3

Wednesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. NVW4

Wednesday 5:30—6:25 p.m. NVW5

Thursday 3:30—4:25 p.m. NVTH3

Thursday 4:30—5:25 p.m. NVTH4

Thursday 5:30—6:25 p.m. NVTH5

Friday 3:30—4:25 p.m. NVF3

Friday 4:30—5:25 p.m. NVF4

Saturday 12:30—1:25 p.m. NVS12

Saturday 1:30—2:25 p.m. NVS1

Junior Ages 8 To 11 Beginners Cost $280

Monday 3:30—4:25 p.m. JRM3

Monday 4:30—5:25 p.m. JRM4

Monday 5:30—6:25 p.m. JRM5

Tuesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. JRT4

Tuesday 5:30—6:25 p.m. JRT5

Wednesday 3:30—4:25 p.m. JRW3

Wednesday 4:30—5:25 p.m. JRW4

Wednesday 5:30—6:25 p.m. JRW5

Thursday 3:30—4:25 p.m. JRTH3

Thursday 4:30—5:25 p.m. JRTH4

Thursday 5:30—6:25 p.m. JRTH5

Friday 4:30—5:25 p.m. JRF

Saturday 11:30—12:25 p.m. JRS11

Saturday 1:30—2:25 p.m. JRS1  

Sunday 11—11:55 am JTSU

Junior Advanced Ages 8 – 11 With Tennis Experience Cost $385

Monday 5:30—6:55 p.m. JRADM

Tuesday 5:30—6:55 p.m. JRADT

Wednesday 5:30—6:55 p.m. JRADW

Thursday 5:30—6:55 p.m. JRADTH

Friday 5:30—6:55 p.m. JRADF

Saturday 11—12:25 a.m. JRADS  

Ultimate Workout For Children Drills For The Experienced Player Cost $385

Friday 5:30—6:55 p.m. Juniors ages 9-11 JUW1  

Friday 5:30—6:55 p.m. Seniors ages 12 and up SUW1  

Senior Ages 12 And Up Beginners Cost - $280  

Tuesday 5:30—6:25 p.m. SRTU

Thursday 5:30—6:25 p.m. SRTH

Friday 4:30—5:25 p.m. SRF

Saturday 12:30—1:25 p.m. SRS

Sunday Noon—12:55 p.m. SRSU

Senior/Advanced Ages 12 And Up With Tennis Experience Cost $385

Monday 5:30—6:55 p.m. SRADM

Tuesday 5:30—6:55 p.m. SRADT

Wednesday 5:30—6:55 p.m. SRADW

Friday 5:30—6:55 p.m. SRADF  

Saturday 11 a.m.—12:25 p.m. SRADS

To register please download an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit our office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

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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