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Garden City Recreation Department News: January 17, 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

Pee-Wee All Sports Sampler

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will offer a morning session of our popular Pee-Wee All Sports Sampler program this winter for children ages 4 and 5 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This seven-week program, which will begin the week of Feb. 7, has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.

 

LI Thunderbolts Softball Team To Hold Winter Skills Clinic

Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

Players ages 7-12 can improve their softball skills before spring season

After holding a successful clinic in 2011, The L. I. Thunderbolts Softball Club is now taking reservations for their second Winter Skills Clinic, which will take place in early 2012 at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, located at 25 Country Drive, Plainview. Geared for girls ages 7 – 12, this is a perfect way to get ready for the softball season; a limited amount of spots are available.

Session 1: Hitting will be held on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 for a cost of $65. Session 2: Pitching or Fielding will be held Feb. 5 and 12 for a cost of $55. Session 3: Hitting will be held Mar. 4, 11 and 18 for a cost of $65.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: January 10, 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

Join Us for the Winter Session of Mad Science

 The Recreation Department will again offer an afterschool science program for Grades K-5 run by Mad Science of Long Island. These hands-on workshops offer topics such as “Bugs” and “Mad Science Machines” in a fun and educational way! Make- and take-its will be included in the sessions. This six-week program will begin the week of Jan. 23 according to the following schedule:

 Grades K-2 - Mondays or Thursdays at 4 p.m.

 Grades 3-5 - Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

All classes are one hour in length and will be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center, next door to the Recreation Office, at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost of this six-week session is $103. All checks should be made payable to Mad Science of LI. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or download an application from our website at www.gardencityrecraetion.org.

Santa Photos Are Ready for Pickup

If you had your photo taken with Santa at Garden City Recreation, your photos are ready for pickup. We are open from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, so stop by 108 Rockaway Ave. We will hold the photos until the end of the month.

Zumba Gold for the Active Senior

Dance director Felicia Lovaglio will again conduct Zumba Gold classes, sessions geared for Active Seniors or beginners over the age of 50. The newest way to exercise gives you a great workout while moving to fun music! Classes will be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The 45-minute class, led by Felicia Lovaglio, runs for 15 weeks at a cost of $60. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application off our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Beginning Feb. 17, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $110 (Supplies are bought on your own—a supply list will be handed out at the first class).

This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each 3-hour session between portrait or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice.

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at his or her own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in the many Garden City homes.

To register for our Pastel Class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Beginner Tennis Lessons

Would you like to learn to play the game of tennis? If you are an adult who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City, here is your opportunity with our new learn and play tennis clinics. Our clinics will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11 and meet for nine weeks at a cost of $225. This program is for adults who are considered “ranked” beginners. If you are interested in joining, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to register.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Winter Preschool Arts and Crafts

The Garden City Recreation Department Preschool Arts & Crafts program is open to Garden City residents only, ages 3-½ to 5 yrs. Classes are 45 minutes long. The cost is $30.

Classes run for six weeks on:

Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 17

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 18

For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Yoga Registration Begins

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one-hour long. All classes will begin in mid-January. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The session will run for 14 weeks at a cost of $91.

The course schedule is as follows:

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23 to be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning Jan. 11 to be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall

To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download and mail an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.

Afterschool Open Gym for Grades 7-12

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter we will sponsor an Open Gym program for basketball and volleyball for middle and high school aged students. This program will be conducted weekday afternoons after school in the St. Paul’s Field House.

The Winter Open Gym Program will provide the students an opportunity to participate in afterschool activities in a supervised setting. This program will begin on Dec. 6 and will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Please note: This is a time set aside for middle and high school students to enjoy our facility while having fun with their friends. No organized practices may take place at this time. Since the Recreation Department will provide supervision, no adults will be allowed in this field house at this time.

Community Tennis Center Instructional Programs for Winter 2012

We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our Winter Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village.

A schedule of classes and a registration form is on the reverse side of the information sheet. Walk-in residents and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Dec. 19. Make checks payable to: Inc. Village of Garden City.

Winter Session — Classes begin Monday, January 23

Tots Ages 4-5

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.

Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour 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 and get a good workout.

To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download the application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade, the class for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

The classes offered are as follows:

Tots Cost $150 Ages 4 to 5 (preschool)

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW

Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m.TOTSF1

Friday 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. TOTSF2

Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSF3

Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. TOTSS12

Pee Wee Cost - $150

Ages 5-7 (5 and in kindergarten)

Beginners

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

Novice Cost - $210

Ages 6 -7 with tennis experience

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 10-10:55 a.m. NVS10

Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1

Junior Cost - $240

Ages 8-11 Beginners

Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT

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 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRS

Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1

Junior Advanced Cost - $320

Ages 8–11 with tennis experience

Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM

Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT

Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW

Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADF

Saturday 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRADS

Ultimate Workout Cost - $320 for children drills for the experienced player

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 Cost - $240

Ages 12 and up Beginners

Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU

Wednesday 5:30-6: 25 p.m. SRW

Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH

Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF

Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. SRS

Senior/Advanced Cost - $320

Ages 12 and Up with tennis experience

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

Saturday Men’s Basketball

The Recreation Department’s Saturday Men’s Baskeball program began on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Middle School South Gym. This free program is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Games are strictly “pickup” and game time is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is monitored by the Recreation Department’s staff. For further information, please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

 

‘Run Nassau’ Series to Lead Up to LI Marathon Festival of Races

Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00

The late winter and early spring sun will most definitely be shining on the inaugural “Run Nassau” series of four great races that is aimed at getting local runners of all ages and levels of ability tuned up for the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races May 5-6.

The series, conducted by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the auspices of Nassau County and the Friends of Nassau Recreation, will consist of races at Old Bethpage Restoration Village (5 Kilometers on Saturday, Feb. 11), Nickerson Beach (4 Miles on Sunday, March 11), Cedar Creek Park (5 Miles on Saturday, April 7), Eisenhower Park (4 Miles, Saturday, April 28).

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: January, 3, 2012

Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Beginning Feb. 17, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $110 (Supplies are bought on your own—a supply list will be handed out at the first class).
 

Garden City Named New York State Scholar Athlete School of Distinction

Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

For the sixth time, and presented by Nina Van Erk (far left), executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), Garden City has received Scholar/Athlete Team School of Distinction Award. To qualify, each of the high school’s 32 varsity teams needed to achieve a collective average GPA of 90 or higher. Of the six schools in Nassau County who received an award this year, at 32, Garden City had the highest number of varsity teams. The award was presented on Dec. 8 at NYSPHSAA’s December Zone 8 meeting to (left to right) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen, Garden City’s Director of Athletics and Physical Education Nancy Kalafus, and high school Assistant Principal Kevin Steingruebner. 

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: December 27, 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

 

Local Area Students Receive Belt Promotions in Karate

Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park, have received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

“Our goal at Charles Water’s Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Mr. Charles Water, owner and director of the school. Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: December 20, 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

 

Buckley Honors Garden City Athletes

Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00

Buckley Country Day School upper school students from Garden City earned top honors at the end of their interscholastic soccer season. Pictured left to right: Nour Bendary, Most Valuable Player, Boys Seventh and Eighth Grade “A” Team; and Holly Kopke, Most Improved Player, Girls Fifth and Sixth Grade “A” Team. Congratulations, Nour and Holly!

 

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