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Giants Captain Justin Tuck Visits Long Island for Pizza Friday

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00

Justin Tuck Awarded keys to county, presented with $10,000 charity donation

Football season may be officially over but that did not stop New York Giants captain and Super Bowl XLVI champion Justin Tuck from indulging in the team’s traditional pizza Friday during a visit to Umberto’s Pizzeria  & Restaurant of New Hyde Park on Friday, Feb. 9.

As packs of fans gathered to catch a glimpse of their hero outside the popular neighborhood restaurant, inside Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and other county officials presented Tuck with the keys to the county and a citation for his work promoting children’s literacy through his R.U.S.H. for Literacy foundation.

An excited Mangano thanked Nassau County football fans for their enthusiasm and emphasized the positive economic impact the Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI win had on the local economy. He equally praised Tuck’s accomplishments on and off the football field. “He is a charitable man, he gives back,” Mangano said. “It’s such a breath of fresh air when you see someone succeed and they pause to give back to those who would otherwise not have opportunity. He really is a symbol of the American dream,” Mangano added.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: February 21, 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00
2012 Garden City Pool Applications Now Available

Get a head start on the summer. 2012 Garden City Pool applications have been sent to all residents! Check out the ‘Splash,’ see all the great events planned, and join us for another summer of ‘Fun in the Sun’ at the GC Pool.” If you did not receive your application, please visit our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org or visit our Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Please note – our Swim Lesson Registration Form was inadvertently left out of the mailing. If you need this form you may download it from our website or visit our office for a copy. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and class code for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment of $15 for each child with your pool application. A separate $15 check must be enclosed for each child. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

 

Garden City High School Senior Receives a Full Scholarship to Syracuse

Friday, 17 February 2012 00:00

February 1 was National Signing Day in high schools across the country and Garden City was no exception. With his family beside him, Ryan Norton was one of three Long Islanders to sign with Syracuse University on a full football scholarship. “This is the first time for a number of years that a Garden City student has received a full scholarship to a Division 1 school, and we are thrilled for Ryan,” commented Nancy Kalafus, director of physical education and athletics. The Garden City senior has played varsity football for the reigning Nassau County Champion Trojans for the past three years.

Ryan, sporting his new Syracuse cap, was joined at the signing by his father, Michael, and mom, Kristen, Athletic Director Nancy Kalafus, Stewart Avenue Principal Linda Norton, Ryan’s grandmother and sister Brittany Norton, Assistant Football Coach David Ettinger and Head Football Coach Tom Flatley.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: February 15, 2012

Friday, 17 February 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.

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 8, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 11.

This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop-off program. Elementary-aged children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

 

Garden City Resident Signs Pro Soccer Deal

Written by Marilou Giammona Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00

Joseph Tavernese, Jr., Joins Team in Australia

Garden City High School Class of 2007 graduate Joseph Tavernese Jr. recently signed a contract to play soccer for Armadale F.C., a second division pro team in Australia. Upon graduation from Siena College in May 2011, where he attended on a Division I soccer scholarship, Tavernese embarked on a career in professional soccer, initially signing with F.C. New York, which is part of United Soccer Leagues.

“I played professionally [last] summer and I got re-signed for my team, but [the team] folded because we lost our sponsor,” Tavernese said during an interview on Monday, Jan. 30, the day before he was set to leave for Armadale. Undeterred, Tavernese picked up an agent, composed a resume and put together a highlight tape, which included two full games from his senior year at Siena. His agent sent his portfolio to various teams within multiple countries, and Australia came back with the best offer, Tavernese said.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: February 7, 2012

Friday, 10 February 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.

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 8, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 11.

This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. Elementary-aged children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

 

Garden City High School Student Named 35th News 12 Scholar Athlete

Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00

Congratulations to Garden City High Scholl senior Katie Trimmer for being named a News 12/Capital One Bank Scholar Athlete – the second so named this year and the 35th Garden City senior named since the program’s inception. Katie is a three-sport athlete, playing on the varsity field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams.

The accomplished senior was captain of her JV lacrosse team, has served on Student Council, has been a member of the Division 4 All-County Band, and is a member of the high school’s Spanish Club. Katie is an American Legion Auxiliary member, and volunteers her time at Winthrop Hospital and at field hockey clinics. She carries an un-weighted GPA of 94.8.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: January 31, 2012

Friday, 03 February 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.

The Recreation Department’s Winter Program Series, sponsored in part by a generous donation of $1000 from Garden City Rams Girls’ Lacrosse, continues with the following family show:

The Recreation Department’s Winter Program Series, sponsored in part by a generous donation of $1000 from Garden City Rams Girls Lacrosse, continues with the following family show: Sunday, February 5 Plaza Theatrical Production’s performance of Pinocchio. The show begins at 1 p.m. The cost to attend will be $3, payable at the door. Preregistration is required by calling the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

 

New York Islanders’ Two Matts Are Very Welcoming

Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00

Moulson, Martin reaching out to military families

 “Home ice advantage” is a common expression used throughout the National Hockey League, and one usually utilized for good reason: as of Jan. 16, only two out of the 30 NHL teams had a winning percentage below .500 on home ice.

For New York Islanders’ forwards Matt Martin and Matt Moulson, playing at the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum represents more than just a statistical advantage as the two athletes host a different member of the armed forces and his or her family for each of the team’s 41 home games. Win or lose, regulation, overtime or shootout, Martin and Moulson meet with their guests after games near the Islanders’ locker room – where, uncharacteristically, hockey isn’t the only topic of conversation.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: January 24, 2012

Friday, 27 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.

The Recreation Department’s Winter Program Series, sponsored in part by a generous donation of $1000 from Garden City Rams Girls’ Lacrosse, continues with the following family show:

Sixth-Grade Rec Night on January 27

The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a Middle School Rec. Night for sixth-graders on the following dates at St. Paul’s Field House: Friday, Jan. 27

These parties will be chaperoned by the Recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.

Note: Once the children are in our facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.

Family Fun Time on Sundays

 

On Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 8, the St. Paul’s Field House will be open for “Family Fun” for village families. This open time provides the opportunity for families to enjoy various gym activities in an indoor environment. The gym will be available for use from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 11.

This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there will be staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. Elementary-aged children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

Sunday, February 5 Plaza Theatrical Production’s Performance of Pinocchio

The show begins at 1 p.m. The cost to attend will be $3, payable at the door. Preregistration is required by calling the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

Garden City Recreation would gain like to thank Gary O’Connor, Henry Beihoff, and the members of the GC Rams Girls Lacrosse program for their generous contribution to our winter family series.

Registration for Winter Zumba Begins

 

Zumba is the newest adult activity we offer! If you enjoy exercise that keeps you moving while enjoying great music, these classes are for you. The following classes for adults will be offered by the Recreation Department: Zumba Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 12 weeks $108; Zumba Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108; Zumba Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108

All classes are led by Felicia Lovaglio, director of our Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is one hour long and will be held in Cluett Hall. All classes will begin the week of Feb. 7. To register for any of these classes, fill out the form below and return to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue with a check made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

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 have begun 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. began Jan. 23 to be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. began 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.

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 began the week of Jan. 23 according to the following schedule: 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, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or download an application from the website at www.gardencityrecraetion.org.

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., and began 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 three-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.

Community Tennis Center Instructional Programs for Winter 2012

 

The winter session of youth tennis instruction began the week of Jan. 23 and lasts for 10 weeks. We have limited openings available in all levels for ages 4 – 16. Please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. for updates or to register.

 

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