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Garden City Recreation Department News: November 26, 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010 00:00
Summer Pool Interviews Begin

The Recreation Department is announcing the start of a series of interviews for summer jobs at the Garden City Pool. If you enjoy being outdoors and are willing to make a commitment to be a part of a team that works hard to provide quality facilities to our residents, the Recreation Department would like to meet you!

If you are presently a high school senior (graduating in June) or older and are looking for a great summer job, stop in the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave., pick up an application and make an appointment for an interview or you can call the office at 465-4075.

 

Garden City’s Jacqueline Raynor – Nassau County Singles Champ

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00

The Nassau County High School Tennis Tournament was recently held at Oceanside High School and Garden City High School’s Jacqueline “Jax” Raynor was seeded second overall going into the weekend of competition. Jax won her first round on Saturday 6-2, 6-0 as well as her first match on Sunday, 6-1, 6-3.

After only a 45-minute break, it was time to face her top-seeded Syosset opponent in the finals. Jax fell behind a break early on in the first set, but battled her way back on serve at 4-5. It was then one long point after another bringing the two to a tie at 6 all. Jax’s game got stronger with every point and she was able to win the tiebreak 7-4. It was all Raynor from then on. Jacqueline finished the second set at 6-2, taking the Nassau County Singles Title for the first time. Jax is pictured here after the tournament with her championship trophies.  

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: November 19, 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00
Additional Zumba Class Added on Saturdays

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our newest exercise program, we have added a Zumba class on Saturday morning for those who work during the week or just want to take a second class! This class will take place in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Saturdays at 9 a.m. beginning Saturday, Nov. 6. The cost of this six-week program will be $54. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Registration for Session Two Children’s Tennis Begins

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children, ages 4 to 18, at the Community Park Tennis Center. The lesson program will start in early January and run for 12-13 weeks depending on the holiday schedule.

 

Garden City Running Club News

Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

In late May, the members of the Garden City Running Club, a group within our town’s Welcoming Club, began training for the inaugural Long Island Divas Half Marathon. While the initial group included a handful of local moms, it wasn’t long before the spirit of running with friends by your side became contagious and the team grew to include 56 women.   

It is with great pride that co-leaders of the group, Lynnette McKenna and Lisa Colletti announce that 100 percent of the team successfully completed the 13.1-mile race. While many of the women had never run more than a mile before signing on for this challenge, their hard work coupled with the encouragement of friends and family, carried them to the finish line.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: November 12, 2010

Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00
Registration for Session Two Children’s Tennis Begins

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children, ages 4 to 18, at the Community Park Tennis Center. The lesson program will start in early January and run for 12-13 weeks depending on the holiday schedule.
Registration begins on Monday, November 8 for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Non-resident children who attend Garden City Public Schools may register beginning Dec. 1. Registration can be done in person or by mail by downloading our application off our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. Our administrative offices are located at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Here is a description of the classes we offer and the Days/Times of each level:
Tots Tennis (ages 4 to 5, 5-year-old that are in Preschool)
Please read description for Peewee below:
Times, Codes and Cost:
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST $162.50
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW $162.50
Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. TOTF1 $162.50
Friday 2:30 – 3:25 p.m. TOTF2 $162.50

 

Garden City High School Homecoming 2010

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00

On Oct. 23, a Saturday filled with warm sunshine and light breezes – a day just meant for parades and celebrations, Homecoming 2010 kicked off in downtown Garden City. Below the fluttering gold leaves, the sidewalks bustled with activity as local businesses shared their wares and services with visitors to the annual Street Fair. Crowds lined the parade route as the Homecoming Parade moved west on Seventh Street, a rainbow of colors against the blue autumnal sky: Garden City High School’s familiar maroon and silver worn by Grand Marshal Jake White in the lead vehicle; myriad colorful banners and flags carried by high school groups and service clubs; the crisp black and maroon of the marching band; the royal blue of the Cub Scouts Pack 55; the fire engine red of, well, the Garden City fire engines; and, capturing the oohs and ahhs of aspiring young equestrians along the route, the tan and cream of the parade’s anchor horse and rider.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: November 5, 2010

Friday, 05 November 2010 00:00
Taylor 2 Dance Company Will Perform at St. Paul’s

Our Recreation Department and Dance Director Felicia Lovaglio are pleased to announce the upcoming performance of Taylor 2 Dance Company at the Dance Conservatory in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. Come see the world-class choreography of Paul Taylor in an up-close, intimate setting. This free performance will take place on Saturday Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Taylor 2 gives Broadway level dance performances in community venues, come and join us!

Additional Zumba Class Added on Saturdays!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our newest exercise program, we have added a Zumba class on Saturday morning for those who work during the week or just want to take a second class!  This class will take place in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Saturdays at 9 a.m. beginning Saturday, Nov. 6. The cost of this six-week program will be $54. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

 

Garden City Recreation Department News: October 29, 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
Taylor 2 Dance Company Will Perform at St. Paul’s

Our Recreation Department and Dance Director Felicia Lovaglio are pleased to announce the upcoming performance of Taylor 2 Dance Company at the Dance Conservatory in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. Come see the world-class choreography of Paul Taylor in an up-close, intimate setting. This free performance will take place on Saturday Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Taylor 2 gives Broadway level dance performances in community venues, come and join us!

 

USTA Eastern to Hold 24th Annual College Showcase Day on November 7

Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00

High School Juniors and Seniors to Learn About Potential College Scholarships

High school students will get a chance to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 24th Annual College Showcase Day.

The Showcase, which will be held Nov. 7 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, is designed to reach the thousands of students who are not recruited by the top college tennis teams, but want to play tennis after graduation.

 

Thunder 7’s Maroon Plays Baldwin Bombers, Ends in Tie

Written by Louis Minuto Friday, 22 October 2010 00:00

GC Thunder 7 took on a very athletic Baldwin Bomber team at home this past Sunday. All week, the Thunder team practiced to perfect their strategy, and also to rally around the idea of playing hard every minute of every game. After watching the boys play Baldwin, it is clear that the Thunder team is committed to taking that message with them out on the field. After the Bombers scored on their opening drive, the Thunder answered right back with a touchdown. Pierce Archer cutting his way through the defense, with great blocking by Griffin Minuto, Thomas McAuley, Timmy O’Hanlon, and Enzo Cupani. The Bombers then engineered another scoring drive, with the hope that it would stifle the heart of the Thunder defense, but Luke Concannon, Joseph Donovan, and Jack Greene, showed otherwise, denying the Baldwin offense the extra point. The first half proved to both teams that this was going to be a battle, and as is the case of any great game, neither side would be giving away points easy.

 

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