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Garden City Recreation Department News: November 26, 2010

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.

Reminder: Even if you were employed by the pool last year, you are still required to reapply and be interviewed for the upcoming season.

Interviews will be held at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on the following dates:

Monday, December 27 - 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28 - 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Wednesday, December 29 - 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, December 30 - 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Monday, January 3 - 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 4 - 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Friday, January 7 - 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Garden City Recreation’s Gym Program for Grades Three to Five

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, Rich Anderson and the Recreation Staff will conduct a gym program for children in grades three to five.

This free program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. It will run from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House beginning the week of Dec. 6 through Feb. 11, according to the following schedule:

Boys in grades three to five

Mondays from 3:30–5:45 p.m.

Girls in grades three to five

Fridays from 3:30–5:45 p.m.

Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house.

Although this is a free program, registration is required. Please visit the Recreation Office to pick up a registration form or it may be downloaded from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org and brought to the first session your child attends. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

Note: Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt.

Garden City Recreation’s Gym Program for Grades K to 2

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, Rich Anderson and the Recreation Staff will conduct a gym program for children in kindergarten through grade two.

This program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. This program will run on Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House beginning Dec. 8 and ending Feb. 9. The program is free but a permission slip is necessary. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

Meeting Dates – Dec. 8, 15, 22; January 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9

Although this is a free program, registration is required. Please visit the Recreation Office to pick up a registration form or it may be downloaded from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org and brought to the first session your child attends. For further information, please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075. Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house.

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

Children’s Swimming Lessons at Adelphi

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 6 years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 11-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Classes are taught by Red Cross Certified Instructors. The cost is $75.

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register: by mail only, no walk in registrations will be accepted until Nov.30. We cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download one from the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, home and emergency phone number, birth date, grade, and the classes 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.”

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

Level 2 – for children who have taken a lesson but need to learn fundamental skills

Level 3 – will build on fundamental skills by providing guided practices

Level 4 – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills

Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes

Level 6P – Personal Water Safety — stresses survival floating, treading water, swimming in clothes, etc.

Level 6F – Water Fitness — sessions will cover learning training techniques, how to use fins, kickboards, pace, clock, etc.

Classes offered are as follows: CODE

10 a.m. Level 1 (10 maximum) 10-1

10 a.m. Level 4 (10 maximum) 10-4

10 a.m. Level 6F( 12 maximum) 10-6F

11 a.m. Level 2 (10 maximum) 11-2

11 a.m. Level 4 (10 maximum) 11-4

11 a.m. Level 5 (10 maximum) 11-5

Noon Level 2 (10 maximum) 12-2

Noon Level 4 (10 maximum) 12-4

Noon Level 5 (10 maximum) 12-5

Noon Level 6P (12 maximum) 12-6P

1 p.m. Level 1 (10 maximum) 1-1

1 p.m. Level 2 (10 maximum) 1-2

1 p.m. Level 3 (10 maximum) 1-3

1 p.m. Level 4 (10 maximum) 1-4

Garden City Recreation Winter Floor Hockey

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will once again offer a Floor Hockey Program this winter at Field House at St. Paul’s. The program will be open to village residents between the ages of 5-14 on select Friday’s according to the following schedule:

(Ages 5-7): 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

(Ages 8-10): 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

(Ages 11-14): 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

On the following dates: Dec. 3, 10, 17; Jan. 7, 21; and Feb. 4,18.

The cost of this program will be $25. All Participants are required to wear the following equipment at all times: Hockey Helmet with a cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, sneakers, and hockey stick.

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable. To register: Pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download one from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, home and emergency phone number, birth date, grade, and the session for which you are registering. Mail or drop off 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.” For further information you may contact Andrew Karen by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

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-olds 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

Pee Wee Tennis

(ages 5 to 7 years. 5-year-olds that are in kindergarten)

The major goal of this program is to introduce young children into the ‘fun and rewarding world’ of tennis. The equipment and size of the playing area are tailored down to a comfortable size for young children. Emphasis is placed on learning basic movement and striking skills. Rackets are provided at this level only.

Times, Codes and Cost:

Monday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWM3 $150

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWM4 $150

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWT3 $162.50

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWT4 $162.50

Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWW3 $150

Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWW4 $150

Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWTH3 $162.50

Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWTH4 $162.50

Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWF $162.50

Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. PWS11 $162.50

Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. PWS1 $162.50

Novice Tennis Program (ages 6 and 7)

The Novice level program is designed for children who have taken two or more sessions of Pee Wee Tennis Lessons, and who have mastered the basic movement and striking skills. The children will be introduced to a full size tennis court, but emphasis continues to be on the ‘fun world’ of tennis, while reinforcing the basic movement and striking skills. Serving and scorekeeping will also be introduced.

Times, Codes and Cost:

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVM4 $210

Monday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVM5 $210

Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVT3 $227.50

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVT4 $227.50

Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVW3 $210

Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVW4 $210

Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVW5 $210

 Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVTH3 $227.50

 Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVTH4 $227.50

 Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVTH5 $227.50

 Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVF $227.50

 Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. NVS12 $227.50

 Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1 $227.50

Ultimate Workout for Juniors (ages 9 to 11) or Seniors (ages 12 and up)

For youngsters who want to ‘hone’ their skills and get a good workout. Be ready for intense and demanding drill sessions.

Fridays 5:30-6:55 p.m. Code UW2 Cost - $347

Junior Tennis Program (ages 8 to 11 years)

The Junior program is an extension of the Novice Level Program. Emphasis continues to be on efficient movement and striking concepts, and skills related to tennis play. The concept of trying hard, having fun, and improving remains at the heart of the lessons. An introduction to the benefits of competitive fair play and respect for opponents is provided.

Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3 $240

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4 $240

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT $260

Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRW3 $240

Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRW4 $240

Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRW5 $240

Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRTH3 $260

Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRTH4 $260

Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRTH5 $260

Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRF $260

Saturday 10-11:25 a.m. JRS $260

Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRS11 $260

Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1 $260

Advanced Junior Classes (ages 8 to 11 years)

The Advanced Level Classes are for the more serious, more advanced student who has mastered the elements of our Junior Level program.

Times, Codes and Cost:

Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM $320

Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT $347

Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW $320

Saturday 12:30-1:55 a.m. JRADS $347

Senior Tennis Program (ages 12 and older)

The Senior Programs are focused on the fundamentals of recreational and competitive play, including tennis fitness, stroke mechanics; positional play movement, and strategies. All strokes are introduced and/or reviewed in the first several sessions, with drills and integration of strokes and strategies built into subsequent lessons.

Times, Codes and Cost:

Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU $260

Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH $260

Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF $260

Saturday 12:30 p.m.–1:25 p.m. SRS $260

Senior Advanced Tennis (ages 12 and older)

The Advanced Level Classes are for the more serious, more advanced student who is of the appropriate age and has mastered the skills offered in our Junior or Senior Level programs.

Times, Codes and Cost:

Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADM $320

Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADT $347

Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADW $320

Saturday 11a.m. -12:25 p.m. SRADS $347