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Garden City Recreation Department News

Summer Softball Leagues
Applications are now available for the Recreation Department’s men’s and women’s summer softball leagues. Contact Steve Espey at Community Park for an application or for more information at 483-2525. Play will begin the last week in June. The fee for the season is $500 per team. One of our women’s team’s is looking for players. If you are 18 or over and want to play slo-pitch softball give us a call at Community Park at 483-2525.
Summer Concerts Announced
The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Gazebo Concert Series. The concerts are held at the Gazebo on the corner of Hilton and Stewart avenues and begin at 7:15 pm. So bring a chair, come join us and enjoy! The concerts will be:
July 2 Buddy Merriam and Backroads
July 9 The Chiclettes
July 16 Manhattan Skyline
July 23 The Village Musicmakers
August 6 Emil Stucchio and the Classics
In the event of bad weather, the concert will be held indoors at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.
Mad Science Camp
We have opened another session of Mad Science – Secret Detective. This session will take place July 27-30 in the afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of this camp will be $169. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
Summer Camp For Kids
The Recreation Department offers an array of camps for ages 4–16, including but not limited to lacrosse, soccer, baseball, field hockey, computers and others. Space is still available in many of our camps. Please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.
All About Computers for Preteens
This four-week program is designed to teach basic computer applications to the younger child including PowerPoint, Desk Top Publishing and more! We will meet for four Tuesdays and move through the topics according to the abilities of the children. Fee: $75. Equipment needed: flash drive. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 9 - 12
July 14 – Photo Shop
July 21 – Web Design
July 28 – Music Video
August 4 – Computer Animation
For the older child, each topic will finish in their two-hour time block. Feel free to pick and choose your topics, or sign up for all four workshops! Fee: $20 per class, all four classes for $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.
Computer Workshops for Kids
The Recreation Department is pleased to announce a series of workshops in computers. Our computer workshops are run by Sharper Training Solutions, a company that we have used for years with our senior population. The children’s program we are setting up through them will cover topics that are useful in everyday life and enjoyable to the age group. Equipment needed: flash drive.
When: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4 at St. Paul’s Senior Center between 9 - 11 a.m. for ages 6 – 8. Fee: $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.
Volleyball Camp
This camp will provide instruction in skills necessary to compete in the sport of volleyball. Our staff will run separate boys and girls in order to tailor the program to the different rules of the game. The children will learn proper techniques in serving, hitting and passing as well as the aspects of the game. This camp will be held in St. Paul’s Field House and is open to any resident of the Village of Garden City who is entering grades 6-12 in September.
When: Volleyball Camp, July 6 – 9 from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Field House
Cost: $90
Youth Soccer Camp
This instructional program will be offered for boys and girls ages 6 through 12.Youngsters must be 6 by the start of the camp and entering first grade in September in order to register for this camp. Proof of age will be required. This camp will be held at Community Park.
The two-hour session will run from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $75 and will focus on individual skill development. The five-hour session will run from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $160. The five-hour session will include an hour lunch break and recreation session supervised by the soccer camp staff, to be followed by full field games.
The purpose of the program is to provide a fun-filled soccer learning experience incorporating the values of sportsmanship. Safe playing techniques and team cooperation will also be stressed. Equipment needed: Cleats or sneakers, shin guards and a soccer ball and lunch with drink if attending full-day program.
Week of August 3 - 6
Week of August 10 - 13
Garden City Community Park
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 morning
$160 full day
Adult Yoga – Summer Session
Our summer session of Adult Yoga is beginning July 1. We will offer two choices of classes –
Wednesdays beginning July 1 at 10:30 a.m. 7 weeks for $35
Mondays beginning July 6 at 7:30 p.m. 6 weeks for $30
For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.
Registration for Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Begins
The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of Garden City at the Community Park Tennis Facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court. The dates and fees will be as follows:
Session 2: four weeks beginning July 6, $80
Session 3: four weeks beginning Aug. 3, $80