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Garden City Recreation Department News: February, 4 2011

Winter Family Programs

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce a series of family programs this winter sponsored in part by Garden City Rams Girls Lacrosse. GC Rams Girls Lacrosse and Garden City Recreation are working together to offer the following performances in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall:

Sunday, February 13: Plaza Theatrical Production of Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday, February 23: Movie Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Sunday, March 6: Magic Show

All programs begin at 1 p.m. Please check this column for further information as we draw closer to each performance.

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

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons 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 noon to 3:30 p.m. each Sunday until March. 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. The Department asks that elementary-aged children be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Due to popular demand, 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. The class will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays beginning Feb. 18. Our classes will be held 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 10-week 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 their 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 this program, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.Winter Floor Hockey

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 Fridays 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: 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 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 Ave. 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 .

Tennis Ultimate Workout for Adults

The Recreation Department also offers a tennis workout program at Community Park Tennis Facility that drills experienced tennis players. This 1-1/2 hour class is available on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at a cost of $249. The program runs for nine weeks. To register for this great workout, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Payment must accompany registration.

Open Gym for Middle/High Schoolers

The Field House is open for grades six–12 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday for basketball and volleyball. The Field House will be monitored but no organized activities will be scheduled. This time is for students to play with their friends in a supervised setting. No organized practices and no adults will be allowed in the gym at this time.