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Garden City Recreation Department News: October 6, 2011

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

Registration for Fall Pee-Wee Sports Sampler Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department will once again offer our very poplar Pee-Wee Sports Sampler program. This program is open to children ages 4 and 5 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The seven-week program, which will begin in mid-October has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction in a fun setting.

Classes will be held in the St. Paul’s Field House according to the following schedule: Tuesdays @12:30 or 1:45 p.m. (Beginning 10/18); and

Wednesdays @12:30 p.m. or 1:45 p.m. (Beginning 10/19).

Each class is 55 minutes long. The cost of this seven-week program is

$87.50 to register, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a program for adults aged 55 or older who consider themselves an “active seniors.” Zumba is the newest exercise craze and we have a certified instructor on our staff who will teach you the steps

Classes will be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11. This 45 minute class, teaching the basics of Zumba. The class, led by Felicia Lovaglio, runs for 12 weeks at a cost of $48.

Adult Zumba and Dance Classes Announced

The Recreation Department is offering Adult Dance and Zumba classes as part of the Dance Conservatory. These classes are open to any adult 18 years or older who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our offerings are –

Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. Zumba Gold for adults aged 50 or older

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.Zumba for everyone

Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Zumba for everyone

Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Zumba for teens through adult

Saturdays at 10 a.m. Women’s Dance Performance Group

All classes will run for 12 weeks at a cost of $108 except for the performance group, which runs for 22 weeks ($198).

To register for any of these classes, please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Ladies Wednesday Night Learn and Play Paddle

Back by popular demand is our ladies paddle Wednesday night learn and play instructed by PPTA certified platform tennis instructor Sue Tarzian. This program is for beginners only and will be held at Community Park’s Platform Tennis Courts from 7–8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct.19. The program will run for seven weeks at a cost of $175. Participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Tennis Learn and Play at Community Park

Would you like to learn to play the game of tennis? If you are an adult who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City, here is your opportunity with our new learn and play tennis clinics.

Our clinics will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Oct. 19 and meet for nine weeks at a cost of $225. This program is for adults who are considered “ranked” beginners. If you are interested in joining, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to register.

Junior Team Tennis League Tryouts Announced

Tryouts for the Recreation Department’s Junior Team Tennis League will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2:30–4:30 p.m. for ages 9 – 11 and on Sunday, Oct.16 from noon– 2 p.m. for ages 12- 14. You must be a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City in order to participate. Junior Team Tennis is a USTA organization which encourages children to begin playing competitive tennis in a fun environment. It’s a great way to transition from the Recreation Department’s lesson program into actual game playing with team comradery. Teams are set up by age and ability and are coached by our tennis teaching professionals at practices on Saturday and /or Sunday afternoons. Teams tennis member lessons at an additional cost will be also available for those children selected for the team.

After tryouts take place, teams will be selected, team registration fees will be collected, and play will begin by November. This program runs through April.

The tryout fee will be $5, payable at tryouts. To register please call the Community Park Tennis Hut at 483-2525.

Adelphi Pool Membership for Adults Offered

Adelphi University is now offering a “Pool Only” membership to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This membership will give the user use of Adelphi’s lap pool during stated hours until May 31, 2012. The cost of the membership will be $225. Our Recreation Department has the paperwork necessary to join this program. If you are 18 years or older and are interested in obtaining a membership, please call the office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or Woodruff Hall at Adelphi University.

Dance Conservatory Registration Has Begun

Our dance conservatory classes begin next week and classes are rapidly filling. We offer a wide range of classes for ages 3–14. Please visit our website at to see our class schedule or visit our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to register.

Community Park’s Youth Tennis Program Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Dept. offers a variety of tennis lessons for children ages 4–18 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. These lessons are for all ability levels and are held at the Community Park Tennis Center behind the Garden City Pool. Please visit our office for further information or to register or visit the website at

Adult Ultimate Tennis Workout

Our Recreation Department also offers a tennis workout program that drills experienced adult tennis players. This nine week, one and a half hour class is available on Saturday mornings at 10 am at a cost of $249. To register for this program, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Tennis Lesson Interest Form Available

Registration for the first session of our Adult Tennis Lessons has now started. Classes will begin in October and are played at the Community Park Tennis Center. Our ten week, one-hour classes will cost $249.

Our Recreation Department offers lessons for adults at all ability levels. In order to create sessions geared to the needs of our residents, we are asking any adult who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City to come to the Recreation Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave to fill out an interest form. The form includes the following information:

- Choose the days and times you are available to play

- Self-rate your tennis ability

- Either drop off or mail your application with a check for $249 made payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Classes will then be made by grouping people of similar abilities according to the dates they are available. Your check will not be cashed until you are entered into a class.

Are You Interested in an Adult Ballet Class?

The Recreation Department is thinking of starting an adult ballet class. If you are interested in this type of class, call our Dance Conservatory Director with your name and phone number at 747-1233.

Miniature Golf at Community Park

If you are looking for a fun family outing, please visit Community Park’s mini golf course. For a nominal fee, you play on a state-of-the-art 18-hole course, which offers challenges, twists and turns for all! No reservations are required, just come to Community Park and enjoy.

We offer a beautiful setting, complete with a shaded picnic area and playground close by, so it is perfect for that family night out children’s event, especially birthday parties. Special birthday party or group packages for 10 or more are available and all are reasonably priced. For parties or group information or reservations, please visit Community Park’s office next to the mini golf area or call 516-483-2525.