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In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.
The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will offer a morning session of our popular Pee-Wee All Sports Sampler program this winter for children ages 4 and 5 who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This seven-week program, which will begin the week of Feb. 7, has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.
This program will run for one hour and will be an instructional, incorporating new skills and free play in a non-competitive atmosphere. A different sport will be offered each week.
Classes will be held on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons at 12:30 or 1:45 p.m. in the St. Paul’s Field House. The cost of this program will be $87.50.
To register for this program, please visit the Garden City Recreation Dept. at 108 Rockaway Avenue. For additional information please contact the Recreation Office at 465-4075.
On Sunday afternoons beginning Jan. 8, 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 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. each Sunday until March 11.
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. Elementary-aged children must be accompanied by an adult. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball will be allowed.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Recreation Department will show the movie Cars 2 in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall at 1 p.m. This movie, running 106 minutes, is rated G. Admission is free and snacks will be served at a nominal charge.
The Garden City Recreation Department is sponsoring a Middle School Rec. Night for sixth-graders on the following dates at St. Paul’s Field House: Friday, Jan. 27
These parties will be chaperoned by the Recreation staff and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5. A DJ will provide music and refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball, dancing and other games.
Note: Once the children are in our facility for either of these programs, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child.
Zumba is the newest adult activity we offer! If you enjoy exercise that keeps you moving while enjoying great music, these classes are for you. The following classes for adults will be offered by the Recreation Department:
Zumba Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 12 weeks $108
Zumba Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108
Zumba Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108
All classes are led by Felicia Lovaglio, director of our Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is one hour long and will be held in Cluett Hall. All classes will begin the week of Feb. 7. To register for any of these classes, fill out the form below and return to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue with a check made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”
The Recreation Department will again offer an afterschool science program for Grades K-5 run by Mad Science of Long Island. These hands-on workshops offer topics such as “Bugs” and “Mad Science Machines” in a fun and educational way! Make- and take-its will be included in the sessions. This six-week program will begin the week of Jan. 23 according to the following schedule:
All classes are one hour in length and will be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center, next door to the Recreation Office, at 108 Rockaway Ave. The cost of this six-week session is $103. All checks should be made payable to Mad Science of LI. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or download an application from the website at www.gardencityrecraetion.org.
If you had your photo taken with Santa at Garden City Recreation, your photos are ready for pickup. We are open from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, so stop by 108 Rockaway Ave. We will hold the photos until the end of the month.
Dance director Felicia Lovaglio will again conduct Zumba Gold classes, sessions geared for Active Seniors or beginners over the age of 50. The newest way to exercise gives you a great workout while moving to fun music! Classes will be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The 45-minute class, led by Felicia Lovaglio, runs for 15 weeks at a cost of $60. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application off our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.
Beginning Feb. 17, 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. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday 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 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 his or her 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 our Pastel Class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
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, Jan. 11 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.
This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
The Garden City Recreation Department Preschool Arts & Crafts program is open to Garden City residents only, ages 3-½ to 5 yrs. Classes are 45 minutes long. The cost is $30.
Classes run for six weeks on:
Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 17
Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 18
For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Registration for the winter session of our Adult Tennis Lessons has now started. Classes will begin in January and are played at the Community Park Tennis Center. The department’s 10-week, one-hour class will cost $249. The Recreation Department offers lessons for adults of 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 and is interested in our tennis lessons to fill out an interest form by visiting either our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or downloading an application at www.gardencityrecreation.org. Please follow the directions listed.
Choose the days and times you are available to play and 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 Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by Dec. 30. Payment must accompany the form. 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.
Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one-hour long. All classes will begin in mid-January. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The session will run for 14 weeks at a cost of $91.
The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23 to be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning Jan. 11 to be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall
To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download and mail an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.
We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our Winter Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village.
A schedule of classes and a registration form is on the reverse side of the information sheet. Walk-in residents and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools were accepted beginning Dec. 19. Make checks payable to: Inc. Village of Garden City.
Tots Ages 4-5
PeeWee - Ages 5 to 7: Introduction to Tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game-playing environment.
Novice - Ages 6 to 7: Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.
Junior - Ages 8 to 11: Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis.
Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Senior - Ages 12 and older: Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.
Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older: For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.
Ultimate Workout: For experienced Junior and Senior Level Tennis Players who want to hone their skills and get a good workout.
To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download the application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade, the class 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.”
The classes offered are as follows:
Tots Cost $150
Ages 4 to 5 (preschool)
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW
Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m.TOTSF1
Friday 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. TOTSF2
Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSF3
Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. TOTSS12
Pee Wee Cost - $150
Ages 5-7 (5 and in kindergarten)
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWM4
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWT3
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWT4
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWW4
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWTH4
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWF
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. PWS11
Novice Cost - $210
Ages 6 -7 with tennis experience
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVM4
Monday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVM5
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVT3
Tuesday 4:30 -5:25 p.m. NVT4
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. NVW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVTH5
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVF3
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVF4
Saturday 10-10:55 a.m. NVS10
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1
Junior Cost - $240
Ages 8-11 Beginners
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRTH5
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRF
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRS
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1
Junior Advanced Cost - $320
Ages 8–11 with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADF
Saturday 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRADS
Ultimate Workout Cost - $320 for children - drills for the experienced player
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Juniors ages 9-11 JUW1
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Seniors ages 12 and up SUW1
Senior Cost - $240
Ages 12 and up Beginners
Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU
Wednesday 5:30-6: 25 p.m. SRW
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF
Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. SRS
Senior/Advanced Cost - $320
Ages 12 and Up with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADF
Saturday 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m. SRADS