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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News

Women’s Softball

Teams and players are needed for the women’s summer softball league. Games are played weeknights at Community Park at 7:30 p.m. The season runs from July 9 through the middle of August. If you are interested in joining the league or need more information please call Steve Espey at 516-465- 4075. You can download an application at

The Best Secret In Town

Did you know that each of our neighborhood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering first through eighth grades who are residents of the village are invited to come to the park during the summer to find out what activities are taking place.

Each park has its own flavor and favorite activities. The park directors and their staff run games, sports, tournaments, and arts and crafts activities during the day and into the evening. Trips are also run through the parks.

These activities, except for the trips, are free for anyone attending. Registration is not necessary. A child may attend any day they choose. The children are supervised while in the park, but the children attending must be able to come and go to the park as they please or a parent or child care provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program cannot be used as babysitting.

When: Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 25 and ending Wednesday, August 15.

Where: Nassau Haven, Edgemere, Tullamore, Grove, and Hemlock Parks

Time: Beginning 10 a.m. and running throughout the day, check your local park for posted schedules.

This program is only as great as the children who attend. Please support parks staff as they strive to create a great summer for the children.

Summer Gazebo Concerts Series

Garden City Recreation is pleased to announce its upcoming concerts series at the gazebo on the village green. The schedule is as follows:

July 5: The Devotions
July 12: The Liverpool Shuffle
July 19: Emil Stuccio and the Classics
July 26: Terranova Little Big Band
August 2: Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats

Concerts are free and open to Garden City residents and their guests. In the event of bad weather, all shows will move indoors to St. Paul’s Cluett Hall at 295 Stewart Ave.

Have You Registered For Summer Camps Yet?

Registration for summer camps has started and camps are filling rapidly. Have you sent in your registrations yet? The recreation department is offering many camps for ages 3 ½ to 14 years. The camp brochure may be obtained by visiting our website at or coming to our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Registration is by mail only, so pick up a brochure and mail your choices today.

Youth Baseball Camp

The recreation department will again conduct a summer baseball camp for boys and girls who are residents of the Village of Garden City.

This instructional program is offered to boys and girls in first through sixth grades. The camp will focus on individual skill development, and the importance of playing together as a team.

Youngsters in each age category will be divided into appropriate skill levels and will receive group instruction.

Equipment Needed: Baseball glove, sneakers or rubber cleats

When: Week of July 16 – 19, Week of July 23 - 26

Where: Community Park’s baseball fields

Time: Choice of 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for children entering first through third grades, 11 – 1 p.m. for children entering fourth through sixth grades

Fee: $75

Theater Workshop

A theater workshop will once again be conducted for children ages 6 – 13 who are residents of the Village of Garden City. Studying acting helps develop social and personal skills. It also increases poise and confidence. During these workshops, the children will learn drama exercises, improvisation, and staging while having fun.

Where: St. Paul’s Cluett Hall

When: Week of July 9 - 1, Week of July 16 - 19

Time: 6-8 years from 9:30-10:30 a.m., 9-13 years from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Fee: $50