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Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: October 31, 2013

From the Garden City Recreation Department

US Sports Institute Programs For Election, Veterans’ Days

The recreation and parks department has asked US Sports Institute to run programs on Election and Veterans’ Days. The following programs will be offered at St. Paul’s:

Program, Date, Time, Age, Amount, Code

First Play Soccer Nov. 5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 5-12 $39 WC18708

Premier Play Soccer Nov.  5, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 7-14 $39 TA19709

Multi Sport Nov. 11, 9 to 12:30 p.m. 5-12  $39MS19670

Multi Sport Nov. 11, 12:30 to 4 p.m. 5-12 $39 MS19671

Multi Sport Nov. 11, 9 am to 4 p.m. 5-12 $79 MS19672

Please note: First Play Soccer is for the intramural player. Premier Play Soccer is geared toward the travel level soccer player. The MultiSport program will involve several different sports during the course of the session.

All Checks should be made payable to “US Sports Institute”.  You can download an application at or visit 108 Rockaway Ave. If you would like to pay by credit card, you may do so by registering online at the US Sport’s Institute’s website at

Preschool Sports Sampler Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department will offer a Pee-Wee Sports Sampler program this fall for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. This program has been designed especially for the young child as a positive introductory experience to sports. The cost of each six-week session will be $75. Classes are 55 minutes in length. Children must be 4-years-old by the first day of class in order to attend. The program will take place at St Paul’s Recreation Complex according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Thursdays at 1 or 4:15 p.m.

St. Paul’s Adult Programs Begin In The Field House

The recreation adult programs in the field house began on Wednesday, Oct. 16 with the following schedule:

Mondays  Mens’ Open Basketball

7:30-10 p.m.

Mens’ Over 30 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Wednesdays Mens’ Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Mens’ Over 40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Thursdays Adult Volleyball

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Adult Soccer  8:30 – 10 p.m.

These programs are open to residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City who have graduated high school. All programs listed are free of charge and strictly “pick up.” A picture ID is required to sign in to any program. For further information, please contact the recreation office at 516-465-4075.

After School Program –Bricks4kidz

The Bricks4Kidz Lego program was a big hit this summer so the recreation office is sponsoring it again as an after school program this fall. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers are trained to lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather and more. Working with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. All models are designed by Bricks 4 Kidz model designers, so you won’t find them on the shelves of your local toy store.

This program is open to any child in grades k–3 that is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. The one-hour class will run for six weeks at a cost of $120, payable by check only to Franchise Innovations for You, LLC. Classes will be held at St. Paul’s beginning the week of Oct. 28 according to the following schedule:

Mondays at 4 p.m. or Fridays at 4 p.m.

Interest In A Dog Park?

The board of commissioners of Cultural and Recreational Affairs in conjunction with the Department of Recreation and Parks is inquiring about residents possible interest in utilizing a dog park in an area adjacent to the community garden at the Saint Paul’s Recreation Complex. Although 30 percent of respondents to the recreation and parks needs assessment listed dog park as an area of importance, prior to any funds being allocated for necessary fencing, benches and other amenities, the parks department would like to hear directly from resident dog owners that if built they would use such a facility. If this initiative proceeds there will be established rules regulations, hours of operation, permit application fee and a waiver of liability required. Residents can express their interest by visiting the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or call the office at 516-465-4075 by Oct, 31. You will be asked to leave your name address and phone number when you call.

Platform Tennis Lessons For The Beginner

The recreation department is happy to announce platform tennis lessons for the beginner player at the Community Park platform tennis courts. All beginner residents are invited to sign up and learn the basics of platform tennis. Classes will be taught by certified platform tennis instructor Sue Tarzian. The hour-long lesson (11 a.m.– noon) will be conducted for six weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22 and costs $120. For further information on this program, please call the Community Park clubhouse at 516-483-2525.

Adult Ultimate Workout Tennis Drill Program

The recreation and parks department also offer a tennis workout program that drills experienced tennis players. This 1 ½ hour class is available on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at a cost of $249. Class began on Oct. 13. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

To register for any of the above programs, please visit for an application or the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Long Island Chorale Society–Messiah At Adelphi

The recreation and parks department has secured discounted tickets to the Long Island Chorale Society’s performance of Messiah at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. This trip is on your own and tickets can be purchased by Garden City residents at the recreation office (108 Rockaway Ave.) for the following prices:

Adults  - $15 Seniors - $5

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit the office at 108 Rockaway Ave. and make checks payable to Long Island Chorale Society.