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Garden City Recreation Department News

Registration for Preschool Arts and Crafts Has Begun

The Garden City Recreation Department will run a preschool arts & crafts program in Cluett Hall for children who are 3.5 to 5 years of age. This program is open to Garden City residents only. Each week your child will make a project to take home following the seasons, holidays or other interesting topics. Our classes run for six weeks and are 45 minutes long. We will hold classes on the following days and times:

Tuesday at noon begins Nov. 10

Thursday at 12:15 p.m. begins Nov. 5

The cost of this six-week program is $30. To register, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Women’s Learn and Play Paddle Program Announced

The Recreation Department will start their women’s learn and play paddle tennis program on Wednesday evenings beginning Nov. 2. This program is for women who want to learn how to play platform tennis in an intramural setting.  Sue Tarzian and Carrie Strum will run this program for five evenings during the following times:

Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 8:30 to 10 p.m.

The cost of this program is $125.  Space is limited so please register early. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. All checks should be made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Adult Dance Classes

The following dance classes for adults are offered by the Recreation Department

Adult Ballet beginning October 27, Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.

Adult Stretch beginning October 27, Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.

Adult Stretch beginning October 29, Thursday at 9:15 a.m.

Adult Jazz (this is a performance based class) beginning October 31, Saturday at 9 a.m.

Each class is one hour long and will be held in Cluett Hall. The cost of each 15-week class will be $120. To register for any of these classes, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue with a check made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Platform Court Membership

An application for resident membership to the Recreation Department’s Platform Courts covers the season (Oct. 1 through April 2010). This membership is open to any individual who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. It covers unlimited play under the rules and regulations set forth by the Garden City Recreation Department. It does not cover any programs or special events that the Recreation Department itself chooses to run. Said events would require an additional fee if applicable.

The fee for this unlimited membership is $225. To register for membership, visit the recreation administrative offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Checks should be made payable to the “Village of Garden City.”

Adult Programs

The Recreation Adult Programs in the Field House began Tuesday, Oct. 13, according to the following schedule:

Mondays

Mens’ Open Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Mens’ Over 40 Basketball 7:30-10 p.m.

Tuesdays

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.” Any resident wishing to participate must show their license each week in addition to signing in. A non-resident guest may play but must be accompanied by a resident to enter.

Women’s Tennis League

We have openings in the following women’s tennis leagues:

Monday 3.0 Doubles 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday 2.5 Doubles 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday 3.5 Doubles 12:30 to 2 p.m. (full and one-half share available)

Friday 3.0-3.5 Singles noon to 1 p.m.

All matches are played at the Community Park Indoor Tennis Center. Cost: Doubles $420; Singles $430. For more information, call Steve Espey at 483-2525.

Women’s Tennis League

The department is looking for a few players to help round out its tennis leagues for the indoor season. We have a half share opening in the Tuesday 2.5 Doubles that plays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. there is also an opening in the Friday 3.0+ Singles league that plays from noon to 1 p.m. If interested, call Steve Espey at the Community Park Tennis Center at 483-2525.
Mixed Doubles Tennis Party

The department’s first mixed doubles night is Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 to 10 p.m. The round robin, just for fun format includes pizza and refreshments. The fee for the night is $30 per couple. Sign up in advance at Community Park at 483-2525.

Adult Yoga Classes

Our fall session of Yoga with Connie McKnight is according to the following schedule:

Mondays 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 13 classes for $65

Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 12 classes for $60

Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 13 classes for $65

This program is open to adults who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Each class will meet in Cluett Hall. To register for this program, visit the Recreation Administrative Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue. For further information, call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

It’s Time to Register for Children’s Tennis

Our youth tennis lessons began on Thursday, Sept. 24. We still have limited openings available in some of our classes. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.