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Garden City Recreation Department News

Holiday Gym Program

During the Holiday Recess, the Garden City Recreation Department will offer a gym program for children in the St. Paul’s Fieldhouse on Dec. 28, 29, 30. This program is open to youngsters of the Incorporated Village of Garden City only.

The schedule for these programs will be as follows:

Kindergarten and 1st grade – 9 to 10:30 a.m.

2nd and 3rd grades – 10:30 a.m. to noon

 4th, 5th and 6th grades – noon to 2 p.m.

For grades 7 through 12, the fieldhouse will be open for supervised open play from 2 to 6 p.m.

For college students, the fieldhouse will be open for basketball from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Movie

The Recreation Department will be showing The Muppets Christmas Carol at Cluett Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. The movie runs approximately 85 minutes. Admission is free. Popcorn and snacks will be available for a nominal charge. The recreation staff will supervise.

Interview Dates for Summer Employment at the Garden City Pool

The Garden City Pool is pleased to announce the dates for Pool Employment Interviews for the 2010 season. These interviews are open to people who are currently High School Seniors and older. All potential pool staff whether new or previously employed by the pool, must make an appointment for an interview. The interview dates are Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any one that is interested in an interview is encouraged to call the Recreation Office at 465-4075 to schedule their appointment. Applications, which must be brought to the interview, are available in the Recreation Office.

Recreation Department’s Floor Hockey Program

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will once again offer a Floor Hockey Program this winter at Field House at St. Pauls. The program will be open to village residents between the ages of 5 and 13 on select Fridays according to the following schedule: Floor hockey will run on the following Fridays only: Dec. 18, Jan. 8, 22 and Feb. 5.

Ages 5 and 6: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ages 7 and 8: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ages 9 and 10: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Ages 11-13: 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

The cost of this program will be $20. In order to play in this program, all participants must wear the following equipment at all times: hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, sneakers and a hockey stick. To register for this program, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Children’s Indoor Instructional Tennis Program

The Recreation Department’s winter session of Children’s Tennis for ages 4-18 is quickly filling. These classes begin the week of Jan. 4 and run through April. Please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to register for any of our classes.

Adult Programs in the Fieldhouse

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 from 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.