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Garden City Recreation Department News

Family Fun Time on Sundays

On Sunday afternoons, the St. Paul’s Field House is 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 is available for use from 12 to 3:30 p.m. each Sunday until March.

This time is designated for family time only. No organized practices or workouts will be allowed. Although there is staff to monitor activity, this is not a drop off program. The Recreation Department asks that an adult accompany elementary-aged children. For the safety of our users, no lacrosse or baseball is allowed.

Adult Yoga Classes

Connie McKnight, the Recreation Department’s certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one hour long. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s and began on Jan. 25. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes.

The course schedule is as follows:

Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (began Jan. 25), 15 classes for $75

Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. (began Jan. 27), 15 classes for $75

To register for either of these classes, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Saturday Men’s Basketball

Saturday morning, Men’s basketball began again on Jan. 9 and will run until Feb. 13 in the Middle School south gym. The program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your license, as residency will be checked.

Peewee Sports Sampler

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will once again offer the very poplar 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 six-week program will begin the week of Feb. 8 and has been designed to provide an opportunity to try a wide variety of sports with basic instruction.

It will be held in the St Paul’s Field House according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (beginning Feb. 9)

Thursdays at 2 p.m. (beginning Feb. 11)

Fridays at 2 p.m. (beginning Feb. 12)

This instructional program, which will run for 55 minutes, will incorporate new skills and free play in a non-competitive atmosphere. A different sport will be offered each week.

Please note: your child must be 4 years old by the start of the session in order to participate. The cost of this program will be $48. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Adult Pastel Class

 

The Garden City Recreation Department is offering an adult art class. This ten-week program will teach the beginner as well as the advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still-life in pastel from photographs.

The first lesson will include a portrait and landscape demonstration. At that time, a supply list will be provided.

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required as they move at their own pace and level of expertise.

Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her portraits hang in many Garden City homes, as well as throughout the United States. A portrait of Elvis Presley permanently hangs in Graceland and Barbara Walters is among her celebrity commissioned subjects.

This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Friday beginning Feb. 19 at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. The cost of this ten-week program will be $105. To register visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. For further information, call 465-4075.