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Garden City Recreation Department News: June 25, 2010

Summer Parks Program

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 to 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 childcare provider must be in attendance while the child participates. This program cannot be used as babysitting.

When: Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 28 and ending Friday, Aug. 13.

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

Time: Beginning10 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 the staff as they strive to create a great summer for the children.

Summer Concert Series

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce our 2010 Summer Concert Series. Our concerts are held at the Garden City gazebo, located at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Hilton Avenue every Thursday at 7:15 pm. Bring your own chairs and enjoy the wonderful music from the following groups:

July 1 The Tribunes

July 8 Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

July 15 The Chaperones

July 22 Terry Nova Little Big Band

July 29 Manhattan Jazz

Aug. 5 Village Musicmakers

Aug.12 The Dimensions

In the event of rain, concerts are moved inside to St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

Adult Yoga Classes Registering

Registration has begun for our very popular summer adult yoga classes. Connie McKnight, a certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one-hour-long and the course will run for six weeks. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s and will begin the week of July 5. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes.

Wednesdays beginning July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Cost $36

Mondays beginning July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Cost $36

To register, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Registrations for Camps

The Recreation Department’s summer camps are rapidly filling and walk-in registrations are now being accepted. Weekly camps are offered in a wide array of sports, as well as computer, yoga, science, and theater. Preschool Camp for ages 3-1/2 to 5 years is also offered. For more information, visit the website at www.gardencity or pick up a brochure at our office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Summer Adult Tennis Lessons

The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. The lessons will be held at the Garden City Community Park Tennis Facility and will run one evening a week. There will be a maximum of four players on a court. The dates, times, and fees will be as follows:

Session 2:

July 5-July 29 Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m. or $100

(four weeks) or Thurs. 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Session 3:

Aug. 2-26 Mon., Tues., Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $100 (four weeks); or Thursday 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave., to register. Payment must accompany registration. You can register for any or all of the sessions. Separate checks should be written for each session. Please make checks payable to “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

 Amusement Park Tickets for Sale

The Garden City Recreation Department will this year again be offering discount tickets to area amusement parks. Tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets are sold. Only cash will be accepted for payment.
These very popular discounted tickets are for:
Gate      Discounted Price     Price    
Hershey Park (Hershey, PA)     $52.95     $41.95    
(for ages 3-8 it is better to buy at the park)    

Sesame Place ( Langhorne, PA)     $53.00     $44.75    
(for ages 2 and above)    
(This ticket can be upgraded to a two-day for an additional $2 at the gate)    

Six Flags Great Adventure      $64.99     $28.75    
and Safari (Jackson, NJ)    (under 48”) $44.99    

Dorney Park (Allentown, PA)     $37.99      $32.00    

Mountain Creek Water Park (Vernon, NJ)     $35.99       $25.99    

Great Escape/Splashwater Kingdom     $40.99     $26.60    
(Lake George, NY)    $29.99  (under 48”)