Garden City Recreation Department News

Summer Softball Leagues

Applications are now available for the Recreation Department’s men’s and women’s summer softball leagues. Contact Steve Espey at Community Park for an application or for more information at 483-2525. Play will begin the last week in June. The fee for the season is $500 per team. One of our women’s team’s is looking for players. If you are 18 or over and want to play slo-pitch softball give us a call at Community Park at 483-2525.

Summer Concerts Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Gazebo Concert Series. The concerts are held at the Gazebo on the corner of Hilton and Stewart avenues and begin at 7:15 pm. So bring a chair, come join us and enjoy! The concerts will be:

July 9 The Chiclettes

July 16 Manhattan Skyline

July 23 The Village Musicmakers

August 6 Emil Stucchio and the Classics

In the event of bad weather, the concert will be held indoors at St. Paul’s Cluett Hall.

Summer Park Program

Did you know that each of our neighborhood parks runs a playground program every summer? Children entering Grades 1-8 who are resident 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 that is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. 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 used as babysitting.

Activities begin around 10 a.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Come meet your park directors and their staff. The directors are –

Tullamore Park: Bob Townsend

Nassau Haven: Bob Flecker

Edgemere Park: Kristian Geller

Grove Park: Will DeLannoy

Hemlock Park: Brian Holman

This program is only as great as the children who attend. Please support out staff as they strive to create a great summer for the kids!

Computer Workshops for Kids

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce a series of workshops in computers. Our computer workshops are run by Sharper Training Solutions, a company that we have used for years with our senior population. The children’s program we are setting up through them will cover topics that are useful in everyday life and enjoyable to the age group. Equipment needed: flash drive.

When: Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4 at St. Paul’s Senior Center between 9 – 11 a.m. for ages 6 – 8. Fee: $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for information or to register.

Summer Camp for Kids

The Recreation Department offers an array of camps for ages 4–16, including but not limited to lacrosse, soccer, baseball, field hockey, computers and others. Space is still available in many of our camps. Please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.

Mad Science Camp

We have opened another session of Mad Science – Secret Detective. This session will take place July 27-30 in the afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of this camp will be $169. For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

All About Computers for Preteens

This four-week program is designed to teach basic computer applications to the younger child including PowerPoint, Desk Top Publishing and more! We will meet for four Tuesdays and move through the topics according to the abilities of the children. Fee: $75. Equipment needed: flash drive. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 9 – 12

July 14 – Photo Shop

July 21 – Web Design

July 28 – Music Video

August 4 – Computer Animation

For the older child, each topic will finish in their two-hour time block. Feel free to pick and choose your topics, or sign up for all four workshops! Fee: $20 per class, all four classes for $75. Please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue for further information or to register.

Adult Yoga – Summer Session

Our summer session of Adult Yoga began July 1. We are offering two choices of classes:

Wednesdays beginning July 1 at 10:30 a.m. 7 weeks for $35

Mondays beginning July 6 at 7:30 p.m. 7 weeks for $35

For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Registration for Spring/Summer Adult Tennis Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department will conduct evening tennis lessons for adults who are residents of Garden City at the Community Park Tennis Facility. The lessons will run for one hour each week in three sessions during the spring/summer months. The registrant has a choice of a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday class and a choice of time. There will be a maximum of four players per court. The dates and fees will be as follows:

Session 2: four weeks beginning July 6, $80

Session 3: four weeks beginning Aug. 3, $80


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