Garden City Recreation & Parks Department News: September 17, 2015

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Middle School Flag Football

The Garden City Recreation Department will again be offering the popular flag football program for sixth to eighth graders at Grove Park. This program is open to children who reside in the Incorporate Village of Garden City.  

Games are played in the playgrounds on weekday afternoons and during the day on school holidays. In order to register, please pick up an application and return it to the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or Grove Park by Friday, Sept. 18. Games will begin at the park late the following week. Schedules will be made available at the park once the season starts.

Dance Conservatory Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2015-16 season. Director Felicia Lovaglio, along with Mary Searson and the rest of her staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The dance conservatory offers classes to Garden City residents ages 3½ years through adult which are nonperformance based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class. The schedule and fees for this year’s youth classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long unless otherwise noted):

Note: registration is by mail or online only until Sept. 22. Participants must be the required age or grade by the start of the program in order to register.

Each session costs $220 for 22 weeks of class. Classes will begin the week of Sept. 28.

To Register: By mail or online only until Sept. 22. You may download an application from the website or visit the office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to obtain an application. If you have obtained a password from us by verifying residency, you may register online by visiting our registration website at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net. You may also make your own application by listing your child’s name, address, birthdate, grade, phone and email, plus your first and second choices of classes. Make all checks payable to the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Monday   

11:30 a.m. Creative Movement for 3 ½ to 5-years-old CMM

1:15 p.m. Ballet/Tap for 4 to 5-years-old BTM1

3:45 p.m. Ballet/HipHop for k to first grades BHHM

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap second to third grades BTM4

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap fourth to fifth grades BTM5

6:45 p.m. Ballet—High School BM6

Tuesday

12:15 p.m. Creative Movement for 3 ½ to 5-years-old CMT

1:15 p.m. Ballet/Jazz 4 to 5-years-old BJT

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap k to first grades BTT

4:45 p.m. Hip Hop second to third grades HHT4

5:45 p.m. Hip Hop fourth to fifth grades HHT5

6:45 p.m. Hip Hop—Middle School HHT6

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. Creative Movement for 3 ½ – 5 years-old CMW10

Noon Ballet/Jazz for 4 to 5-year-olds BJW

1:15 p.m. Creative Movement for 3½ to 5-years-old CMW1

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap for k to first grades BTW3

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap second to third grades BTW4

5:45 p.m. Contemporary Dance fourth to fifth grades CDW

6:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap—Middle School BTW6

Thursday

2:45 p.m. Ballet/Tap 4 to 5-years-old BTTH2

3:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop k to first grades BHHTH3

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop second to third grades BHHTH4

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop fourth to fifth grades BHHTH5

6:45 p.m. Contemporary Dance—Middle School CDTH

Friday

1 p.m. Creative Movement for 3½ to 5-years-old  CMF

3:45 p.m. Ballet/ Tap K to first grades BTF3

4:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop second to third grades BHHF4

5:45 p.m. Ballet/Hip Hop fourth to fifth grades BHHF5

6:45 p.m. Ballet—Middle School BF

Saturday

11 a.m. Creative Movement for 3½ to 5-years-old CMS

1 p.m.  Tap—High School and Experienced Middle Schoolers TS

2 p.m. Hip Hop—Middle School HHS

3 p.m. Jazz—High School JS

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

U.S. Sports Institute’s School Vacation Camps

U.S. Sports Institute and Garden City Recreation and Parks will partner to run several camps during the days the children are off from school.  Our offerings will be as follows (all programs will be held on St. Paul’s fields):

10/12 – Soccer Camp age 5-14

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $40

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $70

1 to 4 p.m. $40

11/3 – Multi Sports age 5-11

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $40

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $70

1 to 4 p.m. $40

To register for any of these camps, please visit US Sports Institute’s website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.

Resident Platform Membership Applications

If you are platform tennis enthusiast it is time to register for the 2015-16 membership.

The application for resident membership covers the season beginning Sept. 15 to April 30, 2016. This membership is open to any individual who is a resident of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. It covers unlimited play for the membership holder only under the rules and regulations set forth by the Garden City Recreation Department. It does not cover guests or 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 membership will be $225. To register for membership, please visit the recreation and parks administrative office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Checks should be made payable to the “Village of Garden City.”

To register for any of the above programs, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave., call 516-742-5800, download an application at www.gardencityrecreation.org, or, if you have a password, register online at gcreconline.gardencityny.net. If you do not have a password, please visit the office to register for one.

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