2017-02-17 / Community

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All Seniors Invited to 1st Anniversary Open House

On Wednesday, February 22 Garden City Recreation and Parks will celebrate our 1st year as we hold an Anniversary Open House at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. Any senior who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to attend. Please come and help us celebrate our first year and the success of our programs and activities! Light refreshments will be served. To register, please call The Senior Center at 385-8006.

Adult Art Class Registration Begins

The Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class this fall. 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.

Classes will be held Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of this program will be $135. This class is open to adult residents who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes are held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall beginning February 24.

The first lesson includes a portrait and landscape demonstration. At that time, a supply list is 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 GC 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 year Arleen has added some basic drawing techniques to her pastel workshop. Those wishing to draw with pencil and/or charcoal only are invited to join this class.

To register for this session please visit the Recreation and Parks office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. If you have a password, you may register online at gcreconline. gardencityny.net.

Special events for February

Tuesday, February 21 at 2 pm – Tax Grievance Workshop sponsored by Legislator Laura Schaefer’s Office.

Wednesday, February 22 at 2 pm – 1st Anniversary Open House, all seniors are invited to come and celebrate our first year and the success of our programs and activities! Light refreshments will be served.

Register for any of the above programs EXCEPT “Chow Down” by calling The Senior Center at 385-8006.

To attend the “Chow Down” please call the Office of Recreation and Parks at 465-4075.

Exercise for Seniors

Recreation and Parks is offering the following exercise classes for seniors at The Senior Center on Golf Club Lane. For the next few months the classes will be free in order to for you to try each class, after which they will be offered at a nominal charge. Classes are open to all seniors ages 60 and older who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Classes might be canceled due to a special event or trip so please check the bulletin board at The Senior Center for updates.

MONDAYS

Exercise with Felicia at 10 am

Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm

Meditation with Connie at 2 pm

TUESDAYS

Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 11:15 am

Chair Dancing with Felicia at 2:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

Exercise with Felicia at 9:45 am

Chair Yoga with Connie at 11 am

THURSDAY

Exercise with Joy at 9 am (paid class, prior registration is needed)

Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 11:15 am

Yoga for all Levels with Allie at 12:15 pm

FRIDAY

Exercise with Felicia at 9:45 am

Resistance Bands w/ Felicia at 10:45 am

Meditation with Connie at noon

Tai Chi with Connie at 1 pm

Registration for upcoming Senior trips - New trips added

The Recreation and Parks Department,

with the advisement of the Senior Advisory Committee, is sponsoring the following trips for seniors who are residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City during the upcoming months. Please remember to register early because all trips are first come, first served. No registrations will be taken before they are announced in the paper and payment must accompany any registration.

Tuesday, March 7 – Trip to Resorts World Casino - Garden City Recreation and Parks has arranged a trip to Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct for Tuesday, March 7.

We will leave St. Paul’s Senior Center at 10:15 am and travel by Recreation bus to Resorts World. Lunch is on your own. We will leave the Casino around 4 pm. The cost of this trip is $5.00. The current casino promotion for the month is-Earn 10 points and receive $20 in slot play and $10 food coupon and is subject to change. We will know later in the month as to March’s promotion. If you would like to join us on this fun trip, please visit our office at 108 Rockaway Avenue to register.

Wednesday, March 22 - Broadhollow Theatre in Elmont for the musical “She Loves Me”. We will travel on the Recreation bus for this trip. The bus will leave the parking lot by St. Paul’s Center at 1:15 pm. The cost of this trip will be $25, checks only made payable to Broadhollow Theatre. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Wednesday, March 29 – Cradle of Aviation Museum and Maggiano’s – We will leave the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave at 9:45 am and visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale where we will tour the museum on our own and see one of the Museum’s shows. We will then head to Maggiano’s for a family style lunch. The cost of this trip will be

$38.50, with $13.50 due now in a check made payable to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and $25 in cash due when we board the bus for our lunch. We will return to the Recreation and Parks Office after lunch.

Thursday, April 20 - A Night at the Opera to see “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera House. We will travel by coach bus and dinner will be on your own. Seating is limited. The cost of this trip will be $75, checks only, made payable to Jo Falabella.

Wednesday, April 26 - Westbury Manor for Lunch and “My Fair Lady”. We will travel on the Recreation bus for this trip. The bus will leave the parking lot by St. Paul’s Center at 11:15 am. The cost of this trip will be $40, checks only made payable to Plaza Theatrical Productions. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Wednesday, May 3 – Tour of Grand Central Station, Lunch, and a Narrated Sight Seeing Cruise of lower Manhattan. We will travel by coach bus into the city and stop at the 100 year old Grand Central Station, where we will receive a guided tour. After our tour, we will have lunch at La Nonna in Little Italy and then head toward South Street Seaport where we will board the Zephyr to receive a narrated tour by boat of lower Manhattan. The cost of this trip will be $90, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel. To register, please visit the Recreation at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Tuesday, June 20 – New York Botanical Garden featuring the Chihuly Garden Exhibit and lunch on Arthur Avenue. We will travel by coach bus to the Garden where you will have approximately three hours to see the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly as well as the rose garden and more that venue has to offer. We will then visit Arthur Avenue and have lunch at Mario’s. The cost of this trip will be $85, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel.

Tuesday, July 11 – “Summer on the Boardwalk”, Atlantic City. We will travel by coach bus to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, where we will see a performance of the “Unexpected Surfer Boys” who will sing your favorite summer songs. We will also receive $25 in slot play. Gamble, enjoy the show and walk on the boardwalk to enjoy the day! The cost of this trip will be $50, checks only made payable to Rendezvous Travel and lunch will be on your own.

To register for any of these trips, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, once the fees are sent to the venues, they are not refundable so make your selections carefully. All trips are open senior residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only.

To register for any of these trips, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note, once the fees are sent to the venues, they are not refundable so make your selections carefully. All trips are open senior residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City only.

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