Birthdays in Quarantine

Birthday parties have evolved during the pandemic to include drive-by parades. Above, Peter Jackson celebrates his 11th birthday while socially distant from his friends.

Peter Jackson, age 11, celebrated his birthday during lockdown with a drive-by birthday parade.

Social distancing meets the birthday party

Garden City parents who have children celebrating birthdays during the cororonavirus lockdown have figured out inventive ways to celebrate. The drive-by birthday party has become a thing, with car parades and children throwing candy, gifts and toys to the birthday child.

Safety first with masks and gloves

Virtual Egg Hunt with Garden City Recreation and Parks

With the pandemic keeping everyone in the homes to stay safe, Garden City Recreation and Parks had to cancel their annual Egg Hunt at St. Paul’s.  Staff searched for an idea to still make their annual program a success and found it – A Family Scavenger Hunt.  Each family had to submit photos of themselves “finding” items listed on the […]

A Keyfood supermarket employee with a bag of thank you notes.

Garden City High School Class of 2021 Letter Writing Campaign

The Garden City Class of 2021 is working together to thank those working on the front-lines during this unprecedented pandemic. The students are writing letters to health care workers, EMT’s, police officers, etc. Junior Class President Timmy O’Hanlon is hoping to keep the campaign going. Letters don’t have to be long. A quick note is fine. Send your letters to […]

The Town of Hempstead has opened drive-thru tax payment offices to reduce the risk to taxpayers and employees. Above, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin demonstrates one of the offices with Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll.

Town opens drive-thru tax payment offices

The Town of Hempstead has announced that it has opened three additional drive-thru tax payment offices to reduce the exposure of taxpayers and employees. In addition, the deadline for paying second half school taxes has been extended to June 1st by executive order of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. “In response to the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had […]

Additional money allocated for water treatment equipment


In April the Board of Trustees allocated more funding towards providing clean water and water treatment infrastructure, after a new need was identified — additional equipment to service the new Trojan Uv Flex Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) equipment planned to remove contaminants. At the Board’s April 15 meeting Superintendent of Public Works Joseph DiFrancisco stated additional funding was needed for […]

Bella Morcos who has lived in Garden City since 1990 turned 100 years young on April 26, 2020. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends and family surrounded her in true social distancing style to celebrate this truly remarkable woman who has bestowed so many blessings and given so much love over the last century. Cheers to 100 more years. Photo by Regina Moran

Happy 100th Birthday

Bella Morcos who has lived in Garden City since 1990 turned 100 years young on April 26, 2020. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends and family surrounded her in true social distancing style to celebrate this truly remarkable woman who has bestowed so many blessings and given so much love over the last century. Cheers to 100 more years.<br /> […]

Gonzo’s joined in!

#GCMeals for NYU Winthrop isn’t done yet!

“Thank you, Garden City, for your incredible generosity.  This program has been the shot-in-the-arm my restaurant needed to keep our doors open.” “I want to thank you all.  As much as we helped many at the hospital, you helped my business in many ways and helped me help my staff survive through this … God bless.” “It’s amazing to see […]

The solitary turtle at Garden City Community Church

The stillness in Garden City Community Church


There is a stillness in Garden City Community Church (GCCC) that speaks louder than any ears have ever heard. The quiet hallways, the silent gazebo, the solitary turtle, the unmoving wheel, the blooming garden; all denote that GCCC is at a standstill. There is a calmness and a hush that lulls anybody who might walk in to our physical building, […]

Village budget approved, with a few objections


With seven trustees voting in favor and one opposed, the Village of Garden City’s 2020-’21 fiscal year budget of $66.2 million in appropriations was approved following a public hearing on Tuesday, April 28. The budget was modified in mid-April to cover consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and planned allocations were scaled back across several key departments. The village’s newly approved […]