News From the Children’s Room

Labor Day Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.  It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend, and became an official […]

Garden City Recreation and Parks News

Adult Art Class Registration Begins The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to again offer an adult art class in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. 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. Arleen Rueth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature […]

Bill Kiley

This Week at Rotary

Author’s children’s book addresses world-wide plight of refugees & asylum seekers On Monday, September 14, the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club will host as guest speaker, Bill Kiley, first-time author of a children’s picture book that addresses the plight of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world. The book, Hope and Freckels: Fleeing to a Better Forest, tells the story of […]

GCPD: Larceny from vehicles still a problem


Larceny from vehicles remains an ongoing issue throughout Nassau County. These thefts usually occur during the overnight hours in residential areas, and in most cases, the targeted vehicles are left unlocked. In some of these incidents, the vehicle was stolen because a key or fob was left inside. The Garden City Police Department is working closely with the Nassau County […]

Members of the Welcoming Club enjoy Movie Night.

The Welcoming Club of Garden City News

What’s New The Welcoming Club hosted its first Spa Pedicure Night Outdoors on Wednesday evening. Along with getting pampered, guests enjoyed light refreshments, wine, and great conversation. The second Spa Pedicure night will take place on Wednesday, 9/16. After a successful Ladies Movie Night event at the end of August, the club is planning another one for Wednesday, 9/30. Stay tuned […]

John DeMaro (right), donated his large bag of coins, to Lisa and Aidan Coors and Ronnie Marciano.

American Legion Auxiliary #265 ‘Loose Change’ Event

In honor of our veterans, a collection is being held for the William Bradford Turner American Legion Auxiliary. Aidan Coors, Chaminade senior and Ronnie Marciano, GCHS senior, created this event to aid the veterans. At the kickoff meeting, the students described their project and discussed it with the local politicians in attendance. They were very appreciative of the program the […]

Masks of different designs are available for children and adults.

The A.T. Stewart Exchange Consignment Shop

Shop, Shop, Shop Calling all shoppers! We have a surprise for you. Wednesdays (ONLY) extended shopping hours until 6:00pm, beginning after Labor Day (Sept. 9th)! This is especially great for those of you who work and can’t always get in before 4:00pm. Don’t be put off by the dim outside lighting (we’re working on that issue). Oh! And we’ll be […]

Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter members

DAR Chapter holds first “distanced” meeting

With smiles hidden beneath their masks, a dozen women from the Colonel Aaron Ogden Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held their first outdoor “distanced” meeting on Wednesday, August 26th, at Ellsworth Allen Park in Farmingdale. Regular meetings had been interrupted by the Covid crisis for a number of months. Standing in the sunshine, Chapter Regent Carla […]

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Free Zoom Talk: When Science Can’t Speak

Acts of civil disobedience in the name of public health, from cholera to the climate crisis

The active refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws or commands of a government is both a deeply personal act of individual conscience and a powerful political tactic. Dr. Sandra Steingraber, who is speaking via Zoom on September 23 at 7 pm, is an internationally acclaimed environmental scientist and author whose beliefs have led her to acts of civil […]

Archie Bunker, who is white, in a hospital bed, talking to a Black man standing next to the bed. Archie looks startled.

Black and white, up close and personal


For the first half of July, as debate still raged about the racially charged deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and arguments about Confederate statues bellowed on as reliable cable news fodder, I shared a rehab ward 24 hours a day with a Black man. I am white. I hadn’t wanted a roommate, but Michael was my second. For […]