FYI for Seniors

The Community Garden is Open This Year

Recreation and Parks is happy to announce that our Community Garden will be open to plant this year.  Residents wishing to obtain a plot should call our office at 465-4075.  Participants are responsible for the needs of their plot including planting, weeding, and harvesting.  Space is limited and will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Tai Chi Class For Seniors offered at Senior Center

Please join us on Tuesdays beginning on May 10 for a free six week Tai Chi class.  This session will be open to seniors who are residents of the Village of Garden City.  The class will take place at the Senior Center at 10:00, and is being offered by John Nesbitt, Village resident and regular Senior Center participant.

John studies Mixed Martial Arts, and is eager to share what he has learned with us. Tai Chi can be used to decrease stress and anxiety, while also enhancing your ability to sleep. Other benefits of this mind-body practice include, developing better balance, reducing chronic pain and increasing cognition and mood! No registration necessary.

May Computer Class for Seniors at the Center

Recreation and Parks will offer a computer class for seniors on Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 am at Garden City’s Senior Center.

The topic will be:

Working with Photos on your iPad and iPhone:

In this class, bring your Apple device and learn how to take amazing pictures, organize them on your device, learn how to share and edit photos, such as cropping and resizing and much more. Prerequisite – Comfort with your device. Bring your Apple ID and password.

To register for this class please call the Senior Center at 385-8006.

Adult Art Class at Cluett Hall

The Garden City Recreation and Parks will offer an adult art class later this spring.  This seven 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 member of the Pastel Society of America.

Classes will be held Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost of this program will be $ 99. 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 Friday, May 13.

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.

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

Chess Group Interest

Several Seniors have expressed interest in forming a chess group that would meet one day a week at the Senior Center.

If this would be of interest to you, please call the Senior Center at 385-8006 to let them know.

“Open Studio” for Seniors on Tuesdays

Recreation and Parks has set some time aside for senior artists who are residents of Garden City to gather together to socialize and share your talents.  The Senior Center will be open for this on Tuesdays from 2 to 4:15 pm.  Bring your own supplies, table covering, table easel (only) and enjoy sharing with other interested seniors.  Please note – you are responsible to clean up your area when you are finished.

Pickleball in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse

Pickleball is now open in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse to Garden City resident adults.  The sessions will be as follows:

Tuesday through Friday – 9:30 to 11 am OR 11 am to 12:30 am

Play is drop in and rotate in on a first come, first served basis for Garden City residents only, no Non residents will be allowed at this time.  The fee is $6 per person, payable per session by check or credit card only, no cash will be accepted.  A resident may also purchase a five time pass for $25 or a ten time pass for $50.  These passes may be purchased either at the door or at the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Senior Exercise with Felicia

Come join us for Senior Exercise with Felicia at the Garden City Senior Center!

Classes will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 am.  In order to attend a class you must pre-register.  You may pre-register up to two days before the class you want to attend by calling the Senior Center between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm at 385-8006.  For a Monday class, you may call the Friday before. Space is limited.

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