FYI for Seniors

Senior citizen trip to see ‘Guys and Dolls’

Thursday, October 6 – Recreation and Parks will travel to the Elmont Library Theater for the musical “Guys and Dolls”.  We will travel on the Recreation bus for this trip.  The bus will leave the parking lot across from the Garden City Senior Center at 1:15 pm.

This trip is open to any Garden City Senior.  The cost of this trip will be $40, checks only made payable to Plaza Theatrical Productions. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Ave with your payment.

Identity theft seminar at the Senior Center

Reynaldo Tariche, head of security for Flushing Bank, will

Visit the Senior Center on Wednesday, September 7 at 11:15 am to discuss Identity Theft.  This will be an opportunity to learn what identity theft is and what scams are plaguing senior citizens as well as our population as a whole.  There will be give aways and light refreshments.  Please join us for the important topic.

Low Impact Exercise with Joy Cody

Start your day with low impact exercise!  Joy Cody has set a program with our senior and beginner population in mind!

Classes will take place on your choice on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 9 am at the Senior Center.  The one hour class will run for 12 weeks at a cost of $72. This program is open to any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City.

Classes begin the week of September 20. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.


Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation with Andrea

Please join Andrea Albergo for Chi Kung, which is considered a beautiful, peaceful path for body, mind and spirit.  Andrea will show how to create a peaceful body by combining movement, breathing and meditation.  This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult.   This six week session will begin Thursday, September 22nd and will be held at 1 pm at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $ 40.

To register this class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave with payment.


Computer Classes for Seniors at the Center

Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 – “IPhone – Part 2: All about Apps”. With thousands of apps out there, how can I find ones that are useful? How do I use the App Store? How do I find free apps? Come to discover apps you cannot live without. Bring your device or just come & listen.

Prerequisite – Bring Apple ID and Password


Thursday, September 22Computer Tech Help from 10:30 to 12:30 pm at Garden City Senior Center by appointment.

Get help on a specific issue on your device from our professional “Trish”.  Seniors interested in a “one on one” must register for a 20 minute session within this timeframe by calling Felicia at 385-8006.  Please bring your device with you.

You may sit in and listen for a long as you like but will only be individually helped during your designated time.  Space is limited.


Adult Art Class at Cluett Hall

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.  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 $ 140. 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, September 9th.

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.



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.  Any Garden City resident ages 65 or older is invited to attend these free classes.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes and can be done sitting if needed.  For further information please call the Senior Center at 385-8006.

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