The Garden City Welcoming Club

Several of the women from Book Club got together to see the movie adaptation of the book The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, followed by tapas at local favorite restaurant La Plancha. Both the book and the movie come highly recommended!

Bunco “At Home” with Ethan Allen

Come learn how to play Bunco, hear from Ethan Allen’s design experts, and do some after-hours shopping too!

When: Wednesday October 26, 7-9pm

Where: Ethan Allen, 750 Stewart Ave

What is bunco? It’s a fast paced dice game that’s easy to play and a great way to meet new friends in town!  A $20 suggested donation to the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center will get you:

  • Buy-in to play bunco (we’ll teach you!)
  • Beverages and desserts provided by Welcoming Club
  • An Ethan Allen gift bag
  • Entry into a door prize raffle: FREE ticket to our fall ladies night in November!

Payments can be made via Venmo @gardencity-welcomingclub (please note your email address in the subject when submitting payment), check or cash

Please note this event is a training for people who are new to bunco and want to learn to play. After the training, you’ll have the opportunity to join a bunco group that meets regularly!

Seeking Sponsors

The Welcoming Club is actively seeking local businesses and merchants to sponsor the 2022-2023 season. Sponsorships start at just $250 for the year and are a great way to promote your business across Welcoming Club social media channels and at our events throughout the year. Sponsorship donations are tax deductible and 100% of the sponsorship fee goes directly to this year’s chosen charity, Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center. For more information, please email Philanthropic Chair Lindsay Weber at

Upcoming Events

The Book Club will be meeting on 10/20 at 7:45 PM to discuss this month’s book, Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor.  If you would like to attend, please email to RSVP and for location details.

Mark Your Calendar

The Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 10AM to 12PM at the Garden City Casino.  This family event will be so fun it’s scary!  Tickets are sold out, but you can be added to the wait list if interested.

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Instagram: @gcwelcomingclub

Join A Group

Book Club: Enjoy a good book amongst friends. The book club meets every 6 weeks to discuss the page-turner of choice. For upcoming book club events, please email

Craft Club: The craft club is a great way to meet with friends and get crafty. No experience necessary. We meet every few months to create a seasonal craft. If you are interested in joining, please email

Supper Club: Bring your significant others out for this one! This is a great way to make new friends as a couple. You will be paired up with 3-4 other couples to set up a rotation of dinner events. Host your new friends at home or head out to try local restaurants. Please email for more information.

Bowling Club: No experience necessary! We are looking for new faces to join our Wednesday league. Occasional pacers are welcome. If interested, please contact Ellen (, Carol (, or Liz (

Bunco: This simple dice game is usually played in a group of 12. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends. The game is easy to learn and fun to play. If you are interested, please contact

Toddler Activities: A great way for you and your little ones to make new friends. Activities include stroller walks each week around our beautiful village and a visit to the park. We also set up playgroups with kids of similar age. Please email for more information. 


Come join the fun and make a difference! We invite you to join the club! For just $50 a year you will have access to lots of great events and many fun members-only clubs and events. Complete the easy online membership form today at in the “Join” section of the website. While you are there, browse the site for lots of great information about the club.

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