The Welcoming Club of Garden City

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September Book Club

women at outdoor gathering

Several ladies of the Book Club gathered together to discuss the September book “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry.” The club is motivated to see the movie version of the book, coming out next month. Pencil in the evening of Columbus Day, Monday, October 10th if you’d like to join. More details to come!

Our October book club will be reading Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor and will be meeting on Thursday, October 20th at 7:45 PM to discuss the book.  If you would like to attend, please email for meeting place and additional details.

Gearing Up For The Halloween Spooktacular!

Get into the Halloween spirit and join in on a day of spooktacular fun including costume party, face painting, balloon animals, monster mash, a magic show and more!  The Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday, 10/29 from 10AM to 12PM at the Garden City Casino.  Tickets go on sale 9/28 on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost to join is $35 per person, and kiddos under 1 year old are free. 

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 BenAnna Band is back!  They will be having a music class for toddlers and families on Friday, 9/30 at 9AM.  The cost to join is $10 per family.  Please email to join in on the fun!

Fall Craft Night will be held on Thursday, October 6th.  The cost to join is $45, including cocktails and snacks.  If you are interesting in joining, please email for more details and location.  Hurry, space is limited and spots fill up fast!

Fall Hues and Somerset Brews!  Grab your spouse, partner, or group of friends for a night out at Somerset Brewery!  Mark your calendars for the night of October 14th and come on out for a fun night with some drinks and BBQ!  Tickets are on sale now.

Mark Your Calendar

Tickets for the Halloween Spooktacular go on sale on 9/28!  Stayed tuned for more details to come on how you can join in on the Halloween fun!

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.

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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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