Phone - (516) 465-4075
Please scroll down to read descriptions of all upcoming programs.
To download an application or get to our online registration (password required) please scroll all the way to the bottom.
Garden City Recreation and Parks has again partnered with the very popular “Chess Wizards” to offer after school programs for Garden City children ages 6 through 12 who want to learn the game of chess!
Chess Wizards is a fun way to have kids experience the excitement of chess. Kids will play in mini tournaments, have interactive lessons with chess pros and play cool chess variants like bug house. It is proven that chess enhances cognitive development in children, improves both verbal and mathematical skills, and increases all levels of academic performance! Playing chess stimulates the mind and helps children strengthen skills such as focusing, visualizing goals, abstract thinking, and forming concrete opinions.
Instructors (who are called "Wizards") provide all the materials necessary for your child to participate in the class and no additional purchase is required to attend. All students will receive a trophy, puzzle folder and wizards t-shirt. Come join the fun!!!
This program will consist of an eight week session. Class will be held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm in St. Paul’s Center (108 Rockaway Avenue) beginning October 24th. To register please visit www.chesswizards.com.
We are now accepting Platform Membership Applications. Please choose the appropriate form and drop said form off at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. If you have any questions please give the office a call at 516-465-4075.
Interest forms for the Fall Adult Tennis program are now being accepted.
You must be a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City to register.
Program Fee: $290. For 10 Classes.
The sign-up sheet and more information is available at gardencityrecreation.org
Interest form sheets are due in the Recreation office by September 22nd.
The lessons begin week of October 2nd.
Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce the start of the Fall children’s tennis program. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 5th and classes begin the first week of October. All classes are held at the Community Park indoor tennis center and are available to Garden City residents
ages 4 through 15 years old.
Beginning on September 5th you can download a registration form at our website gardencityrecreation.org. Walk or mail in your registration form and check to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or, if you have a password you can register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net.
For more information call Community Park’s Tennis Center at 516 483-2525
***Non-resident children who attend Garden City Public Schools can register for tennis lessons beginning September 18th. Registration must be done by mail or in person at the Recreation Office. Those who would like to register for our tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category. Make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City”.
Due to the overwhelming response to our summer evening yoga class we have to decided to continue class through the summer! This 8 week yoga session will again be taught by Kim Mercadante, ERYT. PLEASE NOTE: The day of the week has changed. These classes will be held at the Garden City Senior Center on Mondays on the following dates:
September 11, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 13 and 20.
Two sessions will be offered-
Beginner class – 6:45 to 7:45 pm (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 8/28/23)
Intermediate class – 8 to 9 pm, for this class participants should:
The cost of this session will be $80. This session is open to Garden City residents ages 18 or older. Space is limited so prior registration is necessary. Please fill out the attached form and return it to the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue or, if you have a password you can register online at www.gcreconline.gardencityny.net.
Join us this Fall for a 6 week Street Hockey clinic as Garden City Recreation and Parks partners with the NY Islanders to provide this program! This special program introduces children in grades K – 5 to the game of hockey in a non-competitive instructional clinic!
This clinic will be held at Community Park’s Hockey rink on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm starting September 13 to October 18. The cost will be $165 per person which will include instruction, an Islanders street hockey stick and gift bag. No skates or equipment is necessary. Space is limited. To register, please go online to https://newyorkislanders.formstack.com/forms/garden_city_recreation_and_parks_street_hockey
Building upon the enormous success of the US Sports Institute, USA Sport Group has extended its product range to offer, Pulse, as the next level in coaching education. Classes are offered on school holidays for ages 5 – 11 as well as weekly programs on Saturdays and Sundays for ages 2 – 5.
Pulse Premier Sports Programs offer elite specialized coaching programs for children of all skill levels. At this Garden City location, we offer a wide range of sports camps in conjunction with the Village of Garden City Recreation & Parks Department. With quality sports programming, highly qualified staff and specialized curriculums, this is certainly the best sports camp in Garden City.
Spaces are limited each week, so register early to avoid disappointment! To see the offerings or to register, please visit US Sports Institute’s website at www.ussportsinstitute.com.
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 14 and will be held at 1 pm at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $ 45.
To register this class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave with payment.
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 8th.
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 gcreconline.gardencityny.net.
Women's Tennis League registration for The Fall '23 season have begun! All applications must be turned into the Rec Office by September 15th. if you have any questions please call the tennis hut at 516-483-2525.
The Garden City Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program is pleased to announce the start of registration for its upcoming 2023-2024 season! Director Felicia Lovaglio, and her talented staff, are excited to start off another fantastic year. The Dance Conservatory offers technique classes to Garden City residents ages 3.5 years through adult which are non-recital based. Age is determined by the start date of the desired class.
The schedule and fees for this year’s classes are as follows (all classes are 55 minutes long):
Note: REGISTRATION IS BY MAIL OR ONLINE ONLY BEGINNING 9/8.
Participants MUST be the required age by the start of the program in order to register.
Each youth session costs $295 for 22 weeks of class. Classes will begin the week of 9/17.
4:00 Ballet/Jazz for K – 1stgrades
5:00 Contemporary/Jazz for 2nd-3rd grades
6:00 Ballet for 4th -5th grades
7:00 Jazz for Grades 6thand Up
12:15 Creative Combo for ages 3.5 to 5 years
4:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K-1 grades
5:00 Jazz/Hip Hop for 4TH-5TH grades
6:00 Jazz/Hip Hop for grades 6thand up
8:00 Adult Dance Combo (Ballet, Modern &Jazz Combo)
11:00 Creative Combo for 3.5 - 5 years
4:00 Ballet/Tap for K -1st grades
5:00 Ballet/Tap for 2nd-3rd grades
6:00 Tap for 4th-5th grades
7:00 Lyrical for Grades 6th and up
12:15 Creative Combo for 3.5 - 5 years
4:00 Ballet/Tap for K-1stgrades
5:00 Ballet for 2nd-3rd grades
6:00 Jazz for grades for 4th-5thgrades
7:00 Jazz for grades 6thand up
4:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for grades K - 1
5:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for 2-3 grades
6:00 Lyrical for 4th-5th grades
7:00 Ballet for grades 6thand up
10:00 Ballet/Hip Hop for K-1st grades
11:00 Creative Combo for 3.5 - 5 years
2:00 Tap for grades 6th and up
3:00 Jazz for High School
Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.