What’s going on in the Great Neck Park District – Dec. 15 edition

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Winter Wonderland

Join the Park District for its Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration, Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink. On-Ice performances will begin at 2:00 p.m. and run through 3:00 p.m. The whole family can partake in skating, arts & crafts, photo opportunities, cotton candy and more. For Park District residents, admission is free, with a park card (which must be presented when admitted). Everyone is welcome to attend. Call (516) 487-2976 for more information.

Camp Parkwood Winter Season

Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., children in grades K-6, can experience programs and activities at Parkwood Tennis Center and the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink including tennis, skating, hockey, archery, gymnastics and more. Children are grouped by age and lunch can be purchased from the snack bar or can be brought from home. Residents: $360; non-residents: $400. Register at gnparks.org or call (516) 482-0355.

December Holiday Tennis Camp

Over the December holiday break, Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29, 12 -4 p.m., children ages 6-17, can spend their time at Parkwood Tennis Center honing their tennis skills. You can register at gnparks.org or call (516) 829-9050 for more information. Residents, $80 per day; non-residents, $94 per day. Interested patrons can register for one day or all four.

Take a Hockey Clinic

Hockey clinics will be offered daily over the December school break, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29, for children five and older. Full equipment is required to participate. There is a special public skate schedule for the holiday break, which can be found on the Park District’s website at www.gnparks.org. Register online or call (516) 487-2975, Ext. 128.

Early Bird Registration for Camp Parkwood 2018

Interested patrons can register for Camp Parkwood 2018 before Dec. 31 and receive the early bird discount. Camp Parkwood offers older campers a co-ed travel program and for children ages 4 and up, an optional door-to-door transportation service. Necessary registration material can be found online at www.gnparks.org at Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue. All completed forms must be submitted to Great Neck House by the deadline to receive the discount.

Birthday Parties in the Park District

Anyone interested can book his or her child’s next celebration with the Park District, whether it’s a skating party at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink (516- 829-4323) or a unique-themed party package at Steppingstone Park (516- 482-0355). Parties include a private party room, two party hosts, invitations, pizza, cake and lots more. More information can be found on the Park District website gnparks.org.

Nature Program: Winter Seasonal Stroll

Saturday, Dec. 24 at 12:30 p.m., patrons can learn how Mother Nature survives the cold winter months through a winter seasonal stroll in Kings Point Park. Meet in the first lot at the Steamboat Road entrance. Register as soon as possible at gnparks.org or call (516) 482-0355. Children under age 16 are not permitted to attend.

Special Teen Friday Night Recreation

Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink is the “coolest” place in town for teens, every Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Along with skating, there is special club-like lighting, music, on & off ice activities and food at the snack bar for purchase, all with adult supervision. The admission fee applies whether or not you go on the ice. Call (516) 487-2975, Ext. 128 for more information.

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