What’s going on in the Great Neck Park District – Nov. 24 edition

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Great Neck Park District Nov. 24, 2017

Early Bird Registration for Camp Parkwood 2018

Interested patrons who register their children for Camp Parkwood 2018 before Dec. 31, 2017 will receive an early bird discount. Parkwood offers older campers a co-ed travel program and for children ages four and up, and optional door-to-door transportation service. The necessary registration material can be found online at www.gnparks.org or at the Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue. All completed forms must be submitted to Great Neck House by the deadline to receive the discount.

Winter Wonderland

The Park District’s Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:00 p.m. 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 enjoy skating, arts and crafts, photo opportunities, cotton candy and more. Admission is free for Park District residents with a park card, which must be presented when admitted. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call (516) 487-2976 for more information.

Birthday Parties in the Park District

Anyone can book their 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. Check the Park District website at www.gnparks.org for more information.

Registration for Skate School

The Skate School at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink is now registering students for session two, which offers skating lessons, classes and other programs. New students welcome. Don’t delay and sign up today for a program at the rink. Call (516) 487-2976, Ext. 114.

Bruins Fun-damental Hockey Registration

It is never too late to register for the Bruins Fun-damental Hockey program. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 can learn hockey all through the season through drills, special activities scrimmages, games and more. Reduced rate equipment packages are available. Session II begins on Jan. 2 and runs through April 13. For more information call Dan at (516) 487-2976, Ext. 128.

Nature Program: Awesome Alley

On Sunday, November 26 at 12:30 p.m., the Park District invites interested people to join them for a stroll through the city’s Alley Pond Park, off of Douglaston Parkway. Register as soon as possible online www.gnparks.org or call (516) 482-0355. Children under age 16 not permitted to attend.

Defensive Driving Classes at Great Neck House

Great Neck House continues to offer Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving classes on the first Saturday of every month. The next class will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call Great Neck House at 482-0355.

Special Teen Friday Night Recreation

The 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 and off ice activities, and food at the snack bar for purchase, all of which are with adult supervision. Admission fee applies whether or not you go on the ice. Call 487-2975, Ext. 128 for more information.

Great Neck Park District Election for Commissioner

Great Neck Park District residents can vote for Park Commissioner on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Applications for absentee ballots are currently available at the Administration Office, 5 Beach Road or Great Neck House, 14 Arrandale Avenue. The last date to file the application for an absentee ballot to be mailed is Dec. 5, 2017. For those residents who voted at Baker Hill School in the past, the polling place is now at Great Neck House. Call (516) 482-0355 for more information.

Camp Parkwood Winter Season
During the December holiday break, Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Friday, Dec. 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., children in grades K-6 can experience programs at Parkwood Tennis Center, Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink and Great Neck House. The children are grouped by age, transportation is provided between facilities and lunch is included or you can bring your own. Register on-line at www.gnparks.org or call (516) 482-0355.

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