Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall: The village has been advised by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency that on Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4, residents of the county will be able to visit and pay homage to the soldiers that gave their lives for their country. Many will be seeing the wall for the first time. This Memorial Wall will be at Eisenhower Park, Soccer Field 6A.
The “wall” will be assembled on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. There will be a purple heart ceremony at noon and an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 the “wall” exhibit will be open for public viewing all day. On Sunday, Aug. 5 the exhibit will be open until 3 p.m. at that time there will be a closing ceremony.
All families and veterans are invited to remember those who served and to pay specific tribute to those who gave of themselves.
Concert at Gazebo: Once again, compliments are due to the Recreation Department for arranging the 2012 season's outstanding Concert Series at the Village Gazebo, located on the Village Green at the corner of Stewart and Hilton Avenues.
Next week’s program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, and will feature Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats - Dixie Land Jazz and songs from yesteryear.
The program will begin at 7:15.p.m. and admission is free. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a very pleasant evening. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cluett Hall at the St. Paul’s School. Please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075 if you have any questions pertaining to the concert.
Emergency Notifications: In the village’s efforts to provide the most reliable communications with residents and businesses within the village, we continue to implement Swiftreach Networks, Inc., (Swift 911) as our emergency notification service provider. Swift 911 is a computerized telephone calling system that is used to notify the village’s residents and businesses of an emergency situation such as a severe storm evacuation or a dangerous situation. When the system is activated at Village Hall, each resident and business within the Village of Garden City receives a telephone message with the emergency alert.
If residents have an unlisted telephone number or have telephone service through Cablevision, Vantage Cable and MagicJack, they may not be listed within this system. These residents are encouraged to register online via the home page under Swift 911 located on the bottom right side, or to send a brief note to the attention of the Village Clerk, 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530, providing your name, address and telephone number.
Automatic Water Sprinklers: As a reminder, July 31 and Aug. 1 result in two consecutive odd days. All residents with automatic sprinklers should remember to reset their clocks at this time to comply with the village lawn watering regulations. Lawn watering is permitted between the hours of 5 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.
Board of Trustees Summer Meeting Schedule: During August the board of trustees meets one time. Their next meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. This meeting is held in the board room at Village Hall I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of Village issues from a first-hand perspective.