Park and Recreation Summer Programs 2017

Below is a listing of 2017 summer programs taking place in the Village of Hempstead brought to you by our Park and Recreations Department.

To learn more about any of the programs listed below or for more information on how to register please call 516-478-6246.

BOXING

We are looking for young boys and girls above the age of 10 who are interested in the sport of boxing. Youth will be taught the proper fundamentals and skills of boxing by one of our three boxing coaches. Boxing coaches are available Monday - Friday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

TYREE CURRY MEMORIAL 5K RUN

This 5K annual run in memory of the late Tyree Curry, will begin in downtown Hempstead and finish at the Hempstead Village Hall. This year, all proceeds will go to the “Village of Hempstead Scholarship Fund”, for Hempstead High School Students. The race will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

SUMMER CONCERTS

A series of summer concerts will be held at Denton Green across from Hempstead Village Hall (99 Nichols Court) every Friday evening during the months of July and August beginning at 7:00pm. Concerts are free so bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music.

PLAY DAYS

The Department of Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a series of outdoor Play Days at various Hempstead Village Parks. Activities will include a 20’ Inflatable Slide, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, a Child Bounce House, a DJ, Airbrush/Tattoo Face Painters, cotton candy, popcorn, water and Ices. All resident youth are invited to come out and have a good time!

CAMPBELL PARK - Sat. July 22th 12:00pm -2:00pm

MIRSCHEL PARK - Sat. July 29th 12:00pm -2:00pm

BRIERLEY PARK - Sat. August 5th 12:00pm -2:00pm

KENNEDY PARK - Sat. September 16th 12:00pm -2:00pm

SENIOR PICNIC

On Friday August 18, 2017, the Recreation Department will host the 1st Annual Mayor Don Ryan Senior Citizen Picnic. The picnic will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. It will be held in the gym at Kennedy Park. Village seniors will be treated to a family style lunch, raffles, entertainment by Chauncey Nedd and the Neddmen, bingo and ice cream.

OLD TIMERS DAY

On Sunday, September 10th, 2017 the annual old timers reunion of family and friends from the old Campbell Park neighborhood will come together to have a day of fun and reminiscing. Activities will include the annual softball game for bragging rights, a large barbecue, a 20’ inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, a child bounce house and a day of live music.

YOUTH CERAMIC CLASSES

Youth Ceramic lessons will be held for children in grades 1 - 6 on Saturday Mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am. This program will cover the basic fundamentals of the art of ceramics. There is no cost for this class. All supplies will be provided by the Recreation Department.

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM

All Children between the ages of 7 - 12 are invited to be part of our Summer Camp Program. Each week, campers will participate in different activities. Weekly activities will include: Basketball, Bowling, Roller Skating, Field Trips, Arts and Crafts, Swimming and Tennis. Camp Tee-Shirts will be issued to all children. Swim suits & towels should be brought in a plastic bag on Pool Days. Daily program activities will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

REGISTRATION: Begins: Monday, May1, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 23, 2017

DAILY TIMES: Start: 9:00am

    End: 3:00pm - Children must be picked up no

      later than 3:15pm

CAMP SESSION: Begin: Tuesday July 5, 2017

    End: Friday August 11, 2017

COST: $ 500.00

PROGRAM: Number: Limited to the first 30 children

SWIM LESSONS

Adults: Swim Lessons for adults will be offered at the Kennedy Park Pool. Classes will meet 4 evenings a week, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This class is open to all adults over the age of 18.

 ** A minimum of 12 adults are needed for this class.

  FEE: $ 50.00

  PROGRAM BEGINS: Monday, July 10, 2017

  PROGRAM ENDS: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Children: Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. All children must be 6 years of age. Any child wishing to register must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Classes will meet 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am - 10:00am. This year there will be two sessions a beginner and an advanced.

  SESSION 1 – BEGINNER

FEE: $ 50.00

   PROGRAM BEGINS: Tuesday, July 10, 2017

   PROGRAM ENDS: Thursday, July 27, 2017

  SESSION 2 – ADVANCED

FEE: $ 50.00

   PROGRAM BEGINS: Monday, July 31, 2017

   PROGRAM ENDS: Thursday, August 17, 2017

SWIM TEAM TRYOUTS

All resident boys & girls are invited to try out for the Recreation Department Swim Teams. The Recreation Department sponsors two swim teams during the summer that compete in the Nassau Municipal Swim Conference. Our village youth will compete against teams from other municipalities within Nassau County. This year, our swimmers will be battling for their 14th Dual Meet Championship and their 11th Division I League Title. Practice is Monday through Friday at the Kennedy Park Pool from 8:00am to 10:00am. Dual meets are on Saturday mornings while class meets are held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Tryouts begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am at the Kennedy Park Pool.

TENNIS LESSONS

Tennis lessons for all interested residents will be offered at the Kennedy Memorial Park Tennis Courts. Tennis lessons will be given by three certified tennis instructors. These lessons will be given every Saturday. There is no cost for these lessons. Classes will be limited to 20 participants. Each session will be 1½ hours long.

Under 15 Saturday 9:30am - 11:00am

 15 & Over Saturday 11:00am - 12:30pm

 PROGRAM BEGINS: Saturday, July 1, 2017

 PROGRAM ENDS: Saturday, August 26, 2017

YOUTH COOKING CLASS

This class for youth over the age of eight (8) will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 12:00pm. All village youth are invited to enjoy the creative and exciting world of cooking. Our program will cover the basic techniques and safety of cooking. Students will actually prepare different types of food on a weekly basis. This class will be taught by a certified instructor. There will be no cost for this class.

LADIES FITNESS

These exercise classes are designed for women who desire to improve their overall physical condition through stepping, kick boxing, and body sculpting. Classes will feature the latest exercise techniques to help build step combinations, plus new and innovative concepts in interval training with body bars, light hand weights and jump ropes. This up-to-date program will progress you to a new level of overall body fitness. Our classes are taught by certified instructors. All participants must bring towels to class and must also wear the appropriate exercise clothing in class. Classes meet on Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm till 9:00pm.

TABLE TENNIS

All adults are invited to participate in the fast paced sport of table tennis. Individual and team play is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Kennedy Park.

WEIGHT ROOM

The weight room at Kennedy Park is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 8:00pm. All adults over the age of 18 are invited to use our weight facility to help build muscular strength and endurance. There is a $ 25.00 per year charge to use this facility.

POOLS

The swimming pool complex at Kennedy Park will open for the summer swim season on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Hours and days of operation will be Monday through Sunday from 10:00am till 8:00pm. Bathing suits are required.

SUMMER TRUMPET, SAXAPHONE & HORN ACADEMY

This is a music mentorship program designed to develop musical abilities in our village youth through the study of music. Our goal is to help the youth of our village reach the pinnacle of their creative abilities and thereby also create productive and valuable contributors to a strong social environment. At the conclusion of the camp, all participants will perform in a concert at Kennedy Park

  AGES: 10-18

  DAYS: Monday - Friday

  TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

  PROGRAM STARTS: Monday July 3, 2017

  PROGRAM ENDS: Friday August 11, 2017

VOLLEYBALL

Instructions will be given young women to teach and practice the fundamental skills of the game and to devote time at the end of the lessons to playing actual games

AGES: 12-17

  DAYS: Friday

  TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

  PROGRAM STARTS: Friday June 30, 2017

  PROGRAM ENDS: Friday August 25, 2017