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Family & Children's Events

December 3, 2022

On Saturday, December 3rd, Santa welcomed boys and girls of all ages in a 19th century parlor at The Historical Society, which was lavishly decorated with holiday trees created by the talented students of St. Joseph’s and St. Ann’s schools and Brownie Troop #1246. 

Children in velvet and silk, with tartan holiday ties and bows, whispered their wished-for gifts to jolly St. Nick, had their picture taken by accompanying parents, grandparents and then enjoyed luscious hot cocoa generously provided by For Five Coffee, on 7th Street. Candy canes were also given to each child by volunteers from The National Charity League.   

An antique train village, the beloved toys from another century, ran merrily around the tracks and through the miniature buildings – all on loan from Suzanne Coyle Weis – and engineered by aficionados from The West Island Model Railroad Club, who answered a steady stream of questions from awestruck children and their parents. 

The A.T. Stewart Exchange, merry and bright in the ground floor of the Historical Society, sold one-of-a-kind antiques, collectibles gifts and holiday decor.

Open to the public on Saturday, December 3rd the Holiday Market was filled from beginning to end with shoppers who browsed and bought fine art and faux jewelry, fashions, sumptuous sweets, house and garden accessories, baby and children’s gifts from Baubles, Bangles & Bags, Grace Connell Designs, Bonnie Jennifer Jewelry,  Paddy Bunks Children’s Clothing & Accessories, Francine’s Outrageous Kitchen, Sophia Grillo Photography, M&F Antique Prints & Custom Framing, Hawk Girl Photography, Kasel Krafts, Christine Rossini Decorative Accessories, Pat Schweitzer Decorative Painter, Scout & Cellar,  Linda Silver Designs, Special Sweets, Tastefully Simple, the A.T. Stewart Exchange and Historical Society pop-up shops, Worldly & Wise.

Society President Bill Garry remarked, “We are very lucky to have the support of so many generous and talented people on our Board of Directors and in the community. Everyone who attended, no matter how young or old, had a great time.  The Historical Society brought families and friends together in an enchanted environment to enjoy the magic of the holidays.”

June 12, 2022

It was an incredible day at The Garden City Historical Society as we  celebrated all of this year’s winners of our second annual Children's Art Show.

This year's theme was "Art in the Park," which was inspired by the 

the Impressionism movement, and talented artists like Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt.  The Garden City Historical Society once again partnered with Garden City School's Art Administration for this amazing effort. Children were educated about the Impressionism Movement and encouraged to seek inspiration by visiting local parks, like the Garden City Bird Sanctuary, gardens like Old Westbury Gardens or Planting Fields or even their own backyard and create a nature-inspired masterpiece for a chance to win in our art show!


Family, friends, students and faculty were in awe as they viewed the impressive exhibit of the 47 winners works of art. The winning works of art were displayed throughout the museum for all to see. Each winner went home with an official certificate, a mounted photo of their winning work of art to hang at home and winning token to reward them for their talent and hardwork.

We were honored to have both Dr. Sinha, the superintendent of Garden City Schools and Nina Prasso, Director of Arts and Music present at the award ceremony. A special thank you to The National Charity League for their support once again in the set up of the award ceremony and distributing refreshments and sweets to guests.

As always, we are very much looking forward to continuing this annual tradition next year! To view all of the beautiful artwork from this year's contest, please click below.

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