Join us at Lakeside Park for a few fun activities each month with Recreation Staff and Community Guests!
The main goal of all Rec Clubs at Lakeside Park is to encourage participants to socialize in a positive way with peers through shared interests.
During Rec Clubs, we will be offering a variety of activities for elementary students from the time they get off the bus until 5pm.
Please have your child bring a snack each day.
A transportation form must be on file with the Transportation Department in order to take the bus from school to Lakeside Park.
If you have checked "yes, my child will need transportation" upon registration, it is your responsibility to make those arrangements with the transportation office; however, we will follow up with the schools to cross-check their current bus list each month.
SEPTEMBER'S THEME: "Wild Child"
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, our Rec Clubs are sure to make memories! This school year, we are incorporating some talented community guests on Tuesdays & Thursdays!
As our days are still warm, we are going to make the most of being active outside while at the same time, foster our creative spirit!
Our special guest this month is artist, Victoria Hayes!
Tuesdays - Building Fairy Gardens & Gnome Homes* (1) with Victoria
Wednesdays - Chill Zone, Gaga, Crafts, and Games with Rec Staff
Thursdays - Building Fairy Gardens & Gnome Homes* (2) with Victoria
*You can sign up for EITHER or ALL of these clubs!
(Each Tuesday & Thursday will build on an individual, continuous project and doing both ensures more time for genuine creativity. If you can't sign up for both, just doing either the Tuesday or Thursday Club is still a win! We are really looking forward to fantastic, unique creations with the help of our special community guest!)
A Bit More About our Community Guest:
Victoria followed her early interest in art to the University of New Hampshire. While there she explored drawing and printmaking, inspired by organic form. After graduating with a BFA degree, Victoria continued her interest in printmaking working as a fine art edition printer at Solo Press in Manhattan producing lithograph editions for prominent artists.
Inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e woodcut relief prints, Victoria began a series of woodcuts based on the landscape. A surge of interest in the woodcut led to edition printing for many New York and European artists experimenting with the medium.
A continuing interest in the natural world led Victoria to explore more immediate and diverse media such as watercolor, pastel, collage and assemblage. Her studies led her to a masters degree program in Studio Art at The College of New Rochelle. While there she developed her imagery exploring mixed media to create objects reflecting a continuing connection to nature.
After completing her certificate in art education, Victoria has taught students in grades K-8 at many local schools, including Dutchess Day School, Mizzentop School and Dutchess Arts Camp, passing on to them her love and enjoyment of art.