Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA

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Water Tiger School has facilitated programs at many Suffolk County Libraries, gated communities, martial arts studios, and, through Water Tiger Services, businesses and professional organizations. Please call or email to discuss the possibilities.

  * Notice: Fees vary from location to location and are not determined nor collected by Water Tiger School. Water Tiger School is an independent contractor at these locations and serves as a facilitator only and, unless required by contract, is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for the administrative functions of any public program. These functions may include, but are not limited to, registration, fee amount, fee collection, scheduling, marketing and advertising, weather cancelations, and room environment (accessibility, temperature, light, cleanliness, etc.). Some public class venues have restrictions regarding participation; for example, district residency requirements.

Public Classes

Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road

Holbrook NY (USA)



Mondays; June 12 - July 31, 2017

(Ongoing, renews every eight weeks)

10:00 - 11:30 AM

24-Posture Form Studio-style

(Taught by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.)


West Babylon Public Library

211 Route 109

West Babylon, New York (USA)



Tuesdays; July 11 - 25, 2017

   (Ongoing, renews monthly)

10:15 - 11:15 AM

24-Posture Form Studio-style

(Taught by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.)


Central Islip Public Library

33 Hawthorne Avenue

Central Islip, New York (USA)



Thursdays; July 6 - 27, 2017

10:30 AM - Noon

Introduction to T’ai Chi: T’ai Chi Walking

(Taught by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.)


Islip Public Library

71 Monell Avenue

Islip, New York (USA)



Fridays; July 21- August  11, 2017

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Introduction to T’ai Chi: T’ai Chi Walking

(Taught by Laoshi Laurince McElroy.)

T’ai Chi in the Park

Saturdays, August 5 - 26

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Shorefront Park, Patchogue (USA)

Sailing into a Yin Yang horizon. Art by David Chen.

T’ai Chi in the Park returns again to Shorefront Park in Patchogue. As noted above, the gatherings will run on consecutive Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Arrive when you can and leave when you must. Practitioners from all styles of T’ai Chi, as well as from all levels of study, are invited for mornings full of practice and conversation. Since 2001, we have brought together well over 1,000 Long Island residents to meet, practice, and learn with one another. Eighteen different instructors and practitioners from across Suffolk County have led the various workshops and exercise sessions. Please feel free to come teach, learn, chat, ask questions, or just watch.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 25, 2016): Laoshi Joel Valerio (facing) takes the front for the morning to lead the group into the Water Tiger exercise “T’ai Chi Flying”.

This is a free event, sponsored by the Village of Patchogue Department of Parks and Recreation and Water Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

Shorefront Park is at Rider Avenue and Smith Street in Patchogue. We will open each morning near the Shorefront Park band shell.


These are informal gatherings only, no classes are being offered. Learning opportunities are always available. Weekly meetings will depend upon fair weather and no rain dates will be scheduled.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 27, 2015): Laoshi Laurince McElroy (R) leads the morning's players in an introduction Ward-Off as part of Water Tiger's "Ball Variations" exercise.