About Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D.

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District is the heart of Glen Cove. Strategically located adjacent to Glen Cove’s waterfront, encompasses Part of State Route 107/Glen Cove Road, Pulaski Street, Glen Cove Avenue, Brewster Street, School Street, Glen Street, and Bridge Street.

All downtown parking is FREE! In addition to on-street parking, we offer two multi-level municipal parking garages and three municipal lots.

Our downtown is just four tenths of a mile from the Long Island Railroad. http://mta.info/lirr/

The downtown is serviced by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus. http://www.nicebus.com/

What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a specific geographic area, established under the guidelines of New York State law, which enables local property owners and businesses within the area to finance supplemental services and programs beyond those the local government provides.

The BID is run by a board of directors comprised of those property owners, businesses and resident, who determine the BID budget and the budget priorities. The BID budget is based on a special assessment which is paid by the property owners in the BID area.


In addition to being an advocate for the downtown businesses and property owners, the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District has designed a variety of projects, services and events that benefit all within the designated district. The businesses that actively participate benefit the most, and we encourage every BID member to get involved.


The Downtown BID produces the Downtown Sounds free concert series every July and August. Friday nights in July and August the downtown is alive with music, people, good food and great times. All businesses located within the Business Improvement District are entitled to add to the “goody” bags handed out to the audience at each concert. It’s a free way to get your business name out to the large crowds gathering downtown weekly.

Each year, the Downtown BID holds a Halloween Costume Parade. Children and their parents fill the streets in colorful costume. Following the parade, they trick-or-treat from store to store. More fun is taking place in Village Square, where there are pie-eating contests, costume contests, games, music, bouncy houses and more.

We hold an annual Holiday Festival, followed by the City of Glen Cove's community tree lighting, on the first Saturday of December to kick off the holiday shopping season. Horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate and candy canes, and visits with Santa are just a few of the activities taking place throughout the day.

The Downtown BID works along with other organizations that bring events to the downtown.


The Downtown BID maintains the landscaping in the public walkways to the municipal lots and garages. Public spaces throughout the downtown are also planted, mulched and maintained throughout the year. Every spring, the BID purchases flower baskets for the downtown light poles. In the fall, cornstalks and bows are purchased for the light poles. In the winter, the BID has holiday decorations throughout the downtown. The BID also purchases light pole banners and street furniture.


The Downtown BID acts as a clearinghouse for the downtown. The BID maintains a listing of available downtown properties, a member directory and a directory of assistance for small businesses.

The Glen Cove Downtown BID maintains this website as a resource for its members. Each downtown business has the option to have its own (free) page that they can edit themselves – almost a mini website. The Downtown BID is on Facebook to alert friends of timely items.

The BID works with the City of Glen Cove as a partner to keep our members informed, to alert them to programs offered by the City that may benefit them, such as the Façade and Sign grant programs.

The BID holds informative seminars of interest to business owners. Past seminars have included “Window Dressing,” “Emergency Management for the Small Business,” “Guerilla Marketing” and “Morning Coffee Networking” to name just a few.

Marketing Glen Cove is one of the BID’s priorities. We periodically hold “Downtown Open Houses” to invite potential investors to see what Glen Cove has to offer. We also periodically place BID-sponsored advertising.

Glen Cove Downtown BID Board of Directors



Alvin Batista              President
Planet Fitness
44 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 656-0515

Marlene Flores                Vice President

Marle's Cafe
8 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-5010

James O'Grady
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Patricia Holman
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District

Maureen Basdavanos
Deputy Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004

Leonard Gleicher

LMG Management

189 Forest Ave.  Suite B
Glen Cove, NY 11542 
(516) 621-9200

Jill Nossa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District

Sandra Clarson
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789

Mary Cooper

John Zozzaro
The Downtown Cafe
4 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-CAFE (2233)

Joe LaPadula  

JH Coles House
149 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-7985


Ann S. Fangmann
Glen Cove CDA
City Hall, 9 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-1625

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola   DFS Communications           126 Glen St.                         Glen Cove NY 11542              (516) 801-8140            

Charles E. Parisi

Charles Parisi, PC
58 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542


Melanie Eitel
RXR Realty               625 Uniondale Ave.   Uniondale, NY 11556 (516) 945-3739 ext. 20



Lou-Ann Thompson

Glen Floors

30 Glen St.            Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 671-3737



 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events

Mary Cooper
Glenn Paganetti



Economic Development

Lisa Dutra

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Joe LaPadula

John Zozzaro

Alvin Batista

Maureen Basdavanos

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Glenn Paganetti


Timothy Tenke
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004
Maureen Basdavanos                 
Deputy Mayor

City Council Members

Joseph Capobianco
Nicholas DiLeo Jr.

Marsha Silverman

Pamela Panzenbeck
Kevin Maccarone

Michael Zangari



Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org

Free AARP Tax Assistance
Wednesdays through April 10
This service is available to all individuals of all ages. Patrons must make an appointment for tax help; please call (516) 676-2130 or stop by the information desk. Please be sure to bring your tax package, a copy of your 2017 tax return and all other information that might be helpful for tax preparation.

The History of the Amos and Andy Show
Friday, February 22, 2pm

Sal St. George will discuss the Amos and Andy Show, one of the most successful, yet controversial, programs ever to hit the airwaves. Learn about the two men who created and originally portrayed the characters, the racial stereotyping of the main characters as well as the demise of the program.

Glen Cove Library’s Third Annual Seed Packaging Party
Saturday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Thanks to the generosity of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Community Seed Resource Program, Island Harvest, Seedsavers Exchange, Seedsower Farm, Sow True Seeds and donations from our Seed Library members, we have many seeds to repackage for the Seed Library. Feel free to drop in for an hour or so to lend a hand and make new connections.

Glen Cove Library Bus Trip
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Wednesday, February 27, 10am - 6pm
See Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cost of $101 includes center orchestra seats and transportation. Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2 p.m. show.
Register at the Information desk and make check or money order payable to: The Glen Cove Library Bus Trip Fund. Tickets are non-refundable. You will now be able to choose reserved seating on the bus when you register for trips.  

First Friday Flicks at the Glen Cove Library:
A Simple Favor
Friday, March 1, 2 p.m.
100 min. (R) 2018

A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

Writers’ Group at The Glen Cove Public Library
Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.
If you are a serious writer, come join the Writers’ Group for a lively exchange of ideas.

Tuesday, March  5, 2 p.m.
Brain Fitness Class at the Glen Cove Library

Victoria Lanza will teach ways to improve memory skills, build brain strength and learn about positive thinking and nutrition for the brain. 

Yoga at the Glen Cove Library - Two Sessions
Tuesdays, March 5 - April 23 10 a.m. or
Thursdays, March 7 - April 25, 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $40 for either of these sessions and is payable at the time of registration.  Please register in person at the Information desk and make check/money order payable to: Rebecca Scaramucci.  Bring your own mat and water.
Glen Cove Public Library’s Career Workshop:
From Resume to Job Interview
Tuesdays beginning March 5, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The library is offering a free 8-week workshop for Glen Cove residents. Topics to be covered include: computer basics, email, resumes and cover letters, job searching and online applications, interview skills and more.  Please register as space is limited.

Events at the Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen St., Glen Cove
(516) 759-9610 www.glencoveseniorcenter.com

Thursday, Feb. 21
9:45 a.m.  Indoor Pickleball at The Boys & Girls Club
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Canasta, Bridge
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Center Club Meeting
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, Feb. 22
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Health Assessment w/Northwell
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Bereavement w/Sherri, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:15 p.m. Veteran Affairs Lecture
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
2 p.m. VSC Bereavement w/Sherri
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, Feb. 25
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri M, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Glass Jewelry Workshop
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-day
12:15 p.m. "Restoring Your Mobility" Lecture
1 p.m. Creative Writing w/ Loretta C., Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Jeff Sorg Music Performance

Tuesday, Feb. 26
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP Taxes by appointment
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Happy Hours Club
1p.m. Canasta, Bingo
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, Feb. 27
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12 p.m. Black History Month Celebration
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
1:30 p.m. Trivia Gameshow w/Eric
2 p.m. VSC, Chair Yoga w/Patti

Thursday, Feb. 28
10 a.m. Intergenerational Discussion w/FA
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Movie: "A Star Is Born"
1 p.m. Canasta, Bridge
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Falun Dafa Exercise Class
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol
4:30 to 7 p.m. Senior Prom w/Friends Academy

Events At The North Shore Historical Museum 140 Glen St., Glen Cove www.northshorehistoricalmuseum.org

Harlem Hellfighters: African American Heroes of WWI

In World War I, the African American U.S. Army 369th Infantry Regiment faced terrible bigotry from both within and without the military but displayed remarkable bravery on the battlefield. In addition, the leader of the regiment's band became an internationally known figure, bringing a new American musical form called "jazz" to enthusiastic European audiences. Come hear the amazing story of these "Harlem Hellfighters," more than 40 of whom came from the Glen Cove area.
$10 (museum members and students $5)

Long Island Women's History

Antonia Petrash will present a history of women on Long Island on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission: $10, or $5 for members.


BID Annual Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's annual meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St. starting at 6 p.m.


Fun and Games at Downtown Halloween Parade



Downtown Glen Cove was the hub of activity on Saturday, Nov. 3, as a wide assortment of heroes and villains joined in the festivities for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's yearly Halloween parade, which transformed School and Glen Streets into the trick-or-treat hotspot. Though delayed by a week, many children were eager to continue in the Halloween fun beginning with The Regency Assisted Living’s Spooky Story Hour. At around 1 p.m. the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with Pizza Co. No. 7 and a bat on stilts leading the way. The children then partook in the trick-or-treating ritual by visiting the welcoming merchants.



Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the two bouncy house castles set up on Bridge Street, while thrilling music was blaring through the DJ’s speakers. The Jack O’ Lantern Hole in One Mini Golf & the Witches Broom Race captured everyone’s attention which resulted in more than 100 prizes won. The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to taste throughout the entire Halloween Parade festivities, had a chance to learn some juggling skills and danced through the streets.


This year’s Costume Contest saw a lot of creativity, and after a tough deliberation, the top first place winners included: “LEGO Man” John Mullen Jr., 4; “Robot” Carmine Montesano, 5 and Stephania Martinez, 10, who cleverly dressed as a dinner table. Second place winners included Juliette Castronovo, 4 and “Harry Potter” Nick Andrade, 6. Pirates and vampires took the top prizes for the group costume contest. The Glen Cove BID would like to thank Julie Papas of ClayNation, Matilde Tysz of The Maxx Challenge and Lisa and Julia of PetSmart for their services as judges.

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating Contest with six delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Enzo Munes, who cleaned his plate in 60 seconds with no assistance from his helping hands.

 “It always brings such joy to the members of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. to see such happy faces on the children of our community,” said Patricia Holman, executive director of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. “The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, City of Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works and the Glen Cove Fire Department for making our annual Halloween Parade and Festival such a great one. We thank Nick Pedone from Pizza Company 7 for leading the parade and giving all the children fire hats, our great sponsors that continue to reinvest in our community: One & Only Dental, Glen Cove Fitness, ClayNation, Glen Floors, Garcia Muay Thai, Regency Assisted Living at Glen Cove, PetSmart, American Paving and Masonry, The Maxx Challenge, Primerica, Gill Associates Photography, AMC Glen Cove 6, our volunteers that include members from the Girl Scouts, members from Glen Cove High School DECA Club and especially members of the 8th grade class of All Saints Regional, who are always a tremendous help.”