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 residents, 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.

WHAT WE DO

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.

EVENTS

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.

STREET BEAUTIFICATION

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.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

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
Lou-Ann Thompson
Vice President
Glen Floors
30 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-3737
James O'Grady
Secretary
Archangels, Inc.
126 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 609-ARCH

Patricia Holman
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
info@glencovedowntown.org

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

Leonard Gleicher
Treasurer
LMG Management
189 Forest Ave. Suite B.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 621-9200
Fred Guarino
Tiki Recording Studios
30 Glen St. #4
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-4300
Sandra Clarson
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789
Mary Cooper
Resident
John Zozzaro
The Downtown Cafe
4 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-2233
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
58 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 277-2600

                           

 

Melanie Eitel
RXR Realty
625 Uniondale Ave.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 945-3739 ext. 20

 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events
Mary Cooper
Glenn Paganetti

 

 

Economic Development
Lisa Dutra
Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Capital Improvements
James O'Grady
Joe LaPadula
John Zozzaro
Regina Krawzick

Marketing
Alvin Batista
Maureen Basdavanos
Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola
Glenn Paganetti

 Mayor

Timothy Tenke
Mayor
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

Donna McNaughton

 

 

Upcoming Events

Halloween Parade and Festival Saturday October 26th, 2019

The Streets of Downtown Glen Cove were filled with assortments of heroes and villains on Saturday, October 26th for the Annual Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Halloween Parade and Festival.  As the clock struck 1:00pm the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with a scary vintage Mercedes, a witch on stilts, Maleficent and Glen Cove’s Mayor Tenke leading the way.

Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the 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 100’s of prizes being won.  The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to enjoy throughout the entire Halloween Parade and 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:  “Minions” Paul Jr. & Victoria Megarian, “Transformer” Declan Sullivan, “The Joker” Logan Blackborn, “A Ship” Logan Blum, “Scary Clown” Joshua Kunzel. Second Place winners included: “Jasmine” Aviva Waller, “Dorothy” Annabelle Salecchia, “Maleficent” Kerissa Salvador, “Zombie” Liam Acosta Cobb and Jack McCormack as a Scary Skelton. The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank Lauren from Petsmart, Matilde from the Max Challenge, Emma and Miranda from The Avalon and Jacki, Ava and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group for their services as Judges.

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating contest with seven delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Aurora Seery who cleaned her plate in 60 seconds with assistance from her hands.

“ It is 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 Mayor Tenke, The City Council, Auxiliary Police, Department of Public Works, the Fire Department, EMS, Ava, Jackie, Samantha and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group, Our friend’s Spiro and Ally for lending and driving the car in the parade and most importantly our sponsors: American Paving and Masonry , The Max Challenge, Petsmart, The Avalon, Primerica,  Glen Floors , The Regency and AMC Glen Cove 6

 

 

 

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org
  Glen Cove Library’s Family Bus Trip
‘Twas the Night Before…By Cirque du Soleil
At Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater
Friday, December 27, 2019, 9:30am -6:30pm
 
The cost of $83 includes transportation and tickets to the show.  Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show.  Register at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.  Tickets are non-refundable.
 

Events at the Senior Center
Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen Street
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Telephone: (516) 759-9610
Tony Orlando At NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Tony Orlando can move and excite an audience like no other entertainer! With five number one hits, millions of records sold, a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway, Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business. One of America’s most endearing and enduring stars; he brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies audiences everywhere. He has performed for American troops here and overseas and his dedication and commitment to the military has spanned over four decades.
  Trip Includes: Admission to Tony Orlando Show, Lunch at Verdi’s of Westbury, Charter Bus, water, box dinner, and All Tips & Fees.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


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

  Thursday, November 14th - 7 pm
YA/Children's Book Author Roundtable
Meet 4 local North Shore authors and hear about their experiences writing and publishing Children's and Young Adult literature who will participate in a moderated discussion touching upon various aspects of the creative process. Panelists are Natalie Bober Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, Kevin Horton Cee Jay and Bugsy, Lisa Mullarkey The Witch's Portraits and Todd Strasser Fallout.

North Shore Historical Museum
at the Marguerite & Joseph Suozzi Building
140 Glen Street * Glen Cove * New York
516-801-1191