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

Events at the Glen Cove Library

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

Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.
How to Start a Small Business

Giovana Bracchi of La Fuerza Unida will be at The Glen Cove Public Library to go through the steps you need to consider when starting a small business. Topics to be covered include the different types of legal structures, developing a business plan, financial risks and how to be better prepared.

Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AARP Smart Driver Course

The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members (payable by check or money order to AARP).  Pre-register in person at the Information desk.

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.
Glen Cove Library’s Seed Library Program:
Small Space Gardening: Vertical and Container Solutions for Your Small Plot

No space? No problem! Using either vertical or container methods, you can squeeze a bit of gardening into your small space. Learn the benefits of vertical gardening and what can and cannot be successfully grown in containers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Meet the Author via Skype 

Meet author Vanessa Hua and discuss her powerful debut novel, A River of Stars. It is a story about modern-day motherhood, immigration and identity. A pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Refreshments will be served. Please register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the Information desk at (516) 676-2130.

Tuesday, June 18, 6 p.m.
Movie:
A Star is Born
135 min. (R) 2018
A musician helps a rising singer find fame as his own career begins a downward spiral.


Monday, June 24, 2 p.m.
Get Fit While You Sit
 
Barbara Croen and Leslie Arluck’s chair yoga class combines gentle stretches, yoga poses, yoga chair dance and meditation to achieve a stronger, more flexible body and a calmer, more peaceful mind.

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

 

Thursday, June 13
9 a.m. Coney Island Museum & Aquarium Trip
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
11 a.m. French Class (Last class of the season)
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, June 14
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Health Assessment w/Northwell
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Senior Moments Show 88.1 FM, Golden Voices Rehearsal
12 p.m. Father’s Day & Flag Day Celebration
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer
 
Monday, June 17
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-Day
12:15 p.m. "Around The World In Song" w/Lois Morton
1 p.m. Creative Writing w/Loretta, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
 
Tuesday, June 18
8:45 a.m. Uptown NYC Tour Trip
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo

Wednesday, June 19
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12:15 to 1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. "Music Exploration: Folk Music" w/The Sunshine Music Duo, Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patti
 
Thursday, June 20
9:45 a.m. Pickleball Club at Stanco Park
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Center Club Luncheon (off-site)
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, June 21
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:45 p.m. Birthday Celebrations w/Betty & The Golden Voices
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

 

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

Garden Party Fundraiser
North Shore Historical Museum is holding a fundraiser at Highwood, on Sunday, June 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Highwood, a Gold Coast estate, was built in 1931 in Oyster Bay Cove for financier Edwin Gould, son of railroad tycoon Jay Gould, with landscape design by Innocenti & Webel. The evening includes a tour of the secret garden by landscape designer Mary MacDonald and cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music. Tickets are $100 per person if purchased before June 15; thereafter tickets will be $125 per person until ticket sales close on June 22. No tickets will be sold at the door; location will be disclosed via email upon ticket purchase. Call 516-801-1191 to purchase tickets. The fundraiser will be held rain or shine.
 

 

BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly board of directors meeting will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12 p.m. Location: TBD. Cost for lunch (optional) is $12. RSVP required.