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

 

Yoga at the Glen Cove Library
Thursdays through April 25, 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $40 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.

 

Friday, April 19
Movie:
Bohemian Rhapsody
A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the1985 Live Aid concert.134 min. (PG) 2018. 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.
Glen Cove Library’s Seed Library Program: Grow Your Own!

Besides giving you the basics on growing successful vegetable starts, we’ll introduce you to varieties of peppers, tomatoes and eggplants that you will not typically find in the big box stores and garden centers.  Materials provided; registration is required.

Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Finding Lost Family: A Genealogy & DNA Journey

Join us at the Glen Cove Public Library as Patricia Kellner tells how she used traditional genealogy and DNA testing to find lost family members, and learn how you can, too.
 

Tuesday, April 30
Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its annual budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote on Tuesday, April 30. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The public will also be asked to vote for one member of the five-member Library Board of Trustees for a five-year term. A hearing on the library budget and a chance to meet the trustee candidates will be held in the History Room on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Foster Parent Information Session

Are you interested in learning more about foster care? Sandra Carvalho, from Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding becoming a foster parent.

Thursday, May 2
Yoga at the Library, 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays through June 27. The cost is $40 for eight 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.

 

Friday, May 3, 2 p.m.
Movie:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
98 min. (PG-13) 2018
In the sequel to the first show, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.

Saturday, May 4
Writers’ Group, 11 a.m.

If you are a serious writer, join the Writers’ Group for a lively exchange of ideas.

Tuesday, May 7
Yoga at the Library, 10 a.m.

Tuesdays through June 25. The cost is $40 for eight 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.

Thursday, May 9
Spring Painting Workshop

Thursdays, May 9, 16 & 23 at 2 p.m.
Talented landscape artist Barbara Lewin will guide you step-by-step in a series of three painting classes.  She’ll teach you how to paint a spring landscape scene with acrylic paint. No painting experience is necessary. The materials fee of $10 (check or money order payable to Barbara Lewin) covers all materials necessary to participate. Please register at the information desk.

 

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

 
Thursday, April 18
10 a.m. Intergenerational Discussion w/Friends Academy
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class- Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
11 a.m. French Class
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Center Club Meeting
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, April 19
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
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. Passover Celebration
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

 

Monday, April 22
9 a.m. Crocheting w/ Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-Day
12 p.m. Easter Celebration
1 p.m. Creative Writing w/Loretta, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Trivia Game Show w/Eric

Tuesday, April 23
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo
1 p.m. Happy Hours Club
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, April 24
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12 p.m. Earth Day Celebration
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. VSC Chair Yoga w/Patti
 
Thursday, April 25
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: "The Old Man and the Gun"
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, April 26
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10 a.m. Health Assessment w/Northwell
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:45 p.m. Birthday Celebrations with Betty and the Golden Voices
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

 

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

 

Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m.
Poetry & Music

Head to the North Shore Historical Museum  for an annual raffle drawing with poetry and music. This is a free event, but donations of canned or nonperishable food items are requested for the Glen Cove Soup Kitchen.

 

BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly board of director's meeting will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 12 p.m. Location TBD. Cost for lunch (optional) is $12. RSVP required.