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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2011

Today’s economy has not left Glen Cove untouched. However, signs of life are obvious in downtown Glen Cove. New businesses have opened, our downtown events have taken off with incredible energy, and the downtown looked better than ever this past year.

This effect is the result of the countless hours of time donated by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors, our members and volunteers. Guiding them all is the Downtown B.I.D. staff: our Executive Director, Francine Koehler, and our Executive Assistant Mary Jirsa.

The B.I.D. has continues to serve as an advocate for the business and property owners and residents of downtown Glen Cove. Regular meetings with the Mayor and attendance at City Council, Planning Board and other agency meetings as necessary have resulted in many issues being addressed and resolved.

Several beautification projects took ugly, overlooked areas and landscaped them back into attractive spots. New holiday lighting increased the brightness of downtown during the dark days of winter. The nicer we make downtown look and feel, the more people will want to be here, and to return. Bringing people downtown is key to attracting desirable new businesses and retaining existing business.

Supporting our downtown community through events that make Glen Cove the place to be also makes Glen Cove stand out on the map. Downtown Sounds on Friday nights in the summer has people thronging the streets. Cruise Night has grown exponentially, bringing people downtown on Thursday nights, normally an off night. Several big, new shows and festivals have also helped to make a name for Glen Cove and its downtown.

To close, I would like to thank our many past and present Board Members for their donated countless hours of service. Our members and our volunteers are the backbone of our programs; they get special thanks for their extraordinary efforts. And finally, the assistance provided by the City of Glen Cove and our other partners and sponsors has made our efforts to date a success. On behalf of our grateful downtown community, please accept my thanks.

Alvin Batista, President


Glen Cove Downtown District Management Association, Inc

Officers

Alvin Batista, President
Michael Puntillo, Vice- President
Leonard Gleicher, Treasurer
Jennifer Rehm, Secretary
Charles E. Parisi, Esq.,
Past President

Directors

Maureen Basdavanos
Nicholas DiLeo
Sal Lombardi
Jeanine DiMenna
Brian Mercadante
Mary Cooper
James O'Grady
Andrew Piliero
Terry Sciubba
Roberta Cerasi

Staff

Francine Ferrante Koehler,
Executive Director

 

Mary Jirsa,
Executive Assistant


Cover Photo: Deutsch Photographics

 

In The Press

Patch- Website Lists Glen Cove on 100 Safest Cities list

Courtesy of Glen Cove Patch:

Glen Cove Rated One of Nation's Safest Cities

Website ranks city twelfth safest in U.S.
By Micah Danney
March 19, 2013
Your chances of being the victim of a crime in Glen Cove are less than in most other cities in the country, according to a recent report.

The website NeighborhoodScout released its list of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. for cities with populations of more than 25,000 people. Glen Cove ranked 12, one spot higher than Greenwich, Conn. and one behind Sammamish, Wash.

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Glen Cove Downtown BID

BEAUTIFIES DOWNTOWN WITH FLOWER BASKETS
 

Glen Cove, NY – The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District purchased 83 hanging flower baskets to grace the light poles of the downtown commercial district.

 

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Bethpage Federal Credit Union has taken the title sponsorship of Downtown Sounds 2012.

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Upcoming Events

GLEN COVE SENIOR RECOGNITION DAY IS MAY 10th

The City of Glen Cove will hold its annual Senior Recognition Day on May 10, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Village Square. Everyone is invited to this grand celebration of our senior citizens. Janina Jania will be receiving the Volunteer of the Year award and Carolyn Willson will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement award.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to visit a wide variety of vendors who will be offering informational and educational services as well as accessories for purchase. The Les Stanco Group will be on hand for musical entertainment and the wonderful Golden Voices Chorale will sing timeless tunes.

 

EASTER HAPPENINGS 2014
 City of Glen Cove Annual Easter Egg Hunt NOW April 17th 11 AM 676-3766
Mayor Reginald Spinello would like all Glen Cove’s young egg hunters and their parents to mark their calendar on April 16 for the annual City of Glen Cove egg hunt. The egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. sharp at City Stadium on Morris Avenue. It is open to Glen Cove children, ages 3 to 10 years old. Don’t be late on this very important date because a famous, floppy-eared guest will be present to greet all the children.
This event is for only Glen Cove residents. Rain date is Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. For more information please call the City of Glen Cove Department of Parks and Recreation at 676-3766

Page One Restaurant 90 School St. 676-2800 www.pageonerestaurant.com
Easter Dinner Sunday, April 20, 35.95 per person, children’s menu available $15.95
Spring Asparagus Soup- Choice of Salad-Choice of Entrée (Leg of Lamb, Virginia Ham, Pork Tenderloin, NY Shell Steak, Penne w/Broccoli Rabe & Sausage, Poached Salmon, Filet of Basa, Grilled Chicken Breast- Dessert

Easter Celebration Lunch- Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St, 516-759-9610.
Monday, April 21 12 Noon- Music by ‘The Golden Voices’. Open to all, Cost: $5.15 if under age 60. For those over 60, the suggested donation is $3.00.


 ClayNation Pottery 31 Village Square 671-8788 www.claynationonline.com

Spring Break Mini-Camps: April 14-April 21
$35 per day; 11am-1pm Ages 5 & up; Drop-Off; Includes Project, Pizza, and Drinks
Monday 4/14: "Beach Umbrellas Platter" (Ceramics)
Tuesday 4/15: "Flower Suncatchers" (Glass Fusing)
Wednesday 4/16: "Glass Candle Holders" (Decoupage)
Thursday 4/17: "Pick-A-Plaque" (Mosaics)
Friday 4/18: "Dad's BBQ" (Ceramics)
Monday 4/21: "Spring Nightlights" (Glass Fusing)

Easter Egg-stravaganza!  April 12th, 2-4 PM  674-3007
The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St. www.theregencyatglencove.com

Easter Egg Hunt, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts, Photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera)

 

Glen Cove Cinemas Grand Opening

Ribbon Cutting on April 10th. For showtimes and infornmation , visit their

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