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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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Upcoming Events

SPRING 2015

Accent on the Home 10 Glen St. 674-0726

40% off all Kincaid Solid Wood Furniture through April 30th.

ClayNation Studio 31 Village Square 671-8788

Summer Camp Registration Now Available!  We are excited to announce our Summer Camp 2015 schedule. We have lots of new themes and all new projects. Make sure to sign up early (before May 1st) for big savings!

    Camps run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday with a choice of AM (9-12pm) or PM (1-4pm)
    We welcome campers entering 1st Grade (approx. 6 years old) and older     Please pack your camper with a snack, drink and smock each day
    $200 per week when you register before May 1st; $220 when you register after May 1st.
    $20 sibling discount per week

Schedule and details HERE.

And Don’t Forget: Wine and Design, A night out with friends making art and relaxing! Ages 21+ please BYO wine and snacks 3/26 'Coral Bowl’ Glass Fusing, 4/25 ‘Sips and Stems’ Glass Painting.

Paint and Sip: Every Tuesday Night from 6-10 PM, $6 Studio fee, reservations recommended for parties of 5 or more. Adults only, please BYO beverage and snacks. 

 

North Shore Historical Museum

AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT- RECEPTION RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, MAY 1ST

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Finer, a founding member of the North Shore Historical Museum, and a valued member of the Board.  Out of respect for his family during this difficult time, the Museum Board has postponed the opening reception, scheduled for this Friday evening for previewing this new exhibit, to which Arthur devoted his time and talents, to Friday, May 1st.  However, the Civil War exhibit at the Museum will be available to the public beginning April 18th. 

7 pm - An Exhibit Opening Reception will be hosted at the Museum, 140 Glen St.,
In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the ending of the American CIvil War with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865, this exhibit will focus on the everyday life of the ordinary soldier during the Civil War.

Preview the exhibit at this opening reception with refreshments being served.
General Public $30 - $25 for Museum Members

RSVP to Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org ; phone 516 801 1191.

Wednesday, May 27th, 7 pm
Barry Rivadue presents:
The Amazing World of
19th Century Entertainment:
From the Civil War to 1900
Admission:
General Public $10
Museum Members $5.
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Glen Cove Public Library  676-2130  4 Glen Cove Ave.
Join us for a Movie:
BIRDMAN
119 min. (R) 2014
Sunday, April 26, 2pm
 
Birdman is a dark comedy starring Michael Keaton with Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. Keaton plays a faded Hollywood actor famous for his superhero role struggling to mount a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver story, while also trying to shed his superhero character. Birdman received critical acclaim, and was named one of the best films of 2014.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
123 min. (PG-13) 2014
Tuesday, May 12, 6pm
This is the amazing story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis of ALS at twenty-one years of age. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Tom Prior.