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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

 February Events at the Glen Cove Public Library

4 Glen Cove Ave. 676-2130
NASSAU COUNTY CLERK
MAUREEN O’CONNELL’S MOBILE OFFICE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 11AM—2PM
Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell brings her new Mobile Office to the Glen Cove Library!  Office representatives will be able to provide certified copies of land records (deeds, mortgages and mortgage satisfactions) and notary services, for a fee.  The Mobile Office will also offer Clerk O’Connell’s Veterans Recognition Program, where office representatives can process veteran discharge papers (DD-214) and provide our Veterans Discount Card, free of charge.  

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS
PERFORMED BY GEMINI JOURNEY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2PM
Gemini Journey is the violin/cello duo consisting of “musical and spiritual twins” Diane Block, violinist, and Terry Batts, cellist, who became friends in the 1980s while both studying at the Manhattan School of Music.  Come and join them at the Glen Cove Library as they evoke the spirit of our American heritage by performing African-American Spiritual songs including “Don’t Let This Harvest Pass” and “I Got a Home in a Dat Rock”.  Learn a bit about the history of the African American Spirituals and how this unique American art form led to the birth of the blues, jazz and other forms of music

THE HOLLOW GROUND,
BY NATALIE S. HARTNETT
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2PM
Librarian Carol Stern will lead a lively discussion of the book, The Hollow Ground - and author Natalie S. Hartnett will make a special visit to discuss her novel and explain what inspired her to write her story.  Inspired by the real-life deadly coal fires in Pennsylvania, this debut novel is about Brigid Howley, whose family must move in with her estranged grandparents as the burning grows.  As the family struggles to survive, Brigid uncovers a horrific secret.  The Hollow Ground is a provocative and suspenseful story that is told with profound feeling.  A question and answer session will follow the discussion and light refreshments will be served.  The Friends of the Library will be selling copies of the book for you to have signed at the conclusion of the event.

WHAT IFS IN HISTORY
PRESENTED BY H & H SCHOLARS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 7PM
Come to the Glen Cove Public Library where St. John’s University Professors Howard Ehrlich and Harvey Sackowitz, collectively known as H & H Scholars, will get you thinking about some of the important ‘what ifs’ in history.  What if Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy were not assassinated?  What if the South had won the Civil War?  What if the American Revolution had failed?  Come join us and enjoy a fascinating discussion on alternate history.

HEALTHY HEART PROGRAM
PRESENTED BY ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 11AM
February is American Heart Month!  Give yourself the love you deserve by coming to the Glen Cove Library and learning what you can do to keep your heart healthy.  Staff from St. Francis Hospital will explain risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure.  Learn how you can control some of the risk factors associated with heart problems and the important preventative measures you can take to encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle

 

 HAPPENINGS AROUND DOWNTOWN
 

North Shore Historical Museum

140 Glen St. 516-801-1191

The current exhibit ‘World War I-The War to End All Wars’ has been extended until January 31st, 2015.

 Page One Restaurant, 90 School St, 676-2800

January Special: 20% off your check! Dine In Only- not valid with any other coupon or offer. Click Here for coupon- must present coupon for discount.

 

 

 

"Wrap It Up" Scholarship Fund Benefit Exhibition EXTENDED to February 8th

The Long Island Academy of Fine Art and the Glen Cove Arts Council are pleased to invite you to the second annual holiday benefit and exhibition, "Wrap It Up"!


LIAFA/ Hersh Fine Art
14A Glen St. Glen Cove

50% of all sales will go to a scholarship fund sponsored by the Glen Cove Arts Council . Scholarships enable underprivileged students to to take art classes and engage in a variety of cultural activities such as dance, opera, and theater.

Most artwork will be modestly priced at $200-$400-$600, but celebrating with us is free!

info@liafa.com 516-590-4324

www.liafa.com www.hershfineart.com