Annual Reports

Download 2011 Annual BID Report

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

Downtown Sounds Featured in L.I.Pulse Magazine, Others

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS 2015 FEATURED IN LOCAL MEDIA

Downtown Sounds 2015 has been getting favorable attention in the press lately, with feature articles in Long Island Pulse Magazine:

Music Fills Downtown Glen Cove This Summer:


http://lipulse.com/2015/06/30/music-fills-downtown-glen-cove-this-summer/

And 25A Magazine:

Glen Cove Village Square Downtown Sounds: It's All About the Music


 

 
Downtown Sounds Featured on News 12

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS ON "NEIGHBORHOOD JOURNAL"

Neighborhood Journal is a unique news program produced by Optimum Community that highlights the exciting things happening in our local communities.

On July 10th,Neighborhood Journal covered the Downtown Sounds series and that night's appearance of The Glimmer Twins in a segment:
Click here to view the video.

 
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

SUMMARY OF LIASB EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2015 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:30AM-10AM Adelphi University Conference Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, LIASB Autumn Roundtable Event
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 From 6:00 to 8:00PM The New Entrepreneur Group Meeting by Invitation Only. If you qualify and wish to attend, go to http://liasb.com/membership/young-entrepreneurs-group/ to learn more and for contact information. Murray Kleiner  Tel: 516-822-1381   
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:30AM -10AM Adelphi University Conference Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge. LIASB Branding for Small Business
Guerrilla Marketing that works!  
Presented by Ken Greenberg, Founder of Austin & Williams, the leading advertising and Marketing consultancy headquartered on Long Island
 
Register at http://liasb.com/events
 
LIASB'S FALL ROUNDTABLE
September 9, 2015 7:30 AM-10:00 AM
Adelphi University 55 Kennedy Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788
Seating is limited; register at http://liasb.com/events
Members always free;non-members $25 online, $30 on site

September 16th: Monthly Meeting of the New Entrepreneurs Group
Go to liasb.com/membership/young-entrepreneurs-group
for qualifying details and contact information

 

MOVIE AFTERNOON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2015
 3:00 pm
Movie:  Harold and Maude
Cost: $5.00 Includes movie and refreshments  
ADVANCE PURCHASE REQUIRED, LIMITED SEATING  
ALL ARE WELCOME

Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-759-9610
All proceeds to benefit the
Glen Cove High School Chorale’s trip to the Vatican

 

MY FATHER'S PLACE PRODUCTIONS- UPCOMING CONCERTS Fall 2015

PURCHASE TICKETS AT: www.myfathersplace.com
      SUN. Oct. 4, 2015  The Note Lounge at Page One Restaurant - 90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800
JIM DAWSON - ROY BOOK BINDER
Tickets $35
Please print out your email receipt and bring it with you to the show
Jim Dawson is truly a "Friend of My Father's Place" who has performed for us over the years right from the begining of the original club. Today, Jim is performing regularly in the NYC area. He just finished a new CD called "Little Off the Road Motel". He is one of those rare songwriters that can successfully interpret our feelings as we continue to grow and grow older. His new songs are wonderful with the usual great melodies and perceptive lyrics.


      FRI. Oct. 16, 2015  The Note Lounge at Page One Restaurant - 90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800
LAURA NYRO birthday tribute - back by demand;
Christine and Elliot Spero play Laura in a super concert ..    CHRISTINE SPERO GROUP PERFORMS MUSIC OF LAURA NYRO TICKETS $35
“Laura’s music is in fine hands with Christine Spero who is a terrific musician. She can play and sing Laura’s songs like few others. She knows this music inside out, and rises to the challenge on each song singing with expressiveness and power. At times her voice sounds like she could be Laura’s twin sister! It's such challenging music to sing, and she does it so beautifully. I don't think I've ever heard anyone who's voice naturally sounds as much like Laura's as Christine's does (although it is certainly distinguished in it's own way). I also thoroughly enjoyed Christine's original song, "Laura and John". The arrangements are true to Laura’s originals but with some sweet creative touches as well. The band members are all pros and Christine can really play that piano! Laura’s fans should really enjoy this recording. Christine is a very talented woman, and I'm so glad she did such a beautiful job with my sister's music." Jan Nigro - Brother of Laura Nyro -
See more HERE