Fun and Games at Downtown Halloween Parade

 

 

Downtown Glen Cove was the hub of activity on Saturday, Nov. 3, as a wide assortment of heroes and villains joined in the festivities for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's yearly Halloween parade, which transformed School and Glen Streets into the trick-or-treat hotspot. Though delayed by a week, many children were eager to continue in the Halloween fun beginning with The Regency Assisted Living’s Spooky Story Hour. At around 1 p.m. the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with Pizza Co. No. 7 and a bat on stilts leading the way. The children then partook in the trick-or-treating ritual by visiting the welcoming merchants.

 


 

Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the two bouncy house castles set up on Bridge Street, while thrilling music was blaring through the DJ’s speakers. The Jack O’ Lantern Hole in One Mini Golf & the Witches Broom Race captured everyone’s attention which resulted in more than 100 prizes won. The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to taste throughout the entire Halloween Parade festivities, had a chance to learn some juggling skills and danced through the streets.

 

This year’s Costume Contest saw a lot of creativity, and after a tough deliberation, the top first place winners included: “LEGO Man” John Mullen Jr., 4; “Robot” Carmine Montesano, 5 and Stephania Martinez, 10, who cleverly dressed as a dinner table. Second place winners included Juliette Castronovo, 4 and “Harry Potter” Nick Andrade, 6. Pirates and vampires took the top prizes for the group costume contest. The Glen Cove BID would like to thank Julie Papas of ClayNation, Matilde Tysz of The Maxx Challenge and Lisa and Julia of PetSmart for their services as judges.
 

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating Contest with six delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Enzo Munes, who cleaned his plate in 60 seconds with no assistance from his helping hands.


 “It always brings such joy to the members of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. to see such happy faces on the children of our community,” said Patricia Holman, executive director of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. “The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, City of Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works and the Glen Cove Fire Department for making our annual Halloween Parade and Festival such a great one. We thank Nick Pedone from Pizza Company 7 for leading the parade and giving all the children fire hats, our great sponsors that continue to reinvest in our community: One & Only Dental, Glen Cove Fitness, ClayNation, Glen Floors, Garcia Muay Thai, Regency Assisted Living at Glen Cove, PetSmart, American Paving and Masonry, The Maxx Challenge, Primerica, Gill Associates Photography, AMC Glen Cove 6, our volunteers that include members from the Girl Scouts, members from Glen Cove High School DECA Club and especially members of the 8th grade class of All Saints Regional, who are always a tremendous help.”
   
    
 

 

Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org

Tuesday, May 21, 2 p.m.
Meet The Author via Skype: Nicole Chung

Come meet the author and discuss her debut memoir, All You Can Ever Know. Nicole Chung challenges the traditional adoption narrative and sheds light on the complicated reality of being a transracial adoptee.  How do you find community in a town where no one looks like you?  What’s it like to embrace your birth culture years into adulthood?  What do you tell your children when they ask about their heritage? 
Refreshments will be served. Register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the information desk at (516) 676-2130.

Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Smarter Social Security

Daniel Mazzola, CFA, CPA, offers a broad overview of the Social Security program as it relates to retirees and their beneficiaries. Learn about special benefits and how married couples can optimize their collective payouts using simple strategies.

Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.
The Ten Secrets of Broadway

Attention Broadway aficionados: Longtime Playbill editor Robert Viagas will mix fun facts about backstage life on Broadway with consumer information on the best ways to see Broadway’s most coveted shows.  Don’t miss this informative and entertaining event.
 

Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m.
Writers Group

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2 p.m.
Brain Fitness Class

Victoria Lanza will teach ways to improve memory skills, build brain strength and learn about positive thinking and nutrition for the brain.

Wednesday, June 5, 7:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bus Trip to Sands Casino Resort In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tickets are $35, which includes transportation and a $30 slot machine voucher. With a choice of nine restaurants, lunch is on your own. There are also over 30 indoor outlet stores. The bus boards at 7:45 a.m. and leaves promptly at 8 a.m. from the library parking lot. All patrons must be at least 21 to enter the casino and must provide photo ID. Register at the library’s information desk.

Friday, June 7, 1:30 p.m.
Movie & Discussion: Green Book

130 min. (PG-13) 2018
During the 1960s, a bouncer, whose nightclub closes for renovations, finds temporary employment as a driver for black pianist Don Shirley going on a tour into the Deep South states. Following the film, stay for the discussion led by Saul Schachter and Carol Stern.

Saturday, June 8, 10:30 a.m.
Glen Cove Library’s Seed Library Program:
Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?  Insect Identification for Gardening Success

Seed librarian Regina Dlugokencky offers an introduction to insect identification and organic control. Gain insight on the importance of scouting for insects, identifying common garden pests and the beneficial insects that could get caught in the crossfire.

Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to noon
Paper Shredding Event

Protecting yourself from identity theft and keeping your information private via shredding not only gives peace of mind, it also helps you to get rid of unnecessary paperwork in a safe and environmentally friendly way. A Shred Away will be in our parking lot to safely shred your documents.  They accept all paper (staples and paper clips don’t need to be removed) and CDs. Please note they will not accept plastic, cardboard, carbon paper, books, newspapers or magazines. Limit of 3 bags/boxes per person.

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

 

Tuesday, May 21
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing with Chuck
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
11 a.m. "Minute to Win It" Gameshow
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo, Shirt Painting Workshop w/ Lucy
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, May 22
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12:15 p.m. Piano Performance by John Clancy
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
1:30 p.m. Trivia Gameshow w/Eric
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patti
 
Thursday, May 23
9:30 a.m. "Newsies" at Westchester Theater Trip
10 a.m. Project Beacon
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
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, May 24
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Current Events, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m.  Golden Voices Rehearsal
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Tuesday, May 28
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing with Chuck
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
12:15 p.m. "Sleep Better and Wake Refreshed" Lecture
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo, Happy Hour Club Luncheon (off site)
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, May 29
8:45 a.m.Brooklyn Museum & Botanic Gardens Trip
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. VSC Chair Yoga w/Patty

Thursday, May 30
9:45 a.m. Walking Club at Morgan Park
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. Movie: "Maudie"
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol


Friday, May 31

9 a.m. Seniorobics w/ Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Health Assessment
10:30 a.m. Current Events, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
1:15 p.m. Talent Show
1:30 p.m. ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer
 

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

 

Current Exhibit:
Treasures from Glen Cove's Mansions

Visit the North Shore Historical Museum from now through May 29th to see some of the treasured items from local mansions.

 

BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly board of directors meeting will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 12 p.m. Location TBD. Cost for lunch (optional) is $12. RSVP required.