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.”
   
    
 

 

In The Press

Decorating For The Holidays

GLEN COVE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DECORATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday season is now in full swing and the streets of downtown Glen Cove have a seasonal facelift, thanks to the efforts of the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), with help from the City of Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and its Beautification Commission, overseen by Darcy Belyea, director of Parks and Recreation.
 

This year, the Glen Cove Downtown BID bought new holiday banners to line the streets, installed on the lamp posts by DPW and Beautification crews, who also fashioned the lamp posts with bows and garland. Members of these crews included Manny Grella, Vincent Martinez, Ralph Comintino and Damion Stavredes, who also worked hard to decorate the Tree of Light and deliver the Merry Trees bringing the downtown area to life in time for the Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Joe Basile of Basile Electric spent hours stringing lights around the tree and the police booth, transforming it into a Holiday Cottage, which was sponsored by One and Only Dental.
 

“The Glen Cove BID is dedicated to making the Glen Cove Downtown a beautiful and welcoming place to visit,” said Patricia Holman, Executive Director of the Glen Cove Downtown BID. “None of this would be possible without the help of the city’s departments and we truly appreciate all their hard work.”

The Glen Cove Downtown BID is one of the 40 sponsors of the Merry Tree Festival, with its tree artfully decorated outside the Glen Street office. Residents are encouraged to stroll the streets, check out each of the individually decorated Merry Trees and pay a visit to local businesses. If you make a purchase at any of the participating local businesses, you’ll get a stamp on your Holiday Playbook; bring your completed playbook to the BID office by Jan. 14, 2019, for a chance to win $250.

“Glen Cove has a lot to offer and we hope you support local businesses this holiday season,” added Holman.  
 

For further information on the Glen Cove Downtown BID, its events and programs, call (516) 759-6970, email at info@glencovedowntown.org, or visit www.glencovedowntown.org or Facebook page Glen Cove Downtown BID.

Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library

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

Saturday, January 19, 1 p.m.

Film Screening At The Glen Cove Library:
El Salvador Archivos Perdidos del Conflicto
Join Elsa Valle as she offers a film screening of the documentary El Salvador Archivos Perdidos del Conflicto, which provides an examination of the Civil War in El Salvador and its correlation to the Cold War.
 
Third Annual Seed Swap & Seed Library Sign-Up
Saturday, January 19 at 10 a.m.
Meet and greet fellow gardeners and learn more about the Glen Cove Library’s Seed Library. If you have them, bring some of your favorite, Heirloom and Open Pollinated seeds to share!  Please include name, variety, date and location of collection for all seeds you bring. Bringing seeds is encouraged, but not required. (No hybrid, GMO or treated seeds).

What Is It Like to Be a Child of Holocaust Survivors
Tuesday, January 22, 2 p.m.

Dr. William Reszelbach will tell the story of his family history, including his mother and her family being hidden underground and the suffering his father endured in four different concentration camps.  Learn about Kristallnacht, the concentration camps, the survivors who came to America and more.

Movie At The Library: BlacKkKlansman
Tuesday, January 22, 6 p.m.
135 min. (R) 2018

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

Film Screening & Discussion: Dirt
Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m.

Head to the Glen Cove Library and watch DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. This film “brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.” Screen time 80 minutes. An informal discussion will follow. Please register.
 
The Karpenteers in Concert
Sunday, January 27, 2 p.m.

The Karpenteers bring you the best of the biggest pop group of the 70s, The Carpenters.

Get Fit While You Sit: Chair Yoga at the Glen Cove Library
Monday, January 28 at 2 p.m.

Barbara Croen and Leslie Arluck’s class combines gentle stretches, yoga poses, yoga chair dance and meditation to achieve a stronger, more flexible body and a calmer more peaceful mind without getting down on a mat.

Reiki Healing Circle
Wednesday, January 30, 7 p.m.

Susan Armentia will teach you how to integrate the practice of Reiki into your daily routine to enhance your overall health and well-being.  At The Glen Cove Library.

Writers’ Group
Saturday, February 2, 11am
If you are a serious writer, come to the Glen Cove Library and join the Writer’s Group for a lively exchange of ideas.

Brain Fitness Class
Tuesday, February 5, 2 p.m.
Victoria Lanza will teach ways to improve memory skills, build brain strength and learn about positive thinking and nutrition for the brain.

NARCAN Training
Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m.

Heroin and prescription drugs have taken a devastating toll on Long Island. Don’t miss the chance to save a life. Come learn the signs of an opiate overdose and how to reverse an opiate overdose by administering Narcan/Naloxone.  All registrants will get the Narcan overdose rescue kit.  Registration is required.

Free AARP Tax Assistance
Wednesdays, February 6 - April 10
This service is available to all individuals of all ages. Patrons must make an appointment for tax help; please call (516) 676-2130 or stop by the information desk. Please be sure to bring your tax package, a copy of your 2017 tax return and all other information that might be helpful for tax preparation.

Glen Cove Library Bus Trip
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Wednesday, February 27, 10am - 6pm
 
See Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cost of $101 includes center orchestra seats and transportation.  Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show.
Register at the Information desk and make check or money order payable to: The Glen Cove Library Bus Trip Fund. Tickets are non-refundable. You will now be able to choose reserved seating on the bus when you register for trips.  

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


Thursday, Jan. 17
8:30 a.m. Shen Yun @ Lincoln Center Trip
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Centre Club Meeting
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Friday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
11 a.m. Senior Moments Show 88.1 FM
12:45 p.m. Birthday Celebrations w/Betty & The Golden Voices
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. ADP Continentals
2 p.m. VSC Bereavement w/Sherri
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Tuesday, Jan. 22
9:45 a.m. Intergenerational @ Landing School
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Happy Hours Club
1 p.m. Canasta
1 p.m. Bingo
2 p.m. SNAP w/Yesenia
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wedneday, Jan. 23
9 a.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12 p.m. Martin Luther King Day Celebration
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning w/Dale Zurbrick: "Commemorative Stamps" Lecture
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patty

Thursday, Jan. 24
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
11 a.m. Balloon Volleyball
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Falun Dafa Exercise Class
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, Jan. 25
9 a.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran
10 a.m. Health Assessment w/Northwell
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne
10:30 a.m. Bereavement w/Sherri
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:15 p.m. Hernia Prevention Lecture
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Music & Dancing w/Tony Grant
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, Jan. 28
9 a.m.  Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Glass Jewelry Workshop
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-day
1 p.m. Creative Writing w/Loretta, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Jeff Sorg Music Performance

Tuesday, Jan. 29
9:30 a.m. New York Hall of Science Trip
9:45 a.m. Intergenerational @ Landing School
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo
1:30 p.m. Caregiver’s w/Lorraine
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, Jan. 30
9 a.m. Seniorobics with Fran, Crocheting with Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise with YMCA
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Karaoke with Eric
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. VSC Chair Yoga with Patti

Thursday, Jan. 31
10 a.m. Intergenerational Discussion w/Friends Academy
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Movie "Sabah"
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
3 p.m. Dancercise with Carol

 

 

BID Annual Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's annual meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St. starting at 6 p.m.

 

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.”