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.”
   
    
 


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Upcoming Events

Halloween Parade and Festival Saturday October 26th, 2019

The Streets of Downtown Glen Cove were filled with assortments of heroes and villains on Saturday, October 26th for the Annual Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Halloween Parade and Festival.  As the clock struck 1:00pm the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with a scary vintage Mercedes, a witch on stilts, Maleficent and Glen Cove’s Mayor Tenke leading the way.

Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the 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 100’s of prizes being won.  The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to enjoy throughout the entire Halloween Parade and 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:  “Minions” Paul Jr. & Victoria Megarian, “Transformer” Declan Sullivan, “The Joker” Logan Blackborn, “A Ship” Logan Blum, “Scary Clown” Joshua Kunzel. Second Place winners included: “Jasmine” Aviva Waller, “Dorothy” Annabelle Salecchia, “Maleficent” Kerissa Salvador, “Zombie” Liam Acosta Cobb and Jack McCormack as a Scary Skelton. The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank Lauren from Petsmart, Matilde from the Max Challenge, Emma and Miranda from The Avalon and Jacki, Ava and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group for their services as Judges.

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating contest with seven delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Aurora Seery who cleaned her plate in 60 seconds with assistance from her hands.

“ It is 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 Mayor Tenke, The City Council, Auxiliary Police, Department of Public Works, the Fire Department, EMS, Ava, Jackie, Samantha and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group, Our friend’s Spiro and Ally for lending and driving the car in the parade and most importantly our sponsors: American Paving and Masonry , The Max Challenge, Petsmart, The Avalon, Primerica,  Glen Floors , The Regency and AMC Glen Cove 6

 

 

 

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org
  Glen Cove Library’s Family Bus Trip
‘Twas the Night Before…By Cirque du Soleil
At Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater
Friday, December 27, 2019, 9:30am -6:30pm
 
The cost of $83 includes transportation and tickets to the show.  Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show.  Register at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.  Tickets are non-refundable.
 

Events at the Senior Center
Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen Street
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Telephone: (516) 759-9610
Candlelight Dinner at the Glen Cove Senior Center

Everyone is welcome! Please join us for an evening of dancing, fun and fellowship! Raffle & Door Prizes. Transportation is available. Tickets can be purchased at the Glen Cove Senior Center.
Please call (516) 759-9610 for more information.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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

  Thursday, November 14th - 7 pm
YA/Children's Book Author Roundtable
Meet 4 local North Shore authors and hear about their experiences writing and publishing Children's and Young Adult literature who will participate in a moderated discussion touching upon various aspects of the creative process. Panelists are Natalie Bober Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, Kevin Horton Cee Jay and Bugsy, Lisa Mullarkey The Witch's Portraits and Todd Strasser Fallout.

North Shore Historical Museum
at the Marguerite & Joseph Suozzi Building
140 Glen Street * Glen Cove * New York
516-801-1191