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

Downtown Holiday Festival

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Glen Cove Downtown BID kicks off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Festival, followed by the City of Glen Cove's Tree Lighting. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. when Santa arrives by horse and carriage. Horse and carriage rides will be given around Downtown Glen Cove for all to enjoy from 1 to 3:45 p.m. with musical performances ongoing until the tree lighting at 4:45 p.m.


Events at the Glen Cove Library Fall 2018

Painting Workshop: Winter Wonderland

Thursday, November 15 at 2pm

Talented landscape artist Barbara Lewin will guide you step-by-step in a series of three painting classes. She’ll teach you how to paint a winter landscape scene with acrylic paint. No painting experience is necessary. The materials fee of $10 (payable to: Barbara Lewin) covers all materials necessary to participate. Please register at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.



TUESDAY, November 13, 2 p.m.

Before We Were Yours is a thought-provoking tale about two families, two generations apart… based on a notorious true-life scandal. Please register through the Adult Services tab at or call the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk at (516) 676-2130. Q & A and refreshments will follow the discussion.

Movie: Tully
Wednesday, November 14, 6 p.m.
95 min. (R) 2018
Reap What You Sow!  Seed Cleaning Day
Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.
With the next growing season always on our seed-saving minds, we’ve been collecting seed heads for the last few months.  We’ll be “cleaning” these seeds (removing the chaff and other impurities) to improve their viability for the future.  Bring your own seeds (clearly marked with plant name, variety, location and date of harvest) or help us clean ours.  Please register.

Local Author Visit: Catherine Russo Epstein
Author of The Divine Dining Method
Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m.
Catherine Russo Epstein, author of The Divine Dining Method: 10 Ways Mindful Eating Can Change Your Life, will teach you how to transform your eating through mindfulness to create a happy and healthy relationship with food.  Learn how to incorporate simple principles through easy to understand tips and techniques.  At The Glen Cove Public Library.
‘The Other Frank’ and Friends
Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m.
Join us at The Glen Cove Public Library for a wonderful afternoon of music as Frank Anthony serenades you with the timeless songs of Frank Sinatra.
Book  Discussion: A Confederacy of Dunces
Tuesday, November 20, 2 p.m.
A misanthrope who constantly rebukes society, Ignatius Reilly gets a job at his mother’s urging but ends up leading a workers’ revolt. Librarian Michael Fitzpatrick leads a discussion of John Kennedy Toole’s comic masterpiece.  Copies available at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.

Edith, Marlene, Sophie & Me
Featuring Lois Morton
Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m.
Lois Morton presents this unique show that brings together wonderful songs and stories about these three great ladies, their lives and careers. At The Glen Cove Public Library.

Get Fit While You Sit: Chair Yoga
Monday, November 26 at 2 p.m.
Barbara Croen and Leslie Arluck’s class encourages fitness for those whom physical condition, restricted mobility or age limits their participation in conventional forms of exercise. 

Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine

Tuesday, November 27, 7 p.m.
Jean Paul Aseni, licensed acupuncturist will discuss the benefits of acupuncture, its history and its use as a tool to prevent illness.  Mr. Aseni will also discuss its coverage by medical insurance companies.

Christmas with Comedians
Saturday, December 1, 2 p.m.
Film historian Larry Wolff offers a fun and nostalgic holiday show at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Laugh along as you watch video clips of Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy.  Be prepared to laugh your Christmas stockings off!


BID Board of Directors Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's Board of Directors will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Atria Senior Living, 146 Glen Street, starting at 12 p.m. Cost is $12.