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


Free AARP Tax Assistance
Wednesdays through 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.
 
Yoga at the Glen Cove Library
Thursdays through April 25, 5:30 p.m.

 
The cost is $40  and is payable at the time of registration.  Please register in person at the Information desk and make check/money order payable to: Rebecca Scaramucci.  Bring your own mat and water.


Tuesday, March 12, 2pm
Carol Burnett: America’s Funny Lady

Marc Courtade will be at the Glen Cove Public Library discuss the life and career of one of the most beloved comediennes in television history - Carol Burnett. Learn how her remarkable humor has helped her though a life marred by tragedy. Be prepared to laugh.

Crazy Rich Asians
Friday, March 15, 2pm

120 min. (PG) 2018
When an American-born Chinese woman attends a wedding in Singapore with her boyfriend, she discovers that his family is very wealthy and other women in his social class are trying to date him.

Saturday, March 16, 10am
Glen Cove Library’s Seed Library Now Sowing:
Potatoes, Peas and Greens Galore

Sowing seeds in March? You bet! Learn about what seeds to sow now to get a jump start on your spring and early summer vegetable garden. Weather permitting, we’ll go out to the Demonstration Garden and do some hands-on planting. Please register.

Tuesday, March 19
Meet The Author
Rachel Lyon, author of Self-Portrait with Boy, will be at the Glen Cove Public Library at 2 p.m.

Self-Portrait with Boy is set in Brooklyn in the early 1990s and tells the story of a young photographer who unintentionally captures a tragedy during a self-portrait. The choice of what to do with this devastating image haunts her as she is forced to confront the limits of her own ambition. 
 
A book signing (copies will be available for purchase), Q & A and refreshments will follow the discussion.  Please register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the information desk at (516) 676-2130.

Sunday, March 24
An Afternoon of Irish Music

The GRiD, featuring Tom Donovan and Paul Henry offer an afternoon of Irish/Celtic songs and ballads at the Glen Cove Public Library, 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 30
Flowers and Vegetables For The Early Spring Garden

Horticulturist Paul Levine (Paul the Plant Man) will be at The Glen Cove Public Library to teach you about the flowers and vegetables that are best for the early spring garden. Paul will also raffle off plants at the end of his program. 11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 30
Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The Glen Cove Public Library will present its annual budget to the citizens of Glen Cove for a vote on Tuesday, April 30. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The public will also be asked to vote for one member of the five-member Library Board of Trustees for a five-year term. A hearing on the library budget and a chance to meet the trustee candidates will be held in the History Room on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

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


Tuesday, March 12
9:45 a.m. Indoor Pickleball at The Boys & Girls Club
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP Taxes
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo, Happy Hours Club
2 p.m. SNAP (Food Stamps) w/Yesenia
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, March 13
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12:30 p.m. "Damn Yankees" Broad Hollow Theatre Trip
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates, Cooking Demonstration with The Regency
2 p.m. Chair Yoga with Patty

Thursday, March 14
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 with Eric, French Class
1 p.m. Canasta
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Falun Dafa, Dagger Dog Vinci Workshop
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, March 15
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing with Chuck
10:30 a.m. Current Events with Yvonne, Exercise with YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:45 p.m. Birthday Celebrations w/Betty & The Golden Voices
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Trivia Gameshow w/Eric, Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, March 18
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Haircuts w/Rose
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-day
12 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
1 p.m. Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club
1 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping

Tuesday, March 19
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AARP Taxes
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
11 a.m. Minute To Win It Competition
1 p.m. Canasta, Bingo
1 p.m. Movie: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, March 20
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning Music Series: "Frank Sinatra: Tone of Color" Lecture, Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patty

Thursday, March 21
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
5 to 8 p.m. Age of Love Screening

Friday, March 22
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
9:45 a.m. Museum of The City of New York Trip
10 a.m. Health Assessment
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Bereavement w/Sherri VCS, 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
 

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

Wednesday, March 13

Long Island Women's History

Antonia Petrash will present a history of women on Long Island on Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Admission: $10, or $5 for members.

Sunday, March 24
Lecture on Marjorie Merriweather Post: Feminist

Celebrated Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was well documented for her glamorous lifestyle.  However, Post was an astute business woman and generous humanitarian. Historian Kenneth G. Mensing uses Post family private photos and archives to reveal a pioneering woman. Refreshments served. $10. At North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen St., 2 p.m.

 

BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 12 p.m. at La Famiglia. Cost for lunch (optional) is $12. RSVP required.