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, July 16, 2 p.m.
Meet The Author: Cherise Wolas - Author of
The Family Tabor
The Family Tabor, the new novel from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, is a fascinating story about family, faith and loyalty.  Please register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the Information desk at (516) 676-2130. A book signing (copies will be available for purchase,) Q & A and refreshments will follow the discussion.

Monday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Movie: On The Basis of Sex
 

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. 
120 min. (PG-13) 2019

Monday, July 22, 2 p.m.
Get Fit While You Sit: Chair Yoga

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.

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.
Late Bloomers?  What Late Starters Can Plant Right Now

There are many summer-bearing vegetables and flowers you can plant right now. Head to the Glen Cove Library and learn about succession planting, the unknown benefits of that late start and some quick-start methods so that you can enjoy home-grown produce this year.

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

 
Wednesday, July 17
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran,Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
12:30 p.m. "Nice Work if You Can Get It" Oakdale Theater Trip
1 p.m. Bridge
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patti

Thursday, July 18
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
11 a.m. Balloon Volleyball
1 p.m. Canasta
1 to 2 p.m. GOLDEN GALLERY RECEPTION
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
1:30 p.m. Center Club Meeting
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, July 19
9 a.m. Seniorobics, Crocheting
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Senior Moments Show 88.1 FM, Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:45 p.m. Birthday Celebrations w/Betty & The Golden Voices
1 p.m. Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
2 p.m. VSC Bereavement w/Sherri
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, July 22
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
9:15 a.m. Staten Island Yankee Game
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Monday Fun-Day
1 p.m. Creative Writing, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club,Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping

Tuesday, July 23
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, Brain Booster Club
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
11 a.m. Cornhole for Beginners w/Eric
1 p.m. Happy Hour Club, Canasta, Bingo
4 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, July 24
9 a.m. Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA
1 p.m. Bridge
12:15 p.m. FRANK SINATRA DAY w/Ronnie Geoffrin
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
1:30 p.m. Trivia Game Show
2 p.m. Chair Yoga w/Patti
6 to 8 p.m. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: The Gissel Garcia Band

Thursday, July 25
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri
10:15 a.m. New York Mets Game
10:15 a.m. Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m. Canasta
1 p.m. Movie: "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping
3 p.m. Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, July 26
7:30 a.m. Essex Steam Train & River Boat Trip
9 a.m. Seniorobics, Crocheting
10 a.m. Health Assessment
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

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


 

 

BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly board of directors meeting will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 12 p.m. Location: Avalon at Glen Cove. Cost for lunch (optional) is $12. RSVP required.