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Annual Glen Cove Downtown BID Holiday Festival Marks Start Of Season


All the elements that make the season bright—including singing, sleighbells and Santa, plus perfect weather—were part of the festivities that took place in downtown Glen Cove on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District’s (BID) Holiday Festival.

To kick off the afternoon, free horse and carriage rides were offered through the streets of Glen Cove; a tradition that many look forward to each year, families eagerly lined up for a leisurely ride down Glen and School Streets. The schedule of events included performances by the Glen Cove Select Chorale, which performed a selection of holiday classics under the direction of Ed Norris; lively tunes by the Glen Cove High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Brittney Frank Rifkind; carols sung by the All Saints Regional Catholic School Schola, lead by Fran Howlett; and excerpts from Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol” by the Slayer Players theater troupe.

Throughout the day, children had the opportunity to take a free photo with Santa, and free enjoy candy canes, cookies and hot cocoa. Volunteers from All Saints Regional Catholic School and Glen Cove High School’s DECA club helped make the day flow smoothly.

As the BID’s festivities wound down, the City of Glen Cove stepped in for the annual Tree of Light Christmas tree lighting. Reverend Shawn Williams from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gave the invocation before a large group of children joined him, Mayor Tim Tenke, members of the Glen Cove City Council, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Senator-elect Jim Gaughran, on stage to light the tree and close the day with more carols.

“This is such a wonderful time of year to give thanks to our wonderful community, and the perfect way to do this is by treating them to a free holiday festival,” said Patricia Holman, executive director of the Glen Cove Downtown BID.

The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank the many organizations, businesses, and individuals that made this holiday festival a wonderful event for our community, with special thanks to our sponsors:  American Paving & Masonry, North Coast Subaru, The Regency at Glen Cove, The Mansion at Glen Cove, PetSmart, Henry’s Luncheonette & Confectionery, Gill Associates Photography, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, One and Only Dental, Joseph M. Basile Electric. Thanks also go out to the City of Glen Cove’s many departments that include Department of Public Works, Glen Cove Beautification Commission, Donald Blumhagen and Mike DiLeo of Glen Cove Auxiliary Police Department and the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department. 


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
  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

  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