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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

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130

  Friday, January 31, 10:30am
  Tinkers by Paul Harding

How does our perception of ourselves transform as we grow older?  In what ways does aging change how we view others?  The texts in the Growing & Aging in Glen Cove book discussions explore these and other questions about middle age, growing older, caring for aging loved ones and finding satisfaction in the later stages of life.  This discussion features Carol Waldman, retired director of the Glen Cove Senior Center, who will discuss Tinkers by Paul Harding.
The Glen Cove SAGE Foundation Reading & Discussion workshop series on Growing and Aging is funded by a grant from Humanities New York in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and generously sponsored by The Glen Cove Library and The Glen Cove Senior Center.

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

"Million Dollar Quartet" Northport Theater

Million Dollar Quartet is a jukebox musical with a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. It dramatizes the Million Dollar Quartet recording session of December 4, 1956, among early rock and roll/country stars who recorded at Sun studio in Memphis, which are Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis.
     Trip Includes: Bus, Ticket, Lunch, Snacks, and Water

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

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

 Our Current Exhibit

Through January 25, 2020

100 Years of Children's Books

    What did you enjoy reading most when you were a child and young adult? Almost all of us remember favorite books and magazines that struck us and have stayed with us because of the story, the characters, or the illustrations. The NSHM's fall exhibit will welcome the new school year with an exhibit on popular child and young adult reading of the last one hundred years.

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



BID Board Meeting

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's monthly Board of Directors meeting will take place Thursday January 9th at 12:00PM.  Location: The Downtown Cafe

Cost for lunch (optional) is  $12.  RSVP required. 516-759-6970