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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 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.