Decorating For The Holidays

GLEN COVE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DECORATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

The holiday season is now in full swing and the streets of downtown Glen Cove have a seasonal facelift, thanks to the efforts of the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), with help from the City of Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and its Beautification Commission, overseen by Darcy Belyea, director of Parks and Recreation.
 

This year, the Glen Cove Downtown BID bought new holiday banners to line the streets, installed on the lamp posts by DPW and Beautification crews, who also fashioned the lamp posts with bows and garland. Members of these crews included Manny Grella, Vincent Martinez, Ralph Comintino and Damion Stavredes, who also worked hard to decorate the Tree of Light and deliver the Merry Trees bringing the downtown area to life in time for the Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. Joe Basile of Basile Electric spent hours stringing lights around the tree and the police booth, transforming it into a Holiday Cottage, which was sponsored by One and Only Dental.
 

“The Glen Cove BID is dedicated to making the Glen Cove Downtown a beautiful and welcoming place to visit,” said Patricia Holman, Executive Director of the Glen Cove Downtown BID. “None of this would be possible without the help of the city’s departments and we truly appreciate all their hard work.”

The Glen Cove Downtown BID is one of the 40 sponsors of the Merry Tree Festival, with its tree artfully decorated outside the Glen Street office. Residents are encouraged to stroll the streets, check out each of the individually decorated Merry Trees and pay a visit to local businesses. If you make a purchase at any of the participating local businesses, you’ll get a stamp on your Holiday Playbook; bring your completed playbook to the BID office by Jan. 14, 2019, for a chance to win $250.

“Glen Cove has a lot to offer and we hope you support local businesses this holiday season,” added Holman.  
 

For further information on the Glen Cove Downtown BID, its events and programs, call (516) 759-6970, email at info@glencovedowntown.org, or visit www.glencovedowntown.org or Facebook page Glen Cove Downtown BID.

 

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 www.glencovelibrary.org
  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 www.northshorehistoricalmuseum.org

  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
516-801-1191