Decorating 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, or visit or Facebook page Glen Cove Downtown BID.


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