Annual meeting PR

BID Puts Focus On Marketing



Glen Cove, NY- Last year was a good one for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), which put a strong focus on marketing downtown businesses in 2018. The BID’s annual meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the North Shore Historical Museum, where executive director Patricia Holman presented the highlights of the past year to local business owners, board members, elected officials and members of the community.

“The Glen Cove BID put a large emphasis on marketing in 2018,” said Holman. “With careful planning, we were able to offer our members affordable cooperative advertisements in media such as the AMC pre-show and News Channel 12.”

She said this not only provided businesses with a cost efficient means of advertising on a large scale, but “kept downtown Glen Cove on the minds” of all the people who saw the commercials. She also promoted businesses through social media and email campaigns.

Over the holidays, the BID brought back its Small Business Saturday playbook promotion as a way to encourage shopping locally in the downtown area. Shoppers received stamps on their playbooks from participating businesses then returned completed playbooks to the BID office for a raffle. The lucky winner, Eileen Borer, received a check for $250 during the meeting.

In addition to marketing, the BID organizes special events every year, including the Holiday Festival, the Halloween Parade and Festival and Downtown Sounds. In 2018, nine concerts were held on Friday nights in July and August, with overflow crowds in attendance each week enjoying the free outdoor music. This year, Downtown Sounds lost its $25,000 annual contribution from the City of Glen Cove due to budget cuts, so the BID has been actively seeking alternative funding in addition to the $25,000 in sponsorships it needs to raise. One avenue Holman is exploring is grant money and she recently applied for a grant through Nassau County.

During the meeting, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton brought some positive news regarding this funding. She explained that Nassau County has a budget line for hotel/motel that is meant to support tourism and the arts.

“We did make a request of $25,000, the money is in the line and on for a vote,” said DeRiggi-Whitton. “It looks very good.”
Melanie Eitel from RXR Realty provided an update on the Village Square project.

“It’s going great and we are on track for completion in March 2020,” said Eitel.

The project will have 146 units, retail space and a public plaza. She said RXR will be tying the Garvies Point waterfront redevelopment into the Village Square project to help further revitalize downtown.

Cindy Rogers spoke on behalf of Congressman Tom Suozzi, discussing some of the committees and projects he’s currently involved in and noting his appreciation for the BID, which he formed during his term as mayor.

Mayor Tim Tenke expressed his gratitude for the work Holman and the board members do for the downtown and then swore in board members Alvin Batista (president), Lou-Ann Thompson (vice president), James O’Grady (secretary), Charles Parisi, Maureen Basdavanos, Mary Cooper, John Zozzaro, Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola, Melanie Eitel and auxiliary member Pam Panzenbeck. Treasurer Leonard Gleicher, board member Joe LaPadula and auxiliary member Lisa Dutra were not in attendance.

“I look forward to a new year filled with economic development, capital improvements, new marketing campaigns and grand special events,” said Holman.


Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130
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 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

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
1:15 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



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.