Excitement is in the air in Glen Cove as residents have begun to see carnival rides being assembled and a statue of St. Rocco erected in the parking lot of the Church of Saint Rocco. Next week, the Feast of St. Rocco, the church’s annual five-day fundraiser, returns at full strength, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Italian-American heritage celebration last summer.
With summer in full swing, the Glen Cove YMCA camp is halfway through its sessions. The camp is working hard to get creative in keeping kids safe while rebuilding the social skills lost during the past year.
Nearly a decade ago, the land adjacent to Congregation Tifereth Israel, on Hill Street in Glen Cove, was cleared in anticipation of a new condominium development. But not long after several units were built in 2017, the developer, Landing Cove LLC, abandoned the project, leaving the buildings half-finished, and the land became an eyesore. Now, however, with a new developer, the first phase of the project has been completed, and several residents have even moved into their units at Breton Hills.
At a ceremony on June 27, the Children’s Memorial Garden at Glen Cove’s Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center celebrated its reopening. Under a bright sun in sweltering heat, several dozen people gathered around the amphitheater of the garden, where more than 20 years of renovations have been completed.
As the pandemic winds down locally and most restrictions have been lifted, more activities are resuming, including those that were hit particularly hard: the fine and performing arts. And now that live music and dancing feel less risky, there are even more events in the area for people to take part in. Ballroom Legacy, in Sea Cliff, is bringing its instructors to Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove for six weeks, where families and individuals can learn to salsa or Zumba.
More development is in the works in Glen Cove, as construction begins on the first workforce housing to be built in the city in over a decade. As part of the Garvies Point waterfront development, Georgica Green Ventures, in partnership with RXR Realty, held a groundbreaking ceremony July 1 on a 55-unit development at 100 and 200 Dickson St.
It was a challenging year, but the Glen Cove High School class of 2021 made it through, and celebrated at a graduation ceremony on the school’s football field last Friday evening.
Saturday, June 5, marked the first farmers market of the season in Glen Cove for the newly named and relocated market, Deep Roots Farmers Market.
For more than 20 years, live music has been a staple of Friday nights in downtown Glen Cove. Last year was the exception, of course, but this summer the live Downtown Sounds concert series is set to return in July and August with a full line-up.
Gifts are always nice, but when that gift is an electric guitar, it can leave you speechless. That was the initial reaction of Glen Cove third-grader Penelope Neophytou when she was presented with a Les Paul by Sea Cliff rock band Antigone Rising at a concert last Saturday.
This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …
The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.
An alarm bell sounded last weekend: The number of New Yorkers recently diagnosed with Covid-19 surged past 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since May.
We’re in the midst of a global reset in the wake of a pandemic that has humbled us all, reminding us how quickly a microscopic virus can send us hurtling off the rails.
After my June 17-23 column, “The census is a wealth of enlightening information,” was published, I got to talking with my friend Carly Hurdle about how fertility rates are affected by race . . .
In 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting then Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. He was visiting New York City to raise money for his re-election campaign. His state was considering the passage of a law legalizing the sale of marijuana . . .
The Florida state Board of Education recently banned the teaching of critical race theory because all topics taught in Florida schools must be “factual and objective” . . .