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Sea Faire At The Waterfront

Development rebranded as ‘Garvies Point’ 

RXR Glen Isle Partners, in cooperation with the City of Glen Cove and the Glen Cove CDA/IDA, kicked-off Long Island’s newest family festival, Sea Faire at Glen Cove, which will be held Independence Day weekend, July 6-7, at the waterfront along Garvies Point Road.  The festivities are presented by Title Sponsor, RXR/Glen Isle Partners, LLC with support from Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Chevrolet. Proceeds will benefit the City of Glen Cove Youth Bureau.

This first year event will include an exciting selection of activities for everyone including fresh seafood, Italian food, and festival foods; a selection of handmade crafts from local and regional artisans; opportunities to take a trip back in time aboard The Christeen, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest Oyster sloop in America, built in Glen Cove in 1880; search for hidden treasure with a wild group of pirates while you learn all about the sunken Regina Maris, a three-masted topsail schooner; thrilling amusement midway rides by Newton Shows and some outstanding folk and rock acts, providing the perfect time for the community to sit back, relax, listen and enjoy with their family. On Saturday night July 6, the world renowned, first family of fireworks - Fireworks By Grucci, will add its own magic to a great summer weekend!

“We are very excited to reintroduce the waterfront to the people of Glen Cove and all of Long Island,” said Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, developer of the 52 acre site.  “A great deal of work has been done by our team, the City and the City’s partners at the County, State and Federal levels to allow us to restore access to the waterfront.  We are very proud to now be able to sponsor the Sea Faire, a great combination of family fun, food and festivities which will draw people back down to the Glen Cove waterfront.”

“This site has come a very long way over the last decade and we are happy with the progress that has been made in restoring the land and returning waterfront access to the people of Glen Cove and our neighbors here on the North Shore,” said Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi.  “The Sea Faire will bring families back to the waterfront to enjoy some quality time together and to appreciate the natural beauty of our coastline.”

At the press conference, Rechler also announced that the development team has chosen a new name for the $1 billion project: Garvies Point. “We are at a critical and exciting point for the waterfront in Glen Cove, with construction expected to begin in the fall of 2014,” said Rechler.  “With tremendous progress made in restoring access to the waterfront, we are seeking to draw people in the Glen Cove community, the entire North Shore and beyond down to the area.  In order to do that, we felt we needed a new name - one that embraces the rich history of both Glen Cove and this specific area within the City, while also aligning with our goals for the future.”

 

The Garvie name goes back over 200 years in the history of Glen Cove.  Dr. Thomas Garvie was a physician and entrepreneur who emigrated from Scotland in the early 1800’s and whose home once sat on part of the planned area for the new development.  Today, the road along the waterfront shares his name, as does the nearby Garvies Point Preserve, which is made up of land from the former Garvie estate.

For more information: www.SeaFaireatGlenCove.com

 

 

News

 It has been five years since a particularly heavy rainfall closed all the beaches in Glen Cove including Crescent Beach. As per Nassau County Department of Health standards, beaches are ordered closed after heavy rainfall because of storm water runoff that adversely affects bacteria levels at local beaches. Typically, bacteria levels subside within a day or so, allowing for the beaches to be reopened. This was not the way it went with one popular beach after the June 2009 rain storm.

 

“Unfortunately, this was not the case with Crescent Beach,” said Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Director, Darcy Belyea, at last Wednesday night’s public forum at Glen Cove City Hall. “Elevated levels of microbiological contamination continued to be found in the bathing water months after the heavy rain and recent samples show they are still elevated today.”

 

Belyea was one of a number of panelists at the public forum, which included Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, City Attorney Charles McQuair, Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Eric Swenson and representatives from the Nassau County Department of Health. 

Movie lovers once again have a chance to see first-run films in the theater without having to travel far. Glen Cove Cinemas re-opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free films offered to celebrate the occasion. 

 

“Thanks to all of the support we have here and all of you, Glen Cove is once again open for business,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the ceremony, held outside the theater on Thursday, April 10. “We were scheduled to open last week, and there were a few things that weren’t ready...I got a call from the theater operator, Jay Levinson, and he told me that unfortunately, that day Spiderman had the flu,” he joked. “But, Spiderman is well and Glen Cove is well, and we are coming back strong. This is just the beginning. This is going to be so good for Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.”


Sports

 

Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.


The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6.  Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0.  The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on.  Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half.  Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.


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Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 19


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