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Fun At The Bike Parade

Dozens of kids participated in the annual Children’s Bike Parade celebrating Independence Day in Glen Cove on Saturday, July 5. Rescheduled from July 4 due to rain, the parade had a large turnout of kids dressed in red, white and blue, with their bikes also decorated festively. Mayor Reginald Spinello, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and City Council members Pamela Panzenbeck, Tony Gallo, Jr. and Efraim Spagnoletti also participated in the parade, as well as many parents. Mayor Spinello offered the kids a chance to go up on stage and sing a song of their choice; several youngsters gave heartfelt renditions of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Call Me Maybe.”

Cheryl Carmody started the parade 32 years ago because she wanted to keep the "hometown" feel of the holiday alive for her daughter, who was 2 at the time. It has grown into annual tradition that kids look forward to every year.