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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

History will be made on Friday as Nassau Country Club opens its grounds for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, playing host to the tournament which was last played on its greens 100 years ago. The tournament, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will have 156 women from all over the world competing for the Robert Cox Trophy and the title of national champion, including twin sisters Jennifer and Kristin Coleman, whose grandfather is a member of the club. 

 

For the Coleman sisters, 21, of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, the tournament will almost be like a homecoming: they began playing golf at age 5, and have played Nassau Country Club a number of times over the years while visiting their grandfather, Daniel Coleman, who lives in Glen Cove.

A public hearing was held last week to determine the fate of hookah lounges within the city limits of Glen Cove: it was decided they shall not be allowed. The City Council and Mayor Reginald Spinello voted to ban such establishments, a move that was well received by the majority of people present; only two people expressed opposition to the measure. 

 

“These establishments are becoming rather trendy,” said Mayor Spinello.


Sports

LI-Kick, the co-ed adult kickball league based in Glen Cove, was formed a little over one year ago and is already making a name for itself on the competitive kickball circuit.  On Saturday, July 12, the league sent two teams to McCarren Park in Greenpoint to compete in a national kickball competition sponsored by Brooklyn Kickball. Teams came from as far away as Toronto, Portland and Atlanta. LI-

Kick was the only league from Long Island to participate. 

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.



Calendar

St. Rocco's Feast - July 30

US Women's Amateur Championship - August 1

Historical  Museum Renaming - August 3


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