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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

Several local artists are featured in an exhibit hosted by LIU Post, now through Aug. 27, titled “Endless Summer – Visions of Long Island.” The exhibit is a fundraising event for the Nassau County Firefighter’s Operation Wounded Warrior (NCF-OWW), a non-profit organization centered on providing much-needed items to the wounded men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

 

 Photographer Roni Chastain of Glen Cove is one of the featured artists.

 

“I am thrilled to be participating in an exhibit to support the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior,” says Chastain. “Our war veterans deserve to be supported for the work they do to protect the USA. I do believe in giving back and have volunteered to photograph several fund raising events over the past few years. This includes Komen Walk for the Cure, Hope in Motion, Kids Triathlon. I will be photographing the walk for Gift of Life in September.

This year’s feast at the Church of St. Rocco, known as the “Best Feast in the East,” had one of the best turnouts in recent history. People came from all over Long Island to sample authentic, homemade Italian cuisine,  which included meatballs, chicken parmesan and, naturally, an assortment of pasta. The dessert pavillion had homemade pastries, and the homemade cannoli selection was divine.

 

With carnival rides, a petting zoo, live musical entertainment and raffles, the six-day feast was a celebration for the whole family.


Sports

Kristen Gillman earned a come-from-behind two-up victory over Brooke Mackenzie Henderson in the 36-hole championship match of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,297-yard, par-70 Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove. The final match was held on Sunday, Aug. 10.

 

Gillman, 16, of Austin, Texas, was three down through 26 holes to Henderson, 16, of Canada. But Gillman, a junior at Lake Travis High School, birdied five of the final 10 holes to complete the remarkable rally.

Sailing fans from Glen Cove are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers. 

 

The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. 


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