The “Little Italy of Long Island” held its 76th annual “Best Feast in the East” earlier this month. The turnout this year was bigger than ever as Glen Cove celebrated this authentic six-day Italian feast, where folks from near and far enjoyed the festivities and many worshiped in the Diocese of Rockville Center’s National Italian Parish to honor the church’s patron saint, St. Rocco.
Feast preparations began in the winter, headed by Father Elias Carr, Pastor and Chairman Reggie Spinello, along with many volunteers who regularly give of their time and talents to help make this feast the “Best Feast in the East”.
Available in the church every evening, many feast goers chose to nourish their soul by praying silently, participating in the recitation of the Holy Rosary, praying Vespers along with the Canons or meditating in silence to any one of the numerous saints who make the Church of St. Rocco their home.
People traveled great lengths to dine in the Madonna Room-turned-Italian restaurant on homemade food prepared by the parish’s own nonnas (grandmas). Their personal Italian specialties are something everyone looks forward to for months at a time, and they came through to delight the taste buds once again this year.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Children at Gribbin Elementary
School prepared for Thanksgiving last week by singing songs, writing what they were thankful for on the table cloths, and making a poster of what they are thankful for.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Visitors to Nassau County’s Garvies Point Museum and Preserve were transported back in time on Nov. 23 and 24 when the museum held its Annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast. More than 1,000 people attended the two-day event, which showcased the lives of Native Americans. Numerous hands-on activities gave participants the opportunity to try their luck at spear throwing, corn grinding, cooking over an open fire and pottery making.
The feast was the perfect outing for several Cub Scout troops and group home organizations as well as for families from across Long Island. For Sea Cliff siblings Zeke and Uma it was a special day at a place they visit often and have strong ties to. Their grandfather had been one of the museum’s early volunteers. For the Ferrera family of Islip it was a new adventure. Renee Ferrera is a social studies teacher who had taken her classes on trips to Garvies in the past and always enjoyed it.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It has been an amazing season for the Midget Cardinals team in Glen Cove. Undefeated all season, they are headed to the Super Bowl, where they will be playing against Brentwood for the Championship.
On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Cardinals Midget team won the coin toss and got to play the final playoff game of the season at home. Fans were out and cheering them on as they played Roosevelt - the other undefeated team in the league.