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Chartered Ferry Service In Glen Cove

The waterfront in Glen Cove is being put to use with a new chartered ferry service for private events. 

 

Seastreak, a leader in revitalizing fast passenger ferry services in the New York metropolitan area, chartered a special corporate event and sightseeing cruises from the Glen Cove ferry dock at Garvies Point last week, with the inaugural event taking place on the bright and sunny morning of Sept. 12.

 

“Having a company like Seastreak offering a chartered service from Glen Cove’s waterfront is a testament to the decade long revitalization efforts that have taken place along beautiful Hempstead Harbor,” Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said.

“By welcoming NY Waterways this summer and now Seastreak, we are able to show off our magnificent new maritime facilities to two of the region’s leading ferry companies.”

 

Mayor Suozzi was on site at the ferry dock prior to departure.

 

“Introducing Seastreak’s chartered services to the City of Glen Cove is another way that we are inviting residents and the surrounding communities back to the waterfront to enjoy all that it has to offer. Our team, the city and the city’s partners at the county, state and federal level are proud to restore access to this rare stretch of coastline,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, the developer of the 52-acre Garvies Point site.

 

Seastreak vessels are available for private charter for corporate meetings, holiday parties and other special occasions. Options include traveling through Lower Manhattan Harbor to such sites as the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the tall ships of the South Street Seaport or the beautiful sights of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as various destinations such as Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Atlantic City and either of New York ‘s baseball stadiums. 

 

“We are delighted to be here,” said Seastreak President James Barker. “We welcome the opportunity to show the community that our season is still under way through the fall and to show off one of our beautiful vessels. Our connection with RXR as well as the City of Glen Cove is very meaningful to Seastreak, and we take pride in the world-class service we provide.”

 

While the service is a first step in providing ferry service from Glen Cove, the second phase of the ferry terminal building is still at least a year away from completion, though it is expected to begin

this fall. A ferry operator for daily commuters has not yet been secured.

News

Local residents were out in full force at Thursday night’s zoning board meeting at Glen Cove City Hall in opposition of a new 7-11 convenience store that is set to be built at the corner of 4th Street and Cedar Swamp Road. According to Stuart Grossman, chairman of the Zoning Board, the meeting was officially supposed to be focused on sign variances for the new store, but residents wanted to make sure their voices were heard.

New York State Assemblyman and Frost Pond Road resident Michael Montesano said that he hopes the board will deny the application for the new 7-11 because of the traffic impact and light pollution the new store will create.

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, many in costume, a new addition to the popular event. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date, Daphne, a 3-month-old long-haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”


Sports

The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.

This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.

All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24. 

 

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Zumba-Thon Fundraiser

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Live Music

Wednesday, Aug. 27

School Supply Program

Saturday, Aug. 30



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