Written by Mayor Ralph Suozzi
The long and sunny days of summer are quickly coming to an end and the cool days of fall are just around the corner. I hope that everyone enjoyed the many activities offered for young and old in Glen Cove this summer.
Besides our beautiful beaches and parks, there was the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, which just completed its 54th season of presenting summer concerts in the park for all to enjoy throughout July and August.
The Morgan Park Music Festival is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and performances are presented free to the public thanks to funds raised from private contributors. We also enjoyed the 17th season of the Downtown Sounds Concert Series, sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of Glen Cove.
drew crowds of over 1000 people each week as the downtown came alive with the
sounds of music. Overall the city was host to 21 free concerts
between the Morgan Park Music Festival and the Downtown Sounds.
Our youngest residents also kept busy as over 500 children enjoyed another wonderful summer of friends, field trips and special activities at the City of Glen Cove Day Camp. Swimming lessons were also offered to children between the ages of 3 to 12 at our beautiful Pryibil Beach.
Thanks to our Parks and Recreation Dept. for making these programs a huge success once again this year. These are memories and experiences our children will hold on to forever.
I enjoyed seeing many of you and your families at the ball fields, and other events throughout the city including the 4th of July celebrations and fireworks display, National Night Out, Senior Day, and the annual Mayor’s Snapper Derby for a morning of fishing. A big thank you to the businesses and organizations that raised funds and sponsored these various events for our community.
While we were enjoying the warm weather and taking a little time to relax, Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works and Beautification Commission were busy planting and watering flowers, repairing sidewalks, striping roads, fixing potholes, trimming trees and so many other things to keep our City safe and beautiful.
A special thank you to all the full-time, part-time, seasonal employees and volunteers who keep our city running year round. I wish everyone a happy, safe and relaxing Labor Day.
The first day of school for our children is just around the corner. With the beginning of classes comes an increase in the amount of traffic around our schools.
I urge everyone to use caution when driving, especially in the morning and afternoon hours, when students are crossing on their way to and from school. Please pay careful attention to the directions of crossing guards and always yield to pedestrians.
I wish everyone a wonderful, healthy and productive school year!