Glen Cove’s One Hundredth Birthday Celebration

Glen Cove’s One Hundredth Birthday Celebration. By Victoria R. Crosby For two hundred and fifty years Musketa Cove, was how this area was known,  not just for the insects that we all despise but also for the mesquite shrubs that thrived  in the marshes along the shore, but that was long before   roads and railways started coming through, and as time went by the population grew. Then the name was changed to sound more inviting, and so as not to scare away people with bugs that were biting. By 1915 the population had grown to warrant a government of their own. A committee of seven was formed in 1916 for almost a year they did convene, but couldn’t agree on which course to take or on whether to make Glen Cove a village or a town,  it really turned them upside down. But by the following year they realized, that as The Glen Cove Echo had editorialized it was a city that they should be, and so a much larger committee  was formed to draft a charter and to study the how and when, and what they must do now. So it was exactly one hundred years from today That the City of Glen Cove broke away from the town of Oyster Bay  to be a city of its own and over those years this city has shown  great progress within our community with our citizens of diversity. In Glen Cove there are some businesses which have been in existence since 1918. Some are not here for quite that duration, yet their businesses flourish with continuation. Some have been...

Let The Celebrations Begin

  By Jill Nossa jnossa@antonmediagroup.com Over the course of the past year and a half, the GC350 Committee has been hard at work preparing for two big milestones that are coming up next year: the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Glen Cove as a city and the 350th anniversary of its founding. Now that 2018 is fast approaching, committee members are eager to let the community know what big plans are in store for next year. “These volunteers have brought their intel, planning skills, research skills, technology skills, logistic skills and fundraising skills to start building momentum for the two milestones being celebrated in 2018,” said Lisa Travatello, a member of the GC350 Committee who assists with public relations. “This year has been about fundraising and planning; next year is about celebration, execution and engagement of the community.” The celebration will begin on Jan. 5, 2018, with a birthday party at the Glen Cove Mansion in honor of the 100th anniversary of Glen Cove’s incorporation as a city. The party will honor Glen Cove’s oldest businesses, goes from 7 to 11 p.m. and costs $75. Also on that day, there will be a photo reenactment of the first City Council swearing-in at the North Shore Historical Museum. In recognition of the 350th anniversary of Glen Cove’s founding on May 24, 2018, events are planned over the Memorial Day weekend, beginning with a friends and family barbecue on Thursday that will honor Glen Cove’s oldest families, followed by an old-timer baseball game at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium on Friday, a two-day street fair on Saturday and Sunday downtown...
Submit Your Family History

Submit Your Family History

Is your family among the oldest families who have made Glen Cove their home.  If so, we want you to share your family’s history with the Glen Cove 350th Anniversary committee. The information collected will be archived at the North Shore Historical Museum and the Glen Cove Public Library and your family will be invited to be part of a special Glen Cove 350th community celebration on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Morgan Memorial Park.  Please complete the family history form and mail your information to the North Shore Historical Museum, 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Download Family History...

Glen Cove 350 Heritage Garden

Honor your family, business and all commemorative events by donating an engraved paving stone to The City of Glen Cove Heritage Garden.  Your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in our town will be a permanent reminder of your generosity and pride for all who visit the garden.  Celebrate memories with a sentiment, quote, or even give one as a gift they can visit years later. Small 4×8 Bricks = $100 Large  8×8 Bricks = $350 Download Order Form Please have all orders no later than December 1, 2017 Make checks payable to “Glen Cove 350” Mail completed form to: City Hall c/o 350 9 Glen Street Glen Cove, NY 11542 For futher assistance or questions, contact Lauren Wasserfall at...