SEA CLIFF CIVIC ASSOCIATION WELCOMES A BUMPER OF NEWCOMERS
The Sea Cliff Civic Association welcomed more than 50 new residents at its annual Newcomers' Party at Ann and Dan Dipietro's house this past Sunday where they were treated to wine, pastries, a generous array of hors d'oeuvres from the Metropolitan Bistro, and Sea Cliff Trivia.
The Sea Cliff Civic Association has been holding the welcoming party annually for more than 30 years
Trustees Ed Lieberman and Elana Villafane, enthusiastically commenting on the especially large size of this year's class, urged everyone to "get involved."
Library Director Arlene Nevens presented the newcomers with on-the-spot library cards and talked about the rich variety of services there, including access to e-books and the availability of passes to museums in the City and on Long Island such as MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gugenheim, the Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Long Island Children's Museum and Westbury Gardens.
In her remarks, Ms. DiPietro spoke of the book Bowling Alone:The Collapse and Revival of the American Community and the characteristics that the author said were necessary to be in place for a community to thrive - community organizations, a central business district, neighborliness, and civic virtue. All of those qualities she said, are well established in Sea Cliff.
She advised the Newcomers to "curb your enthusiasm"- cautioning that they will become so enamored of the village that they may drive friends, relatives and acquaintances crazy with stories of how wonderful it is living in Sea Cliff.
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