Upcoming Meetings and Events: Mon. 7/17- Singing By The Sea,Sea Cliff Beach, 10:30 am; Sea Cliff Village Board Meeting, (Bring your kids!), Village Hall, 7 pm. Wed. 7/19 - Story Time A Sea Cliff Beach, Sea Cliff Beach, 10:30 am; Sea Cliff Drum Circle, Memorial Park, Sea Cliff, 7 pm; Sea Cliff Critical Mass Bike Ride, meet at Memorial Park, 6:30pm.
Wed. 7/19 - Gold Coast Library Board Meeting, Annex, 7 pm; Thurs. 7/20 - Sunset Serenade featuring Rusty String Band, Memorial Park, 7-9pm; Fri. 7/21 - Sea Cliff Beach Music featuring Rolling Stoned, 7-10pm; Downtown Sounds, Soul Sound Revue, Village Square, Glen Cove 7pm; Sun. 7/23 - Morgan Park Music Series, Faith Festival, 7:30 pm
July 17, 2017
REVERING REVOLUTION WITH REVELRY IN SEA CLIFF
July 5, 2017 -- As had been done at village greens, town squares and in public halls 241 years ago, residents of Sea Cliff and surrounding communities reveled in revolution this past Tuesday morning assembling at the John Burns Village Green for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Sponsored by the Sea Cliff Civic Association, and presided over by its President Ann DiPietro, the celebration of the nation's birthday was truly a community affair with villagers of all ages, some in Revolutionary War era garb and almost all in red white or blue, getting into the act.
Mayor Ed Lieberman rang in Tuesday's proceedings with thirteen tolls of Sea Cliff's Liberty Bell harking back to Philadelphians being summoned by the ringing of their own bell of the same name to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Then in a solemn procession led by 4th of July Committee member Carol Vogt and fifer Charlotte Marchioli and drummer Ruben Shonick, Sea Cliff Boy Scout Troop #43 presented the Colors, and the assemblage recited the pledge of allegiance before Cathy Virgilio's powerful and moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. READ MORE
CHILDREN'S LIBRARY HOSTS ANNUAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA AND BIKE DECORATING PARTIES
annual event, held for more than 20 years and organized by Ann and Dan DiPietro, attracted scores of children, their parents, and other residents, who, led by Sea Cliff's Celtic Crooner Joe Hughes, along with his brother-in-law David Abbenda and Sea Cliff musician Roger Street Friedman, sang and clapped to nationalistic numbers and American standards including You're a Grand Ol' Flag, Yankee Doodle, and This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land. READ MORE
THE GREAT BOOK GURU
DO NOT BECOME ALARMED
Dear Great Book Guru, I am planning on meeting friends and family Sunday morning for breakfast at Sea Cliff Beach Café. I love their omelets and the bagels are delicious. When we all get together conversation often turns to what everyone is reading. I would love to have a good book to “bring to the table.” Any thoughts? Beach Breakfaster READ MORE
THE GARDEN'S EDGE
Winter’s Edge Micro Farm, Sea Cliff, N.Y.
By Donna Kianka
I am tolerate of almost all living things but…ants. The ants on my property have jaws the size of a T-Rex and are not afraid to use them. So they bite and bite hard. This year I decided to stage Ant Armageddon. I was particularly interested in finding out if I could use any old household products which are not toxic to the environment and could reduce the clutter in my home. Here are the results of my campaign:
The Friends of Cedarmere, Inc. presents “MUSE SWIRL…a Celebration of the Greek Muses (with Ice Cream),” on Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, at William Cullen Bryant’s Cedarmere Estate in Roslyn Harbor. Saturday’s exciting line-up, beginning at 5:30 pm, features Dance Visions NY, in an outdoor program of Grecian-inspired dance classics by the great modern dance innovator Isadora Duncan, as well as by the company’s visionary director Beth Jucovy. Sunday’s inside schedule marks the Cedarmere debut of Long Island’s rising-star baritone, John Brakatselos, in a program of celebrated opera arias, beginning at 3pm and repeated at 5pm. (Cedarmere’s Great Room seating capacity is limited to 45 guests per concert.) READ MORE
From its earliest years, New York City was the stage on which the transformation of America played out, reflecting economic and historic upheavals that led to the city’s place as both the financial and art capitals of the world. New York, New York presents the city’s grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle, and the heartbeat of a great metropolis through the work of John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Leipzig and many others. Guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz and including more than 140 works of art, New York, New York opens at Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York on Saturday, July 22, 2017 and remains on view through Sunday, November 5, 2017. READ MORE
July 12, 2017, Glen Cove, NY … The City of Glen Cove is inviting all residents to continue to enjoy free family movies on School Street on Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m. The “Cinema in the Streets” program was created by Mayor Reggie Spinello to give Glen Cove movie lovers an entertainment alternative while AMC renovates the Glen Cove movie theatre with luxury reclining seats, a new concession area and more.
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STORYTIME AT SEA CLIFF BEACH EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING ALL SUMMER LONG
A Sea Cliff summertime tradition, dozens of children gather on the sands of Sea Cliff Beach each Wednesday morning at 10:30 am in late June and throughout July and August for the Childrens Library's Storytime hour with Librarian Ann DiPietro. Storytime at the Beach will run through August 30. Above, Ms. DiPietro reads and acts out the classic picture book Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola in 2015.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME AT THE NS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
April 7 – August 19, 2017
The exhibit focuses on the first 100 years of organized, mainly professional, baseball in America—on some of its greatest players; on various cultural aspects of the game; and on the game as it has been played and watched on the North Shore of Long Island by those who enjoy “America’s pastime.” 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove 516-801-1191
Please join us this Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 for Sea Cliff's first ever Critical Mass ride!
Open to all ages, we will meet up in Memorial Park. From there we will take a short group ride around the village. The purpose of the ride is to show our solidarity in making Sea Cliff a safer village to walk, run, bike and drive.
The 16th season of the Civic Association's Thursday night Sunset Serenade concerts featured Livestock on July 6 while Sea Cliff Beach Music kicked off on Friday July 7 with Roger Street Friedman and The Ramblin' Kind (see above). This week it'll be the Rusty String Band at Memorial Park on Thursday July 21 and Rolling Stoned on Friday July 22 at Sea Cliff Beach. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULES FOR SUNSET SERENADE, SEA CLIFF BEACH, GLEN COVE DOWNTOWN SOUNDS AND MORGAN PARK CONERTS SERIES
Glen Cove, New York – July 3, 2017 – There will be dancin’ in the streets when The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District invites The Soul Sound Revue to bring their high-energy stage show to the Village Square Plaza in Glen Cove on July 21 at 7:30 pm. A perennial favorite at the annual Downtown Sounds Concert Series, this Motown tribute party band’s high-energy performance is traditionally one of the highlights of the year. READ MORE
2nd ANNUAL FAITH FESTIVAL AT MORGAN PARK; GLEN COVE'S HOUSES OF WORSHIP SHARE THEIR MUSICAL TRADITIONS
On Sunday, July 23, Morgan Park Summer Music Festival presents musical traditions from Glen Cove’s faith community. The concert, which is free to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Morgan Park. ... Glen Cove is blessed with a rich tradition of religious and spiritual organizations and music plays an important role in the practice of these faiths. Members from seven of Glen Cove’s houses of worship have accepted Morgan Park Summer Music Festival's invitation to offer a glimpse of these traditions of faith in our community. READ MORE
Revisit the Long Island of a half century ago. Rapid changes that transformed an earlier landscape of mostly farms and mansions to the ultimate suburbia. Compare 2017 with what '60s L.I. gave us during that remarkable decade. Eyewitness Barry Rivadue will spill the beans on the scene!
Wednesday July 26 at 7 pm.
Cool Cats $5.00 Non Members $10.00 North Shore Historical Museum at the Marguerite & Joseph Suozzi Building 140 Glen Street Glen Cove New York 516-801-1191 www.northshorehistoricalmuseum.org
The Sea Cliff Fire Department will be hosting a Blood Drive on Monday July 17 from 3pm to 9 pm. Anyone interested in scheduling early may do so by filling out an early registration form at the Firehouse on Wednesday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. All Scheduled appointments will be honored.
The death of a loved one may cause one to experience an intense variety of undesired feelings and emotions. These feelings may be difficult to cope with. They can disrupt a person’s life for a very long time. We may turn to family and friends for support, which may not be as helpful as we might need. Family members may also be experiencing their own grief, thus unable to offer much support. READ MORE
By Tab Hauser
The year 2018 will mark a milestone moment in Glen Cove’s rich history – it’s the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Glen Cove and the 100th Anniversary of its incorporation as a City. To archive our history the Glen Cove 350 Committee needs your help. They are asking residents to send us their old photos of people or places from the city. READ MORE
PLAN NOW FOR THE 2017 AROUND LONG ISLAND REGATTA
It's A New Year So It's Time To Start Planning for The 41st ALIRThe Notice of Race has been posted and registration is now open at YachtScoring.com
Can we suggest these New Year's resolutions:
The Sea Cliff Farmers Market is back Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM at St. Luke’s Church (253 Glen Ave, Sea Cliff) through the end of October.
The Market offers organically grown produce from local farms - Old Westbury, Brookville, Old Bethpage, Huntington and Orient. They will also have fresh baked organic baked goods, local eggs and honey, flowers and more! For more information go to
Save the Date, Saturday, September 9.
Yes, that zany, crazy golf event through the front and back lawns, hidden gardens, parks and passageways of our 133 year old Victorian village is back. The Sea Cliff Good of the Village Association will use this delightfully wacky contest as their primary fundraiser for 2017. Watch for further details. The Association is seeking sponsors for this special event. For information contact Sheila Wenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 12, 2017, residents of the Gold Coast Public Library District (GCPLD) located in Glen Head, NY, who are eligible to vote in a general election will vote for as many as three candidates to fill three open seats on the Board of Trustees and to establish the Library budget for 2018. There are (3) three year seats. Balloting will take place at the Gold Coast Public Library Annex, 40 Railroad Avenue, Glen Head, between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Please note the change of location of the Trustee election. READ MORE
Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor announces new opportunities for volunteers. The Museum is particularly interested in hearing from applicants who can work on either a weekend day or a weekday at the front desk or in the Museum Store. Different time shifts are available. READ MORE