As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy some much deserved quality time with family and friends. We are grateful things are finally getting back to normal and are looking forward to a memorable summer. Although the traditional Memorial Day Parade was scaled down this year, it doesn’t mean that Memorial Day has been cancelled. Beyond picnics and barbecues, I hope you will remember that Memorial Day gives us all a chance to reflect on and appreciate the many freedoms we are afforded in our country. As we enjoy the weekend with our loved ones, I hope you might join me and take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting to defend our freedom and way of life. We will honor the soldiers, sailors, marines and other service members, who gave their lives in service to our nation with a Ceremony on Monday, May 31st at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Monument Park. Our Veterans and First Responders will then process past the park in a “March of Honor” to remember those we lost.
I hope you will also take the time to enjoy our beautiful City and all that we have been doing to prepare for a wonderful summer. Downtown is thriving with the opening of many new businesses and the Pedestrian Improvement Project is underway. We are welcoming back Downtown Sounds in Village Square and you can enjoy outdoor dining at many of our restaurants. The Beaches and Parks have received a facelift with completion of the new bathrooms at Morgan Park, volleyball nets on the beach and July 4th Fireworks in the Park! Pryibil Beach has been upgraded with new sand, new trees, benches, picnic tables and the replacement of the old basketball court with two beach volleyball courts. The fishing pier is being repaired and due to re-open in July. Many families have asked about the playground at Stanco Park. This was a large project requiring new drainage and better ground covering. The work has been engineered, put out to RFP and construction has begun. We anticipate reopening at the beginning of July. Our Golf Course is undergoing a total re-build of our Pro-Shop and offices. You will notice trailers in the parking lot so that business can continue as normal until the renovation is complete. Our Driving Range will also be undergoing upgrades. We are working tirelessly to re-open our beloved Crescent Beach. We hope to be ready for swimming this summer, however, gates will be open for residents to enjoy sunbathing and sunsets beginning on Memorial Day Weekend. And a reminder that the parks and open space at Garvies Point are open to all Glen Cove residents to enjoy.
On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to wish each of you a safe and memorable summer and ask that you never forget the brave soldiers that paid the ultimate price for our freedom on this Memorial Day.