Children’s Costume Parade


On Halloween afternoon, downtown Glen Cove will be invaded by zombies…and superheroes, princesses, monsters and characters of all kinds as the annual Downtown Children’s Costume Parade gets underway on Saturday, Oct. 31, presented by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District.

The festivities begin at noon at The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St., with a “Scary Story Hour” and refreshments. The parade is intended for children 12 and younger; and accompanying adults are encouraged to get in on the dress-up fun. Parade registration takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at Village Square. Line-up is at 1 p.m. at the intersection of School Street and Highland Road in the Staples Center parking lot. After the parade, children may trick-or-treat throughout the downtown at businesses displaying the special BID “Welcome” posters.  The Fun Bus offers climbing, sliding fun in Village Square from 1 to 3 p.m.

CostumeContest_111414BHow about a costume contest and a pie-eating contest? They will both be held in Village Square. Marchers must fill out a registration form. These can be obtained, along with applications for the pie-eating contest at the Downtown B.I.D. office at 18 Village Square or online at

The Downtown BID will be assisted by members of the Glen Cove High School DECA Club. The parade is sponsored by Atria Glen Cove, ClayNation Studios, Glen Cove Cinemas, Intercom Travel, Michael A. Cervini, P.C., The Regency at Glen Cove, and Starbucks.

For further information, call the Downtown BID office at 516-759-6970, email or visit

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