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August 23, 2018

How to Spend a Saturday in Glen Cove

10 a.m.: Fuel up for your morning with coffee and pastries at St. Rocco's Bakery. You'll love the cappuccinos and friendly service. 4 St. Rocco Place, Glen Cove, 516-427-5333.

Webb Institute


10:30 a.m.: Hop in the car and set your GPS for 100 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542. This is the address of the Welwyn Preserve. Once the home of Harold Irving Pratt, the Welwyn is now The Holocaust Memorial and Education Center. Park in the (free) lot and walk toward the left side of the house. You will find a paved path that ends at the shore. Explore the salt marsh and freshwater pools. You'll find plenty of wildlife and great views of the Long Island Sound. On your walk back, take a peek through the woods at the Webb Institute. This military academy was used as Wayne Manor in a Batman film. Once you return to the Welwyn house, explore the wooded overgrown area to the right of the house. The property's glass greenhouses are overgrown with weeds and vines and covered with graffiti. Take some photos for Instagram and hop back in your car. While driving on Crescent Beach Road, watch for impressive houses like the Woolworth Estate.



12:30 p.m.: Stop in downtown Glen Cove for lunch. There is plenty of free parking in the indoor garage on Brewster St. We recommend the American Cafe (5 School St, Glen Cove, NY 11542) for comfort food or Downtown Cafe for pizza and other Italian food (4 School St, Glen Cove, NY 11542). As you stroll down School Street, keep an eye out for the outdoor artwork that was recently donated to Glen Cove.



2:00 p.m.: After lunch,  head on over to the Garvies Point Welcome Center! Meet with our team to learn more about the ferry to NYC, waterfront parks, recreation and housing coming to Glen Cove. You can see it all in our model residence and 20-foot tabletop model. We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ( 49 Herb Hill Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542).



2:30 p.m.: Stop by Glen Cove's buzziest spot. The First City Project is an art gallery located in a centuries-old mansion. Make an appointment to view the amazing creativity and street art.



3:00 p.m.: If you haven't fallen in love with Glen Cove by the afternoon, we recommend finishing your day with a visit to Morgan Park.  In 1932,  financier J.P. Morgan Jr. gifted the park to Glen Cove to honor his late wife Jane. He hired renowned landscape architects to build what is widely considered Glen Cove's most beautiful park. The park includes a beach, playground and 350 foot beach trail along the bluffs that overlook the Hempstead Harbor. During the summer, the park hosts a live music festival with acts that have included Dar Williams and Richie Cannata. If you time your visit just right, you can catch a beautiful sunset over the sound.



5:00 p.m.:  After a full day of taking in the sights, it's time to take in a movie at the new AMC Glen Cove movie theater (5 School St, Glen Cove, NY 11542). The recently refurbished movie theater features power reclining seats arranged stadium style. After the movie, head to Meritage Wine Bar or The Cove for dinner and drinks!



8:00 p.m.: Why don't you spend the night? You can stay in one of the Gold Coast's most well known estates. The Mansion in Glen Cove, the setting for several well known films, is a 187-room hotel. The Georgian-style circa 1910 mansion, once belonging to oil executive John T. Pratt and congresswoman Ruth Baker Pratt, is the perfect place to live the Gatsby-life. Don't forget your bathing suit, the indoor and outdoor pools are gorgeous!