Holiday cheer is here! North Shore events this week


Saturday Dec. 2, Introduction to Coding: Session II

Students grades 6-12 are welcome to build on the skills learned in Session I, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gold Coast Public Library. This hands-on workshop will have students develop a more advanced project using CSS (Cascading-Style Sheet), including visual layouts. 50 Railroad Ave, Glen Head. For more information, visit or call (516) 759-8300

Saturday Dec. 2, Holiday Festival

Enjoy free horse and carriage rides, photos with Santa, musical entertainment, a hot cocoa bar and treats at the downtown Holiday Festival in Village Square. The Downtown Business Improvement District holds this event at 1:30 p.m. followed by the City of Glen Cove’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3, Menorah lighting

Celebrate the Festival of Lights in downtown Glen Cove with a dreidel shaped moon bounce, Chanukah crafts, Chanukah Gelt, donuts, lively music, dancing, and dreidels. For more info contact Chabad of Brookville and Glen Cove at (516) 626-0600. The ceremony begins on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in Village Square between School and Glen streets.

Thursday, Dec. 7 .Coastal Connections and Furniture of Early Long Island

Join Elizabeth Fox of the Yale University Art Gallery as she explores the trade, craftsmanship, and decorative influences of Long Island furniture before 1830, in this lecture program at Raynham Hall Museum, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. By closely comparing various examples, with a particular focus on Oyster Bay area designs and their relationship to Rhode Island, her presentation analyzes the development of wealth and stylistic expression in early Long Island. The talk will conclude with a reception in the historic house and an opportunity to chat further with speaker. 30 West Main Street, Oyster Bay. Information available at

Friday Dec. 8,  Holiday Lights Tour

This virtual program will view the famed store windows in New York City that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Find out about the history of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the secrets of the famed Rockettes. Participants  will also learn how Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are celebrated. All of this will be presented with anecdotes, holiday music and video clips of some of the most memorable holiday movies. Presented by Susan and Art Zuckerman. The program will be held on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave. For further information, email: