Looking Out from the bridge
DrawBridge Opening Up
島上有一個有著可愛bath house的彎月型小沙灘, 幾個有茂密樹林的小丘, 廢棄的小砲台, 海邊大岩石, 木製營火台, 數個兒童遊樂區, 一片大草坪, 常有位於威郡的文理大學 Iona
, Sarah Lawrence
Glen Island In the Mist
A Swing by the sea
Glen Island Park離我家3哩騎單車可至.是我們一家常去的公園之一.
Oh What Fun
Glen Island最早是被運輸大亨 John H. Starin
"by the spring of 1895 he was preparing to open for the season no less than eight pleasure grounds: Glen Island and an adjoining resort, called Islandwild, for Sunday school picnics ... Starin continued adding attractions to Glen Island. In 1898 he had a windmill installed as the centerpiece of a “Dutch Village.” The mill, though not Dutch, was quite authentic. It had originally been built at Orient, Long Island around 1810, and moved from there to Glen Island on a barge. Inspired by the recent American victory in the Spanish-American War, Starin created a “Filipino Village” for the 1899 season, staffed with Filipino musicians brought half-way around the world for the purpose. This was followed in 1900 with a Puerto Rican Village. In 1901 a Sioux Indian Village was featured. In 1902 it was a group of Mexican vaqueros, and in 1903 a group of “fakirs” from India."
島上現在有一座廢棄的城堡,是Starin仿德國Rhineland地區的城堡造的. Starin用它來做"Beer Garden"(how cool is that!)跟餐廳.
Glen Island在30年代與50年代曾有一個Glen Island Casino, 是當時的爵士重鎮之一. 現在則是一個著名的結婚場地.
Tips on Tables - Robert W. Dana - August 1, 1945
"Glen Island Casino Enchants Those Who Like to Dine in Luxury"
"One of the most enchanting dining-and-dancing rendezvous in this part of the country is the Glen Island Casino, overlooking Long Island Sound at New Rochelle. For many years the handsome two-story structure, perched majestically among the stately trees that dress the small island, has issued its yearly call to romance, and the youngsters and oldsters have responded with almost equal enthusiasm."
NYT POP/JAZZ; GLENN MILLER SOUND OF 1939 AT GLEN ISLAND CASINO
BY JOHN S. WILSON
Published: April 27, 1984
"FORTY-FIVE years ago - on May 17, 1939 - Glenn Miller and his orchestra began a three-month engagement at the Glen Island Casino. During that stint, the orchestra burst into a popularity that became so universal and lasting that today, 40 years after the leader's death in 1944, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still touring the world 50 weeks of every year.
Tonight, the orchestra will perform at the Glen Island Casino for the first time since the summer of 1940. It will not be the same Glenn Miller Orchestra, of course, and it will not be quite the same Glen Island Casino. The present orchestra, organized by the Miller estate in 1956, still plays ''Moonlight Serenade,'' ''In the Mood,'' ''Chattanooga Choo Choo,'' ''String of Pearls'' and other Miller hits in the original Miller arrangements. It is staffed with young musicians, most of whom were not born until almost two decades after Miller died, and it is led by Dick Gerhart, a 55-year-old saxophonist, who joined the band in 1968.
The Glen Island Casino, which is in New Rochelle on Long Island Sound, was a springboard to success for many big bands of the 1930's, including those of Ozzie Nelson, Charlie Barnet, Claude Thornhill, Les Brown and the Dorsey brothers. The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra also ended its career there after the irascible brothers Tommy and Jimmy disagreed on the tempo for a tune one night. Each then went off to lead his own band.
A Major Refurbishing
The casino was closed in 1978, but it reopened last December after its new owners had invested $3 million refurbishing it. The original shell of the building and the dance floor in the second-floor ballroom, where the bands played, have been retained. But everything else is new, including a restaurant and two lounges looking out over the sound. "