May celebrated its fifth annual May Fair on a sunny May Saturday along Frankford Avenue. Photo/Richard Kauffman
Mayfair residents had a reason to celebrate Saturday as they flooded a closed-off Frankford Avenue for the fifth annual May Fair.
The morning began early with the Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for the Hero Thrill Show, which helps educate the families of fallen officers, and also helps further rebuild the Mayfair Memorial Playground. At, organizer Mia Hylan held a dog pageant, helping draw attention to establishing a dog park in the Northeast.
“It’s taken years to get the Memorial Playground project underway, so I’m hoping we can get a lot of people behind the project,” Hylan said of the neighborhood’s latest cause. continue reading »
The Mayfair Civic Association met Tuesday, May 31 — the first meeting since the Mayfair May Fair, Fallen Heroes Walk/Run and Easter Egg Hunt.
All three were considered successes, and the focus is still on fundraising for the Mayfair Memorial Playground. More than $20,000 has been raised for the playground and the Civic is pursuing formal approval from the School District of Philadelphia. continue reading »
15th District Captain Bachmayer
With another snowfall on its way, Mayfair residents noted at last night’s civic association meeting that some people are already saving their parking spots.
“You’re not allowed to put anything out to block your spot,” said Capt. Bachmayer of the 15th District — especially when the snow hasn’t even begun to fall. continue reading »
Mayfair’s neighborhood organizations have written a letter of approval for a proposed Wawa at Tyson Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair Community Development Corporation have given approval of the structure after meeting with a representative, developer and attorney attached to the project. Wawa will now have to go before the city’s Zoning Board for final approval. continue reading »
Hundreds of people packed Frankford Avenue May 15 for the May Fair. Photo by Donny Smith.
UPDATE (May 24, 1:40 p.m.) — New photos added to slideshow.
NEast Philly reader and proud Mayfair resident Donny Smith took some great photos at last weekend’s Fallen Heroes Run/May Fair/Community Day.
Hundreds of people came out, and more than $10,000 was raised for the Mayfair Memorial Playground and Hero Thrill Show. You can see all of Donny’s photos in this slideshow.
The Mayfair Business Association‘s third annual Mayfair May Fair and the second annual Fallen Heroes 5K Run were held on Saturday.
The event kicked off with the 5K run at 8:30 a.m. at Sackett Street and Ryan Avenue. Runners traveled around Pennypack Park and Abraham Lincoln High School, and finished at the Mayfair Memorial Playground at Rowland Avenue and Vista Street.
Mayfair Civic Association President Joe DeFelice said roughly just under 300 people ran the race. They raised a little more than $10,000. continue reading »
Mayfair resident Mike Ennis designed the logo for the Second Annual 5k Fall Heroes Run, which will honor a firefighter John Redmond.
From the Mayfair Business Association:
The Mayfair Business Association is excited to announce its Third Annual May Fair festival along Frankford Avenue and its Second Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run.
MBA President Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge, is excited to announce a new wrinkle to this year’s May Fair with the incorporation of the 15th Police District’s Advisory Council’s Community Day at the triangle at Cottman and Frankford avenues, as well as the addition of multiple live bands and acoustic acts along the Avenue.
Scotese said: “I am proud that the PDAC has joined our efforts and we will have an abundance going on at the triangle, as well as along Frankford Avenue. The Fallen Heroes Run has become our lead-off event and we are excited to have the strong cooperation of Fire Fighters Union Local 22. This May Fair Day is increasingly becoming the premier family fun day in Mayfair” continue reading »
The Fallen Heroes Run (design seen here, by resident Mike Ennis) was one of many topics reviewed at the March Mayfair Civic meeting.
The cold, rain and wind kept many from attending last night’s Mayfair Civic Association, but President Joe DeFelice powered through the agenda nonetheless, keeping the meeting to a brief 40 minutes. Below are the highlights:
“Mayfair Memorial Playground is the No. 1 issue,” DeFelice said, who assured residents that progress on the playground is beginning to move quicker than it had been. With a goal of $50,000, the organization has raised $3,000 thus far, though is in the process of securing grants.
And tomorrow, DeFelice said, Beatrice Seybold, the former financial secretary of the 1950s-based Mayfair Improvement Association will sign a letter to be notarized and sent to Sen. Specter, which will reassign a $500 bond to the MIA to the Mayfair Civic Association. continue reading »
Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania's neighborhoodBase.
By Shannon McDonald
It’s just a month away. The second-annual Mayfair May Fair, sponsored by the Mayfair Business Association, with help from the Mayfair Civic Association and Mayfair Community Development Corp.
The Fair, scheduled for Saturday, May 16, will include sidewalk sales, a bar crawl and open house at the Devon Theater for the Performing Arts, as well as other neighborhood business events and activities. The festival will also feature a Fallen Heroes 5k Walk/Run in honor of slain police officer Gary Skerksi of the 15th District.
For more information on the May Fair, and details about fundraising plans for Mayfair Memorial Playground, Visit the Mayfair Civic Association’s Web site.