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    MayFair was a Resounding Success!

    The 28th Annual Mayfair event in Harvard Square last Sunday, was a resounding success, and a kind and thoughtful event! 
    With very little fanfare, Harvard Square Business Association members raise awareness and funds for great causes at Mayfair with proceeds that go directly back to our Cambridge community.  
    Each year, Re/Max Destiny’s hot air balloon on the Cambridge Common, Grafton Street’s Sam Adam’s beer garden and the Rotary Club of Cambridge, “Chalk-on-the-walk activity raises thousands of dollars for local charities.   
    Just today, the Mount Auburn Hospital was presented with a check of $1471.00 for the Leah Parker Memorial Cut-A-Thon to benefit the Alice Hoffman Breast Center at the Mount Auburn Hospital on behalf of our members, Rick Fogarty from Plan b Cut and Color, Fred Fleisher from Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, and Mari Kozelian from Salon Bella Mar. Leah Parker was a dear friend of Rick Fogarty and his wife Judy. Leah succumbed to breast cancer after a valiant fight; Fred and Mari were pleased to help Rick and Judy honor their friend.    
    By working together, Rick, Judy, Fred and Mari gave haircuts at the Spring Hair-Cut-A-Thon, a beloved event at Mayfair. Unlike like year, where we enjoyed 85 degree weather, this year stylists from Plan b, Salon Bella Mar, and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop dealt with much cooler temperatures (55 degrees) and very strong winds.
    We are proud of our HSBA members for partnering together for such worthy causes and are grateful to our sponsors and vendors for their participation. We are thankful to our neighbors, families, students and visitors who attend Mayfair each year and are grateful to the City of Cambridge for their guidance and assistance that ensures the safety and well-being of all who participate and attend. 


    The 28th Annual MayFair in Harvard Square
    will provide an exquisite array of entertainment and dancing in the streets featuring six stages of live entertainment, a charity Hair-Cut-A-Thon, Chalk on the Walk; a Dance Stage; Roaming Railroad Train Rides; A Harvard Student Activities Festival, Hot Air Balloon Rides with donations to charity, three Beer Gardens; and over one hundred thousand happy people!
    May 1st, 2011
    The Streets of Harvard Square
    The Main Stage - At the Super Crosswalk, (Produced by Matthew Walt)
    12:00pm   The Grownup Noise
    1:00pm      Naked on Roller Skates
    2:00pm      To Be Announced
    3:00pm      Spirit Kid
    4:00pm      Leo Blais
    5:00pm      Viva Viva

    Between Sets: DJ Mistaker
    Club Passim Stage at Brattle & Church, (Produced by Matt Smith)
    12pm Connor Garvey -
    1pm   The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library -
    2pm   Margaret Glaspy -
    3pm   Jake Hill -
    4pm   Tall Heights -
    5pm   Della Mae -
    Longy Stage in Winthrop Park, (Produced by Sarah Collins)
    12:00pm LeeAnn Sutton’s Suzuki Viola Class
    12:30pm Saxophone Quartet (Ken Radnofsky’s students)
    1:00pm    Sandy Kiefer’s Suzuki Cello Class
    1:30pm    Mariia Gorkun and Olha Patramanska violin duo
    2:00pm    Juan Ruiz (clarinet) and Jose Jurinao (double bass)
    3:00pm    Cristi Catt’s A Capella group
    3:30pm    Redline Brass Quintet
    4:30pm    Meghan Miller’s flute students
    5:30pm    Iliana Hagenah (harp)
    The Institute of Politics Stage - Brattle Plaza
    Harvard Magic Club
    Women's Initiative in leadership at the Institute of Politics
    Citizenship Tutoring
    Class Clowns
    Circle of Women
    Ghungroo (South Asian Dancing)
    WHRB (Harvard radio Station)
    Community Action Committee at The Institute of Politics

    Church Street Parking Lot Stage – Border CafĂ© Stage & Emerging America