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)
Club Passim Stage at Brattle & Church, (Produced by Matt Smith)
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
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 Café Stage & Emerging America