33rd Annual MayFair ! Sunday, May 15th!

Sunday, May 15, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm


The 33rd Annual MayFair in Harvard Square
Sunday, May 15TH, 2016 from Noon until 6pm
The Streets of Harvard Square


The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce the 33rd Annual MayFair in Harvard Square happening on Sunday, May 1st, 2016 from 12pm – 6pm. This annual spring time tradition features four stages of music, over 30 dance troupes, food, crafts, street art, a chalk art gallery and entertainment for all ages. Other highlights include Roaming Railroad train rides for the young and the young at heart, four beer gardens sponsored by Grafton Street Pub & Grill, FiRE + iCE, Alden & Harlow and John Harvard’s Brew House, a children’s activity area, aerobic bootcamps and over one hundred thousand happy people! In addition, MayFair features over 120 artisans and merchants selling arts and crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing and boasts over 40 food vendors serving up international fare and local favorites!

Don’t forget to check out the annual Chalk on the Walk located on Church Street! Each year, the Cambridge Rotary’s Club’s Chalk on the Walk raises thousands of dollars for local charities. The art of chalk street painting has a history stretching back as far as the Italian Renaissance. Corporate and individual patrons sponsor painting squares and artists donate their creativity and talents. Prizes are awarded to the artists and proceeds from the event go to local Cambridge charities and scholarships.


Main Stage  - at the Super Crosswalk (Produced by The Sinclair)
2pm - Hayley Thompson-King  (http://www.hayleythompsonking.com)
3pm - Matt Charette & The Truer Sound (http://www.facebook.com/mattcharettethetruersound/)
4pm - Will Evans (of Barefoot Truth)  (http://willevans.com)
5pm - The Sheila Divine  (https://www.facebook.com/thesheiladivine)
Church Street Parking Lot Stage – FiRE + iCE Stage (Produced by The Sinclair)
Noon - Cactus Attack (http://www.cactus-attack.com
1pm - WOODY
2pm - The Shills (http://www.theshills.net)
Passim Stage – at the intersection of Brattle and Church Streets (Produced by Matt Smith)
12pm – Lay Low Moon  (http://www.laylowmoon.com)
1pm –  The Loomers (http://www.loomers.com)
2pm – Noam Weinstein (http://www.enoam.com)
3pm – Sean Trischka (http://www.seantrischka.com)
4pm – Dietrich Stause (http://www.dietrichstrause.com)
5pm – Honeysuckle (http://www.honeysuckleband.com)
Dance Stage – on Mt. Auburn Street (Produced by Deborah Mason)
12:30pm - Cambridge Youth Dance Platform (http://www.cydp.org)
12:40pm - José Mateo Ballet Theatre - YouthWorks (http://www.ballettheatre.org)
12:50pm - TBA
1:00pm -   NaTyA Dance Studio (http://www.natyadancestudio.org)
1:10pm -   Brookline Academy of Dance (http://www.brooklineacademy.com)
1:20pm -   Cambridge Youth Dance (http://www.cydp.org)
1:35pm -   BoSoma Dance Company (http://www.bosoma.org)
1:50pm -   Bedford Dance Center Repertory Ensemble (http://www.bedforddancecenter.com)
2:00pm -   The BeanTown Lockers (http://www.bostonlockers.net)
2:10pm -   SPUNKandCOmpany Dance (http://www.spunkandcodance.com)
2:15pm -   Subject:Matter (http://www.ianbergtapdance.com)
2:25pm -   The CONcept Artists (http://www.facebook.com/theconceptartists)
2:35pm -   Jo-Mé Dance  (http://www.jo-medance.com)
2:45pm -   TBA
3:00pm -   The Expressive Movement (http://www.facebook.com/TheExpressiveMovement)
3:10pm –  Tek'Nekz & Unyted Stylz (http://www.unytedstylzproductions.com)
3:20pm  -  Triveni Dance (http://www.trivenidance.org)
3:30pm -   Cambridge Youth Dance Program (http://www.cydp.org)
3:45pm -   Yosi Karahashi - Youth Family Flamenco 
3:55pm -   Jo-Me Dance Theatre 
4:10pm -  Rainbow Tribe, Inc  (http://www.rainbowtribe.org)
4:20pm -  Dance'n Feet         
4:25pm -  Chhandika: Chhandam Institute of Kathak Dance (http://www.chhandika.org)
4:35pm -  Boston Tap Company (http://www.thebostontapcompany.com)
4:45pm -  Os Forrozeiros Dance Group                     
4:50pm -  Studio10Tap           
5:00pm -   Alive Dance Company  (http://alivedance.weebly.com)
5:10pm -  Cambridge Dance Company  (http://cambridgedancecompany.org)
5:20pm -  Nozama Dance Collective (http://www.nozamadancecollective.wordpress.com)
 To follow what's happening when and where at Mayfair on your iPhone, download the free Yonward app from the App Store, and activate our guide there. Click HERE for the link  . Check out all the other Harvard Square guides on Yonward while you're at it!

Mt. Auburn/JFK Street Stage
Just outside Winthrop Park and next to The John Harvard’s Brew House beer garden, Dread Rocks will be performing from 2pm – 4pm. (http://www.dreadrocksreggae.com) True to the spirit of roots reggae music, Dread Rocks, with their fresh brand of Reggae, move and groove the afternoon away.
Cambridge Historical Tours takes The Church Street Parking Lot back in time, once again. Whether you're an actual child, or a child at heart, come play games like Croquet and Cornhole, or hop your way through a sack race, and collect your candy prize. You might also collect a candy prize for Stumping the Historian at our History booth, or you can just try your luck at a game of Cambridge History Jeopardy. As always, you can try on our hats, make a flower garland, or take photos kid's clothing from our dress-up box.
Visit the folks from Wellbridge Athletic Club on Palmer Street as we shake off those winter blues and sculpt that beach body with Bootcamp at 12:30pm and 1pm– move it, pump it, shake it and burn it up with Harvard Square’s favorite health club!
The Harvard Square Business Association thanks the 2016 MayFair Sponsors for their participation:

Alden & Harlow, Anheuser Busch, Boston Beer, The Boston Globe, Capital One Café, Curate, Dunkin Donuts, Eastern Bank, Fidelity, FiRE + iCE, Grafton Street Pub & Grill, Harding House, Irving House, John Harvard’s Brew House, Kitchen Magic, Krave, Minute Rice, Neighborhood Healthplan, Newbury Comics, Newpro, Power Home Remodeling Group, Renewal by Andersen, Silver Leaf Resorts, The Sinclair, SpotHero, Super Pedestrian, Techniart, and Turkey Hill.


Driving to the 33rd Annual MayFair in Harvard Square?
We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!
SpotHero is a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking. Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app or visit the Harvard Square SpotHero Parking Page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 30% off drive-up.
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