Another Great Day!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
By: Tom Horan, Chair, Street Fair
Your Association hosted the 2016 Murray Hill Street Fair on Saturday, June 4th. It was a really beautiful day and the Fair was a great success. The weather stayed pleasant throughout the event, and the rain held off until it was all over. A good time was had by all.
The retail attendees this year included a large number of Arts and Crafts vendors offering unique and beautiful handcrafted items.
We are getting more and more Murray Hill merchants to join us at the Fair and we would love to have even more representation from local businesses and artisans next year. As the time approaches for the next Street Fair, watch for announcements and details on how you can attend. It is a great way to advertise your business and increase your name recognition throughout the area.
Thanks to our Business Members who joined us at the Fair:
Eneslow Footwear & Orthotics
Explore + Discover
Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio
Hill & Bay
Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates
Metropolitan Commercial Bank @ 99 Park Avenue
Society of Jewish Science
The Long Hall Ribs & Grocery
Our musical entertainment was really top-notch as always. Performers entertained us with everything from Blues to Jazz to Rock and more! Many visitors grabbed a snack from our Baked Goods table and pulled up a chair to sit and enjoy the music for a while.
This year, for the first time, we offered Sponsorships for our Fair to organizations and individuals. The program was a success and the Association would like to thank the following for their generous support:
Eugene A. Bartow Insurance Agency
Interiors by John Chadwick
Ron Spurga of Citi Habitats
7 Park Ave
16 Park Ave
77 Park Ave
80 Park Ave
Stonehenge Property Management (on behalf of 20 Park Ave, 41 Park Ave, and 141 East 33rd Street)
The Lovett Company Property Management
We plan to offer Fair Sponsorships again next year, so look for details. Sponsors’ logos are proudly displayed in the Association’s member communications leading up to the Fair, and are also included in our social media announcements including Facebook.
This was the second year for the “Flea Market Finds” table in the MHNA area of the Fair. There were many, many lovely articles of jewelry, household goods, and novelty items to browse through. The Flea Market was, once again, a great success.
Association volunteers signed up new members, conducted walking tours of the neighborhood, and provided everyone who attended a really memorable day.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a resounding success—especially those dedicated volunteers who came early to help set up and those who stayed late to help with the break-down.
We will begin to make arrangements for next year’s Fair soon, so start your plans now to join us next Spring on Park Avenue!