Celebrate Murray Hill at the Street Festival on June 2!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

By: Tom Horan, VP, MHNA, Street Festival Chair

Celebrate Murray Hill at the Street Festival on June 2!

Updated 5/28/18

This year, The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Street Festival will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 11am to 6pm, on the west side of Park Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. Live entertainment begins at noon and continues until the fair closes. Our street festivals have always been exceptional occasions for fun, meeting your neighbors and local businesses, learning about Murray Hill, shopping, eating and enjoying the fantastic entertainment and activities.

As usual, you will be able to visit with members of the various committees of the MHNA, such as the folks who volunteer on the Preservation & Design Committee. These volunteers work with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and other agencies in a continuing effort to enhance and protect the character of Murray Hill. As always, the P&D Committee will offer several guided walking tours of Historic Murray Hill throughout the day. There is no better way to get to know our historic neighborhood than by going on one of these tours.

The Snarks, a group of accomplished local theater performers will once again come dressed as prominent past residents of Murray Hill, and you can learn about them as they tell their stories.

You will be able to purchase many interesting and one-of-a-kind items at the Flea Market Finds table.

The popular Book Boutique will have hundreds of titles to choose from. We welcome donations of new or gently used books. You can bring them by yourself or we can make arrangements to pick them up from your lobby. Look for information about donations and pickups in future mailings.

Our trustees will be there to update you on quality of life issues, the latest developments on the East Side Rezoning’s Public Realm Improvements projects, the Park Avenue Ventilation Project, and other construction projects in the neighborhood.

Representatives from the Membership Committee will be at the fair to speak with anyone who wishes to join The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, so bring some friends who are not members and we will be happy to sign them up!

At the Bake Table, you will find yummy baked goods created by our very own Murray Hill volunteer bakers--you will definitely want to indulge. In addition, if you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Paula Gilliam at: 212-532-3292.

Photo Booth -- meet and take photos with Legendary Murray Hill Residents brought to you by the Snarks.

Gallery35 artist will do quick portraits of kids for $5.

Many of our local merchants donate merchandise and services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder at our Silent Auction. In past years you could get ocean cruises, dance lessons, Mets baseball tickets, pub crawls, cooking classes, overnight stays in Murray Hill hotels, and many other items. And, you can also buy a raffle ticket at the 50/50 Drawing--the winner gets half of what we collect. If you would like to donate to the Silent Auction or raffle, please contact info@murrayhillnyc.org.

We welcome all volunteers! You can volunteer to help us at the street festival by calling 212-886-5867 or email info@murrayhillnyc.org.

As many of you know, the lifeblood of our neighborhood is found in our businesses, many of whom are sponsors for the fair. If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know by contacting info@murrayhillnyc.org. Your $250 sponsorship will be acknowledged in MHNA’s social media and will be highlighted in an article in the MHNA newsletter to be published and distributed after June 2. You will also receive a framed certificate acknowledging your generous sponsorship. This is another great way to advertise your business!


12-1pm Corey Sky - Guitar and vocals

1-1:30pm SNARKS Performance of Murray Hill Historic Characters

1:30-3pm Marshall Simon Sings classics (Sinatra, etc.)

3pm Big Apple Chorus a capella group

4-4:30pm Midtown Movement and Dance - Children's dance company

4:30-5pm Ori Manea - Polynesian dance

5-6pm Mara Levine - Folk Singer

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd! It has always been a day of fun and a great opportunity to connect with your neighbors and your neighborhood. 



Silent Auction items (partial listing)

Equinox Sports Club, Park Avenue 3 months membership,Value $800
WeeOnes Club Infant classes donation 12 week semester, value $575
Fine & Rare Private whiskey tasting for up to 4 people includes welcome cocktail, light appetizers and 6 drams of whiskey, Value $500
Iberostar 70 Park AvenueHotel  Gift Certificate, one night’s stay for 2 adults in King Deluxe Room,Value $400
The William Hotel $400 value - 1 night weekend stay
Shelburne NYC, an Affina Hotel  One night’s stay in guest room, Value $350
Put your best fish forward Seafood Cooking Class for 2, value $250
Dr. Geri Robin DMD, FAGD  Dental exam and cleaning, value $300 
Winfield Flynn Assorted case of wines and spirits, $250 value.
WindowsWear Fashion Window Walking Tour, value $209.94
Henry George School of Social Science  (10) Books Progress and Poverty in Economics by Edward Nell (HGSSS Vice President), $200 Value
Coach Karl Romain-as seen on Oprah and Dr. Oz, Protégé Consulting Group, LLC  45 Minute life coach session, Value $200
Coach Karl Romain-as seen on Oprah and Dr. Oz, Protégé Consulting Group, LLC   45 Minute Business coach session, Value $200
Eyes on Madison   Eye Exam and $100 towards a pair of eyeglasses : Value $175 
Scandinavia House Shop   Gift basket, Value $175 
On Location Tours Movie tour around manhattan for 3 people, $150 value
Rossini's Restaurant $150 gift certificate
Sarafine (Sarafine.com) 45 Minute Decorating for your home to either enhance your home or stage it, Value $150
The Breslin  Gift card Value $150
Raise NY  Bottomless brunch for 4ppm - $140 value 
Makeup by Shibani 45 Minute Day to Night Makeover, Value $125
Docks Oyster Bar $100 Gift Certificate
El Rio Grande $100 Gift Certificate
Horn Blower Cruise for 2, value $100
Le Parisien Bistrot $100 certificate dinner for 2
Scandanavia House $100 certificate for tickets to film, lectures and Concerts
Villa Berulia Dinner for 2, Value $100
Hotel Kitano Brunch at JAZZ at KITANO for two, value $90
Fred Astaire Dance Studio (4) Each certificate for 2 private 30 minute introductory dance lessons & admission to 1 practice party. Value: $75 each certificate




Street Festival Flier
Street Festival Silent Auction Form
Street Festival Sponsor Letter
Street Festival Vendor Form


Guidelines for Book Donations
Guidelines for Flea Market Donations


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