Celebrate Murray Hill at the Street Festival on June 2!
Saturday, June 2, 2018
By: Tom Horan, VP, MHNA, Street Festival Chair
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 email@example.com.
We welcome all volunteers! You can volunteer to help us at the street festival by calling 212-886-5867 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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!
SCHEDULE OF LIVE PERFORMANCES
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|
RELATED DOCUMENTSStreet Festival Flier
Street Festival Silent Auction Form
Street Festival Sponsor Letter
Street Festival Vendor Form
RELATED SITESGuidelines for Book Donations
Guidelines for Flea Market Donations