Celebrate Murray Hill at the Street Festival on June 2!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

Celebrate Murray Hill at the Street Festival on June 2!

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.

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.

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!

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

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. 


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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