Monday, December 7, 2009

Tree Trimming Article and Pictures

NEast wrote up a really great piece about the Tree Trimming. It's a great article, please check it out.

A big thank you to everyone who participated and made it such a nice afternoon. This was another fine example of Mayfair being a place that is hanging tough and has many people who care.

Happy Holidays to all!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Toys for Tots

Avenue Chiropractic, 6233 Frankford Ave, is an official drop off point for Toys for Tots . The deadline is December 18.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Parade of Talent and Avenue Tree LIghting is Sunday

The Mayfair-Holmesburg Parade of Talent is scheduled for this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the John M. Perzel Community Center, at 2990 St. Vincent St. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited, and no outside food or drink is permitted in the building.

Meanwhile, the Mayfair Business Association will hold its annual Christmas tree trimming and lighting ceremony that same day at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Frankford, Cottman and Ryan avenues. There will be music and hot chocolate, and children are welcome to bring non-glass ornaments to decorate the tree. Santa will light the tree at 5pm.

The community center event replaces the traditional Thanksgiving parade, at least for this year, because organizers could not afford the city's new demands to pay for sanitation and police.

The 34th annual celebration will include many of the participants who have walked along Frankford Avenue during past parades.

The highlights will be an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and music by DJ Kris Kringle.

The Greater Kensington, Durning and Hegeman string bands will entertain the crowd, along with the Father Judge High School band and the St. Hubert dancers.

The Mayfair Business Association will sponsor children's craft activities and raffle off gift certificates.

Other sponsors and participants include the Optimist Club of Philadelphia, Heritage Insurance, Mayfair Shop N' Bag, Torresdale Flower Shop, Motion and Dance Studio, Firstrust Bank, Simmer Electric, Haegele's Bakery, Dance Kidz Studio, Perzel Insurance, Torresdale Cheer and Dance, Mayfair Community Development Corporation, Devon Theater's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Polonia Bank, Domenico Custom Tailoring and Formal Wear, Dress Up Time Fashions, Bellalisa Hair Studio, Beneficial Bank, Licolli AAA Towing, Sweet Lucy's Smoke House and Acme Window Shade Company

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Square Deal Art Reception at The Grey Lodge Pub

Tonight, Thursday, November 19th!

A Square Deal Unveiling and Reception
: The Grey Lodge will host A Square Deal for about 6 weeks. Join us for the opening reception (free munchies, cash bar). Meet some artists and maybe buy some art. 6pm - 8pm.

ABOUT A SQUARE DEAL: All art work shown is executed on 20cm (7.8 inches) square masonite panels prepared distributed to the artists by A Square Deal.
The work is varied in style, genre, and medium, including paintings, collage, graphic art, photography and mixed media. These original works are then placed in group exhibitions, primarily in non-gallery venues such as cafes, restaurants, salons and other retail establishments in the Metro Philadelphia region.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tree Trimming - This Sunday

Join us this Sunday, 4:30pm at the Triangle (Cottman and Frankford) for the Mayfair Business Association's annual Tree Trimming. It's immediately after the Holiday Festival at the Perzel Center.

Full details to follow. In the meantime, here are pictures from last weekend's tree hunting expedition.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Holiday Festival 2009

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22rd , 2009, 12 – 4 PM


Friday, October 23, 2009

Beneficial Bank Celebrates Their 35th Anniversary

Beneficial Bank will be celebrating their 35th Anniversary at Frankford & Cottman.

When: Friday, October 23rd
Time: 10:00am to 6:00 pm

Enjoy pretzels, beverages, and birthday, balloons and giveaways.

Open a new account and receive up to $100.
---$50 for your first direct deposit and $50 for your first online bill payment.

Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Please come and celebrate this fixture in the Mayfair community.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Looking for Chocolates on the Avenue?

Then you now only have to look as far as
Torresdale Flower Shop.

Torresdale Flowers now sells Ashers Chocolate. Stop buy and pick your own; They have over 26 varieties to choose from.

photo: Geoff Lane via WikiCommons.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Walk For Epilepsy CANCELLED


Walk For
October 18, 2009
Registration Begins at 8:45am
Children’s Hokey Pokey Begins: 9:00am
Walk Begins: 9:15am
Place: Franklin Mills Mall
Aqua Entrance
For information:
Proceeds benefit the Robert O. Henderson Sr. Epilepsy Awareness Foundation

Sat, 24 Oct: Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Mayfair Memorial Playground

What: Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Who: Presented By SmokeEaters Pub, Mayfair Business Assoc., Mayfair CDC, and Mayfair Civic Assoc.

Where: SmokeEaters Pub 7681 Frankford ave

When: Saturday October 24th 12pm - 7pm

Why: To raise funds for the purchase of new playground equipment at Mayfair Memorial Playground on Rowland Ave.

Cost: $30 per person

Help support a great cause, and have some fun at the same time. SmokeEaters will host an Oktoberfest celebration in the tradition of a Beer Garden held outside in their large parking lot.

Many long tables covered in Blue and white checkered table cloths, a DJ playing "Polka" music and top 40 all day. Bratwurst, German sausage, hot dogs and sauerkraut, German potato salad, and huge Bavarian pretzels. The beer served will be Warsteiner, Becks, Lowenbrau, Budweiser, and Bud light....all supplied by SmokeEaters Pub. Penn distributors is donating 3000-5000 22oz cups, and all the signage needed plus a HUGE sign at the entrance of the Parking lot. The female employees of SmokeEaters will wear (St. Pauli Girl outfits), and will serve beer and food throughout the day.

Gift cards to local businesses be chanced off at 6pm, to raise additional funds.

All PROFIT will go to the playground fund of the MBA and Mayfair Civic Assoc.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Upcoming Events at Father Judge High School

Judge Spirit Week -

Alums Have the Spirit!

"Taste of NE Philly Philly" Individual Tickets are Available!
$35 per person Be there on Saturday, October 17th from 7:00pm to midnight

FJ Fall Open House Sunday, October 25th from 12 to 3:00pm
Opening Presentation, Guided Tours, Teachers Available
Call Tom Coyle for info 215-338-9494, x1132
Tell a friend about JUDGE!

Annual Memorial Mass, Thursday,
November 12th
7:30pm in the School Auditorium
Call Anne Marie if you plan to attend:
215-338-9494, x1128

Father Judge High School
3301 Solly Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mayfair Oktoberfest to Raise Funds for Mayfair Memorial Playground

Where: SmokeEaters (Sheffield and Frankford)
When: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Price: $30
Time: 12-7PM
Host: Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Business Association, Mayfair CDC
Checks payable: Mayfair CDC

This event will be to raise money to rebuild Mayfair Memorial Playground. This playground is dedicated in honor of fallen firefighter John Redmond, who, coincidentally is the honoree of next year's Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run that coincides with the Mayfair Business Association's "May Fair" festival. We plan to rededicate the playground the day of the Fallen Heroes Run.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crusaderclassic 5K Run

The Seventh Crusaderclassic 5K Run will be held on Sunday morning 10/4/09 at 9:00 in Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia. All proceeds benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund which helps to directly support students to attend Father Judge. Runners/Walkers needed; Sponsors welcome.
The registration form is listed below. Thanks for your support.




Sunday, October 4, 2009 – 9:00 AM


ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION: $20.00 pre-registration if postmarked by

September 25, 2009; $25.00 thereafter,$15 for all students 18 and under. Make checks payable to Father Judge Alumni Association/Crusader Classic. All race day registrations will take place in the Father Judge schoolyard beginning at 7:30. Long sleeved T-shirts will be provided to all who pre-register (and to race-day registrants while supplies last). Race numbers, shirts and information packet pick up will be on race day only in the Father Judge schoolyard.

STARTING TIME AND LOCATION: The band shell is in Pennypack Park near Welsh Road and Rowland Avenue at 9:00 AM. Parking is available in the parking lot behind the school.

COURSE INFORMATION: Race will begin at the band shell, continue along the banks of the Pennypack Creek and finish with a lap around the Father Judge track (behind the school)

AWARDS: Medals will be presented to first to third place male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over; special awards to the first Judge student, first Alumni and first female.

For additional information call (215) 333-7648 or 215-969-5754 and leave a message or contact



MAIL TO: Crusader Classic, 7756 Cottage, Philadelphia, PA 19136

NAME _____________________________________ Class of ______ (if Judge Grad)

EVENT (circle one): 5K RUN 1 MILE FUN WALK Sex ______ Age ______

ADDRESS (incl. city/state/zip) __________________________________email :___________________

PHONE #: _________________________ Shirt Size (circle one) M L XL XXL

In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I for myself, my heirs, my executors, administrators and assigns, do hereby release and discharge FJHS Alumni Association, the sponsors of the race, the race officials and all other, including the municipalities along the course for all claims, demands, suits or actions whatsoever in any manner for injuries or damages I may sustain as a result of my

participation in this event. I attest that I have full knowledge of the strenuous nature of the event and that I am willing to assume all

the risks involved.

___________________________ _____________________ ____________________________________________

participant’s signature parent/guardian signature (if under age 18)

Steuben Parade is This Saturday

Steuben Parade

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Frankford Avenue in Mayfair

From Rhawn Street, down Frankford Avenue to Cottman Avenue

Step Off 12:00 PM

Grand Marshal

Lt. Colonel Kirk Fernitz USA


Pommerscher Verein of Central Wisconsin

Cornflower Queen

Allison Markow

Cornflower Princess

Nicole Gallagher

Fundraising Banquet

Friday, September 25 at 7 PM

at Cannstatter V.V., 9130 Academy Rd., Phila. 19114

Live music and dancing ~ For tickets email:

Church Service

at St. Matthew’s Church - September 26 at 10:00 AM

3001 Cottman Avenue (at Battersby St.) NE-Philadelphia

September 26 at 12 Noon

Frankford Avenue and Cottman Avenue

Immediately Following Parade

Bayerischer Volksfest Verein Oktoberfest

at UGH Club, 4666 Bristol Rd., Oak ford PA 19053

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For More Information: 215-332-3400 or

a not for profit 501c3


Mark Your Calendar! Holiday Street Fair

The Optimist Club of Philadelphia and the Mayfair Business Association will be opening our Holiday Season with a tree trimming and street festival.

- meet Santa and Mrs. Claus
- String Bands
- High School Bands
- local Dance Troupes
- refreshments
- rides for the kids
- trimming and lighting of the Avenue Christmas Tree

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009
Time: 12 Noon to 4
Place: Ryan Ave at Cottman and Frankford

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Easy Bein' Green: The Devon Theater Presents Monster-Hit Musical Comedy

It's Easy Bein' Green: The Devon Theater Presents Monster-Hit Musical Comedy

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Takes the Stage in September

For Ticket Information For Further Press Information
Call 215-338-6300 or Contact Kimberly Reilly, Assistant to the Artistic Director
Visit E-mail:
For Video, Photo & Behind-the scenes updates: Cell: 484-919-4289
Visit The Devon Theater Facebook Fan Page

Philadelphia, PA, August 27, 2009 -The Devon Theater sprouted up in the heart of Mayfair in March of 2009 (after an almost five year gestation period) thanks to the funding and support of the Mayfair CDC and Fuse Management, LLC. The Devon Theater kicks off their sure-to-please 2009-2010 inaugural season with the kooky cult classic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, on stage September 10th-27th. In this funky fan favorite, a down and out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an ill-tempered, mean-spirited, R&B-singing, carnivorous plant - who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Fertilized with a wicked score and witty lyrics from the legendary Disney songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was one of Off-Broadway's longest running shows - proving that sometimes it is easy being green! Loosely based on the low-budget cult film by Roger Corman, LITTLE SHOP opened at the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway in New York City, and played more than 2,000 performances - becoming the highest grossing and third longest running musical in Off-Broadway history. The Devon invites you to turn over a new leaf by seeing this old favorite in their brand new space.

Leading off the cast of LITTLE SHOP is Michael Indeglio as hapless Seymour and Jordi Wallen as the equally unlucky Audrey. Michael is no stranger to the stage, nor to the Greater Philadelphia area. Though Michael has performed almost exclusively in New York in recent years, he has also toured nationally and internationally and actually grew up just minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Michael's tours include TITANIC (2004 International), MAME (2005/6 National), and FOREVER PLAID (2008 Canadian). His regional and New York City credits include Monsters (York Theatre), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Forever Plaid (Sparky), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), The Last Five Years (Jamie), The Full Monty (Ethan), Titanic (Barrett), Pippin (Pippin), and the World Premier of Party Animals with Kathie Lee Gifford. Michael also attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and created the role of Bill in the World Premier of the musical "WaistWatchers."

Jordi Wallen is a recent graduate of NYU's renowned CAP 21 Musical Theatre Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. Jordi lives in Cherry Hill, NJ, and at just 22 years old, is already a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and an Equity Membership Candidate. She was last seen in the New Candlelight's productions of Gypsy (Agnes) and Phantom of the Opera (Fleure) and has also worked for The Bucks County Playhouse and The Braodway Theatre of Pitman. Jordi will be featured next summer in the Walnut Street Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof.

The supporting cast for LITTLE SHOP features talents from across the country. A native of Detroit, MI, William Scott tackles the iconic role of Audrey II (The Plant). Ever since the day he was pulled out of his 6th grade class to sing for his school's legendary alumna Diana Ross, William knew he was born to perform. He attended college at the North Carolina School of the and soon moved to New York to perform. William has been featured in The New York Times for his performance in the Off- Broadway musical, Best of Both Worlds an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. He has sung back-up vocals for a number of R&B recording artists including Gladys Knight, and in 2006, William released his debut album Who's Afraid of William Scott?. As a songwriter, his work is featured in the movie Two Weeks Notice, starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. In 2008, William was selected as a Top 50 finalist on the most watched television show around the world, American Idol.

Andrew Cox from Philadelphia takes on the enormous task of operating 4 different Audrey II puppets, ranging in size from hand-held to full-body (with a footprint of 45 square feet and a height reaching 7 feet tall- it is one monstrous plant puppet!). For a sneak peak at the man-eating plant (and other behind-the-scenes video snippets), visit The Devon Theater Facebook Fan Page .

Joe Mallon, a native of Delaware County takes on the demanding role of Orin (The Dentist/All Ensemble). Joe has distinguished himself as a versatile and up-and-coming actor in the Philadelphia theatre scene. Recent local credits include: El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Kimmel Center), Drake in Honk (Theatre Horizon), Alan in Picnic (Montgomery Theater), Wachtel in KidSimple (Azuka Theatre), and Lt. Jack Ross in A Few Good Men (Ritz Theater). Joe dreamed of a career as an actor since his days at St. Joseph's Preparatory School, where he was an active member of the school's Cape and Sword Drama Society. After graduation, Mallon attended NYU, where he focused his studies on Musical Theatre in the CAP 21 Program. Mallon also studied on-screen acting at Stonestreet Film and Television Studios in NYC, and even found himself a bit part on an episode of Saturday Night Live. He then moved to Los Angeles for two years and did commercial and voiceover work, most notably for MTV. Mallon returned to the East Coast to be closer to his family. Mallon burst on to the Philadelphia theatre scene as El Gallo in the Kimmel Center's Broadway Series production of The Fantasticks, directed by Philadelphia's beloved Tony Braithwaite. Mallon has even returned to his alma mater, assistant directing for Braithwaite at St. Joe's Prep, and spends much of his time teaching.

Ayana Major Bey joins us from New York City to play Chiffon. Ayana is a recent graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Ayana's regional credits include: Hairspray at the Lyceum Theater (Dynamite), Our Lady of 121st Street (Inez), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Saint Monica/Ms. Iscariot), Elmer Gantry: The American Opera (Keeley Gospel Singer).

Tiffany Dawn Christopher joins us from Delaware to play Ronette. Tiffany is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, where she majored in Communications with a minor in Theatre. Tiffany also attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Delaware, and has been performing since the tender age of 3. She studied dance extensively at the Jean Ferrill School of Dance and Precision Dance Center. Additionally she received her vocal training from the Golden Voice Studio. In an effort to share her love for performing, Tiffany teaches dance at Stage Lights Dance Studio. Her love for the arts has grown and thus she has been active in various performances which include: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz, Into the Woods, Weber-Prianti's A Christmas Story, A Broadway Christmas, Home for the Holidays, Christmas Around the World, West Side Story, South Pacific, King and I, Broadway Fever, and BIG.

Bill Arthur returns to The Devon stage after performing as a member of the Barbershop Quartet in The Devon Summer Community Theater Production of THE MUSIC MAN. Bill is a native and resident of Mayfair attended University of the Arts. He has performed in over 100 shows with companies including THE VOGUE PLAYERS, STUDIO Y, and ENPOINTE, and has toured with American Family Theater. Bill works for the Philadelphia Department of Recreation in the performing arts office, directs for Young Performers Theater Camp, is the assistant director for the Vogue Junior Theater Group and for Father Judge High School.

The production team for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is led by Artistic Director Michael Pickering, along with Musical Director Chris Ertelt and Choreographer Amy Pickering. The set design is courtesy of Brad Helm with lighting design by Jeff Cebula, sound design by Foster Childers, and production stage management by Veronica Aglow.

Fresh off the success of The Devon's widely-acclaimed professional production of NUNSENSE, their sold-out community theater production of THE MUSIC MAN, and a standing-room only comedy showcase featuring Joe Conklin, LITTLE SHOP provides yet another opportunity for the community to experience live theatre in the newly renovated, state-of-the art performance space. Conveniently located on Frankford Avenue, The Devon provides incomparable value, professional performers, impressive scenic design, and high quality entertainment to communities in the Northeast and the Greater Philadelphia area. In addition to in-house theatrical productions, the Devon presents concerts, comedians, family attractions, dance, and educational programming throughout the year. "We believe the community is the heartbeat of this theater and we will engage them not only as patrons but also participants in as many ways as imaginable," says Artistic Director, Michael Pickering.

Evening performances will run Thursday - Saturday at 7pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. The run of LITTLE SHOP will also feature a special mid-week matinee on Thursday 9/17 - a perfect performance for large groups! Order early and save by purchasing a five-show season subscriptions at the unbelievable value of just $100. Subscribe today and you will receive a Devon Theater Membership (a $200 value) for FREE. You will receive preferential seating, advance notice of upcoming events, special deals, promotions, and more! Subscribe online at www. or call 215-338-6300 for more information.

Produced by Fuse Management & The Mayfair CDC @ The Devon Theater

9/09/09 - Preview Performance, 7PM
9/10/09 - Opening Night, 7PM
9/11/09 - Friday Evening, 7PM
9/12/09 - Saturday Matinee, 2PM
9/12/09 - Saturday Evening, 7PM
9/13/09 - Sunday Matinee, 2PM
9/17/09 - Thursday Matinee, 2PM
9/17/09 - Thursday Evening, 7PM
9/18/09 - Friday Evening, 7PM
9/19/09 - Saturday Matinee, 2PM
9/19/09 - Saturday Evening, 7PM
9/20/09 - Sunday Matinee, 2PM
9/24/09 - Thursday Evening, 7PM
9/25/09 - Friday Evening, 7PM
9/26/09 - Saturday Matinee, 2PM
9/26/09 - Saturday Evening, 7PM
9/27/09 - Sunday Matinee, 2PM

THEATRE: Produced by Fuse Management, LLC & The Mayfair CDC at the Devon Theater

LOCATION: Devon Theater, 6333 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19135

TICKET PRICES: $25, all performances

SPONSORS: Coca-Cola Philadelphia Bottling Company

PRESS INFORMATION: Kimberly Reilly, Assistant to the Artistic Director:

TICKET INFORMATION: Buy online at; Call 215-338-6300; Purchase in person at our box office: 6319 Frankford Ave, Phila. PA 19135.

For Video, Photo & Behind-the scenes updates: Visit The Devon Theater Facebook Fan Page

The Devon Theater was established in 2009 to serve its community, enhance the physical environment, increase the economic vitality and improve the quality of life in the Mayfair Community and beyond. Local community goals include developing and implementing programs that encourage commercial partnerships, creating employment opportunities, and developing cultural programs for the population of Mayfair. The Devon Theater will be a part of the community and collaborate with other organizations to attract programs and services that will enhance the community and all its residents. We are committed to providing programming that will entertain, engage, educate, and inspire our audiences through a vital and dynamic program of theater, entertainment, performances, projects, and events the whole family can enjoy, making an essential contribution to the quality of the arts and life in our community and beyond.


KIM REILLY, Assistant to the Director

CHRIS ERTELT, Musical Director


BILL ARTHUR, Mr. Mushnik



ANDREW COX, Audrey II Puppeteer


JOE MALLON, Orin & Others



JEFF CEBULA, Lighting Designer


BRAD HELM, Set Designer

KATIE RAUCH, Costume Designer
For more information, Contact: Kimberly Reilly
Assistant to the Artistic Director
Fuse Management, LLC
6333 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135-3033
215-338-6300 office
484-919-4289 cell
215-338-6302 fax

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blood Drive this Sunday

Simple Steps to Save a Life
Host: Sean King & Mike Ruane

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Location: John M Perzel Community Center
Street: 2990 St. Vincent St.
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 2153317120

DescriptionFrom: Sean King & Mike Ruane

We are working with The American Red Cross and sponsoring a blood
drive on Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM at the John
M Perzel Community Center.

We decided to hold this blood drive by following the example of our
favorite cousin. Joanne is holding a blood drive on the same weekend
in Satellite Beach, Florida, in memory of her husband Raj. Raj
benefited from many transfusions of blood products while fighting with
leukemia. Without willing blood donors those transfusions would not
have been possible. I think we all probably know someone who has
received the life saving benefit of a blood donation.

We hope you will consider donating blood at our blood drive.

If you donate your blood you will save a life.

Maintaining an optimal blood supply is crucial. When the blood supply
level is below the optimal level (and it usually is in the summer
time) accident victims, cancer patients, premature babies, and many
other kinds of patients who need blood every day may be at risk.

Will you donate your blood to save a life?

Every 2 seconds someone in the USA needs blood. In any given year only
1 in 20 of the donor eligible USA population gives their blood.
Donated blood is the only source of blood. There is no substitute for
real human blood. If this Red Cross data holds true, we might need to
solicit as many as 800 eligible donors to realize our goal of just 40
blood donations. We won't be able to reach out to 800 people unless
you share this info with others.

Can you donate your blood to save a life?

Are you 17 years old or older? (or 16 years old with parental consent)
Do you weigh 110 pounds or more?
Are you generally in good health?

If you answered “Yes” to these three questions, then you can probably
donate blood – most people can! If you are not sure check here or let us know and we will help
you find out.

When you choose to participate you will be agreeing to spend about an
hour of your time in the donor center. You will go through a private
and confidential registration, brief health history, and vital signs.
The actual blood donation takes less than 10 minutes. After donation
you will be able to relax for 15 minutes and enjoy some snacks and
cold beverages with our other generous blood donors.
We're sure you'll see lots family and friends while you're there.


Our goal is to collect 40 units of blood. If we are going to exceed
this goal the Red Cross needs to be prepared to accommodate all of our
donors. By pre-registering we will know how many people to expect at
our blood drive and the Red Cross will be ready for you.

Go here to make your appointment:

The above link will take you to our registration page at The American
Red Cross.
You will log in with your email and birth date.
Note - our Sponsor Code is 14357 you should see it in a box on the
registration page, or you can enter it.
Once logged in you can click on August 23 for the Perzel Center and
choose your appointment time. Your email will be used by the American
Red Cross only to confirm your appointment and again to remind you of
your appointment. If you do not wish to use your email, there is an
option to create a user ID. Also, we can schedule you if you let us
know to do that.

Location info;
Air Conditioned? Absolutely !!!
John M Perzel Community Center
2990 St Vincent Street
Phi ladelphia PA 19149
(215) 331-7120

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Movies at the Devon

Devon Theater
A Blast from the Past - Movies @ The Devon!
Devon Theater Marquee

August 1, 2009

"Oldies but Goodies" - Classic Movie Series

Thursdays in August

1st Screening 11:00am

2nd Screening 1:00pm

August 6th: On the Waterfront

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

August 13th: My Fair Lady

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

August 20th: From Here to Eternity

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

"Family Fun Days" - Family Movie Series

Fridays in August

1st Screening 4:00pm

2nd Screening 6:00pm-8:00pm

August 7th:Kung Fu Panda

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

August 14th: Madagascar 1

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

August 21st:Shrek 2

& A SURPRISE Double-Feature

Step out of the heat and into the cinema!

Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Tickets to our Joe Conklin Comedy show have officially SOLD OUT!

Devon Theater Marquee

Keep an eye out for other exciting programming coming soon to The Devon!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mayfair May Fair Pictures

Pictures from the Fallen Heroes 5K and the Mayfair May Fair are finally on line. Thanks to Suzann for the pictures. She took 288 pictures! All of which are on-line.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What New Businesses Would You Like to See?

At Tuesday's general meeting we discussed being more proactive in finding entrepreneurs to set up shop in Mayfair and matching them to good landlords.

What businesses would you like to see come to the Ave?

Some suggestions so far
- bagel shop
- garden center
- gelato shop

Please email your suggestions to

Thank you.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mayfair Softball Classic


Thursday July 23rd thru Sunday July 26th

@ Mayfair Playground


  • Team Entry- $250
  • Checks payable to: Mayfair Softball Classic.
  • Limited to max of 14 teams.
  • All proceeds donated back to the Mayfair Community.
  • 6-12 Arc Slow Pitch.
  • Wooden Bats ONLY!
  • Rosters required (one week prior max. 20 players).
  • ASA rules in play.
  • All entry fees & rosters due by July 10th.
  • Opening Round games played on Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm.
  • Blind Seed Draw.
  • Reserve your team spot today by sending and e-mail to:
  • Umpire Fees & Game Balls included in Entry Fee.
  • Sponsorships available for $100.
  • All sponsors to be listed on t-shirts and banners.
  • Refreshment stand will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

Presented by:

Any questions contact Shawn Murphy @ or 267-240-4691.

Checks can be mailed to: Mayfair Softball Classic, 7229 Tulip St, Phila., PA 19135

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Devon Theater 2009-2010 Inaugural Season

On Sale Starting Today
The Devon Theater 2009-2010 Inaugural Season!
*See All 5 Shows for just $100!*

Save on 5 nights of guaranteed fun by purchasing a five-show season subscription at the unbelievable value of just $100.

Subscriptions go on sale today at 9:00am

Season Subscriber Benefits

· Receive a free Devon Theater Membership - a $200.00 value!
· Select your preferred seating for the season
· Select your preferred show dates for the season
· Priority purchasing - You'll be able to purchase your subscription before the general public
· Need to change your date - Give us 48 hours notice! Subject to availability. Processing fee may apply

Subscribe online at or in person at our box office - Cash or credit - same low price!
*phone purchases are subject to a call center fee*


SEPTEMBER 9 - 20, 2009

The Devon's exciting inaugural season opens with monster-hit musical comedy, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, on stage September 9th-20th. In this kooky cult classic, a down and out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an ill-tempered, mean-spirited, R&B-singing carnivorous plant who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Fertilized with a wicked score and witty lyrics from the legendary Disney songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was one of Off-Broadway's longest running shows - proving that sometimes it is easy being green! The Devon invites you to turn over a new leaf by seeing this old favorite in a brand new space.

Not to be outdone by a giant singing plant, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT promises audiences a rainbow ride through biblical Egypt, running November 11th-December 13th. Written by musical theatre masterminds, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, JOSEPH is an irresistibly hilarious re-telling of the story of Joseph, his jealous brothers and one very loud garment. This colorful musical will have you singing and dancing in your seats to songs that span all the way from calypso to rock to disco to country. This worldwide phenomenon has been an audience favorite for more than thirty-five years!

The Devon rings in the New Year with the famously funny farce NOISES OFF, running January 27th-February 14th. The show delights in exposing the onstage, offstage and backstage tomfoolery of a travelling troupe of hapless British actors. During their ill-fated touring production of the fictitious farce Nothing On, these antic actors try (and spectacularly fail) to cope with slamming doors, fooling around, backstage drinking, and, of course, plates upon plates of sardines. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately fumble to hang on to their lines, their performances and the furniture. Critically hailed as "the funniest farce ever,"NOISES OFF is an unrivalled delight for anyone who thinks that falling down is funny, that underwear is outerwear & that theater is a metaphor for life itself.

MARCH 3 - 21, 2010
Another highlight of the inaugural season includes the intoxicatingly enjoyable PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, running March 3rd-21st. Welcome to Highway 57! Home to fun-loving gas station pump boys Jim and LM and the very vivacious Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner. This charismatic crew lives in their own country, blues and rock-n-roll heaven - singing through their days and dancing the nights away. Whether they're crooning over the heart-throb cashier at Woolworths or just hankering for heftier tips, these sensational singers will get you into the groove of their rockin' tunes. This charming musical is a little-known gem that received a Tony Nomination for Best Musical in 1982 and became a fan favorite as it toured nationally. Join in on the fun as the boys go fishing, the girls brew up some homemade beer and the whole gang plans a trip to Florida... in Uncle Bob's Winnebago.

APRIL 7 - 25, 2010
The season wraps up a little nostalgia and a lot of laughs as the Devon presents FOREVER PLAID, running April 7th-25th. FOREVER PLAID is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert. Miraculously, they come back to Earth 25 years later for a chance to fulfill their dreams of fame and fortune before finally returning to Heaven. Talk about a blast from the past! The show is filled with the catchy pop hits of the 1950s songs and delightful patter that will have audiences rolling in the aisles.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Scavenger Hunt Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Scavenger Hunt during the Mayfair May Fair last Saturday.

1st place, $200 in gift certs to Mayfair Businesses, Little Flower Power Girls.
2nd place, $100 in gift certs to Mayfair Businesses, Karen Adams.
3rd place, $100 in gift certs to Mayfair Businesses, Kathleen Wilson.
4th place, $100 in gift certs to Mayfair Businesses, Suzann St Marie.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Divorce Sale at The Devon

The Devon has great news! Oscar and Felix drove their wives to divorce, became roommates, and are now driving each other nuts! It's a classic comedy split-up. This mismatched pair's hilarious marital misfortune means money in the bank for you! The Devon is holding a "Divorce Sale" on tickets to THE ODD COUPLE for only $20.00! That's nearly half the price for twice the fun with Oscar and Felix. You can't afford to not miss out on these two character's misadventures.

Oscar & Felix Divorce Sale
All Tickets only $20.00!

Mismatched comedy at its best!

This mismatched pair's hilarious marital misfortune is money in the bank for you! The Devon is holding a "Divorce Sale" on tickets to THE ODD COUPLE for only $20.00! That's nearly half the price for twice the fun with Oscar and Felix.

Click here for $20.00 tickets or call 215-338-6300

The Odd Couple | May 14 - May 31 | By Neil Simon

Neil Simon's classic comedy, "The Odd Couple" is one of Broadway's funniest. Tossed out of the house by his wife and close to packing it in, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: barely housebroken, deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within a few days, slovenly sportswriter Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving one another bonkers. The laughs are non-stop as these two mismatched buddies make a go of being roomies.

"The Odd Couple" is hilarious fun for one and all and will be the Devon Theater's first production of a play. Pull up your chair to the poker table, sit back, and prepare to laugh!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mayfair May Fair 2009 Press Release

Mayfair Business Association


Phone: 215-327-4756




Festivities Kick-Off At 7:30AM at Ryan and Sackett Sts.

On Saturday May 16th, 2009

The Mayfair Business Association is excited to announce its Second annual “May Fair” festival along Frankford Ave and its First annual “Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run”. Association President Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge, is extremely happy with the success of this event and looks forward for many to come home to Mayfair and for our neighbors to celebrate our rich history and civic pride. Scotese said, “I am proud at how the neighborhood has rallied around this endeavor and am already excited to see the growth for next year. I want to thank the members of the Business association that have worked tirelessly to make this possible, they truly are the backbone of this community and without them we would have nothing to celebrate. I’d also like to thank the Mayfair CDC for their never ending commitment to this community and to the Mayfair Civic Association and our countless numbers of sponsors and finally to our men in Blue, in whose honor we launch the first annual Fallen Heroes Run.”

We will start by celebrating Mayfair via our Fallen Heroes Run and Walk. All proceeds from this race will go to the Heroes Thrill Show which benefits the education of the survivors of Police and Fire that were lost in the line of duty. This year our association will celebrate the life of our very own Officer Gary Skerski whose life was tragically cut short just three short years ago. He will be missed and we will make this year’s donation in his name and will honor his legacy with a plaque to his family. The race will kick-off at 8:30AM at Ryan and Sackett Sts where we will have a bagpiper and a vocalist before the many participants compete in our first ever 5K run which is organized by the Northeast Roadrunners.

The Second Annual May Fair will commence with the award presentation to the winners of the 5K followed by sidewalk sales, face paintings, fire engines, music, prizes, free giveaways, and a day long scavenger hunt with the opportunity to win Five Hundred ($500) Dollars in Mayfair shopping. Free parking along Frankford Avenue will be provided by the Philadelphia parking Authority from 10AM to 4PM.

These events are helping highlight an exciting year for Mayfair and are just another reason that Mayfair is a great place to live, work and play.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Meet Candidate Seth Williams Thursday Night

Seth Williams, Candidate for District Attorney, will be stopping by several Mayfair taverns Thursday, April 30th, to meet voters. If you'd like to met him, here is his agenda.

The Grey Lodge Pub
Chickie's and Pete's
The Cog

His first stop is The Grey Lodge from 8:30 to 8:45pm. It's expected he'll continue northward spending about 15 minutes per venue.

If you know of any other visits by candidates to Mayfair, let us know, and we'll post it here.

Next Up at the Devon: The Odd Couple

Mothers Day at the Devon

Friday, April 10, 2009

2nd Annual Mayfair May Fair

This year's Mayfair May Fair will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009. We hope you can join us. It will fun for the whole family.

Kicking off this year's Mayfair May Fair will be the 1st Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run/Walk. Please join us in the supporting this extremely worthy cause.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kid Stuff at the Devon

Camp Devon 2009

Discover Your Talents at Camp Devon!

Senior Camp Grades 3-12
6/29/09 - 7/9/09
Monday - Thursday
9 AM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $225 per student, $200 for Devon Members
Includes: Camp tuition, t-shirt, registration for The Devon Theater Summer Program.

Junior Camp Grades K-2
6/29/09 - 7/2/09
Monday - Thursday
9 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $50 per student
Includes: Camp Tuition, t-shirt
(Junior campers are not eligible for The Devon Summer Community Theater Program.)

This dynamic theater training program offers an exciting summer learning environment for campers of all ages at Philadelphia's Devon Theater for the Performing Arts.

Camp registration and $100 deposit deadline is Thursday, April 30

Camp Devon is Dedicated to:
  • Introducing children and youth to the incomparable magic of theatre and the arts.
  • Developing student's creativity and imaginations, voices and bodies by providing interactive, engaging, and fun classes taught by arts professionals.
  • Fostering abilities and desires to think critically and objectively, work collaboratively, build self-confidence and discipline, in addition to a keen sense of citizenship alongside their artistic achievements.

*Senior Campers grades 3-8 must be registered and attend camp to be in the Devon Summer Community Theater Program. All Senior Campers are required to bring their own brown bag lunch and water bottle.

*If Junior Campers want to stay for lunch, they must bring their own brown bag lunch and water bottle.
*Early arrival offered at 8:30 AM allowed by pre-registration only at an additional cost of $50 per student. There are no set activities at that time, just supervision.
Saturday Creative Workshops!

Acting 101
Saturday, May 16 (Grades 1-5)
Saturday, May 23 (Grades 6-12)

This workshop provides training in the fundamentals of acting. Starting with the basics, this class focuses on stage movement, stage directions, vocals, theater terminology and designing blocking for a scene. This workshop is incredibly fun and hands-on, perfect for beginners. No prior experience necessary!
Instructor: Kathleen Gaynor
Cost: $25.00
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Commercial Acting
Saturday, June 6 (Grades 1-6)

Have you ever thought about being in a commercial? Learn the basics of being a commercial actor and go home with the confidence and knowledge to put you on the path to commercial success! This workshop will focus on preparing the beginning through advanced actor for the television and internet commercial market by developing the inner characters of the actor. A very fun "on camera" workshop that includes improv games, facial and vocal exercises, memorization techniques, product use, audition techniques, character development, and understanding of the copy/script! If you ever wanted to be in a commercial, this is the class for you!
Instructor: Chris Christian
Cost: $25.00
Time: 9:)) AM to 12:00 PM

Improv(e) Your Life!
Saturday, June 13 (Grades 1-5)

This workshop focuses on improv as an art form as well as a way to improve your life! Improvisational theater, dance, and music have a great way of freeing you. Don't think. Just do! This class will give you a chance to find your funny side, your flexible side, and build up your confidence. You will learn to make quick decisions, to think on your feet, and best of all, to be brave! No prior theater, dance, or music experience is required!
Instructor: Jen Jaynes
Cost: $25.00
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration and full payment of $25 is due for each workshop the Wednesday before the workshop takes place.

Reserve your class today. Visit or call 215-338-6300!