Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and the Mayfair May Fair!!!

Let's do a word association exercise. If I say, "Sunny and 72 degrees" what's the first thing that pops into your head? The word "perfect!" right? As in perfect weather to do something outside with the kids in your own neighborhood? Exactly!! It's the 2013 Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run and the Mayfair May Fair on Saturday, May 18, 2013!!

Before you head over to the MFMF make sure you support a GREAT cause by either running or walking in the 2013 Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run 5K honoring Officer Chuck Cassidy. You can still register online here until Wednesday night or you can register the day of the run starting at 7:30am in the Lincoln High School Parking Lot on Ryan Avenue. The race begins at 8:30am and goes around Lincoln High School and Pennypack Park. 

After you are done setting the world record (ok, the Mayfair record, but either way, it's more than I'm doing) you can head up to Frankford and Cottman for a neighborhood celebration sponsored by the Mayfair Business Association. We've got the Neighborhood Awards, a craft fair, the Mayfair Town Watch dunk tank.  The Original Soft Pretzel Factories Customer Appreciation Day is also being held with games, Moon Bounce and a pretzel eating contest! 

Live music from AJ Slick & Soul to Soul, Mike LeCompt, and REV, military vehicles and entertainers. Bissirri's Pansy Garden and the Horticulture Academy of Lincoln High School will also be helping kids make their own potted plants! 

It's a fun-filled family day so bring the kids up to the Avenue for some fun!!

Don't forget!!  Our next Mayfair Farmers Market is on Sunday, May 19th from 9am to 1pm and we are PACKED with vendors this week!! Check it out:

Cardinal Hollow (wine)
Mill Creek Apiary (honey, beeswax candles)
Farmers Pride (fresh eggs, pastured poultry)
Grateful Acres (starter plants, whole bean coffee, produce)
Wild Flour (artisan breads)
Stern Farms (starter plants, produce, mushrooms)
Great Awakenings Coffee (fresh brewed coffee, whole bean coffee)
Desiree's Desserts (homemade gourmet desserts)
Cheyenne's Road Market (starter plants and flowers, cider donuts, produce)
Torresdale Flowers (flower bouquets)
Neil's Sharpening Service (bring your old kitchen knives and gardening tools to be sharpened!!

We've got FIVE food trucks this week:
Chewy's (gourmet burgers, tater tots, BLT's)
Sum Pig Food Truck (BBQ)
The Cow and the Curd (deep fried cheese curds--calling all my transplanted Mid-Westerners!!)
Farm Truck (gourmet, locally-sourced fare)
Jimmies Cupcake (Cupcakes, homemade ice cream sandwiches)
Head to Bow (Handmade bows for children)
Steel Your Idea (wine racks, artisan crafts)
Tastefully Simple (pre-packaged goodies!!)

Plus St. Matt's Ride the Tide Tickets and the Friends of Torresdale Library Chess demonstration.  Music by Matt Roach and Josh the Balloon Guy and Caricatures by Donna are back!

Monday, May 6, 2013

This Week In Mayfair (05/06/2013)

I'm finding it really hard to draw any form of inspiration today because I'm EXHAUSTED! Busy weekend with one of the kid's birthdays and then the Mayfair Farmers Market. I also ran the 10 mile Broad Street Run...bwhahahahaha! That's a total lie. I don't run and probably never will. While I'm a big fan of carb loading,  if you ever actually SEE me running you should probably start too because chances are something deadly is following me. However, if they ever give out medals for buying gourmet cupcakes and baked goods, stuffing my face with them while drinking coffee sitting around at a farmers market you can consider me the frigging champion of the WORLD!!

Winner, winner. Cupcakes for dinner.
Well, if you ARE into running you should make sure to sign up for Mayfair's own Fallen Heroes Run taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:30am. This year's run is in it's 5th year and honors Officer Chuck Cassidy who was killed in the line of duty. You can register online here: Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run.

Runners and non-runners alike will love all the events at the Grey Lodge Pub this week. Tuesday is Taco Tuesday and Wednesday is Quizzo. Then on Thursday, the beer event "Anchor--The San Francisco Treat" will be held from 6-9pm. On tap will be: Steam, Libery American Pale Ale, Porter, Humming, Bock, Zymaster Milk Stout, Summer and 2012 Our Special Ale. There will be glassware and prizes!!