Mayfair is a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood, home to a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants and the proud host of community events all year long. The Civic Association consists of volunteer citizens focused on the betterment of their Community.
Our General meetings are held the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November and the 4th Monday of January at 7PM at the Mayfair Community Center, St. Vincent St. and Battersby St.
The playground in front of Lincoln High School on Ryan Avenue was torn down three years ago after a little girl fell and was injured. The School District of Philadelphia was originally only supposed to replace the poor matting blamed on the fall, but ended up ripping the whole thing out, said Joe DeFelice, president of the Mayfair Civic Association.
Now, DeFelice, along with the Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground, have raised $17,000 and hope to get the additional money needed for the playground from KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that builds playgrounds, and the Philadelphia School District. The only problem is the two groups can’t seem to get along, DeFelice said.