Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Winners of the 2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest

Here they are folks - The Winners of the 2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest are (in no particular order):
• 3142 St. Vincent
• 3345 Glenview
• 2800 Fanshawe 

Congratulations to all of our entries - It was CLOSE!!

Tonight starting at 8:00, a team will be arriving at each winning home and will be presenting them with their prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - '2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winners'!

A Very Very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association Members who have donated the prizes for this years contest!

They are:
• Aztec Signs 
• Bellalisa Hair Studio
• Gallagher Brothers Windows and Doors
• Grey Lodge Pub
• Inkwell 215 Tattoo Studio
• Mayfair Shop n Bag
• Mike Perzel Insurance Agency
They have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest - Please show them you appreciation and support! 

This is our 3rd year of hosting this contest and needless to say, it has been a huge success! We had just shy of 40 homes nominated this year, and well over 1600 views (and growing) on our Google Map!

It is important to remember that this contest has been a success because we came together as a community, and each and every one of us has participated in one way or another. None of this would have been possible without the homeowners going all out and doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without the nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our judges scoring each entry, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together. Working together as a community, we can continue to shine a positive light on our neighborhood, and we can continue to show that Mayfair is indeed - A Great Place to Visit, and an Awesome Place to Live!
Thank you all!

• Up next - The 'Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest'

Start planning now - Nominations begin on December 1st! 
It's gonna be AWESOME, and it's another GREAT event happening right here in Mayfair!
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest Update

The 2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest deadline has passed, and our 13 judges will begin scoring the contest entries over the course of the next week!

If your home has been entered, please make sure that your decorations remain lit until 11pm, and that your address is clearly visible from the street.

The driver friendly map complete with all 34 eligible entries (as well as some outside of our area) can be found here: 

Grab the family, check em out, and let us know which ones are your favorites!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday Oct. 28th, and prizes will be delivered that evening!

It's another GREAT event happening right here in Mayfair!

Good luck to all of the entries - Have Fun!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Community Meeting for Philadelphia 2035 at Lincoln this Thursday Night

Residents of Mayfair,

It is imperative that you attend the next Philadelphia 2035 Public Meeting being held at Lincoln High School THIS Thursday (October 22nd) at 7:00pm. 

Your attendance and input during this very important meeting will help to shape the future of our neighborhood, and bring the improvements to Mayfair that we have all been longing for.

The meeting starts at 7pm, and will run until 8:30pm

I look forward to seeing you all there, and hearing your thoughts and ideas on how you would like to see Mayfair in the future!

See you there!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Traffic Controls at Ryan and Leon Thanks to Our Efforts

For years we have voiced my frustration with cars going the wrong way up the 3500 block of Ryan Ave. We even had a story written about it in the last year. Last week was the straw that broke the camels back when we photographed a special needs bus driving the wrong way and into oncoming traffic. At first we were able to get more wrong way signs but that did not deter so we continued to bang on the streets department until our prayers were answered, thanks to an impromptu conversation, this week with the installation of flexible barriers. Thanks to all those that were helpful in this endeavor. It might seem like small potatoes but it could save a life!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

3rd Thursday Season Finale w/ Pop Up Beer Garden 5-9PM at Cottman & Frankford Aves.

Pop-Up Beer Garden at Mayfair Third Thursdays Night Market

After getting rebuffed by the official night market organization, the neighbors of Mayfair decided to create our own monthly night market. From June to October, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation hosts Third Thursdays, a monthly party to celebrate the community of Mayfair with a little bit of everything mixed in.

Local businesses, a pop-up beer garden courtesy of the Grey Lodge, artisans, crafters, food vendors, live music and entertainment for the kids and families.

Bring the kids out for some dinner, dessert or both! Stick around and listen to music, dance, whatever you want! It's summer, there are no rules! We'll have face painting and balloon animals and much more!

Third Thursdays are another example of Mayfair's vibrancy and can-do attitude. It's a great night in the neighborhood. Join us!

Add to Third Thursdays to your .

Pop-up Beer Garden at Mayfair Third Thursdays Night Market
Every third Thursday from June to October
Cottman & Frankford Avenues
5pm to 9pm

Updated List for Third Thursday:

Mary’s Mobile Diner
Jaelyn’s A Lil Bit of Everything
Chickie & Pete’s w/ their Crab Fry Truck
Grey Lodge Pub
Holmesburg Bakery
P B and U Food Truck
Gigi’s Boys Italian Ice
Bassett’s Ice Cream Provided by the Mayfair CDC
Kathy’s Kanine Kreations
Nancy’s Tastefully Simple and Nancy’s Crafts
Mackey’s Hair Bows
Unique Creations by Melissa
Krafts Buy Kathy
Bella MAC Handcrafted Beauty Care Products & Soap
Lila Rose Hair Jewelry
Squirrel Design
Helen’s Crafts
Inkwell 215
Live Music – Mike Goldman

Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade with Grand Marshall Father Joe Campellone

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Mayfair Oktoberfest this Saturday

Mayfair Halloween Decorating Contest (2015)

It's that time of year again ... It's time for the Mayfair Civic Association's Halloween Decoration Contest!
Working in conjunction with the Mayfair Business Association, we will be giving away prizes, and the coveted "2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winner" lawn signs to the 3 Best Decorated Homes in Mayfair!
This contest is open to all current, and hopefully future Mayfair Civic Association members

• How it works
- Starting on October 1st you can nominate your home, or a neighbor's home that you feel best captures the spirit of Halloween

- Nominations can be submitted via Facebook on the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page, or you can email the nomination to

- Nominations will be added to our Google Map so that everyone can take a tour of Mayfair and see the eerie entries for themselves! The map will be posted and updated daily on Facebook, and
As a courtesy to our surrounding neighbors who live outside of the Civic's boarders and are ineligible to win the contest but would still like to appear on the map, we'll be more than happy to include your home on the map as well for visitors to our neighborhood to enjoy!

- Scare up the outside of your house with all things Halloween, and throughout the week of October 20th - 26th, our judges will be cruising around looking for the 3 Scariest / Spookiest / Best Decorated houses in Mayfair!
- Prizes will be awarded to the 3 homes in Mayfair that best capture the Spirit of Halloween!

- On Wednesday October 28th, our contest winners will be announced, and prizes generously donated by our Mayfair Business Association Members along with the 2015 Mayfair Halloween Decoration Contest Winner lawn signs created by Aztec Signs will be delivered that evening

• The Rules
1. All entries must reside within the Mayfair Civic Association boundaries (found on

2. All addresses and displays must be clearly visible from the street! (If your address isn't easily visible from the street, your home may be overlooked by our judges)

3. All nominations must include a house number, and a street name

4. All entries must leave their decorations lit until at least 11pm

5. The DEADLINE to submit a nomination for the contest is Monday October 19th at 11:59pm
This contest is a team effort, with the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, and our neighbors in Mayfair who go all out to decorate their homes with amazing displays during the Halloween Season

Together we can ensure that Mayfair continues to be a Great Place to Visit, and an Awesome Place to Live!

To join the Mayfair Civic Association, please
To join the Mayfair Business Association, please