Madrona Mayfair

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The annual Madrona Mayfair is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, May 14th 2016.  The festivities kick off at 9:30 AM with the Madrona Mayfair parade. Led by Deano the Clown, the parade starts at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike).   Other activities will be spread throughout the morning.  For a full list of the events, see below:

9:15 AM

Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park

(34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

9:30 AM

Parade begins!

Breakdancing Instruction

Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Photo Booth

Mayfair Screen Printing

(bring your own shirt or tote bag to print on)

10:00 AM

Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30 AM

The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00 PM

Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

Save the Date – Madrona Mayfair!

With the rain coming down hard this week, it feels like the perfect time to start getting excited for spring activities! Mark your calendars, because rain or shine the 2014 Madrona Mayfair is scheduled for Saturday May 10th from 9:30am-1:00pm. Mayfair will include a similar lineup to years past with the favored kiddie parade, pony rides, big bounce houses, clowns and various attractions along with a concert by the Recess Monkeys at the Madrona Playfield.

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This year there will also be the first annual silent auction put on by Madrona K-8 and the Madrona Community Council (MCC), so come on down and check out the list of auction items. Volunteers are certainly still needed, and while several sponsors have already committed (Ewing & ClarkHarvard Avenue School, Molly Moon’s, Cambium, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, and the Madrona Dining and Sipping Society) sponsorships are still much appreciated. If you’d like to get involved or if you’d like more information on supporting this treasured Madrona event, please contact Stacey Kryman via email at staceykryman@gmail.com,

Madrona Mayfair Volunteers Needed

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is May 18th this year a date I will always remember as the day Mt. St. Helen’s blew….yet I digress.  The Madrona Community Council puts on Mayfair each year, but the council which is run entirely by volunteers, always needs an extra hand when it comes to the big neighborhood celebration.  If interested in helping, please comment on this blog and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.  Following are the shifts and duties needed for Mayfair:

Set Up 8-9am – 6 people
Clean Up 12-1pm – 1 person
Pony Rides 9:30-11am-3 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
St. Clouds Food Table 11:00am-12:00pm – 1 person
Hot Dog Stand 9:30-11am-5 people (at the grill and taking money) / 11am-12pm – 3 people
Bouncy House 9:45am-11am – 2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Obstacle Course 9:45am-11am -2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Bake Sale Table 9:30am-11am – 4 people / 11:00-12:00pm – 3 people
Traffic Control (for the parade from 9:15am-9:30) – 6 people
Crowd Control for Reptile Man and Clown performance Approx. 10-11:30 – 4 people
On Call Doctor with a First Aid Kit 9:30-1pm

Madrona Mayfair – Save the Date

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is already in the works and it is shaping up.  Knock on wood that the weather cooperates.  This year Madrona Mayfair will be Saturday, May 18th, 9:30 AM to 1 PM.  As always, Mayfair will begin at Al Larkins Park with the kiddie parade and end up at Madrona Playgound were there will be all kinds of fun.  Pony Rides, Bouncy Houses, Obstacle Course by Seattle Gymnastics Academy, Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, and this year the Recess Monkey will have a concert right there at the Madrona Playfield starting at noon.

Many Madrona restaurants/dessert makers have expressed interest in participating in this year’s Mayfair, but so far it can be announced that St. Clouds and Pritty Boy’s Pizza have confirmed.

As always the Madrona Community Council (MCC) is planning Mayfair.  Madrona Community Council is always looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event so they can continue to provide the event free to our Seattle neighborhood.  So far, Ewing and Clark are sponsoring the pony rides, Lakeview Kids Dentistry is sponsoring the Recess Monkey Concert, Madrona Dining and Sipping Society is covering the cost for permits for the parade, and Harvard Avenue School is providing face painting, but the Madrona Community Council is looking for two more sponsors to assist with other hard costs.  If you do not want to sponsor, but can help out either during or before the event they are still looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in either, please add a comment to this blog (it will no show to the public) and we will forward your information to the correct member of the Madrona Community Council.

 

Madrona Mayfair T-Shirts Available Online

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair t-shirts are now available online.   T-shirts will be on sale until May 1st to ensure that they will be delivered in time for Mayfair.  The t-shirts will NOT be available for sale at Mayfair, so be sure to order your t-shirts before the big event.  Click the link to order your Mayfair t-shirt today.  T-shirts are approximately $15 (depending on sizes, etc.) and are available in all sizes.

Also, click the following link for the detailed Madrona Mayfair Block Party schedule.  Mayfair is Saturday, May 12th.

Madrona Mayfair & Block Party Schedule

Madrona MayfairMadrona residents come celebrate Mayfair this year with your fellow Seattle neighbors on Saturday, May 12th.  This year Madrona Mayfair is in the morning with the Madrona Block Party starting in the afternoon.  Following are the up-to-date details of the fun events.

 

Madrona Mayfair Block Party – Saturday May 12
Brought to you by Madrona Community Council & Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM)
Rain or Shine

Schedule of events
Friday May 11
4:00-5:00 – Bike/Trike Decorating at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Decorations provided!

Saturday May 12
8:00-9:15 – Madrona K-8 (33rd & Union) Breakfast & Last Minute Bike/Trike Decorating
9:15 – Parade Line Up at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike)
9:30 – Parade Begins
9:30-12:00 –  Bouncy houses, pony rides, bake sale, face painting, an obstacle course, The Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, food and more in the Madrona Playground (34th and Spring)

BOOM sponsors the 2nd half of the day with the Madrona restaurant and shops having food, fun and music all afternoon along 34th Avenue in the Madrona Business District

Amara Parking Lot Performances (34th & Union)

12:00 – The Not-Its! – America’s Most Rockin Indie Band performs in the Amara Parking Lot – great fun for kids and adults alike
1:00 Le Cancer
2:00 GOD
4:00 Ethan Freckleton
5:00 Autumn Electricity

Bottlehouse Performances (1416 34th Ave)

12:00 Band of Guitars
1:00 A Cedar Suede
3:00 Last Great Fire
4:00 TBD
5:00  Jazz Group

The Madrona Community Council and BOOM would like to thank all of the sponsors and Madrona neighborhood businesses for helping make the Madrona Mayfair Block Party a successful event:

Sponsors:
Primary:
Madrona Community Council
BOOM
Ewing & Clark
Harvard Avenue Preschool
Madrona Family Dental
Lakeview Orthodontics

Supporting sponsors:
Cleanscapes
Cupcake Royale
Meter Music
Seattle Gymnastics
Seattle Parks & Rec
St. Cloud’s
Tougo Coffee

Madrona Mayfair T-Shirt Contest

Madrona Mayfair T-ShirtThere is still time … until April 3 at 5pm, Cupcake Royale will be accepting submissions for the Annual Madrona Mayfair Block Party T-Shirt Contest.

The contest is open to contestants in Madrona under 12 years old.  Create a colorful design on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that honors the annual Madrona Mayfair Block Party celebration and can be easily produced on a t-shirt.  Be sure to include your name, contact information and age on your submission.  And, please include Madrona Mayfair Block Party as part of your artwork.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday April 4 and t-shirts will be on sale online prior to the event.  All proceeds from this contest help fund Madrona Community Council (MCC).   The all-volunteer, non-profit organization MCC does everything from put on Madrona Mayfair each spring, print a newsletter to let the resident  know of the neighborhood’s happenings, help organize the flower baskets that beautify the Madrona Business District centered around 34th and Union, put together the bonfire at Madrona Beach during the Christmas Ship visit, plus much more.

This year Madrona Mayfair is coordinated with the Business Owners of Madrona’s (BOOM) Block Party. Together, Mayfair and the Block Party will be fun and game for the little ones in the morning in the Madrona Playground and concerts, food and retail specials in the afternoon along 34th Avenue for all ages.

Madrona Mayfair Block Party will be held on Saturday May 12th.

Block Party in Madrona Tonight

MadronaThere was a block party in Madrona tonight outside of Glassybaby on Union just east of 34th Avenue.  The block was cut off for traffic, there was a food truck, music and games.  It was a celebration for Teens in Public Service (TIPS) and their Alumni.  TIPS is an organization that pays teen to work in public service.  The picture was taken before the festivities started.

Rumor: Mayor in Madrona for National Night Out Tonight

Mayor McGinnRumor is that the mayor and some of the city council members will be in Madrona tonight for National Night Out tonight.  (I blogged about National Night Out yesterday).  I do not know if it is official business or for pleasure so I am not going to say which block party, but it will be east of 34th Avenue.  Just as exciting, I will be at a block party tonight in Madrona too.  🙂  I will be west of 34th Avenue.

Neighbors’ Night Out – Madrona

Seattle BalloonsTomorrow, Tuesday Night, August 2nd is National Night Out and many streets in Madrona will be participating.  National Night Out is celebrating its 28th year where neighborhoods get together to meet their neighbors with the goal of preventing crime.  But really it is a night generally where you have a potluck with your neighbors and get to know them a little better.   Many people in Madrona will close down their street (permissible if you do not live on an arterial and as long as intersection is left open) and celebrate the night with their neighbors.  See the City of Seattle website for details and rules.

The celebration is usually a street to street event (say 1400 block of 3x Street) and generally is between 5 PM and 8 PM.  To promote the Night Out many neighbors simply use word of mouth, post signs announcing the time or place, or register their party on City of Seattle website event map (although I know of many block parties in Madrona and I only see one on the map).   So if you go out tomorrow night and see a bunch of people celebrating in the street, head on out and meet your neighbors – it will be fun.