Merry Mayfest

Mayfest is back this year with a few changes but students must mind their manners.

Spring’s biggest event is back, but will it be the same? Mayfest, typically a lively outside block party stretching across multiple streets, has a new home.

 Walnut Park will be the central location for the day’s festivities. The park will be split into three sections: A free beer trailer for 21 and up, a concert stage offering live performances, and a free food station.

 But the event isn’t a free-for-all.

 In an open letter to the SU community, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wrote:

 “As Mayor, I have instructed the Syracuse Police Department to strictly enforce the City ordinances during the April 30 Mayfest event in Walnut Park but also along Euclid Avenue and in the East neighborhood.”

 Miner explained the city ordinances of “open containers, excessive noise, littering” are prohibited and anyone in violation will be held responsible. 

 Student Association President Jon Barnhart also sent an open letter to the SU community about Mayfest, saying:

 “This will be a day to celebrate spring, the end of the school year, and the great friendships we all have here at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF. It will truly be a day for students.”

 Mayfest has literally risen from the dead. Earlier this year it was canceled, but SA and University Union have fought to revive the beloved affair.

 Mayfest will be held from 1-5:30 p.m. and leads up to the University Union’s Block Party at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome featuring performances by rapper Drake and N.E.R.D.

 To view the letters from Miner and Barnhart and learn more about the day’s schedule, visit the official Mayfest site.  

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