SU Student Association, University Union present Mayfest 2010 Friday afternoon in Walnut Park
Syracuse University’s Mayfest 2010 celebration will take place Friday, April 30, from 1-5:30 p.m. in Walnut Park, adjacent to the SU campus. This SU/SUNY-ESF students-only event has been co-produced by the SU Student Association and University Union in partnership with Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse. Mayfest will celebrate the arrival of spring and the end of the school year with live entertainment, prizes, and free food and drink. Valid, current SU and SUNY-ESF student I.D. cards are required for entry into the park.
Rapper XV, disc jockey RJD2 and student performer Delirium will provide musical entertainment during Mayfest. Delirium will lead the performances at 1:30 p.m., followed by XV and RJD2.
Students can enter a drawing for a chance to win prizes such as gift certificates for Amazon.com, Best Buy, iTunes, the SU Bookstore and local restaurants, and yearlong passes for two to University Union events. Drawing will occur from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Students must be present to win.
Free food and beverages will be available at the event. A limited amount of beer will be available to students age 21 and over at no charge (proof of age required). A student will show proof of age to Chestnut Security staff. If the individual is 21 or older, then the individual will proceed to the next step: the student will present his/her SU/SUNY-ESF I.D. to Chestnut Security staff who will verify the student by swiping the I.D. card and accessing the Odyssey System. The student will then receive a bracelet from an SU administrative staff person. A student arriving before 3 p.m. will be given a bracelet with 4 tabs that can be exchanged for 4 beers. A student arriving at 3 p.m. or later will be given a bracelet with 2 tabs that can be exchanged for 2 beers. Students can re-enter the beer area if they have a bracelet with tabs remaining on the bracelet.
Anyone who appears to have had too much to drink will not be served. All SU Food Services staff serving in the beer garden area have been trained in safe and legal service of alcohol by Responsible Server Training. This training includes recognizing the signs of intoxication, the personal responsibilities of serving alcoholic beverages, and refusal of service if warranted. The serving staff are Carrier Dome Concessions employees who have experience with the service of beer at Carrier Dome events.
For the safety of students and residents of the University area, throughout the day of Friday, April 30, all city ordinances will be strictly enforced by the Syracuse Police Department in the Walnut Park area and along Euclid Avenue and in the East Neighborhood.
Walnut Park is located north of E.S. Bird Library and is bounded by Harrison Street to the north, Walnut Avenue to the east, Waverly Avenue to the south and Walnut Place to the west. Mayfest will take place rain or shine. The park and surrounding streets will be blocked off before, during and after the April 30 event:
- Walnut Place will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 30. Parking will be restricted from 4 p.m. April 28 to 10 p.m. on April 30.
- Walnut Avenue (from Waverly Avenue to Harrison Street) will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 30. Parking will be restricted from 6 a.m. on April 29 to 8 p.m. on April 30.
- Marshall Street (from University Avenue to Walnut Avenue) will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 30. Parking will be restricted from 10 a.m. April 29 to 8 p.m. on April 30.
- East Adams Street (east of University Avenue to Walnut Avenue) will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 30.
Alternate parking will be available in the Manley and Fine lots.
Dining note: Due to staffing and food needs for this event, Shaw and Brockway dining halls will close at 2 p.m. on April 30.
For more information on Mayfest, visit http://mayfest.syr.edu.