Maifest in Springfield. Join the celebration in the beer garden on Fort Street to benefit Rays of Hope.
Maifest puts the spring in Springfield with a Block Party to benefit Rays of Hope
Springfield, MA –Maifest is a colorful, joyous tradition in Germany. It celebrates the arrival of spring where food is plentiful and spirits flow freely. The tradition unfolds in Springfield with the Maifest Block Party on May 17 & 18. The Maifest Block Party is a community event presented by the Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant.
The two-day event will take place outdoors on Fort Street and inside the restaurant. Live bands will fill the air with music while guests sip beer and head inside for a Maifest menu filled with spring delights. This year, a generous portion of the proceeds will benefit Rays of Hope to bring the organization closer to its mission of finding a cure for breast cancer. The Student Prince and The Fort Restaurant is counting on the local media to help make this event a success for Rays of Hope!
“Come welcome spring at our Maifest Block Party and your participation will benefit Rays of Hope,” says Managing Partner Andy Yee of The Student Prince & The Fort. “Come have a good time! It’s all for a great cause and we look forward to seeing you.”
The festivities will be emceed by radio personality Lopez from WMAS. The tapping of the ceremonial keg will be headed by Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Denise Jordan, chair of Rays of Hope campaign, who is also executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority. Sgt. Brian Elliott of the Springfield Police Department will host the ceremonial cheer. Rudi Scherff of The Student Prince will do a brief talk about the Maifest tradition.
Guests are encouraged to wear PINK to show their support for Rays of Hope. There will be raffles, vendors and more.
Dates: Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18
Time: 4 to 11 pm both days
Presented by: The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant
Address: 8 Fort Street, Springfield, MA (indoors and outdoors)
5:30-7:30: Emcee Lopez from WMAS
5:00-6:00: Berkshire Mountain Wanderers (live music) 6:00: Introduction of Dignitaries
6:10: Ceremony of Maifest
Tapping of the Ceremonial Keg
Crowd Stein Raising
7:00-10:30: Right On Band (live music)
5:00: Rays of Hope speaker
5:00-10:00: Photo Booth
5:00-6:30: Kyle Langlois (live music)
7:00-11:00: Unforgettable Fire (live music)
The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant present the Celebration of Maifest featuring songs from The Sound of Music and other Springtime selections performed by The Fort Carolers
A grand tradition begins on Fort Street, a classic German Maifest Celebration, featuring live music and a special menu.
Performances are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner reservations can be made from 5 p.m. on.
The Student Prince and The Fort Restaurant will continue a fine tradition with songs from the classic musical The Sound of Music performed by The Fort Carolers with a special matinee on Mother’s Day. It’s a great experience for the entire family.
Mother’s Day only: 12:15 to 3:15 pm
FOR THE MOMS AT THE FORT 2019
BRATKARTOFFELN (GERMAN FRIED POTATO) 9
POTATO, LEMON AIOLI, SCALLION CREAM
LOBSTER ROLL (WARM OR CHILLED) 29
HAERTFORD BAKING COMPANY ROLL, HAUIS CHIPS, COLESLAW
CAST-IRON SEARED SWORDFISH 29
STEWED WHITE BEANS, GARLIC SPINACH
SEARED SCALLOPS 31
CAULIFLOWER PUREE, CRISPY PORK, RUSSIAN POTATO