Attendees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Picnic, including members of the Evergreen Senior Chorus, greet Mayor David Maher as he arrives at the May 12 event. (Photos: Liz Curtis)

Maher circulates among the nearly 1,000 seniors at the event.

The office of Mayor David Maher has released photos from the annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Picnic, held May 12. The event, featuring lunch, medical advice from Cambridge Health Alliance staff and raffled-off prized donated by Cambridge businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops, drew a near-capacity crowd of about 1,000 senior citizens. There was also live music from the Senior Singers and the Evergreen Senior chorus, as well as swing and big-band ballads from The Mood Swingers, said Leo R. Gayne, the mayor’s deputy director of constituent services and public engagement.

Maher at the event with students from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin National Honor Society.

Susan Pacheco, director of client services for the Cambridge Council on Aging, said the event was a success. “The feedback received on the picnic has been excellent,” she told the mayor and his staff. “It really was nice, and you all did a beautiful job putting it together.”

Maher passed on his gratitude to the institute and local businesses that contributed.

“I’m impressed and thankful for their commitment to our seniors,” he said.

This post was written from a press release.