Application to hold an exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity movement in Union Square Park from September 28, 2005 for a period of one month.
WHEREAS, The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to hold an exhibition in Union Square Park commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity movement beginning September 28, 2005 and lasting for a period of one month; and
WHEREAS, The location will be the southwest edge of Union Square Park (north of the Gandhi statue, south of 15th Street); and
WHEREAS, The exhibit consists of 13 three-sided kiosks with panels depicting newspaper covers and photographs from the period; and
WHEREAS, President Lech Walesa and other dignitaries will be attending the opening of the exhibit on September 28th; and
WHEREAS, A month long exhibition would utilize scarce public park space; and
WHEREAS, This event would set a precedent causing other so-called “temporary” exhibitions to become common place in our parks; and
WHEREAS, The committee suggested a shorter term for the exhibit which was not agreed to, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of a permit to Department of Parks and Recreation to hold an exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Polish Solidarity movement from September 28, 2005 for a period of one month in Union Square.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 27 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.