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Dance for Peace, application to hold a dancing and electronic music event on Sunday the 30th of July in Bryant Park

WHEREAS, Bryant Park Restoration Corporation applied for a special events permit for Dance for Peace on Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, The set-up will begin at 10:00 a.m. and clean-up end at 10:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, The event is to celebrate the electronic music community in New York, while raising funds to benefit the Save the Children’s Alliance; and

WHEREAS, Over 1,000 individuals are expected to attend; and

WHEREAS, It will be encouraged that participants donate $10.00 to the Save the Children’s Alliance, though the Alliance will not be listed as a sponsor; and

WHEREAS, There will be dance performances and speeches relating to the importance of dance; and

WHEREAS, Five D.J.s will be performing in one hour increments; and

WHEREAS, Two Genie brand lifts with telescopic arms will be used to suspend and support speakers; and

WHEREAS, Corporate sponsors will be sought but have not yet been identified; and

WHEREAS, Signage will be present, but has not been finalized; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was not present to address questions of safety, security, excessive sound, corporate sponsorship, signage, refuse; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of a permit to Bryant Park Restoration Corporation to hold a dancing and electronic music event on Sunday, July 30, 2006.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 27 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.    

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