Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP), Application to hold a "Public Art" Press Conference/Opening in Bryant Park on Thursday, May 29, 2008
WHEREAS, A proposal has been received from Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Press Conference/Opening in Bryant Park in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue at 41st Street; and
WHEREAS, The event will take place on Thursday, May 29, 2008, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, inclusive of setup and clean-up, and will include a 30-minute press conference followed by viewing of the "Public Art" project; and
WHEREAS, The press conference will include student presentations and remarks by guests including Commissioner Adrian Benepe, among others; and
WHEREAS, This event will be the opening event for a two-month citywide student art exhibition, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, of 10 school lunch tables decorated by middle school students with murals, photography, poetry, 3-D work, and mosaic during teaching artist residencies through LEAP's "Public Art" program; and
WHEREAS, Amplified sound will be used during the press conference, the event will be free of charge and no merchandise will be sold; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five encourages the use of New York City parks for such public art events; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Press Conference/Opening in Bryant Park on Thursday, May 29, 2008.
The above resolution was passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.