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Brazilian Promotion Center, application to hold a religious ceremony on 46th Street, between Madison and 5th Avenues, on Saturday, September 5, 2009

WHEREAS, the Brazilian Promotion Center wants to hold a cultural event on 46th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues following a religious ceremony; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant is a cultural institution resident in Community Board Five and located a block from the proposed site; and

WHEREAS, approximately 400 participants are expected at the event; and

WHEREAS, the event will have 3 food vendors and 2 other vendors of Brazilian merchandise; and

WHEREAS; the event is to be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with set up beginning no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and breakdown completed no later than 7:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, there will be Brazilian musical and dancing performances and celebration of Brazilian culture; and

WHEREAS, the street on which the event will take place is in “Little Brazil” and is a commercial street, with no residential buildings to impact; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant will have 10 volunteers providing security at the event and 20 volunteers performing sanitation during the event at the event location and on surrounding streets; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant has agreed to contact the police precinct and the Department of Sanitation to coordinate with those agencies; and

WHEREAS, the event has been thoroughly thought out, planned and presented and is expected to be run in a similarly effective manner; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Community Board Five recommends approval of a block party on 46th Street, between Madison and 5th Avenues, on Saturday, September 5, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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