Foster’s T&B Network’s application to conduct a Karaoke Competition in Union Square Park on Sunday August 2, 2009
WHEREAS, Community Board Five takes its role in the review of applications for Parks Special Events seriously and requests an opportunity to review the application before a permit is granted by the Parks Department Special Permit Office; and
WHEREAS, Foster’s T&B Network has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct a Karaoke Competition in the North Plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday August 2, 2009 between the hours of 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, As the required apparatus for the proposed event are composed of microphones and monitors, set-up and dismantling will require very minimal amounts of time; and
WHEREAS, Participants will sing into a cordless microphone which transmits to a computer monitor, and be rated by a panel of offsite judges to compete for prizes; and
WHEREAS, Music shall not exceed 900 decibels and sound would not transmit more than 50 feet; and
WHEREAS, As there is a requirement for amplified sound, the applicant is expected to obtain the necessary permits; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event is free of charge to all participants, and there will be no sale of merchandise or food; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not require a large amount of space, does not have a commercial intent, and may offer the public benefit of entertainment; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends approval of the application by Foster’s T&B Network to conduct a Karaoke Competition in Union Square Park on Sunday August 2, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 4 opposed; 1 abstaining.