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September Concert to celebrate peace thru music, Bryant Park and Union Sq, Sept 11, Noon-7pm

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, September Concert Foundation submitted an application seeking permission for a day of musical performances to be conducted on the front steps of the New York Public Library and the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Friday, September 11, 2009 between the hours of 12:00 PM and 5:45 PM; and

WHEREAS, In 2008, the applicant had conducted previous music performances in both of these areas; and

WHEREAS, The events are proposed to be conducted between 1:30 PM and 5:45 PM at the New York Public Library and between 12:00 PM and 5:45 PM in Union Square Park, with set-up to begin at 10:00 AM and clean up to be over at 7:30 PM; and

WHEREAS, There is a requirement for amplified sound, for which the applicant is expected to obtain the necessary permits; and

WHEREAS, The event is free of charge to all participants, and there will be no sale of merchandise or food: and

WHEREAS, There will be a tent at each location with information about September Concert Foundation and a schedule of events; 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 some public benefit; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends approval of the application by September Concert Foundation to conduct their musical performances in Bryant Park and Union Square Park on Friday, September 11, 2009.

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

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