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National Institute for Reproductive Health presents a health fair solely dedicated to reproductive issues, in Union Square, Aug 7th, 5-8pm

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, The National Institute for Reproductive Health has submitted an application seeking permission for a health fair to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Friday August 7, 2009 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 3:30 PM, and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 8:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The mission of the proposed Reproductive Health Fair is to educate participants on women’s health as well as provide information on local advocacy efforts, public insurance options, and health care resources; and

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

WHEREAS, Community Board Five is concerned that due to the current and ongoing construction in the North Plaza, there is a decrease in available park space, as well as fewer days in which special events can be held in Union Square Park; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not require a large amount of space, is brief in duration, does not have a commercial intent, and offers some public benefit; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by the National Institute for Reproductive Health to conduct the Reproductive Health Fair in Union Square Park on Friday August 7, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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