Times Square Alliance application to conduct a Bright Lights Big Verse: Poems of Times Square event in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 29, 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, Times Square Alliance has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct a special event in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 29, 2009 between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event will showcase the work of the four winners of the second annual Bright Lights Big Verse: Poems of Times Square – the national contest for poetry celebrating the qualities that Times Square represents – diversity, desire, dynamism and the marriage of commerce and culture; and
WHEREAS, Times Square Alliance is conducting the proposed event in conjunction with The Poetry Society of America; and
WHEREAS, There is a requirement for amplified sound, there will be minimal equipment set-up, and clean-up is expected to be completed by 10:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, There will be minimal signage, the event does not have a commercial intent, is brief in duration, and offers a public benefit; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five is supportive of events that promote the literary arts; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Times Square Alliance to conduct the second annual Bright Lights Big Verse: Poems of Times Square event in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 29, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.