Jack Rich Productions application to exhibit a live feed of a fashion show of Kimora Lee Simmons’s Baby Phat collection in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 15, 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, Jack Rich Productions has submitted an application seeking permission for a special event to be conducted in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 15, 2009, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 10:15 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 4:00 PM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 11:30 PM, and open to the public and free of charge; and
WHEREAS, The applicant has proposed to exhibit a fashion show promoting Kimora Lee Simmons's Baby Phat collection from a live feed that will be projected from a HD screen; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the two-hour long fashion show exhibit, the sponsors have proposed some on site activities, which would include:
Airbrushing Tattoo Station: One artist who would airbrush an image of the Baby Phat cat for visitors at Times Square and would require a table and two (2) chairs
Fragrance Launch (DARE ME): Volunteers would hand out free scented fragrance cards (2'x4') to pedestrians.
Balloon Contest: There would be over 100 balloons filled with different prizes. A contestant would need to state any fact about Baby Phat or Kimora to be eligible to pop a balloon. Each balloon would contain the following Baby Phat Branded prizes.
Discount for shopping at babyphat.com
Discount for shopping at Macy*s
Notebook & Pen
Eco Tote Bag
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) contestant and a guest would be escorted to the fashion show.
WHEREAS, Although the HD transmission provides an opportunity for the public to watch a live exhibition of a fashion show, there is an undeniably primary promotional aspect to the activities involved in the proposed event; and
WHEREAS, Although we also acknowledge and are supportive of the art of fashion, Community Board Five has repeatedly taken the position to deny access to our parks for special events that are predominantly commercial in nature; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Jack Rich Productions to exhibit a live feed of a fashion show of Kimora Lee Simmons's Baby Phat collection in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday September 15, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.