VivaVegie Society application to conduct a rally and expo in Union Square Park in concurrence with the Veggie Pride Parade, on Sunday May 16th 2010, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
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, VivaVegie Society has submitted an application seeking permission to hold a rally and expo in concurrence with the Veggie Pride Parade in the north plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday, May 16, 2010, between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 9:00 AM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 6:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The applicant estimates that the rally and expo will be attended by approximately 500 people; and
WHEREAS, The proposed set-up will include 20 tables to be used by food venders and various vegetarian organizations, and a small speakers platform with amplification at the eastern end of the north plaza, and the applicant is expected to apply for all the required sound permits; and
WHEREAS, There will be no items for sale and the food vendors and organizations will distribute goods free to the public; and
WHEREAS, The Veggie Pride event has been successfully conducted during the previous two years, and the rally and expo will not conflict with any other planned activities in the north plaza of Union Square Park; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five Parks Committee recommends approval of the application by VivaVegie Society to conduct a rally and expo in Union Square Park on Sunday May 16th 2010, in concurrence with the Veggie Pride Parade.