Application by Union Square Partnership to conduct their Harvest in the Square food and wine tasting fundraiser in Union Square Park on Tuesday September 21, 2010.
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, Union Square Partnership has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct a special event in the west plaza of Union Square Park on Tuesday September 21, 2010, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event known as Harvest in the Square is an annual food and wine tasting fundraiser involving various local restaurants; and
WHEREAS, Tickets for Harvest in the Square would be sold for $125.00 for General Admission, and $400.00 for VIP, and it is anticipated that this event would attract approximately 1,200 participants; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event would require set-up to begin on Monday September 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM, and dismantling and clean-up to be completed before 6:00 AM on Wednesday September 22, 2010; and
WHEREAS, There is a long-standing precedent for the Harvest in the Square fundraiser in Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, Union Square Partnership has agreed that when presenting future event applications that they will clearly state whether or not those events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events; and
WHEREAS, If there are any material changes in the event from previous years, i.e. signage, set-up, scale, location, and/or ancillary activities, Union Square Partnership has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Union Square Partnership's application to conduct their Harvest in the Square annual fundraiser in Union Square Park on Tuesday September 21, 2010.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.