Civic Entertainment Group application to conduct a special event to promote Volkswagen's new compact car in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday, June 15, 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, Civic Entertainment Group has submitted an application for a special event promoting Volkswagen's new compact car to be conducted in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 12:00 AM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 6:00 AM the following morning; and
WHEREAS, Set-up would include turning portions of Father Duffy Square and the adjoining pedestrian plaza into a sandy beach scene and displaying several vehicles; and
WHEREAS, The event would also include a celebrity chef cooking demonstration to attract media attention and a musical performance; and
WHEREAS, Volkswagen signage would be prominently displayed throughout the area; and
WHEREAS, The event is commercial in nature, overwhelming in scale, and would inhibit public access to the park for a significant amount of time; and
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Civic Entertainment Group to conduct a special event to promote Volkswagen's new compact car in Father Duffy Square on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.