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Erno Laszlo application to conduct a special event to celebrate Marilyn Monroe's 83rd Birthday in Madison Square Park on Friday June 4, 2010, 5:00 PM - 7:00 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, Erno Laszlo  has submitted an application for a special event to celebrate Marilyn Monroe's 83rd birthday to be conducted in Madison Square Park  on Friday June 4, 2010, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 4:00 PM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 8:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The late, beloved Marilyn Monroe was a client of Dr. Laszlo's; and

WHEREAS, The applicant wishes to use small area to the west of the north fountain, in which a small stage would be set-up, with a red backdrop and banner reading "Happy Birthday Marilyn"; and

WHEREAS, There will be a large non-edible cake from which a Marilyn Monroe impersonator will dramatically appear; and

WHEREAS, The applicant will apply for a permit for amplified sound to be used by the several Marilyn Monroe impersonators and by the MC; and

WHEREAS, There will be free T-shirts and Erno Laszlo red lipsticks given to the public; and

WHEREAS, The proposed special event is brief in duration, requires a small amount of park space, does not require the display of branded banners or logos, and seems very entertaining; therefore, be it

RESOLVED that Community Board Five recommends approval of Erno Laszlo's application to conduct Marilyn Monroe's 83rd Birthday event in Madison Square Park on Friday June 4, 2010

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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