Elephant Ride Inc. application to conduct a special event in Union Square Park in Sunday June 19, 2011.
WHEREAS, Elephant Ride Inc. has submitted an application to conduct a special event to celebrate Father's Day in Union Square Park on Sunday June 19, 2011 between the hours of 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, NYC Bhangra Dance, an organization that promotes Indian folk dance, would conduct classes in the North Plaza of Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, NYC Bhangra Dance has conducted this event during the previous two years, without incident or complaint, including a celebration in a plaza outside of Central Park that drew approximately 30 to 50 participants; and
WHEREAS, Musical accompaniment for the proposed dance classes would be provided by two-sided drums with muffs to control the sound levels, as well as some pre-recorded music, and amplified sound for the instructor; and
WHEREAS, The applicant would provide information on Indian folk dance and classes that are available throughout the city; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event would open for public participation, would be free of charge, would require a small footprint in the park, and would offer cultural and educational benefits, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Elephant Ride Inc.'s application to conduct a special event in Union Square Park on Sunday June 19, 2011.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 28 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.