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Union Square Park application to conduct their Harvest in the Square

WHEREAS, Union Square Partnership has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct Harvest in the Square, their annual food and wine tasting fundraiser involving various local restaurants in the west plaza of Union Square Park on Tuesday September 22, 2011, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM; 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 Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM, and dismantling and clean-up to be completed before 6:00 AM on Friday September 23, 2011; 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 Thursday September 22, 2011.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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