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Birth Fair event in Union Square Park.

WHEREAS, The applicant, The New York Healthy Birth Fair, has applied for a permit to hold an event on Saturday, July 21,2007 at the south end of Union Square Park; and

WHEREAS, This is a new event to be held by three organizations that look to inform the public about alternative and healthy ways to give birth; and

WHEREAS, This event will be attended by approximately 750-1000 people; and

WHEREAS, The event will run from 11:00am to 7:00pm with set up starting at 8:00am and break down going no later than 9:00pm; and

WHEREAS, There will be two canopies and 4 popups to house the three sponsoring organizations and “red tent” and a children’s craft tent, and approximately fifty (50) tables; and

WHEREAS, There will be low level amplification in one tent for speaking only and the appropriate permits will be obtained from the police department; and

WHEREAS, There will be no sale of merchandise; therefore be it

 RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the permit for the Birth Fair event in Union Square Park on Saturday, July 21.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 32 in favor, 1 opposed, 4 abstentions.  

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