Muslim Foundation of America Inc.
WHEREAS, The Muslim Foundation of America seeks to organize a street festival on Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets, on October 12th 2008; and
WHEREAS, The applicant will apply to the Parks Department for a permit to use Madison Square Park and for this year we will not ask them to return to our Board for a separate approval; and
WHEREAS, The event is organized in conjunction with the Muslim Day Parade; and
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks to install a stage occupying ½ of the block between 23rd and 24th Street with amplified sound; and
WHEREAS, The applicant estimates the number of people to attend to be 3000; and
WHEREAS, The previous years, the event generated concern from residents because of noise, littering, and overcrowding; and
WHEREAS, To address these concerns, the applicant has agreed to the following:
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Muslim Foundation of America Street Activity permit.The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.