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New York Buddhist Church, application to hold a 59th Annual Obon Folk Dance Festival in Bryant Park on July 13, 2008

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, The applicant, the New York Buddhist Church, has applied for a permit to hold folk dance festival in Bryant Park on Sunday, July 13, 2008; and

WHEREAS, the applicant was invited, yet failed to attend Community Board Five’s Parks Committee meeting on April 28 to present their proposal for review; and

WHEREAS, Any questions that the committee might have regarding this event could not be addressed; therefore be it,

RESOLVED, that Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by New York Buddhist Church to hold folk dance festival in Bryant Park.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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