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Children for Children, application to hold a special event on 27th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue on Sunday, November 16, 2008.

WHEREAS, The applicant is applying to hold a special event named “Grow Involved for the Holidays Family Fun’Raiser” on Sunday  November 16, 2008 on 27th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, in coordination with and directly in front of Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street; and

WHEREAS, The event is for children and families to participate in a “hands-on” service fair, to teach children about getting involved in community service; and

WHEREAS, There is no charge to participants for the event; and

WHEREAS, No activities will take place on the street or sidewalk but a 20’ x 75’ tent will be constructed partially on the sidewalk and over one lane of 27th Street.  Arts and crafts and a guitar performance will take place inside the tent; and

WHEREAS, An individual performer will sing and play the guitar with an amplifier inside the tent for two 45-minute sets from 11:00 am to 11:45 am and from 12:15 pm to 1:00 and applicant will procure an appropriate sound permit from the 13th Police Precinct; and

WHEREAS, Food and drink will be served only inside the restaurant; no food or drink will be served outside or in the tent; and

WHEREAS, Set up for the event will begin at 5:00 AM and break down will be completed by 5:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has submitted a written schedule and plan for sanitation during and after the event; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant has submitted a written safety and security plan providing for 2 to 3 special event security guards with NYC Fire Guard Certificates throughout the event and approximately three 13th Precinct Community Affairs Officers will also be present during the event; and

WHEREAS, The street on which the event will take place is mainly commercial, with residential buildings only at the east end of the street, sufficiently away from the location of the event so that any disturbance to residents should be minimal; and

WHEREAS, There were no complaints received regarding this identical event which took place a year ago; and therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Children for Children for a Special Event Street Activity Permit on Sunday November 16, 2008 on 27th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

The above resolution passedby a vote of 27 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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