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Pilates for Pink - Breast Cancer Research Foundation charity event in Union Square, Oct 4th, 10-5pm

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, TH Outdoor & Events has submitted an application seeking permission for a charity event to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday October 4, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and

WHEREAS, Set up will begin at 8:00 PM the previous night, with any heavy building completed before midnight, and clean up conclude by midnight on the day of the event; and

WHEREAS, The event site will include two tents in which Pilates classes will be held, each of which will accommodate 60-70 participants and each accompanied by a check in tent; two welcome tents, one on each side of the event, for ticket purchases and event information; one coat check tent; one staff tent; one VIP tent; and nine advertiser tents; and

WHEREAS, The event will feature six to twelve Pilates classes offered throughout the day for which participants will pay approximately $25 for the first class and $5 for each additional class (2008 prices); and

WHEREAS, Advertising sponsors (to be determined) will give away product samples and/or sell products; and

WHEREAS, All proceeds from classes, product sales and advertiser fees will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; and

WHEREAS, In 2008 the event raised $171,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; and

WHEREAS, The anticipated attendance throughout the day is 500 people; and

WHEREAS, Signage will include a small banner with the advertiser's name at each advertising tent, and all other signage will advertise the event; and

WHEREAS, Amplified sound will not be used; and

WHEREAS, 2009 will mark the event's third year in Union Square Park; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by TH Outdoor & Events to conduct the Pilates For Pink charity event in the south plaza of Union Square Park on Sunday October 4, 2009

The above resolution passed by a vote of 37 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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