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Vaughn Forest Church - student choir concert in Union Square Park, June 8th, 11:30-2:30pm

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, Vaughn Forest Church submitted an application seeking permission for a student choir concert to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Monday June 8, 2009 between the hours of 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM; and

WHEREAS, During 2005, the applicant had conducted previous choir concerts in the Central Park band shell, in Battery Park’s Eisenhower Mall and in Sarah Delano Roosevelt Park; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five is concerned that due to the current and ongoing construction in the North Plaza, and the relocation of the Greenmarket toward the west and the south, there is a decrease in available park space, as well as fewer days in which special events can be held in the South Plaza of Union Square Park; and

WHEREAS, The event is free of charge to all participants, and there will be no sale of merchandise or food, nor will there be any advertising materials distributed; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not require a large amount of space, is brief in duration, does not have a commercial intent, and may offer some public benefit; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board 5 recommends approval of the application by Vaughn Forest Church to conduct their student choir concert in Union Square Park on Monday June 8, 2009.

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

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