Application to conduct the Electrolux Text-a-Thon Launch benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in Father Duffy Square on Wednesday September 9, 2009
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, Larry Abel/de-signs, vb. has submitted an application on behalf of their clients Electrolux and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund seeking permission to conduct a press announcement in Father Duffy Square on Wednesday September 9, 2009, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, According to the Special Event Permit Application submitted to the Department of Parks, the proposed press conference would require set up to begin at 12:01 AM, and then for dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 6:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, According to material submitted by the applicant during Community Board Five’s June 29th 2009 Parks Committee Meeting, load-in would begin at 5:00 AM, breakdown would begin at 3:00 PM, and be completed by 9:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The concepts of proposed event, known as the Electrolux Text-a-Thon Launch have been described as the following:
WHEREAS, The sequence of events have been described as the following:
WHEREAS, The temporary stage infrastructure and equipment required for this proposed event seem to take-up a footprint within Father Duffy Square that would allow for either spectators or other visitors to access the TKTS bleachers and other areas surrounding the barricaded event space; and
WHEREAS, The proposed 4’-0” X 6’-0” jumbotron does not entirely obscure the statue of Father Duffy; and
WHEREAS, The intended beneficiary of this proposed event is the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, an organization whose mission is to educate women on this silent disease and to raise funds to find a method of early detection, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five believes that the public awareness and educational benefits provided by this proposed special event far outweigh the corporate sponsored commercial aspects; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Larry Abel/de-signs, vb. to conduct the Electrolux Text-a-Thon Launch in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in Father Duffy Square on Wednesday September 9, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.