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Christine Clark request to conduct a Play Day event in Union Square Park on Friday March 27, 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, Christine Clark has submitted an application seeking permission for a special event to be conducted in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Friday March 27, 2009 between the hours of 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 2:30 PM, and clean-up to be completed by 6:30 PM; and

WHEREAS, The proposed Play Day social gathering event would give participants the opportunity to play games such as hopscotch and jump rope; and

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

WHEREAS, It is anticipated that approximately 50 to 100 people may attend the proposed event; 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 Christine Clark to conduct the Play Day social gathering event in Union Square Park on Friday March 27, 2009.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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