Times Square Alliance application to conduct Broadway Open Call Karaoke events in Father Duffy Square on Thursday September 17, 2009 and on Thursday September 24, 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, Times Square Alliance has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct events in Father Duffy Square on Thursday September 17, 2009 and on Thursday September 24, 2009, between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special events, known as Broadway Open Call Karaoke, are activities that are a part of Back2Broadway Month, a celebration of the new theatre season; and
WHEREAS, The proposed events are free of charge, and offers an opportunity for members of the general public to sing Broadway show tunes karaoke-style, following along with lyrics that will be projected from a HD screen; and
WHEREAS, There is a requirement for amplified sound, minimal equipment set-up, and clean-up is expected to be completed by 10:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, There will be minimal signage which will exhibit the name of the event; and
WHEREAS, The proposed events do not have a commercial intent, are brief in duration, have a participatory nature, and may offer the public benefit of entertainment; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has a strong commitment to supporting and promoting the vitality of the New York City theatre community; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Times Square Alliance to conduct the Broadway Open Call Karaoke events in Father Duffy Square on Thursday September 17, 2009 and on Thursday, September 24, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.