LeadDog Marketing application to conduct a special event in Father Duffy Square as a part of the Mother's Day Walk, on Sunday May 9th, 2010
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, LeadDog Marketing has submitted an application for a special event in Father Duffy Square, benefiting ten charities and coinciding with a Mother's Day Walk to be conducted as part of Oprah Magazine's 10th Anniversary celebration, on Sunday, May 9th, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, requiring set-up to begin at 12:00 AM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 5:00 PM; and; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event would not hamper other activities in the park, nor inhibit the usage of the red steps and one line for the TKTS box office will remain open, and
WHEREAS, The walk would begin at The Intrepid and culminate in Father Duffy Square, and the proposed special event would close Broadway between West 49th and West 45th Streets; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event has twelve corporate sponsors, and the only signage that will be conspicuous is Calvin Klein's brand which will be on the two tents that would house massage stations; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event requires a small park foot print, a brief duration of time and is minimally commercial and predominantly charitable in nature; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of LeadDog Marketing's application to conduct a special event in Father Duffy Square as a part of the Mother's Day Walk, on Sunday May 9th, 2010.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.