Madison Square Park Conservancy's application to conduct Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn programs in Madison Sq. Park on Wednesday evenings, from Wednesday June 16through Wednesday August 4, 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, Madison Square Park Conservancy has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn programs in Madison Square Park on Wednesday evenings, from Wednesday June 16, 2010 through Wednesday August 4, 2010, from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM; and
WHEREAS, The proposed Oval Lawn programs require a small footprint within the park, are brief in duration, and are free of charge and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn programs are long standing special events that are known to be popular among residents of our community; and
WHEREAS, In response to some criticism from some local residents relative to these performance in 2009, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed that in the case of inclement weather they will either cancel or reschedule concerts, rather than relocate, to avoid disturbing adjacent residents; and
WHEREAS, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed that when presenting future event applications, that they will clearly state whether or not these events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events; and
WHEREAS, If there are any material changes in the events from previous years i.e. signage, set-up, scale, location, and/or ancillary activities, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Madison Square Park Conservancy's application to conduct their Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn programs in Madison Square Park from Wednesday June 16, 2010 through Wednesday August 4, 2010.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 41 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.