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GrowNYC application to conduct a special event in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Wednesday September 29, 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, GrowNYC (Council on the Environment of NYC) has submitted an application to hold an Environmental Fair known as Green City - 2010 in the South Plaza of Union Square Park between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, with set-up to begin at 9:00 AM and dismantling and clean-up to be completed by 8:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The proposed Fair intends to educate the public about the benefits of making New York City more sustainable; and

WHEREAS, Green City - 2010 exhibitors would be an assortment of city agencies, not-for-profit organizations and businesses who are at the forefront of environmental stewardship, education and awareness; and

WHEREAS, Green City - 2010 would be free and open to the public, and would include hands-on activities such as planting a container garden, tutorials and multi-media art exhibits; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is one which does not have a commercial intent, and may offer some public benefit; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by GrowNYC to conduct an Environmental Fair in Union Square Park on Wednesday September 29, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 25 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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