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Application to conduct a "Kiss Your Fiancee Day" event in Father Duffy Square on Saturday, March 20, 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, Weddings Done Wright LLC , is seeking permission to run a kissing booth in Father Duffy Square on Saturday, March 20, 2010, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, According to material submitted by the applicant during Community Board Five's March 1st 2010 Parks Committee Meeting, load-in would begin at 10:00 AM, breakdown would begin at 1:00 PM, and be completed by 2:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The concepts of proposed event, known as the "Kiss Your Finacee Day" have been described as the following:

1.       A "Kissing Booth" would be dropped off via a van to Father Duffy Square where it would be positioned just in front of the Father Duffy statue where it would stay for the duration of the event and be picked up immediately following.

2.       The event would consist of couples being invited to kiss at the booth and have their photos taken by professional wedding photographers.

3.       Signage would be no larger than 41" X 24" X 41" and refer exclusively to the title of the event and the non-profit organization Making Memories.

4.       Press would be invited to cover the event but there would be no official press event.    

WHEREAS, The temporary stage infrastructure and equipment required for this proposed event seem to take-up a small footprint within Father Duffy Square and short duration of time that would allow for either spectators or other visitors to easily access the TKTS bleachers and other areas surrounding the barricaded event space; and

WHEREAS, The intended beneficiary of this proposed event is "Making Memories" a non-profit that helps support brides with breast cancer.

WHEREAS, Community Board Five believes that the public awareness and educational benefits provided by this proposed special event far outweigh the corporate sponsored commercial aspects; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Weddings Done Wright, to conduct the "Kiss Your Fiancee Day" event in support of the non-profit organization Making Memories in Father Duffy Square on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 35 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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