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Trash TalkFCM application to conduct a special event to promote Huggies Jeans Diapers in Union Square Park on Thursday May 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, TrashTalk FCM has submitted an application on behalf of their client Huggies for a "family event" promoting their Jeans Diapers, which would take place on Thursday, May 20, 2010; and

WHEREAS, This proposed event would be conducted in the North Plaza of Union Square Park on a day when the Union Square Greenmarket is not present; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; and

WHEREAS, The event would include areas for a red carpet for babies and their handlers modeling the Huggies jeans diaper that would be the focus of the event; and

WHEREAS, The event would also include a DJ and green screen section for photos and videos and signage for Huggies and includes pamphlets and flyers to be handed out; and

WHEREAS, There would be a donation to a women's homeless shelter of an amount and a location not yet identified; and

WHEREAS, The proposed event is purely commercial in nature and would be focused fully on the sales and promotion of a product; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for the Huggies event in Union Square Park on Thursday, May 20th.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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