Revolution Books' application to conduct a screening of the film "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What's It All About" in Union Square ParkWHEREAS, Revolution Books has submitted an application to conduct a screening of the film "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What's It All About," a 90 minute film of a talk by Bob Avakian, in the South Plaza of Union Square Park on Tuesday September 28, 2010 from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event would require the set-up of a 12'x16' screen, a small generator, two speakers, minimal signage on free-standing easels including the cover of the DVD, the Revolution Books logo, and an image of Bob Avakian; and
WHEREAS, Revolution Books would bring eighty to ninety chairs for viewers; and
WHEREAS, Revolution Books would apply for an amplified sound permit with NYPD; and
WHEREAS, The proposed special event would be free and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, Union Square Park has a long history of being a space where people commune, talk, and demonstrate, and although we strongly support and encourage these traditional activities, we are concerned that the addition of eighty to ninety chairs would negatively impact the already heavily trafficked and congested South Plaza; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends denial of the application by Revolution Books to conduct the special event in Union Square Park on Tuesday September 28, 2010 unless the screening of the film is conducted in the North Plaza.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 39 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.