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Union Square Partnership: Harvest in the Square-application to conduct food and wine tasting fundraiser in Union Square Park in September 2012

WHEREAS, Union Square Partnership has submitted an application seeking permission to conduct Harvest in the Square, their annual food and wine tasting fundraiser involving various local restaurants, in the north and west plazas of Union Square Park on either Thursday, September 13 or Thursday, September 20, 2012, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, Tickets for Harvest in the Square would be sold for $125.00 for General Admission, and $400.00 for VIP, and it is anticipated that this event would attract approximately 1,200 participants; and

WHEREAS, The proposed special event would require set-up to begin the evening before the event at 6:00 PM (upon expiration of the Greenmarket permit), and dismantling and clean-up to be completed before 6:00 AM on the morning following the event; and

WHEREAS, There is a long-standing precedent for the Harvest in the Square fundraiser in Union Square Park; and

WHEREAS, Union Square Partnership has agreed that when presenting future event applications that they will clearly state whether or not those events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events; and

WHEREAS, If there are any material changes in the event from previous years, i.e. signage, set-up, scale, location, and/or ancillary activities, Union Square Partnership has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Union Square Partnership's application to conduct their Harvest in the Square annual fundraiser in Union Square Park in September 2012.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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