Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP), Application to hold a Public Arts Opening Event in Union Square Park on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
WHEREAS, A proposal has been received from Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Opening Event for LEAP's Student Citywide Parks Exhibition in the south plaza of Union Square Park; and
WHEREAS, The Opening Event, a 30-minute press conference, will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, followed by viewing of the "Public Art" project until approximately 2:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, Set-up will begin at 8:30 am and clean-up will be concluded by 3:00 pm; and
WHEREAS, The press conference will include student presentations and remarks by guests including Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Deputy Mayor Walcott, and the artist Christo, among others; and
WHEREAS, This event will be the opening event for a two-month citywide student art exhibition in 10 New York City parks, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, of 10 school lunch tables decorated by middle school students with murals, photography, poetry, 3-D work, and mosaic during teaching artist residencies through LEAP's "Public Art" program; and
WHEREAS, This is the fourth year of this event; and
WHEREAS, Amplified sound will be used during the press conference, the event will be free of charge and no merchandise will be sold; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five encourages the use of New York City parks for such public art events; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Opening Event in Union Square Park on Thursday, May 19, 2011.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.