Application from Jewish Community Relations Council of New York for “Let’s Invent Street Lab,” a special event in Union Square Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, April 11, 2013, the following resolution passed with a vote of 41 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York ("Applicant"), in cooperation with the Consulate of the State of Israel, has submitted an application to hold "Let's Invent Street Lab," a special event in Union Square Park on May 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m; and
WHEREAS, Applicant hopes to educate and engage New Yorkers through meeting young Israeli science and technology students by conducting demonstrations, interactive workshops and providing free-of-charge do-it-yourself science kits; and
WHEREAS, Set-up would commence no earlier than 11:00 p.m. on May 6th, and breakdown would be completed no later than 11:00 p.m. on May 7th; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event would make use of the western side of the north plaza, with a tent measuring 30' x 40' and an electric generator to be operated during event hours only; and
WHEREAS, Applicant is committed to providing adequate security and sanitation before, during and after the event; and
WHEREAS, Signage would be limited to banners on the tent exterior with the name of the event, and amplified sound would be limited to microphone use only; and
WHEREAS, Applicant's participants will total approximately 25 persons, comprised of 16 students and 9 support personnel; and
WHEREAS, Applicant has worked with the local technology community to invite 125 New York City public school students to attend for purposes of a cultural exchange; and
WHEREAS, Applicant has successfully coordinated this event with the Union Square Partnership and has their full support; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application from Jewish Community Relations Council of New York for "Let's Invent Street Lab," a special event in Union Square Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.