Union Square Partnership’s applications for their annual roster of programming for 2013, comprised of Jazz in the Square, Summer in the Square, Harvest in the Square, and Picture Your Holidays in the Square.
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, January 17, 2013, the following resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, Union Square Partnership has submitted applications for their annual roster of programming for 2013, comprised of Jazz in the Square (free lunchtime music performances on Thursdays from 6/11 through 8/15 in the western sitting area), Summer in the Square (children's fitness and performance workshops on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 6/13 through 8/25 in the South and North Plazas), Harvest in the Square (annual food and wine tasting fundraiser event involving several local restaurants, on 9/12 in the West and North Plazas), and Picture Your Holidays in the Square (family-oriented photo booth event on 10/27 and 11/17 in the North Plaza); and
WHEREAS, All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the annual fundraiser Harvest in the Square for which tickets would be sold for $125.00 for General Admission, and $400.00 for VIP entry; and
WHEREAS, Set up for each proposed special event would begin no earlier than 6:00 PM the evening before the event (upon expiration of the Greenmarket permit, when relevant), 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 these events 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, Community Board Five recommends approval of Union Square Partnership's applications for their annual roster of programming for 2013, comprised of Jazz in the Square, Summer in the Square, Harvest in the Square, and Picture Your Holidays in the Square.