Madison Square Park Conservancy Annual Roster of Programming for 2014
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, January 16, 2014, the following resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 27 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, Madison Square Park Conservancy has submitted applications for their annual roster of programming for 2014, comprised of Kids Fest Spring park-wide on Saturday, May 17; Kids Fest Fall park-wide on Saturday, October 18; the Madison Square Kids music program in the Oval Lawn on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from June 10 through August 7; the Celebrate Flatiron Chefs fundraiser event on the south gravel area on Tuesday, July 15; the Oval Lawn concert series on Wednesday evenings from June 18 through August 6; the Music Studio programs on the south gravel area on Saturday afternoons from September 13 through October 4; and the Holiday Tree Lighting on the North End on Tuesday, December 9; and
WHEREAS, With the exception of Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, a fundraising event featuring local chefs which is anticipated to raise a substantial amount for the Conservancy, all events are free of charge and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, There is long-standing precedent for these events in Madison Square Park and Community Board Five has found a significant amount of support for these events from residents and stakeholders in the community; and
WHEREAS, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed that when presenting future event applications, that they will clearly state whether or not these events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events; and
WHEREAS, If there are any material changes to any event from previous years i.e., signage, set-up, scale, location, and/or ancillary activities, Madison Square Park Conservancy has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the applications from Madison Square Park Conservancy for their annual roster of programming for 2014, comprised of Kids Fest Spring, Kids Fest Fall, the Madison Square Kids Music Program, the Celebrate Flatiron Chefs fundraiser, the Oval Lawn Concert Series, the Music Studio Events, and the Holiday Tree Lighting Event.