Applications from Bryant Park Corporation for programming and annual special events for Spring and Summer 2016
WHEREAS, Bryant Park Corporation has submitted applications for programming and annual special events for Spring and Summer 2016, consisting of the following events:
WHEREAS, All events and activities are repeat occurrences from past years, with the exception of Massed Band (multiple musicians playing together), the Intersect Festival (small jazz and classical performances), and Accordion Picnic (accordion performances during public picnics in the lawn), which are additions, with a reduction in the number of other musical performances; and
WHEREAS, All events are free of charge and open to the public; and
WHEREAS, There is a long-standing precedent for these events in Bryant Park; and Community Board Five has found a significant amount of support for these events from residents and stakeholders in the community; and
WHEREAS, Bryant Park Corporation has agreed that when presenting future applications, they will clearly state whether or not these events are occurring concurrently with previously approved special events, and that if there are any material changes in any events from previous years, Bryant Park Corporation has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, These applications are understood to be comprised only of the seasonal events and activities described above, with any commercial event applications to come before Community Board Five separately; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the applications from Bryant Park Corporation for programming and annual special events for Spring and Summer 2016.