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Union Square Partnership 2023 Spring and Summer Programming

At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023, the following resolution passed with a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 2 abstaining:

WHEREAS, The Union Square Partnership (“Applicant”) is a neighborhood BID and a community-based organization working to ensure the best possible neighborhood for its residents, businesses and visitors; and

WHEREAS, Applicant is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that works to provide the Union Square district's continued growth; and,

WHEREAS, Applicant has submitted applications for their roster of annual programming for 2023, comprised of:

WHEREAS, All events are free and open to the public; and

WHEREAS, There is a long-standing precedent for these events in Union Square Park, with support from surrounding stakeholders; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has agreed to provide Community Board Five with all information and renderings of any sponsorship of any events, and that when presenting future event applications, that they will clearly state whether 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, Applicant has agreed to return and present these changes to Community Board Five; and,

WHEREAS, Applicant’s programs include sanitation, public safety, economic development and marketing services, and investment in the beautification and maintenance of Union Square Park, a crown jewel of the district; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has an impeccable record of reliable and clear presentations to the public and execution of their events; and

WHEREAS, Applicant has shown diligence in applying recommendations and suggestions from Community Board Five; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the applications from Union Square Partnership for their 2023 Roster of Programming.


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