How much in demand is Warren Street for parades? To find out, Gossips checked the mass gathering permits that have been approved by the mayor, listed on the City website, for events that happened recently or that will happen between now and the end of the year.
- September 26--The Endless Love Temple held an event that involved a parade, starting at 3 p.m., from Seventh Street Park to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
- October 24--United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties is having a fundraiser from 1o a.m. to 3 p.m.that begins with a Pet Costume Parade up Warren Street from the Chamber of Commerce to Seventh Street Park
- October 25--The Youth Department is having a Halloween parade, starting at 4 p.m., from Seventh Street Park to the Youth Center on Third Street
- November 7--The Salvation Army is having a Super Hero Fun Run, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., starting at Seventh Street Park and ending at the Chamber of Commerce, to kick off its holiday toy drive
Common Council president Don Moore suggested that it would be "a very good idea [for the Common Council Art, Entertainment & Tourism Committee] to review all mass gathering permits," presumably before the mayor signs off on them. Chief Moore suggested that the City "attach some kind of fee [to events that require police involvement] to cover the cost to the City," pointing out that the movie company that was in Hudson this summer filming Look Away, starring Matthew Broderick and Chloe Sevigny, paid for all the police overtime required by their activities.
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