Thanks for your interest in utilizing the 34th Avenue Open Street for an event. To apply for a Street Activity Permit called SAPO to utilize the open street you must jump through a few hoops. Small street events usually need to be submitted 30 days in advance.
Create a SAPO (Street Activity Permit Office) account - Click here to make an account.
You will need to input: contact information, EIN#, event date(s) and time(s), and location(s).
They will ask a lot of questions about your event such as what you may or may not be used for the event that must be answered. (Note this is also used for large activities like the Macy's Day parade, so many questions do NOT apply to you.)
You will also need to upload the following documents:
Run of Show
Fee waiver – must pay the $25 application fee
The fees for “for-profit” events are thousands of dollars. Nonprofits who are seeking an event for a community benefit can ask that it be waived.
You must submit an insurance waiver if applicable or provide proof of a 2 million dollar policy listing NYC.
Proof of nonprofit status.
SAPO will review the permit and post updates, so you must check the SAPO program.
If you are using a park, it is a different permit. Click here for info on park permits
If you need amplified sound, it is a different permit. Click here for info on amplified sound permits
Sample SAPO Application Letter
Sample SAPO Run of Show
Example Site Map
Example SAPO Fee Waiver Request