[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 5-22-1967 as Art. III of Ch. 16 of the 1967 Code. Section 226-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for persons to assemble in any street or on any sidewalk or other public place in the village or to suffer or to cause such assemblage or to take part in, conduct, suffer or cause any parade or demonstration in any village street, sidewalk or other public place except as herein provided.
The Board of Trustees may limit or regulate the time and place at which parades or public assemblages shall be permitted to be held and make any reasonable regulations with respect thereto.
This chapter shall not apply to Police and Fire Department personnel or the United States military or naval forces.
No parade, procession, rally or open-air meeting in any street, sidewalk or public place shall be held or conducted in the village unless a permit therefor shall have been granted by the Board of Trustees of the village.
Any person wishing to use any streets or public places in the village for a procession, parade, rally or open-air meeting shall make application therefor to the Board of Trustees at least seven days before the proposed event is to occur. Such application shall state the route to be followed, the nature of the event and the number of participants therein so that opportunity may be had by the Board of Trustees to determine whether by granting a permit there would be interference with traffic circulation or danger to the public safety.
If it appears that there would be no unreasonable interference with traffic circulation or public safety, the Board of Trustees shall issue a permit for the time and along the route requested in the application provided for in § 226-5 or may make such modification in time and route as to provide for reasonable traffic circulation and public safety as nearly as possible conforming to the time and route requested.
Each permit hereunder shall designate specifically the route through which the procession or parade will move and will be subject to rules and regulations as may be determined by the Board of Trustees through the issuance of a special use permit.
The Board of Trustees, in its discretion, may refuse to grant a permit for a parade for a commercial purpose.
The chief officer of any procession, parade or assemblage for which a permit may be granted by the Board of Trustees shall be responsible for the observance of all rules and regulations included in said permit.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit lawful assemblages with the permission of and regulation by the Board of Trustees, nor reasonable or orderly picketing lawfully conducted.
[Amended 8-22-1983 by L.L. No. 17-1983]
No permit for a parade shall be granted nor shall the streets, sidewalks or highways of the village be used for such purposes unless the American flag shall at all times be prominently displayed.
No permit hereunder shall be granted where there is good reason to believe that the proposed procession, parade or assemblage will be disorderly in character or tend to disturb the public peace.
No peddler, hawker, vendor of merchandise or beggar shall place himself upon any street, highway or sidewalk in the village for the purpose of selling merchandise or otherwise in such manner as to cause an assemblage of persons thereon.
No store or shop shall, by means of a loudspeaking device, mechanical device, show or play or any form of window display, conduct same in such manner or suffer the same to be so conducted that an unreasonable number of persons shall be caused to assemble on any sidewalk, street, highway or alley in the village, nor shall any window-tapping devices be installed or used.