A man working for a private security firm (red shirt) was conducting bag checks before entering porta-potty line near the Japan Day festivities in Central Park on Sunday May 12th. (Photo: Courtesy Robert K. Chin via gothamist)
"The City in all five boroughs is working with event organizers to ensure the highest security measures are being put in place to keep the public safe," according to a statement from the Parks Department. "Some of measures include security at porto-sans when they are set up in close proximity to the public and event participants. As they always have, security measures at events vary depending on size and scope of the event.
The Parks Department said security at the Googa Mooga event will run as it did last year. "Only those with tickets will be allowed in and bags will be given soft checks. All garbage will be collected in clear bins with clear lids. "