8:30 a.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum and Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association host a public forum on recycling at Local 831 headquarters at 25 Cliff Street near Fulton Street.
9:30 a.m. Long Island Rail Road/Long Island Bus Committee meet at the MTA Headquarters at 347 Madison Avenue.
11 a.m. Congress members Anthony Weiner, Nydia Velazquez, Greg Meeks, Jerry Nadler and Yvette Clarke join union members to pledge their support for the Employee Free Choice Act legislation at 45 West 14th street [added].
11:15 a.m. Council Speaker Christine Quinn makes announcement with local officials on plans to deliver NYC delicacies to wounded New York veterans at City Hall.
Noon. Rainforest Action Network and other environmental groups protest Merrill Lynch’s investment in TXU, a Dallas-based coal-burning utility company at the Citicorp Building at East 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue.
Noon. Opening of the exhibit, “Arturo Toscanini: Homage to the Maestro” at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 111 Amsterdam Ave.
2 p.m. Citymeals-on-Wheels hosts a belated Valentine’s Day party for homebound elderly at the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults in Brooklyn.
6 p.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein hosts a roundtable discussion on Children First reforms at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.
7:30 p.m. Council Speaker Christine Quinn attends book signing event with Senator Schumer at 809 Washington Street.
8 p.m. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman moderates a discussion on Rules for a Global Neighborhood in a Multicultural World, taped at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Airs on C-Span.)
Governor Eliot Spitzer meets with Senator Chuck Schumer and community members in Parish, New York.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani participates in a town hall meeting with first responders in South Carolina.
Sen. Hillary Clinton addresses the Nevada State Education Association in Las Vegas.
Sen. Barack Obama holds a town hall campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.
— Gillian Reagan