Events for February 28, 2007

8:30 a.m. A forum on school finance equity for New York City will take place at The Century Foundation, 41 East 70th St.

9:30 a.m. An MTA Board meeting will take place at the MTA Board Room, 347 Madison Ave.

9:30 a.m. Tenants and housing activists protest eviction proceedings at 141 Livingston St. in Brooklyn.

10 a.m. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez will introduce two resolutions to get more outside funding to support the New York City Housing Authority at City Hall.

10 a.m. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new airport traffic control tower will take place at the LaGuardia Airport Maine Air Terminal Rotunda.

10:30 a.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum participates in the Family Court Judge for a Day program at the Brooklyn Family Court.

11 a.m. Council Member Leroy Comrie and tri-state legislators announce support for national moratorium on the n-word at City Hall.

11 a.m. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute will release results of a new poll of New Jersey voters, asking their opinion on Governor Corzine’s approval and taxes in Trenton, New Jersey.

Noon. The directors of the New York State Urban Development Corporation meet at the 37th floor in main conference room of the Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Ave.

Noon. The National Restaurant Association and Council Member Joel Rivera denounce the Board of Health rule requiring all chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus at City Hall.

12:30 p.m. Author and human rights advocate Talia Carner discusses infanticide in China at the The Women’s Media Center, Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 901.

12:30 p.m. The Digital Music Forum East Conference media luncheon will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place.

4 p.m. The Board of Directors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation will meet in the main conference room at Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th St.

5:30 p.m. Granny Peace Brigade members and author Malachy McCourt protest the appearance of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at an Irish-American Republican Club event at the Women’s Republican Club, 3 West 51st St.

5:30 p.m. Bronx CUNY college presidents launch a new scholarship fund at the The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

6 p.m. The American Heart Association hosts its 15th Annual Heart of New York Gala in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria.

6 p.m. Author Chris Hedges discusses his book, “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” at the James Memorial Chapel, 3041 Broadway.

6:30 p.m. NBC’s Tim Russert moderates a discussion with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Governor Mario Cuomo on the 2008 presidential election at The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St.

6:30 p.m. Activists rally against Schools Chancellor Joel Klein’s decision to stop school reorganization at St. Vartan’s Cathedral, 630 Second Ave.

7 p.m. Anti-war activists hold a meeting to plan the March 17 National March on the Pentagon at the Community Church, 40 East 35th St.

7:30 p.m. Dan Donovan, Richmond County (Staten Island) District Attorney, will speak at the Forest Park Republican Club meeting at the American Legion–Continental Post in Forest Hills, Queens.

8 p.m. Stonewall Democrats of New York City host a hearing for candidates for the East Side Assembly seat currently held by Pete Grannis, who has been nominated to be the commissioner for the state’s department of Environmental Conservation. The hearing will be held at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street [title corrected].

Al Gore speaks at the University of Miami in Florida

– Gillian Reagan