Events for March 29, 2007

8:30 a.m. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director and CEP Elliot Sander will discuss MTA’s capital program and expansion plans at a New York Building Congress Forum at The Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street.

10 a.m. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation will present $20,000 to fund a Harlem student’s trip to Yellowstone National Park at the Future Leaders Institute Charter School, 134 West 122nd Street, between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

10:15 a.m. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will declare “Protect our Kids from Tobacco Advertising Day” at John Dewey High School, 50 Avenue X, between Stillwell Avenue and West 11th Street in Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. Port Chester property owner Bill Brody will testify in eminent domain court case at the U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street.

11 a.m. Council Member Eric Gioia will discuss genocide in Darfur at the Queensborough Community College Library, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside.

11 a.m. New York City Board of Rabbis and the FDNY will issue fire safety warnings for the Passover holiday at Engine Company 34 and Ladder Company 21, 440 West 38th Street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues.

11 a.m. US Airways and America West pilots will picket for a contract at the LaGuardia Airport baggage claim level.

11:45 a.m. ACT UP AIDS activists and supporters will hold a press conference and 20th anniversary march protesting lack of health care at Broad Street and Broadway.

Noon. Holocaust survivors participate in a Passover Seder at Habonim, 44 West 66th Street.

Noon. Iranian exile Amir Teheri will discuss Iran at a Hudson New York Briefing Council Luncheon at the Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd Street.

Noon. Executive Moms will present a stand-up comedy show for and about working mothersa The Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th St.

1 p.m. The General Welfare Committee will hold a hearing on the recently announced foster care restructuring and elimination of ACS case manager positions at City Hall.

1 p.m. The World Trade Center Documentation Task Force will hold a symposium on efforts to preserve 9/11 history at the SPCS Woolworth Conference Center, 15 Barclay Street.

1 p.m. Port Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at the Port Authority Headquarters, 225 Park Avenue South.

1 p.m. Restaurant workers will announce a lawsuit charging labor violations at Ollie’s Noodles Shop and Grille, 1991 Broadway at 68th Street.

4:30 p.m. South Bronx high school students will protest metal detectors and “coercive” scanning procedures at the Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street.

5:30 p.m. Cardinal Edward Egan speaks on “Education in Religion as a Force to Bring People Together in the 21st Century” at The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue at West 140th Street.

6 p.m. African ambassadors from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mali, and the Sudan will join students at conference on malnutrition in Africa at Baruch College, 135 East 22nd Street.

6:30 p.m. The New York Red Cross will honor Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chair of the Board of the American Red Cross at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, 200 Vesey Street.

7 p.m. The Queens County Republican Party will honor local Republican politicians and professionals at their annual gala reception and dinner at the Reception House, 167-17 Northern Boulevard in Queens.

7 p.m. City Council member Tony Avella will hold a fundraiser for his 2008 mayoral run at the Broadway Comedy Club at 318 West 53rd Street at 8th Avenue.

– Gillian Reagan