Events for May 15, 2007

8:30 a.m. Port Authority Executive Director Anthony Shorris will speak at an Association for a Better New York Breakfast at the Hilton New York, 1335 Sixth Avenue at 53rd Street.

8:30 a.m. The Public Service Commission and the Energy Research and Development Authority will hold a Low-Income Forum on Energy meeting at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

9 a.m. MTA Arts for Transit will hold auditions for Music Under New York at the Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, 42nd Street and Park Avenue. MTA Executive Director and CEP Elliot Sander will speak at 11 a.m.

9:30 a.m. The Long Island Rail Road Committee will meet at the MTA Board Room, 347 Madison Avenue.

10:30 a.m. The unveiling of plaque in honor of community activist Peter Cintron will be held at the opening of an affordable housing building at 404 East 158th Street in the Bronx.

11 a.m. The New York Immigration Coalition will hold rallies outside the offices of senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton to push for immigration legislation at 757 Third Avenue at 47th Street and 780 Third Avenue at 48th Street.

11 a.m. Mets players Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green, Aaron Heilman and Aaron Sele will discuss the importance of education as part of the New York Mets School is Amazing Week at the M.S. 190 Russel Sage Middle School, 68-17 Austin Street, in Forest Hills.

11:30 a.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum will attend the NY Building Congress 86th Annual Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Hotel, Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street.

12:30 p.m. Council members Bill de Blasio and David Yassky will rally to stop the sale of Engine 2004 on the City Hall steps.

12:30 p.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will speak at the CEI-PEA Colman Genn Lecture at the Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street.

5:30 p.m. East Side residents will protest Hunter College’s land grab at 67th Street between First and Second avenues.

5:30 p.m. The City Council will host an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at City Hall.

6 p.m. Montel Williams will be honored at the National Center for Victims of Crime's 2007 Annual Leadership Awards Reception at the Bryant Park Grill, 25 West 40th Street.

6 p.m. Lambda Legal will hold a panel discussion on discrimination in the workplace for HIV positive workers at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street.

6 p.m. Richard S. Lindzen, MIT professor and Minghua Zhang, director of the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at Stony Brook University will debate “Human Caused Global Warming?” at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South.

7 p.m. The Stone Wall Democrats of NYC will hold their monthly Drinking Liberally Steps Out social meeting at the XES Lounge, 157 West 24th Street between 6th and 7th avenues.

8:30 p.m. Congressman Vito Fossella will host a RUDY WATCH PARTY for the 2nd Republican Presidential Debate at Peggy O'Neill's, 8123 5th Avenue, in Bay Ridge.

The Independent Budget Office will release its review of the 2008 Executive Budget and Financial Plan through 2011. The report will present the office’s estimates of revenues and expenditures along with budget gap projections for the upcoming years.