Events for June 19, 2007

7:45
a.m. The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign will hand out leaflets to rush-hour transit riders, urging them to support congestion pricing and Mayor Bloomberg's
PlaNYC at the Times Square subway station.

8 a.m. The New York Society for Ethical Culture will mark the 25th anniversary of its women's homeless shelter at 2 West 64th Street off Central Park West.

9:30 a.m. The Brennan Center will release a report on unemployment and labor law violations in New York City at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law,
161 Sixth Avenue.

10:30
a.m. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute will release results of a poll of New York State voters, asking their opinions about Governor Spitzer and New York City congestion pricing.

11:30 a.m. The Parks Department will announce a new initiative that will place specially designed mats to allow the disabled to access NYC beaches at the Brighton Beach Boardwalk at Brighton 2nd Street, in Brooklyn.

Noon. The transportation commissioner and Chinatown
representatives will announce a free NYC bicycle helmet giveaway at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 62
Mott Street.

Noon. Covenant House New York youths will help clean up Von King Park at 670 Lafayette Avenue between Marcy and Tompkins streets.

1 p.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations New York chapter will release their annual report on the status of Muslim civil rights in the U.S. at CAIR-NY’s Orthodox Room, 475 Riverside Drive.

6:30 p.m. Queens advocacy groups and elected officials will launch a Coalition for Willets Point to develop an alternative redevelopment plan at St. Mark's
AME Church, 95-18 Northern Boulevard, in Jackson Heights, Queens.

7 p.m. The parks department will hold a community meeting on PlaNYC at Twelve Towns YMCA, 570 Jamaica Avenue, in Brooklyn.

7 p.m. Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century will host
a discussion with Marcus Mabry, senior editor at Newsweek, and James Rubin, who was President Clinton's assistant secretary of state for public affairs, about Mabry’s new book, Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power, at the Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street.