Events for June 26, 2007

10 a.m. The city’s Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the veteran’s partial property tax rebate at City Hall.

10 a.m. The East New York Urban Youth Corps will lead an "Increase the Peace/Stop the Violence" march and rally beginning at Atlantic and Pennsylvania avenues and ending at Linden Park, in Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. The New York Religious Campaign Against Torture will hold an interfaith service commemorating the UN International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture at St. Bartholomew's Church, Park Avenue and 51st Street. At 11:30 a.m., they will march to the offices of senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton for a noon press conference speaking out against torture in front of Sen. Clinton’s office, 780 Third Avenue between 48th and 49th streets.

11 a.m. The city’s Department of Homeless Services and United Way of New York City will announce the expansion of court-based Housing Help program in front of the Bronx County Housing Court, 1118 Grand Concourse off East 166th Street, in the Bronx.

11 a.m. Council member James Gennaro will announce legislation to promote the use of clean, renewable heating fuels on the City Hall steps.

11 a.m. A briefing on the Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer in the Latino community will take place at City Hall.

11:30 p.m. An exhibit of water color paintings done by Sri Lankan tsunami survivors will open at Tamarind Art, 142 East 39th Street.

Noon. Concern Worldwide's Fifth Annual Women of Concern Awards ceremony will take place at the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

12:30 p.m. South Bronx residents will speak out against sewage odors and the proposed construction of a jail in Hunts Point on the City Hall steps.

1 p.m. Council member Bill de Blasio, joined by public school parents and students, will call for a ban on the use of plastic foam trays in public schools on the City Hall steps.

1 p.m. Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, will speak at the New-York Historical Society benefit luncheon at 170 Central Park West at 77th Street.

7 p.m. A town hall meeting on Coney Island redevelopment will take place at the United Community Baptist Church, 2701 Mermaid Avenue, in Brooklyn.