Events for June 8, 2007

8:30 a.m. Environmental advocates will rally for a "green Big Apple" prior to an assembly hearing on Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative outside hearing, 42 West 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

9 a.m. Landscape architects attend design workshop to create a vision for the East River waterfront from 34th Street to 63rd Street; 866 UN Plaza, East 48th Street and First Avenue.

10 a.m. An assembly hearing on Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative will be held at the NYC Bar Association’s auditorium, 42 West 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

10 a.m. Sen. Chris Dodd will speak at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law commencement ceremony at the Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts between West 62nd and 65th street and Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.

11 a.m. Latino elected officials and activists will announce a Puerto Rican HIV/AIDS initiative on the City Hall steps.

Noon. Teen moms and their advocates will demand that the public school's pregnant and parenting programs be kept open on the steps of the Tweed Building, 52 Chambers Street.

Noon. Rockefeller Drug Law reform advocates will urge Gov. Eliot Spitzer to keep his campaign promise to reform drug laws outside Gov. Spitzer's city office, 633 Third Avenue.

2 p.m. A forum on immigration, urban educatin and other issues will take place at the Repertory Theatre at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, in the Bronx (Hillary Clinton is tentatively scheduled to attend around 3 p.m.)

3 p.m. The United Nations will hold a briefing on the status of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Charles Taylor trial at First Avenue and 36th Street.

4 p.m. Sen. Velmanette Montgovery will hold a public forum on police and crime-related issues for middle and high school students at the CAMBA Beacon School, 1137 Herkimer Street between Thomas Boyland Street and Saratoga Avenue, in Brooklyn.

6 p.m. President Alvaro Uribe will present Bill Clinton with the "Colombia is Passion" Award for his efforts to reverse the country's reputation for violence and drugs at The New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue.