Events for June 9-11, 2007

Saturday

9 a.m. Council member Helen Diane Foster will host their Annual Youth Forum at Bronx Community College’s Colston Hall, University Avenue and West 181st Street, in the Bronx.

11 a.m. Barack Obama supporters will table, flier and go door-to-door to kick off their NYC Obama Walk for Change National Day of Action at St. John Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place in Brooklyn.

11 a.m. South Bronx residents will tour toxic riverfront sites in Hunts Point to investigate the source of sewage smells. The bus tour begins at 928 Intervale Avenue, between Dawson and Kelly streets, and will end at Barretto Point Park on Viele Avenue between Tiffany and Barretto streets in the Bronx.

11:30 a.m. The Parks Department and the New York Junior League unveil the renovated Seward Park at Jefferson and Canal streets.

Noon. Sen. Martin Golden and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein will introduce legislation that will crack down on post-mortem identity theft at the Hard Rock Cafe, 1501 Broadway.

Noon. A march for Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights will begin at Washington Square Park South at 4th Street and proceed down Broadway for rallies at City Hall and Foley Square.

Noon. The Relay for Life of Chinatown will being at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, 102 Hester Street at the intersection of Canal and Chrystie streets.

1 p.m. Sen. Charles Schumer will criticize a move by the Parks Department that could force food vendors operating at the ball fields in Red Hook out of business at Red Hook ball field No. 1 at the corner of Bay and Clinton streets.

2 p.m. The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People (CEMOTAP) will hold a forum titled “State of the Race at Home & Abroad” moderated by “Like It Is” TV show host Gil Noble and featuring panelists Council member Charles Barron; Viola Plummer, national chairperson of the Millions for Reparations campaign; Elombe Brath, host of Afrikaleidoscope radio show; and CEMOTAP co-chairs James McIntosh and Betty Dopson at the Bethesda Baptist Church, 179th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Queens.

The forum will be moderated by "Like It Is" TV show host Gil Noble and will feature panelists Councilman Charles Barron, Viola Plummer, Elombe Brath, and CEMOTAP co-chairs James McIntosh and Betty Dopson.

7 p.m. The Lambda Independent Democrats and Brooklyn's LGBT Political Club will honor Council Speaker Christine Quinn at the home of Gary Parker, 466 15th Street, Apt. 8, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

7:30 p.m. The Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be held at the South Street Seaport.

Sunday

8:30 a.m. Sen. Charles Schumer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other influential community leaders will join the Met Council's 31st Annual Legislative Breakfast at the The Roosevelt Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Madison Avenue at 45th Street.

11 a.m. The Puerto Rican Day parade will proceed on Fifth Avenue between 44th and 86th Streets.

11 a.m. The Tilden Midtown Democratic Club will host a street festival on Third Avenue between 23rd and 34th streets.

2 p.m. Council member Dan Garodnick, The Municipal Art Society, Community Board 6 members and landscape architects will unveil a plan for the new East Side Waterfront at the Hunter College rotunda, 425 East 25th Street between First Avenue and FDR Drive.

8 p.m. NewFest, the New York LGBT Film Festival, will be held at 312 West 34th Street.

Monday

8 a.m. Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey will be joining the Council on the Environment's Office of Recycling Outreach and Education and Greenmarket to begin a pilot program to collect used textiles. Acceptable donations include used clothing, shoes, boots, hats, jackets, towels, bedding, and linens and will be collected at Union Square Park’s northeast corner near 17th Street and Union Square East.

10 a.m. The city’s Department of Small Business Services, Business Solutions will host How and Where to Get Financing workshop for small businesses at 110 William Street.