Events for Thursday, June 28, 2007

8:30 a.m. A forum entitled "Building Bridges: The Russian Speaking Jewish Community and its Media" takes place at 633 Third Avenue

9 a.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer speaks at the United Way of New York City's Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute, at 2 Park Avenue.

10 a.m. Eliot Spitzer hosts a roundtable discussion on community colleges with Janet Napolitano, governor of Arizona, at 199 Chambers Street, in Manhattan.

10 a.m. The board of directors for the Harlem Community Development Corporation meet at the Cecil Hotel, 206 West 118th Street, in Manhattan.

10 a.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show ( WNYC-FM 93.9, AM 820).

10 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Sanitation Department awards ceremony at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard.

11 a.m. The Long Island Power Authority releases it summer electric demand forecast at the Duffy Avenue Convert Station in New Cassel.

11 a.m. Daily News photographer Susan Watts unveils photos about the rebirth of Lower Manhattan at Battery Park, in Manhattan.

11:30 a.m. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris raise call on Internet companies to provide assurances that satellite mapping technology won't compromise public safety, at the comptroller’s office, 633 Third Avenue

12:30 p.m. Spitzer speaks at the Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce, 40 Merrick Avenue, on Long Island.

12:45 p.m. Al Gore and the founder of Live Earth. Kevin Wall discuss global warming, at 300 West 57th Street

1 p.m. Assemblymember Ellen Young and state Sen. Marty Golden discuss the elder abuse bill, at 39-07 Prince St., Suite 5D, in Queens.

1 p.m. The Economic Development and Small Business committees of the City Council meet to discuss extending Empire Zone benefits; in the Committee Room in City Hall.

1 p.m. The Fire & Criminal Justice Services Committee of the City Council meet to review emergency medical services, in the hearing Room at 250 Broadway.

1 p.m. The Housing & Buildings Committee meet to consider increasing fines for illegal conversions of residential units, in the Council Chambers in City Hall.

2 p.m. Activists express service on Brooklyn's F train line, at Church and McDonald avenues in Brooklyn.

3:15 p.m.
Michael Moore and nurses from California demand investors to divest from publicly traded health insurance companies, outside of 26f Wall Street.

4 p.m. Council Member Leroy Comrie hosts an annual Senior Prom, at Antun's Catering Hall, located at 96-43 Springfield Boulevard in Queens.

5:00 p.m. Bloomberg speaks at barbecue in honor of the 2007 New York City public school valedictorians and salutatorians at Gracie Mansion.

5:30 p.m. Young Audiences New York discuss the importance of arts education with pubic school principals, at 31 West 52nd Street, on the 4th floor.

6 p.m. Council Member Joel Rivera hosts free citizenship clinic for immigrants, at 1070 East Tremont Avenue in The Bronx.

6 p.m. Union telephone workers protest Verizon's proposed sale of its New England network, at 140 West Street

7 p.m. The Israel-Palestine film festival, "Guns and Olive Branches" kicks off at Judson Memorial Church, located at 55 Washington Square South.

7:30 p.m. 9/11 Families for a Secure America hosts screening a documentary about America‘s flawed borders, called "Borders," at 137-139 West 26th Street.

And Brooklyn Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez will host his “Brooklyn is Back” county dinner, at The Fabulous Steiner Studios.