9:10 a.m. Soccer legend Pele and Futbol Mundial will launch a literacy campaign at the opening of The NASDAQ stock market, 4 Times Square at Broadway and 43rd Street.
9:55 a.m. Goodwill will celebrate the opening of its new Bronx store and donation center at 361 East 149th Street between Courtlandt and Melrose avenues, in the Bronx.
10 a.m. Union of Concerned Scientists will release a report on global warming threats to the New York region at the The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, in the Bronx.
11 a.m. 9/11 First Responders Marvin Bethea, Bonnie Giebfried, James Dobson and Scott Beloten will call for the New York State Legislature to override Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s veto of a bill guaranteeing benefits to 9/11 first responders from not-for-profit hospitals on the City Hall steps.
11 a.m. Civil rights activists will urge education officials and elected leaders to defend the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling and promote integrated schools in front of the NYC Department of Education, 52 Chambers Street.
Noon. PETA activists will call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages outside City Hall, 260 Broadway.
5 p.m. Council man Eric Gioia will host his annual beach party at the Water Taxi Beach at 2nd Street and Borden Avenue in Long Island City.
6 p.m. The New York Book Club will host a panel discussion with Associated Press photographers and correspondents on the new book, Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered New York City, at the Tenement Museum, 108 Orchard Street.
6:30 p.m. Conservative talk radio personality Andrew Wilkow will present awards to lawyer Joseph Forstadt and Andy Shenoy, former advisor to Governor Pataki, at The New York Young Republican Club’s 95th Annual Dinner at the Union Square Ballroom, 27 Union Square West.
7 p.m. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny will speak at an event sponsored by the Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century, the New York State Young Democrats, Manhattan Young Democrats, the National Jewish Democratic Council, Brooklyn Young Democrats and the Be Proud Foundation at the Red Sky Bar, 47 East 29th Street.
7:30 p.m. J.C. Polanco, director of the state Assembly Republican Leader James Tedisco’s New York City regional office, will speak about the reform agenda of the Assembly Republicans at a Brooklyn Young Republican’s meeting at Peggy O’Neill’s, 8123 Fifth Avenue, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
8 p.m. Daniel Imperato, an independent candidate for the 2008 presidency seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination, will discuss tensions in the Gaza Strip, recent meetings with Washington’s top officials, and other topics as suggested by a live online audience at http://www.iltv.net.
8:30 p.m. Sen. Kenneth Adams, president of the New York State Business Council will speak on CityWide, a public affairs television hosted by Ken Fisher, on CUNY TV, Channel 75.
Yesterday was Mayor Dinkins' birthday.