Events for August 4 – 6, 2007

Saturday, August 4, 2007

9 a.m. All-Day Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadow Lake kicks off, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

9:30 a.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, joined by the Bronx River Alliance, canoes up the Bronx River to promote city waterways, Hunts Point Riverside Park at Edgewater and Lafayette streets in the Bronx.

10 a.m. A street in Brooklyn is named for former boxer George Washington at Gates Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard.

12 p.m. LL Cool J will join New York State Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith for the annual kick off ceremony of the Jump and Ball tournament, Daniel O'Connell Park on Murdock Avenue in St. Albans, N.Y.

12 p.m. Bronx Unity Day, sponsored by Soundview Health Center, is held at 731 White Plains Road, Bronx.

12 p.m. Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes hosts a Fire Safety event at his office, 350 Jay Street, Brooklyn.

1 p.m. Marlene Rivera, a police officer killed while off-duty in an automobile accident, has a street renamed for her at the corner of Palmetto Street and Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn.

2 p.m. Lincoln Center Out of Doors holds a "Playday" event to celebrate the 1960s, Josie Robertson Plaza, 63rd Street and Columbus, Manhattan.

5 p.m. Billy Joel performs at the Ross School in East Hampton.

7 p.m. Caribbean Images TV holds a Boat Ride Party for Peter Pouchon's birthday featuring artists Raymond Cajuste, E-Uneek and Councilmember Mathieu Eugene. Pier 10 on Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.

7:30 p.m. A "frenzied, hip-shaking mob" will enjoy the music of Paris-based Kassav'/Bonga — which offers a mix of "Caribbean rhythms, Franco-pop, and American funk-storm" — as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! WaMu concert series in Prospect Park.

Bill Richardson, Barack Obama and John Edwards speak at the YearlyKos convention in Chicago.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

9 a.m. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discusses the war in Iraq on Meet the Press, followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Carl Bernstein and Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC.

10:30 a.m., Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appears on Face the Nation, CBS.
Republican presidential candidates debate at a forum in Des Moines, Iowa as Barack Obama campaigns in Nevada and Utah.

Monday, August 6, 2007

9:30 a.m. Bronx Congressman José E. Serrano, joined by Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez, will sign grant agreements worth up to $3 million with leaders of multiple Bronx non-profits at a public ceremony. Hunts Point Boathouse, 1391 Lafayette Ave. in the Bronx.