Events for September 19, 2007

9 a.m. Gov. Eliot Spitzer will make an announcement about the “I Love New York” campaign at Pershing Square, Park Avenue between 42nd and 41st streets.

9 a.m. ACORN and the World Food Programme will protest against the private equity industry outside a conference at the Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue.

9:30 a.m. The Crown Prince of Denmark will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange at Exchange and Broad streets.

10 a.m. The Committee on Finance will meet to consider a local law creating an office of administrative tax appeals and repealing a provision relating to the tax appeals tribunal at City Hall.

10 a.m. A new playground will open at P.S. 85, 23-70 31 Street, in Long Island City, Queens.

10 a.m. Community leaders will urge support for the Khalil Gibran International Academy at Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street.

10 a.m. Lawyers will announce a lawsuit against Consolidated Edison for steampipe explosion damages at The Law Firm of Steven J. Mandel, 370 Lexington Avenue.

10:30 a.m. Community groups will protest the opening of Trump Soho hotel in front of 246 Spring Street between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue.

11 a.m. The Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment and the Committee on Technology in Government will hold a hearing to discuss notification of catastrophic incidents and lessons learned from the Deusche Bank fire at City Hall.

11 a.m. NYC Pedicab Owners' Association will announce a lawsuit and restraining order against NYC and the Department of Consumer Affairs at the Offices of The Public Advocacy Group, 75 Maiden Lane.

11:45 a.m. Working Families Party and ACORN will protest tax breaks for buyout firms during a private equity analyst conference outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue.

Noon. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson will attend The Henry A. Grunwald Award for Public Service Luncheon at The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street.

Noon. Artist Scott LoBaido will unveil a large-scale painting depicting Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and George Soros burning the American flag at Union Square Park, 14th Street and Broadway.

Noon. The Henry A Grunwald Award for Public Service Luncheon will be held at The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street.

1 p.m. The Grand Council of Guardians will protest a possible hate crime committed against members of the Borough of Manhattan Community College basketball team at the entrance of BMCC, 199 Chambers Street.

1:30 p.m. The Port Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at Port Authority Headquarters, 225 Park Avenue South.

1:30 p.m. Council member Tony Avella will announce an advisory service for Mandarin and Korean language speaking residents at Council Member Avella's District Office, 38-50 Bell Boulevard at 39th Avenue, in Queens.

4 p.m. HIP employees will protest the health care company's plans to move some jobs to Long Island at 55 Water Street.

4 p.m. New York Convention Center Operating Corporation directors will meet at 655 West 34th Street.

7 p.m. Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, will talk with Robert Siegel on NPR’s All Things Considered.

7:30 p.m. The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will launch a Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network at Bo Concept, 69 Greene Street between Spring and Broome streets.