Events for October 18, 2007

9 a.m. A medical seminar on “Language Access for All: Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Practice” will be held at the NYU School of Law, 108 West 3rd Street.

9:30 a.m. The state’s Affordable Housing Corporation President and staff will help build Habitat for Humanity homes at Atlantic Avenue between Sheridan Place and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

11:30 a.m. Author Marisa Acocella Marchetto will help kick off a National Mammography Day awareness event at St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, 325 West 15th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

11:30 a.m. Congressman Vito Fossella will present a Congressional Certificate of Recognition to a Staten Island woman who won two gold medals at the Special Olympics in China at Fossella’s District Office, 4434 Amboy Road, on Staten Island.

12:30 p.m. Celebrities will read poems at a “World Poetry for World Peace” event at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street.

1 p.m. The Parks Department will announce the return of horseback riding in Central Park at the North Meadow Recreation Center.

1 p.m. Denzel Washington and Cuba Gooding Jr. will discuss issues affecting America’s youth at Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle.

4 p.m. A new portrait of U.S. Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey will be unveiled at the Federal Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street.

6 p.m. Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera will host a Town Hall meeting for constituents at P.S. 89, 980 Mace Avenue, in the Bronx.

7 p.m. The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Amnesty International will host a death penalty forum at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 West 126th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.