Events for October 20-22, 2007

Saturday

8 a.m. The funeral for Tavin Alves, a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy who was shot in the face when he poked his head out of his apartment window, will be held at the Brooklyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2380 Pacific Street between Sackman Street and Eastern Parkway.

8:30 a.m. The Manhattan borough president will host an education conference on empowering parents at the Milano The New School for Management & Urban Policy, 66 West 12th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

9:30 a.m. Volunteers will spruce up public schools as part of the annual New York Cares Day at P.S. 171 M – The Patrick Henry School, 19 East 103rd Street at Fifth Avenue, and P.S. 124 – The Yung Wing School, 40 Division Street between Catherine and Market streets.

10 a.m. Volunteers will plant trees as part of “It’s My Park” Day at Kissena Corridor Park, 56th Avenue and 142nd Street, in Flushing, Queens.

10 a.m. Defendants placed in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Alternative Sentencing Unit will help clean up the neighborhood surrounding the Key Food at 120 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. The Prospect Park Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Gala will be held at the Prospect Park Carousel in Brooklyn.

Sunday

Noon. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals/Maddie’s Pet Adoption Festival will be held at Union Square Park, featuring low-cost microchipping for dogs and cats, and Ask the Veterinarian, Ask the Trainer, Ask the Groomer, and Ask for T-Touch Practitioner booths. 

Monday

10 a.m. The city’s Environmental Protection and Finance committees will discuss customer service, billing practices and the Department of Environmental Protection’s collection performance at City Hall.

Noon. Congressman Charlie Rangel will speak at a private reception to benefit Eric Massa’s 2008 Campaign for Congress at the law office of Victor Kovner, 166 Broadway at 50th Street.

9 p.m. Waves of Change will host a live online roundtable, “Youth and the Environment: Where Do YOUth Stand on Global Warming?” on their website.