Events for October 5, 2007

8:30 a.m. Con Edison Chairman and CEO Kevin Burke will addresses business and community leaders at York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, in Jamaica, Queens.

8 a.m. An annual conference on alternative vehicle technology will take place at Bronx Community College, 181st Street and University Avenue.

11 a.m. A new memorial at the African Burial Ground National Monument will be dedicated at Duane Street between Broadway and Elk Street.

Noon. Assemblyman Jose Peralta will provide free HIV testing and cancer screening at the 74th Street 7 train station, 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, in Jackson Heights, Queens.

3 p.m. Council member Tony Avella and civic leaders will criticize the city Planning Department's proposed street tree planting amendment in front of 212-15 39th Avenue at 213th Street, in Bayside, Queens.

6 p.m. A rally protesting a slur against Filipinos on “Desperate Housewives” will take place at ABC Studios, 77 West 66th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.

7 p.m. Bette Midler and the New York Restoration Project will celebrate the opening of the revitalized Brooklyn Community Garden at 931 Bedford Avenue at Bedford-Stuyesant, Brooklyn.

7:20 p.m. Speaker Christine Quinn will attend the 8th Annual Spirit of Ireland Benefit Gala for the Irish Arts Center at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South.