10 a.m. Rally protesting construction of a 65-foot T-Mobile cell tower in Whitestone, in front of the shopping strip at 149th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, Whitestone.
10:15 a.m. Environmentalists take swim to highlight climate change and the N.Y.C. Parks Department’s use of tropical hardwoods for boardwalks in the surf across from Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island.
12 p.m. Council Member Tony Avella, joined by animal rights advocates, announces legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages from Manhattan on the City Hall Steps.
12 p.m. Rally protesting negative images of African Americans in entertainment outside home of Viacom executive on East 65th Street between Lexington and Park avenues.
1 p.m. High school students hold model City Council session in the Council Chamber, City Hall.
1 p.m. Activists protest Israeli diamond merchant’s support for construction of illegal settlements outside Leviev New York, 700 Madison Ave.
1 p.m. N.Y.C. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s annual holiday party for the spouses and children of police officers killed in the line of duty, Bridgewaters, South Street Seaport
Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats winter brunch, Woolworth Tower Kitchen, 233 Broadway.
5 P.M. Chelsea Reform Democratic Club holiday party, 147 West 24th Street.
Rev. Jesse Jackson leads Wall Street march to protest the high volume of foreclosures.
10 a.m. Congressman Jerrold Nadler attends the oral arguments of Benzman v. Whitman, EPA, about whether the E.P.A. knowingly failed to protect the public’s health from toxin contamination released by the World Trade Center collapse.
12:00 p.m. State Senator Marty Golden will be joined by Police Unions and family members in Manhattan on the steps of City Hall to ask Governor Spitzer and the State Parole Board not to allow the release of Shuaib Raheem.
5 P.M. Assemblymember Linda Beth Rosenthal’s holiday party in her district office, 230 West 72nd Street, 2nd fl. [updated]
6 p.m. Jewish Lawyers GuildChannukah party at the Civic Center Synagogue, 49 White Street. Please bring at least one unwrapped toy (no play dough).
7 p.m. Townhall meeting on predatory lending and the mortgage crisis, with Councilman Lew Fidler, at 5205 Seaview Ave., Canarsie.