Events for Wednesday, December 19, 2007

8 a.m. The Green Party of New York State protest proposed M.T.A. fare hikes in front of M.T.A. headquarters, 347 Madison Ave.

9 a.m. Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation at their offices in Conference Rooms 4A and 4B, 110 William St.

9:30 a.m. M.T.A. Board meets to vote on proposed fare and toll hikes at M.T.A. Headquarters, 347 Madison Ave., 5th Floor Boardroom.

11 a.m. Anti-Defamation League honors Hassan Askari, a Muslim man who came to the aid of several students during an anti-Semitic assault. At their offices, 605 Third Ave.

11 a.m. Media availability with T.S.A. and Coast Guard officials regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential program for port workers at T.W.I.C. Enrollment Center, New York Container Terminal, 241 Western Ave., Staten Island.

12 p.m. New York State Department of Labor commissioner announces wage violations by Brooklyn retailers at the corner of Himrod and Knickerbocker Avenue.

12 p.m. The N.Y.C. comptroller and the N.Y.C. Pension Funds announce U.S. companies targeted to improve product safety on the north side of Herald Square Park.

12 p.m. Anti-fur rally in front of Dennis Basso Fur Boutique; 765 Madison Ave., between 65th and 66th streets.

2:30 p.m. Disabled Riders Coalition holds media availability regarding access-a-ride strike at 209 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel.

6:00 p.m. Mid-Manhattan Branch, N.A.A.C.P. holiday party at Roy Wilkins Center, 270 West 96th Str.

6:30 p.m. PrimeNY holiday party at Josey Wood’s Pub, 11 Waverly Place.

6:30 p.m. New York State Trial Lawyers Association holiday party at their office, 132 Nassau Str., Rm. 200. Kindly r.s.v.p. to (212) DIgby 9 – 58.90.

7:30 p.m. Community Free Democrats, Inc., holiday party at The Bromley Apartments’ community room, 225 West 83rd Str.