9 a.m. State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith discusses the change in leadership in Albany, at 205-19 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, Queens.
10 a.m. Russell Simmons kicks off the Tap Project Water Walk, at Riverside Park and West 83rd Street.
1 p.m. A St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place at Washington Avenue and Clarke Street, in Brentwood.
8 p.m. N.Y.C.-based reporters host the Inner Circle annual dinner and political parody show, with a rebuttal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the New York Hilton Hotel.
11:15 a.m. Laura Bush delivers a keynote speech at the 2008 Association of American Publisher’s general annual meeting, at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (and airing on C-SPAN2).
7 a.m. The McManus Club St. Patrick’s Day breakfast will take place at the T.G.I.F. restaurant, at 47 East 42 Street.
10 a.m. Line-up begins for The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street.
1 p.m. David A. Paterson will be sworn-in as governor in the Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol, Albany.
6 p.m. The Panel for Educational Policy meets to discuss and vote on the new 8th grade promotional policy, at 52 Chambers Street.
7 p.m. Valerie Plame Wilson speaks to young professionals at an event hosted by DL21C, at the Spy Club, 17 West 19th Street.