Events for Tuesday, April 21, 2008

10 a.m. Congressman Gary Ackerman announces various green initiatives for Queens and Long Island; Alley Pond Park, corner of Springfield Boulevard and 76th Avenue, Bayside, Queens.

11 a.m. Health care advocates and Working Families Party members call on Sen. Kemp Hannon to act on paid family leave legislation; Sen. Kemp Hannon’s District Office, 224 7th St., Garden City.

12 p.m. Union workers at Bloomingdale’s rally for a fair contract; Bloomingdale’s Department Store, Third Avenue, between 59th and 60th streets.

12 p.m. Council Members Simcha Felder and James Vacca demand delay in the proposed water rate hike until after DEP lien sale is completed; City Hall Steps.

12:30 p.m. NYC Health Commissioner and former smoker take 311 calls from smokers for nicotine patches and gum; 311 Call Center, 59 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor.

3 p.m. Corporate cafeteria workers march and rally for better pay; PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Madison Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets; 4:30 p.m. March to Citigroup, 153 East 53rd St.; 5:30 p.m. _ Rockefeller Plaza, 49th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

3 p.m. Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey speaks at Hofsftra University; Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead.

7 p.m. Darfur refugees tell their stories; Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale.

8 p.m. Laura and Jenna Bush read from their new children’s book and discuss literacy and learning; 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., at 92nd Street.