Events for Wednesday, April 7, 2008

7 a.m. Christine Quinn and David Yassky promote five-borough ferry service; JMZ Macy Avenue Subway Stop, Marcy Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn.

8:30 a.m. District Attorney Charles Hynes announces winners of the 18th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards; Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.

8:30 a.m. Meeting of the Board of Directors of New York City Economic Development Corporation; NYCEDC, Conference Rooms 4A and 4B, 110 William St.

8:45 a.m. City officials and Transportation Alternatives announce Bike Month NYC 2008; Ninth Avenue and 14th Street pedestrian plaza.

10:30 a.m. Christine Quinn, Macy’s and Estee Lauder host Mother’s Day mammogram awareness event; Herald Square Park, Triangle at Herald Square, Broadway between 34th and 35th streets.

11 a.m. Elected officials and community group protest public health budget cuts; City Hall Steps.

1 p.m. Elected officials join CUNY workers and staff to call on the City Council to restore budget cuts; City Hall Steps.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. NY State Commissioner of Health Richard Daines delivers commencement address at Mount Sinai School of Medicine graduation ceremony; The Waldorf-Astoria, Grand Ballroom, 301 Park Ave.

3 p.m. The Rev. Al Sharpton leads prayer vigils involving acts of civil disobedience to protest Sean Bell verdict; One Police Plaza: Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield; Varick and Houston Street: Hazel Dukes, NAACP and labor leaders; 125th Street and Third Avenue; Third Avenue and 60th Street; 34th Street and Park Avenue; House of Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.

3 p.m. Alan Dershowitz discusses his book "Finding Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and the First Amendment in an Age of Terrorism"; Brooklyn College Library’s Tanger Center, 2900 Bedford Ave. Letter will be displayed.

3 p.m. Press conference opening the National Institute for Reproductive Health’s "Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health Summit" in the Blue Room at City Hall; at 6 p.m. there’s a welcome reception at Gracie Mansion.

5:30 p.m. Discussion book signing with Ishmael Beah, author of "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier"; Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts theater, Spruce Street.

6:30 p.m. Phoenix House 40th anniversary gala; The Plaza, 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.

6:30 p.m. Council Member Bill de Blasio hosts forum on the future of the Gowanus; 2nd Street at the Gowanus Canal, off Bond Street near the public dock.

6:30 p.m. Reception celebrating launch of The Pipeline Early Care & Education Workgroup initiative to address achievement gap for Black males; Sullivan & Cromwell, 125 Broad St.

7 p.m. Merle McEldowney will host the DFNYC‘s Upper West Side meeting at 2186 Broadway.

7 p.m. Abhishek Mistry will host the DFNYC‘s West Village meeting at 59 Christopher Street.

7 p.m. City Council candidate Steve Behar will host the DFNYC‘s Bayside meeting, at 41-08 Bell Boulevard in Queens.

7 p.m. Annette Mont will host the DFNYC‘s Sheepshead Bay meeting at 1669 East 22nd Street in Brooklyn.

7:30 p.m. Joe Addabbo will discuss his State Senate race at a joint meeting of the DFNYC‘s Astoria and Sunnyside meetings, at 39-24 Queens Boulevard, in Queens.

7:30 p.m. The North Shore Republican Club will meet at Casa Milla restaurant, 461 Port Richmond Ave., Port Richmond. Cost is $35 per person, with full dinner and a cash bar. Call 718-981-4530 for information.

7:30 p.m. Author John Grisham is honored at the Innocence Project’s annual benefit; Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St., at William Street.

8 p.m. Concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel; Radio City Music Hall, Sixth Avenue and 50th Street.