Events for Thursday, June 26, 2008

8:30 a.m. Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; LMDC, 1 Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor.

10 a.m. Michael Bloomberg launches “The New York City Waterfalls” public art project; South Street Seaport, Pier 17 Building, 3rd Floor East Balcony.

10:30 a.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein holds end of school year media roundtable discussion; Horace Mann Hall, Room 138, Teachers College, 525 West 120th St.; 11:30 a.m. Speaks at the graduation of Bronx Lab School; Horace Mann Hall, Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, 525 West 120th St.

11 a.m. Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visits the New York Stock Exchange; NYSE, Exchange and Broad streets.

Noon. Consumer affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announces results of a multi-county enforcement sweep targeting unlicensed home improvement contractors; 42 Broadway, 8th Floor.

1 p.m. Central Labor Council leaders and elected officials hold press conference to voice support for the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan; City Hall Steps.

5:15 p.m. Ray Kelly speaks at the annual meeting of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; Bnai Zion Foundation, 136 East 39th St.

6 p.m. The New York County Lawyers’ Association hosts public forum on “Private Military Contracting: New Soldiers in New Wars”; NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey St.

6 p.m. Ban Ki-moon discusses contributions of Japan and Korea in U.N. global initiatives; Japan Society, 333 East 47th St.

6 p.m. John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, keynotes panel discussion cities and rising energy costs; The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th St.

6 p.m. Fund-raiser for Norman Siegel, candidate for public advocate; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom, LLP, 4 Times Square.

7 p.m. Brooklyn officials host parenting forum on internet safety and security; Sacred Hearts St. Stephen’s Church, 125 Summit St.

Events for Thursday, June 26, 2008