Events for Tuesday, July 29, 2008

8 a.m. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks at FBI and TSA terrorism and transportation conference; Sheraton Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave.

10 a.m. Natural Resources Defense Council releases annual beach water report; Water Taxi Beach, 2-03 Borden Ave., Long Island City.

10:30 a.m. The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign releases annual subway report; Union Square East and East 15th Street, at entrance to Union Square subway station.

10:30 a.m. State Senator Carl Kruger joins parks advocates to demand playground mat safety; City Hall steps.

11 a.m. Assemblyman Dov Hikind releases report exposing dangerous hazards in subways; his office, 1310 48th St., between 13th and 14th avenues, Borough Park.

11 a.m. Nydia Velazquez unveils new food stamp initiative; Family Services Network of New York, 1420 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn.

11 a.m. Chefs urge restaurants to give up bottled water at launch of Food & Water Watch and Riverkeeper’s “Take Back the Tap” restaurant campaign; Gemma, The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery.

11 a.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein makes announcement; P.S. 8, 37 Hicks St., Brooklyn.

11 a.m. Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Members and the New York Immigration Coalition hold discussion on education issues impacting immigrant students; New York Immigration Coalition, 137 W. 25th St., 12th floor.

Noon. State Senator Martin Connor receives endorsements; City Hall steps.

Noon. Codepink display of children’s shoes representing Iraqi war dead; Foley Square, 111 Worth St., at Pearl and Centre streets.

Noon. Discussion with Michael Connery, author of “Youth to Power: How Today’s Young Voter’s Are Building Tomorrow’s Progressive Majority”; Demos, 220 Fifth Ave., 5th floor.

12:30 p.m. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD officials announce results of a major gang-related narcotics and weapons possession investigation; District Attorney’s Office, 125-01 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Kew Gardens.

1 p.m. Health care rights groups speak out against proposed privatization of GHI and HIP; City Hall Steps.

6:30 p.m. Democrats for McCain hosts open house; home of Roberta Weisbrod, 54 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights.

6:30 p.m. City Department of Education public hearings on proposed Contracts for Excellence school funding plan; The Michael J. Petrides School, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island.

8:00 p.m. DL21C’s Fourteenth Annual Summer Bash; Eden Lounge (formerly China Club building), Upstairs Lounge and Roofdeck, 268 W. 47th Street.

Events for Tuesday, July 29, 2008