Events for Friday, November 7, 2008

8:05 a.m. Michael Bloomberg does his weekly appearance on the The John Gambling Show, WOR 710 AM Radio.

8:30 a.m. Former Health Secretary Tommy Thompson and F.D.A. Principal Deputy Commissioner Frank Torti lead a Drug Discovery and Innovation panel with The National Health Science Summit at the Rainbow and Pegasus Rooms, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 64th floor.

8:35 a.m. The Board of Directors of the city ESDC hold a meeting at 110 William Street.

9 a.m. A conference on promoting diversity in higher education is held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue.

10:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting for Tompkinsville Park renovations takes place at Bay Street and Victory Boulevard on Staten Island.

11 a.m. Londell McMillan, publisher of The Source magazine, and Navarrow Wright, C.E.O. of Global Grind, discuss Obama's impact at 1120 Sixth Ave and 43rd Street.

1 p.m. Ribbon cutting for Davis Playground renovations is held at Layton Avenue and Bismarck Court in Staten Island.

LONG ISLAND

Noon. Kate Murray and volunteers plant beach grass to protect the shoreline at Civic Beach, Ocean Boulevard and Garden City Avenue, in Point Lookout.

NORTH

11 a.m. The Department of Environmental Conservation announces plans to crack down on diesel truck and bus emissions in urban neighborhoods. At the intersection of South Pearl Street and Mount Hope Drive, in Albany.