12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Real Estate Board of New York’s Holiday Luncheon features a discussion with Brookfield Properties president, John E. Zuccotti, on how NYC can maintain its global status amid the financial crisis. Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, Hilton Room. $85. REBNY members only. Ticket order form can be faxed to 212-481-0420. Contact Desiree Jones at email@example.com for more info.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The New York chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers hosts its Holiday Party. Steven Lawitts, acting commissioner of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, will be the guest of honor. Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street. $50 for NYSSPE members; $65 for non-members. Register online.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. TAMA Gallery and Brack Capital Real Estate present an evening art sale at luxury condo 15USW. All sales proceeds benefit the Asian American Writers Workshop. 15 Union Square West. Free. RSVP strongly recommended. Call 212-366-1515.