Events for Wednesday, February 18, 2009

8:30 a.m. Department of Correctional Services Commissioner Brian Fischer will address the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City breakfast at 320 Park Avenue, on the 35th floor.

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Conference on “emergency preparedness and the aging,” at 252 86th Street in Brooklyn.

9:30 a.m. Queens Borough Board holds a hearing on preliminary city budgets. Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

10:30 a.m. Tenants and supporters protest a loophole in rent increase regulations. On the steps of City Hall.

11 a.m. Daniel Carlton tells tales from the African Diaspora as part of a celebration of Black History Month. At the African Burial Ground, Duane and Elk streets.

11 a.m. Victor Mooney, who plans to row from Senegal to Brooklyn to draw attention to HIV/AIDS and global warming, deposits a penny to inspire people “to donate to the cause.” At H.S.B.C. Bank USA, 342 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.

Noon. Former S.E.C. Chairman William Donaldson joins the Committee for Economic Development to host a luncheon forum on corporate governance reform. At the T.I.A.A.-C.R.E.F. Wharton Room, 17th floor, 730 Third Avenue.

Noon. Local wine sellers, liquor store owners, law enforcement officers and advocates against underage drinking speak out against a proposal to legalize the sale of wine in grocery stores. On the steps of City Hall.

12:30 p.m. Women’s City Club of New York holds a discussion on police brutality in the years since Amadou Diallo’s death. At 33 West 60th Street, in the fifth floor conference room.

2 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Coast Guard honor mariners who responded to U.S. Air Flight 1549. At New York Waterway terminal at West 39th Street and 12th Avenue.

3 p.m. The Parks Department celebrates Black History Month with a documentary on Pearl Fryar. At the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at River Road, Bronx.

6 p.m. Howard Dean will appear at Tribeca Cinemas at an event entitled: The First 100 Days-How progressives can affect change now: A Conversation and Reception with Congressman Jerry Nadler and others. 54 Varick Street.

LONG ISLAND

Noon. Northrop Grumman celebrates National Engineers Week with a model bridge-building competition. In Building 15, 925 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage.

12:30 p.m. Nassau County Bar Association WE CARE Fund hosts party for 200 children. At 15th and West streets, Mineola.

NORTH

10 a.m. County Board of Legislators committees on Budget and Appropriations and Public Safety and Security will meet on the Eighth floor, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains.

3 p.m. The Environment and Energy Committee meets. At 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains.

Events for Wednesday, February 18, 2009