Events for Wednesday, February 4 , 2009

8:15 a.m. NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. will leaflet subway riders, urging them to speak out against M.T.A. proposals to "hike transit fares and cut service." On the Southwest corner of 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, in the subway station.

9 a.m. The State Department of Transportation holds a certification workshop for minority and women owned businesses. At the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

11 a.m. A "community group" will release report on labor violations at well known city restaurants, at 321 First Avenue.

3 p.m. The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence will join the Department of Youth and Community Development to hold a workshop on domestic violence prevention. At 1014 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.

4 p.m. Board of Directors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation will meet at 655 West 34th Street.

6 p.m. A public hearing on M.T.A. proposals regarding fares, service and stations is held at Lehman College, Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Boulvard, in the West Bronx.

6:30 p.m. A panel discussion on the Obama administration's impact on East Asia will be held at the Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street.

7 p.m. A panel discussion on "how and when images of atrocities should be used in public." At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place.

7:30 p.m. New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund hosts a "candidates night" focusing on transit issues in the 32nd District City Council race. At St. Anthony of Padua Church, 133-25 128th Street, in Queens.

LONG ISLAND

1 p.m. School officials and community groups will participate in a ceremony announcing the official naming of Barack Obama Elementary School. At 176 William Street, Hempstead.