Events for September 19, 2006

The Fifth Annual U.S. Maritime Security Conference and Exposition will be at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

The City Council holds hearings on zoning and franchises oversight, special education, and maritime uses.

United for Peace and Justice holds an anti-war march and rally near the U.N.

Vito Fossella and Diane Savino make an announcement about the “homeless problem” around the 65th rail yard in Brooklyn.

Vito Fossella then joins Joe Crowley to warn that New York City could face cuts in homeland security funding outside of the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan.

Meredith Vieira moderates Newsweek Magazine’s annual “Women and Leadership Conference” at the Museum of Natural History.

Adolfo Carrion unveils the new “green roof” atop the Bronx County Courthouse building.

David Paterson unveils a plan to address minority and women businesses in New York State at York College in Queens.

Iranian Americans hold a rally for a Democratic, nuclear-free Iran at the Dag Hammarskjold UN Plaza.

Reuters hosts a discussion with Ted Turner on the future of the United Nations at the Reuters Building in Times Square.

Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez speaks at Baruch College.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is honored with the Appeal of Conscience World Statesman Award at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The new president of Ben-Gurion University speaks on “Creating a More Secure Israel” at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Long Island Chapter hosts a Legislative Breakfast at the Melville Marriott.

Immigrant advocates protest proposed legislation that would force contractors to verify employee’s legal statusat the Suffolk County Legislature Office in Riverhead.

The State Republican Party’s first Judicial District Convention will be held at the Metropolitan Republican Club on East 83rd Street in Manhattan.

—Nicole Brydson

Events for September 19, 2006