Events for March 1, 2007

8 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric kick off Women’s History Month at Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th St and Broadway.

8:30 a.m. The Observer’s Joe Conason talks about his book “It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush” on C-SPAN.

8:30 a.m. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein discusses school reform at a Crain’s New York Business breakfast forum at the Sheraton New York, 811 Seventh Ave.

8:45 a.m. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will tour PS/MS 187/287 Hudson Cliffs to view a K-8 middle school model. She will also discuss the Council’s Middle School Task Force, and will be releasing the names of members recently appointed to the group at 349 Cabrini Boulevard at Fort Washington.

10 a.m. State Senator Malcolm Smith holds a hearing on judicial diversity at Fordham University Law School’s McNally Amphitheater, 140 West 62nd St.

10 a.m. State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will meet with Evangelical Ministers and Expectant Mother Care representatives to discuss the success of the Free Mobile Pro-Life Ultrasound Unit for pregnant Bronx women 910 East 172nd Street and Southern Boulevard.

10:15 a.m. Governor Eliot Spitzer holds a news conference with legislative leaders to announce a major criminal justice initiative in Albany.

11 a.m. Brooklyn borough president announces the fourth annual “Dine in Brooklyn” Restaurant Week at Borough Hall in Brooklyn.

Noon. Al Sharpton will have an exclusive interview with Nation of Islam leader Min. Louis Farrakhan on the Al Sharpton Show. (Live on

Noon. Jewish groups and supporters will hold a prayer vigil to protest Iranian policy toward Israel outside the Iranian Mission to the U.N., 40th Street and Third Avenue.

6 p.m. The Queens Library hosts a reception for legislators at Cafe on the Green in Bayside.

6:15 p.m. A discussion with Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N. Dr. Hamid Al Bayati will be held at the Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay St.

6:30 p.m. Assemblyman Jim Brennan hosts a town hall about service at the Kensington Post Office, 3002 Ft. Hamilton Parkway.

7:30 p.m. The Log Cabin Republicans of New York will have a “Coming Out!” party at Bamboo 52, 344 W 52nd Street.

— Gillian Reagan Events for March 1, 2007