Events for March 27, 2007

A special election for ex-Assemblyman Vincent M. Ignizio’s seat in the 62nd District will be held today.

11:30 a.m. A ground breaking for renovations will be held at Gravesend Park on 18th Avenue between 56th and 58th streets in Brooklyn.

11:30 a.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announces a free tax preparation campaign for low-income neighborhoods at the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union at 37 Avenue B at 3rd Street.

Noon. Council Member David Weprin introduces his “Auxiliary Officers Assistance Plan'” on the City Hall steps.

2 p.m. Council Member John Liu and Assembly Member Ellen Young host a labor law seminar for restaurant employers at 138-60 Barclay Avenue in Flushing, Queens.

4 p.m. The Museum of Jewish Heritage hosts a symposium for educators at 36 Battery Park City.

6:30 p.m. Education author Diane Ravitch speaks at a Carol Gresser Forum titled “A Dissident View of the Bloomberg School Reforms'” at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway in Queens.

6:30 p.m. A briefing on the DREAM Act, which would help immigrant youth achieve legal status, will be held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

6:30 p.m. Former U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be honored at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation Awards Dinner, featuring as speakers World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte at the The Pierre on Fifth Avenue at 61st Street.

6:30 p.m. The Lionel Hampton Republican Club holds a general meeting at 481 Fort Washington Avenue between 181st and 183rd streets.

7 p.m. The Manhattan Young Democrats will hold a general meeting at Democratic Committee Headquarters, 60 Madison Avenue at 27th Street.

— Gillian Reagan

Events for March 27, 2007