Events for March 31-April 2, 2007


9 a.m. Assemblywoman Ellen Young will host a tax free preparation day for low-income clients at the YWCA, 42-07 Parsons Boulevard in Flushing, Queens.

10 a.m. Rainbow PUSH Coalition of New York will hold a Bridge Building Rally for Justice at the Metropolitan Community United Methodist, 1975 Madison Avenue at 126th Street.

10 a.m. Council member Bill De Blasio will sponsor a three-day electronic waste drive at J.J. Byrne Memorial Park, Fifth Avenue and 4th Street, in Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. Hispanic Federation and Entergy will host a health fair at the Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad Street between Exchange Place and Beaver Street.

11 a.m. Animal rights groups will protest opening day of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue near 33rd Street.

12:30 p.m. Immigrants will be offered free legal help on citizenship applications at The Chinatown YMCA, 100 Hester Street between Eldridge and Allen streets.

6 p.m. Barack Obama will be speaking to constituents in an online video conference for his Community Kickoff, marking the beginning of his grassroots community organizing campaign. Supporters and fundraisers will host parties in their private residences and in bars all over the city. For more information, visit

Hip-hop producer Timbaland hosts a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami, Florida.

John Edwards fundraises in Cary, North Carolina.

Barack Obama campaigns in Iowa.

Joe Biden campaigns in Sumter, South Carolina.


12 p.m. The Nation‘s Alexander Cockburn will speak about his life and career on C-SPAN2.

Barack Obama campaigns in Sioux City, Iowa.


11 a.m. Congressmen Gregory W. Meeks and Anthony Weiner, Assemblymen Audrey Pheffer and Michele Titus and Councilmen Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and James Sanders, Jr. will start their Rockaway listening tour in Queens at the Church of God Christian Academy, 1332 Central Avenue followed by stops at the Sea Side Hammels Seniors, 90-01 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, at noon; the Far Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, 253 Beach 116th Street, at 1 p.m.; the P.S./M.S. 333 Goldie Maple Academy, 365 Beach 56th Street, at 3 p.m.; and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, 1920 Mott Avenue at 4 p.m.

The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights and advocacy organization, will launch a new blog.

— Gillian Reagan Events for March 31-April 2, 2007