9 a.m. John Edwards will join union members and discuss his time working at a nursing home as part of SEIU’s Walk A Day In My Shoes program at the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, in Mamaroneck, NY [added]
9 a.m. The New York City Industrial Development Agency board of directors will meet at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, 110 William Street.
9 a.m. Laura Walker, president of WNYC Radio, will announce The Campaign for New York Public Radio to unveil the name for their new street-level performance space at a breakfast at the future home of WNYC, 160 Varick Street between Charleton and Vandam streets.
10 a.m. Assembly member Mark Weprin, Time Out from Testing, and the United Federation of Teachers will speak out against high stakes school testing on the City Hall steps
10 a.m. The Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on pedestrian safety in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
10:30 a.m. Mayor Bloomberg makes an announcement at I.S. 61 in Queens [added]
11 a.m. Black women’s organizations will denounce MCNBC’s Don Imus’ comments about Rutgers University basketball players on the City Hall steps.
11 a.m. Rep. Anthony Weiner will deliver a “State of the National Park” speech, outlining the $66 million in renovations to the park and his vision for future projects, at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Avenue just before the toll to the Marine Park bridge in Brooklyn.
11 a.m. Rep. Yvette Clarke will host a community press briefing at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Road, in Brooklyn.
Noon. Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Columbia University. [added]
1 p.m. The city’s Education Committee will hold a hearing on recent allegations of abuse and misconduct on city school buses. Council members will propose to protect public employee whistleblowers at City Hall.
1 p.m. The city’s Governmental Operations Committee will hold a hearing on a bill about the contents of a lobbyist’s statement of registration at City Hall.
1 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at the New York University School of Law’s Global Economic Policy Forum at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan streets.
2 p.m. A judge hears oral arguments for and against a motion to reconsider a ruling that city police may not engage in photo surveillance of public gatherings unless criminal investigation is warranted at the U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street..
5:30 p.m. Presidential candidate John Edwards will deliver the keynote speech at the Labor Research Association’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, 1335 Sixth Avenue.
6 p.m. The RugMark Foundation will host a benefit to help rescue illegal child laborers working in South Asian carpet factories at the Odegard Showroom’s The New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue.
6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations will host a discussion with Ali Allawi, senior adviser to the Prime Minister of Iraq; 58 East 68th Street.
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University will host a discussion on “Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear” at
the Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East at The Brennan Center, (161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor) [location changed].
7 p.m. The Manhattan Young Democrats will have their spring social, titled “A New Era in Local Politics,” featuring Sen. Bill Perkins and Assembly members Brian Kavanagh and Linda Rosenthal at Dewey’s Flatiron, 210 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th streets.
A “conversation and cocktail” with senior Sen. Hillary Clinton advisor, Ann Lewis, and New York donors will be held at at the Lower East Side home of Sally Susman and her partner Robin Canter.
— Gillian Reagan