Events for April 27, 2007

8 a.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Eliot Spitzer will speak at the New York State United Teachers union’s annual Representative Assembly at the Washington Hilton and Tower in Washington, D.C.

9 a.m. Council member Tony Avella and Queens officials will tour the Queen of Peace Residence for seniors at 110-30 221st Street in Queens Village.

10 a.m. House Speaker Christine Quinn will speak at “Teaching Matters: Voices and Choices Series on Civil Rights” discussion at City Hall.

11 a.m. State Sen. Martin Golden will announce donations of computers to St. Patrick's School at 401-97th Street in Brooklyn.

11 a.m. Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, joined by African American community leaders, will meet with the German Ambassador to discuss improving race relations at the School for Law, Government and Justice, 244 East 163rd Street between Sherman and Grant avenues, in the Bronx.

11 a.m. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, other elected officials, community groups and tenants will protest illegal displacement tactics by landlords at 961 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

11 a.m. The Parks Department will celebrate Arbor Day at Fort Greene Park, Washington Park Street and Willoughby Avenue, in Brooklyn.

11:30 a.m. Sen. Charles Schumer will urge President Bush to sign a bill to pull troops out of Iraq at the Millennium United Nations Plaza Hotel, 44th Street between First and Second avenues.

Noon. Council member David Weprin will join a rally urging the Department of City Planning to re-zone and protect neighborhoods in Queens at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens.

12:30 p.m. Cameron Dugmore, Minister of Education for the Western Cape Region of South Africa, will visit P.S. 180 in Harlem at 370 West 120th Street between Manhattan and Morningside avenues.

1 p.m. The parks commissioner will accept a $100,000 donation from KeySpan to plant trees in Queens at Queensbridge Park, Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue, in Long Island City.

1:15 p.m. Yegor Gaidar, former Prime Minister of Russia; Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union; and others will speak at a Columbia University forum on "Where is Russia Going?" at the Low Memorial Library, 535 West 116th Street.

2 p.m. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice will releases a report accusing the U.S. government of illegally delaying naturalization applications for immigrants perceived to be Muslims at 1081 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.

2:30 p.m. The parks commissioner will announce an upcoming NYC Grows gardening festival at Union Square Park South Plaza, 14th Street and Fourth Avenue.

2:45 p.m. President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, will speak on "Strengthening the Transatlantic Economy" and at the New York Stock Exchange at Exchange and Broad streets.

3 p.m. Supporters of DREAM, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, will rally at Washington Square Park.

6 p.m. Safe Horizons will honor survivors of violence at 26th Annual National Crime Victims Rights Week vigil at the Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church, 1975 Madison Avenue.

Events for April 27, 2007