Events for May 2, 2007

7 a.m. City officials will speak with day laborers about construction safety and new training requirements for scaffold workers at the Worker Center at the Toys "R" Us parking lot at 8973-95 Bay Parkway in Brooklyn.  

9:45 a.m. The Women's Foreign Policy Group will hold a United Nations Study Visit and luncheon at the UN Headquarters, First Avenue and 46th Street.

10 a.m. Seniors and their advocates will call for more funding and new initiatives for social workers and HIV/AIDS in older adults on the City Hall steps.

11 a.m. Council member Bill de Blasio will announce funding for 37th Street repairs at 1450 37th Street between 14th and 15th avenues in Brooklyn.

11 a.m. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith will join the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to unveil new child safety tools for parents at Preschool of America, 600 Sixth Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets.

11:30 a.m. The city’s Department of Homeless Services will release homeless outreach population estimate results at DHS, 33 Beaver Street, between Broad and New streets,

11:30 a.m. Former state governor Mario Cuomo will speak at luncheon briefing on healthcare costs and employee benefits at the The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South.

Noon. Jordan's Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and actress Natalie Portman will help launch a Village Banking Campaign anti-poverty initiative at New York University’s The Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.

1 p.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum will make statements about the release of a report on the Department of Education's failed school safety policies at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street.

5 p.m. Sen. Liz Krueger will celebrate five years in office at the 5 Years, 5 Elections, 5 More Democratic Senators fundraiser at a private home. Call 212-777-3881 for more information.

6 p.m. MoveOn.org members will rally against the veto of the Iraq troop withdrawal bill at Union Square, Broadway and 14th Street.

6:30 p.m. The parks commissioner will discuss plans to reinvent the park system for the 21st century at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.

6:30 p.m. The U.S. Department of Education Acting Assistant Secretary Doug Mesecar will participate in a forum on "Closing the Educational Achievement Gap: No child Left Behind, De Facto Segregation and the Quest for Education Equality" at the NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street.

7 p.m. Democracy for New York City will have a Link Up at several locations throughout the city, including at Cosi’s at 2160 Broadway at 76th Street, Molly Pitcher’s Ale House at 1641 Second Avenue at 85th Street, and Ozzie’s at 249 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. See the Democracy for New York City website for more information.

Events for May 2, 2007