Events for May 22, 2007

10 a.m. The grand opening of a new playground at I.S. 220 will be held at John J. Pershing Junior High School,4812 Ninth Avenue, in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

10 a.m. The City Council will hold hearings on the fiscal impact of the city's bid to get federal funds for the congestion pricing plan and the cost of MTA's smart cards at City Hall.

10:15 a.m. School students will plant 24 trees in Prospect Park using new recycled paper planting pots donated from Japan at Prospect Park's Wollman Rink in Brooklyn.

Noon. The Soundview Healthcare Network will distribute free fruits and vegetables as part of a nutrition campaign at the Jessica Guzman Medical Center, 616 Castle Hill Avenue, in the Bronx.

Noon. The city’s Broadband Advisory Committee will hear testimony from elected officials, policy experts, and Brooklyn residents about the affordability of broadband in Brooklyn and how they see an affordable high-speed Internet connection improving the quality of life for themselves and their families at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2098 Joralemon Street.

1 p.m. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings will discuss the need to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act at the Manhattan Institute Education Reform Conference in the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue.

5 p.m. CUNY will host a forum on the federal immigration bill at Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street.

6 p.m. Women's eNews will hold its sixth annual "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" awards ceremony at Tavern on the Green, Central Park West and 67th Street.

8 p.m. Robert A. George, an editorial writer with the New York Post, will perform improv at The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street between Bleecker and Lafayette.

Events for May 22, 2007