Events for May 24, 2007

9 a.m. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute will release results of a poll of New York City voters asking their opinions on traffic and congestion pricing.

9:30 a.m. State Sen. Marty Golden will honor local veterans at Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street, in Brooklyn.

9:30 a.m. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow and the Sudanese Ambassador to the U.N. will speak at a Reuters-sponsored panel discussion on Darfur at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th streets.

10 a.m. State Sen. Ruben Diaz, the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and the Honduran General Consul will discuss the off-duty police shooting of Fermin Arzu at the Christian Community Neighborhood Church, 1437 Longfellow Avenue, in the Bronx.

10 a.m. AT&T will launch a teen-initiated program to collect used cell phones for overseas troops at the AT&T Wireless Store, 381 Madison Avenue between 46th and 47th streets.

10:30 a.m. State Senate Consumer Protection Committee will host a hearing on incidents of airline passengers being stranded on planes on runways at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. International Van Wyck Expressway, in Jamaica.

11 a.m. The Parks Department will open Coney Island Beach at West 10th Street and the Boardwalk, at Coney Island.

11 a.m. AARP leaders will discuss a report showing how rising prescription drug costs are hurting Hispanics and African Americans at the Apollo Theatre, 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass boulevards.

11 a.m. Assemblywoman Barbara Clark will call for a moratorium on new live poultry markets at 250 Broadway.

11 a.m. State Sen. Serphin Maltese will host the Senior Health Awareness Expo at the Peter Cardella Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, in Ridgewood, Queens.

11:30 a.m. Assemblyman Jose Peralta will announce funds for the "operation Safe Store" initiative to help protect bodegas from robberies at Las Brisas Restaurant, 37-79 103rd Street, in Corona, Queens.

11:30 a.m. The National Organization of Women in New York will launch an anti-human trafficking campaign targeting massage parlor and brother advertising in newspapers and magazines at 150 West 28th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Noon. AIDS and senior advocates will urge a $1 million funding initiative for HIV-positive seniors on the City Hall steps.

Noon. Columbia Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council will honor ABC News journalist Bob Woodruff for his work on behalf of veterans and others with brain injuries at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Milstein Hospital Building, 177 Fort Washington Avenue between 165th and 168th streets.

Noon. Mothers will stage a "die-in" to protest Virginia's lax gun laws at the south corner of 46th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

Noon. MoveOn.org will deliver a petition demanding that CBS rehire retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste after firing him for criticizing President Bush's handling of the Iraq war at CBS Headquarters, 51 West 52nd Street.

1:30 p.m. The Port Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at the Port Authority Headquarters, 225 Park Avenue South.

4 p.m. Plaintiffs in the school cell phone ban lawsuit will announce whether they will appeal the court’s decision on the City Hall steps.

5 p.m. Cunard Line will host a gala fundraiser to benefit New York City Opera and the Brooklyn Academy of Music at the Queen Mary 2 Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at Van Brunt and Bowne streets in Redhook, Brooklyn.

6 p.m. Al Gore supporters will hold a rally at Lexington Avenue between 91st and 92nd streets.

6:30 p.m. Mauritanian exiles will discuss a lawsuit against their former dictator for ethnic cleansing at the Global Information Network, 146 West 29th Street.

8 p.m. Al Gore will discuss his book, "The Assault on Reason" at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd street.

Events for May 24, 2007