Events for May 9, 2007

9 a.m. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation will meet at the NYCEDC, 110 William Street.

10 a.m. The campaigns of Jay Golub and Michael McMahon will be represented at the Campaign Finance Board meeting at the Taxi and Limousine Commission, 40 Rector Street between Washington and West Streets.

10:30 a.m. The Parks Department and Central Park Conservancy will thank donors for the beautification and maintenance of Grand Army Plaza at 59th Street at Fifth Avenue.

10:30 a.m. Council members Rosie Mendez and Eric Gioia will introduce legislation to protect restaurant workers on the City Hall steps.

10:45 a.m. Council members and community activists will protest an effort to block the renaming of a street in honor of Sonny Carson, an important figure in the city’s Black nationalist movement, on the City Hall steps.

11 a.m. Religious leaders will launch a new sanctuary movement to defend immigrants facing deportation at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 West 59th Street at Columbus Avenue.

11:30 a.m. The ground breaking for new "green" academic building at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art will take place at 41 Cooper Square, Third Avenue between 6th and 7th streets.

Noon. The Parks Department and NYC Audubon will launch a webcam to monitor nesting mother herons on the Bronx's Goose Island at The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue between 64th and 65th streets.

12:30 p.m. Preservationists and community groups will rally, calling on the city to increase the budget of the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the City Hall steps.

1 p.m. Council member Hiram Monseratte will announce his support of a proposed resolution, urging the Senate to pass an amendment that would protect the rights of Good Samaritan whistle blowers on the City Hall steps.

2 p.m. Former Russian soldiers will celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day at the Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center, 3015 West 29th Street, in Brooklyn.

3 p.m. UJA-Federation of New York and the Met Council's AmeriCorps VISTA members meet with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, 80 Maiden Lane.

6 p.m. The launch of the "EC as 1,2,3" Emergency Contraception awareness campaign will kick off at Columbia University’s Morningside campus, 116th Street and Broadway.

6 p.m. Solar One will honor the Turner Construction Company and the U.S. Green Building Council for their efforts in the green building movement at 23rd Street and East River.

Events for May 9, 2007