Events for August 18-20, 2007

Saturday

8 a.m. Jackie Salit, political director of the Committee for a Unified Independent Party, and Jim Mangia, president of the Coalition for Political Reform, will speak on Independent Vote with Charles King on the Stanford University radio station, KZSU 90.1 FM. It will rebroadcast at 11 p.m.

11 a.m. Beth Israel Medical Center will host on-air auction to raise funds for the hospital’s intensive care unit for premature babies at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East at 14th Street.

11 a.m. South Bronx residents will hold a mock funeral to protest a jail proposal in Hunts Point. The march begins near the Hunts Point 6 train stop and continues to Barretoo Point Park.

1 p.m. City Council member Tony Avella and community members will protest alleged building and zoning code abuses at 64-24 Asquith Crescent in Queens.

6:30 p.m. World record swimmer Marcos Diaz will attempt to swim around Manhattan Island twice, covering 60 miles, to raise awareness for poor children in the Dominican Republic starting at the Dyckman Marina, Dyckman Street at the Hudson River.

Sunday

6 a.m. Congressman Anthony Weiner will discuss emergency cell phone service on subway platforms, congestion pricing and other topics on the CW 11’s “News Close-Up” with Marvin Scott.

1 p.m. Lt. Governor David Paterson will participate in the 27th Annual India Day Parade beginning at Madison Avenue and 41st Street.

2 p.m. Former mayor Ed Koch will speak on The Leon Charney Report on Channel 51 and again at 4 p.m. on Channel 25.

7:30 p.m. Comptroller William Thompson will discuss the stock market, New York City Pension Funds and investments on “The Wall Street Journal Report,” hosted by Maria Bartiromo, on CNBC Channel 24 on Cablevision and Channel 15 on Time Warner Cable.

Monday

7 p.m. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the NYC Bar Association, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, Councilman Dan Garodnick, Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the NYC Department of Small Businesses will present a forum providing information to business owners affected by last month’s steam pipe explosion at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Events for August 18-20, 2007