Events for September 20, 2007

8:30 a.m. The Board of Trustees of the New York City School Construction Authority will meet at the Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street.

9:30 a.m. Activists will rally in support of the “Jena 6," a group of Black teenagers who have been charged with allegedly assaulting a white teenager in Louisiana last year, on the Brooklyn Borough Hall steps, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. At noon they will rally on the City Hall steps.

10 a.m. The Senior Center Subcommittee will examine staffing concerns at senior centers at 250 Broadway.

11 a.m. Tenants will celebrate the shuttering of illegal hotels in front of Mount Royal, 315 West 94th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive.

11:30 a.m. Queens officials and schools advocates will denounce the NYC Department of Education for concealing toxic conditions at schools at Information Technology High School, 21-16 44th Road, in Long Island City, Queens.

11:30 a.m. The New York City Civil Liberties Union will release a report on abstinence programs at the NYCLU Offices, 125 Broad Street.

Noon. A mass pedicab ride protesting the pedicab ban will start from Columbus Circle, southwest entrance to Central Park, and proceed down Broadway for a 2 p.m. press conference on the City Hall steps.

12:30 p.m. High school students will meet with Holocaust survivors at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Batter Place.

12:30 p.m. The Empire State Development Corporation Downstate Chairman Patrick Foye will address the New York Building Congress Forum at The Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Room, 301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th streets.

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

3 p.m. Students will call on Sen. Hillary Clinton to defund the Iraq war at 780 Third Avenue.

3 p.m. Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikweta will speak at the Columbia University World Leaders Forum at the Low Memorial Library, 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

5:30 p.m. A candlelight vigil to honor carriage horses who have died in the line of duty will take place at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

6 p.m. A joint Israeli-Palestinian exhibit, "Offering Reconciliation" will open at The United Nations, 405 East 42nd Street.

6:30 p.m. A hearing of the Tri-Level Legislative Task Force on Police Procedures will take place at the Central Family Life Center, 59 Rev. Calvin Rice Place at Wright Street, on Staten Island.

7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Lim will be named the new Executive Director of the Council of Churches of the City of New York at the Marble Collegiate Church, 29th Street and Fifth Avenue.

7 p.m. VH1 Save the Music Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary at The Tent at Lincoln Center, West 62nd Street at Amsterdam Avenue.

 

Events for September 20, 2007