9 a.m. The Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center will host a minority seminar on "How To Do Business in Lower Manhattan" at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street.
10 a.m. The Economist Intelligence Unit will release a study, "World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk," at the Columbia Law School’s Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.
11 a.m. Sen. Carl Kruger will denounce federal roadblocks that prevent the state from providing health insurance coverage to 60,000 uninsured children at 26 Federal Plaza at Lafayette Street.
11 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno will make a major announcement regarding the future of high speed rail at the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station, 525 East Street in Rensselaer, New York.
11:30 a.m. The Sanitation Department will hold an electronic and used clothing collection drive at the Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Avenue, at the Center Court on the Lower Level.
11:30 a.m. Speaker Christine Quinn will tour the garden and farmers market at The New York Botanical Garden at the Mosholu Gate in the Bronx.
Noon. Immigrant advocates will protest English-only labels and instructions at pharmacies in front of Duane Reade, 54-11 Myrtle Avenue, in Queens.
Noon. Tenants will protest housing conditions in front of the NYC Housing Preservation and Development headquarters at 100 Gold Street.
1 p.m. FEMA will open a Disaster Assistance Service Center for Queens residents affected by the flood on Aug. 8 at the Tzu Chi Foundation, 137-77 Northern Boulevard, in Flushing, Queens.
4:30 p.m. "The New York Food Policy Forum: Fresh Ideas on Farms and Food" will take place at The New School’s Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street.