Events for October 17, 2007

7:30 a.m. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities will kick off their Disability Mentoring Day at Tavern on the Green, Central Park West and 67th Street.

8 a.m. Pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform at Grand Central Terminal to kick off the Food Bank For New York City benefit auction at Vanderbilt Hall, 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

8 a.m. A ribbon cutting for The Adam Clayton Powell, IV Health Clinic will be held at 2367 Second Avenue in Harlem.

8:30 a.m. The Citizens Budget Commission will hold a conference on New York State spending and health care at the Milano New School for Management and Urban Policy, 55 West 13th Street.

9:30 a.m. A rally to save Victory Memorial Hospital will be held at Victory Memorial Hospital, 699 92nd Street, in Brooklyn.

10 a.m. Directors of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation will meet at the Empire State Development, 633 Third Avenue.

10:30 a.m. A campaign to stop proposed MTA fare increases will kick off on the City Hall steps.

10:30 a.m. A forum on the Governor’s new driver’s license policy will be held at The New York Immigration Coalition, 137-139 West 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

1 p.m. Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions will hold a hearing on the decision by Verizon Wireless to deny a pro-abortion group the right to use its text messaging service at 250 Broadway.

1:15 p.m. 9/11 Police Officer Moira Smith will be honored as a Senate Woman of Distinction at the Brooklyn Public Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard.

5 p.m. Protestors will rally against the mark up of airline tickets prices to Spanish-speaking countries will be held at the American Airlines Ticket office, 360 Lexington Avenue between 40th and 41st streets.

5:30 p.m. The Simon Wiesenthal Center will honor the City Council for their support at the New York Tolerance Center, 226 East 42nd Street between Second and Third avenues.

5:45 p.m. Brooklyn borough president and Maimonides Medical Center will celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new “green” pavilion at Tenth Avenue between 48th and 49th streets in Brooklyn.

8 p.m. A concert to benefit the Huntington Disease Society of America will be held at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street.

Events for October 17, 2007