Events for Thursday, January 17, 2008

9 a.m. The Department of Youth and Community Development hosts the New York City Walk a Mile kick-off reception; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street at 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor Art Gallery.

9:30 a.m. Sanitation Workers’ Union holds march and memorial service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King; corner of Broadway and Liberty Street and proceeds 3 blocks down the west side of Broadway to memorial service at 10 a.m. at Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall Street.

10 a.m. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and other local leaders participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Monticello Avenue, which has been revitalized as part of the Streetscape Program. Monticello Avenue in front of Bottom Line Accounting, Jersey City.

11:30 American Gas Association board chairman addresses New York Society of Security Analysts; NYSSA Conference Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor, between 45th and 46th streets.

1 p.m. Preservation League of New York State makes important announcement regarding Jones Beach State Park; Jones Beach State Park Central Mall, boardwalk end, by the flagpole.
7 Ronkonkoma Hub informational meeting; One Independence Hill, Farmingville.

1 p.m. State and local officials attend the grand opening of the Grand Prix New York, Tours of the facility will be available; 333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco.

6 p.m. Elected officials and local community leaders will come together in a Town Hall meeting to discuss housing issues in their community. This is in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King in his spirit of civil rights, human rights and social justice. Taino Towers Gymnasium, 240 East 123rd Street.

6:30 p.m. Newark Council member Ron Rice hosts a meeting to welcome members of the public to help him draft legislation that would establish a police civilian complaint review board. Council Chamber 2, Newark City Hall, 920 Broad St., Newark.

7 p.m. Rockland County Environmental Management Council discusses Clean Air NY’s initiatives to improve air quality; Valley Cottage Public Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage.

5 P.M. Harry S. (“for nothing”) Truman Democratic Club fund-raiser, 551 Grand Str. Info.: (212) DIgby 9 – 71.40.

7 p.m. “Primary Choices”: A Democratic Candidates Forum at the East Side Democratic Club “Brown Gardens” community room, 225 East 93rd Str.

7:30 p.m. Presidential Forum 2008 sponsored by the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club. N.Y.U. Medical Center, 530 First Ave., Lecture Hall “C.” Events for Thursday, January 17, 2008