Events for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

7:30 a.m. Eric Gioia, school parents and educators rally for better school budgets, at 40-01 43rd Avenue, Queens.

9 a.m. The State Assembly holds a hearing on procuring contracts.

9 a.m. Hostos Community College hosts a forum called, “Hate Crimes: Who Is Responsible for Prevention?’“ at 120 Walton Avenue, Bronx.

10 a.m. NAACP Legal Defense and others discuss their settlement with the city’s Parks Department, at 99 Hudson Street.

10 a.m. Bill de Blasio, Marty Markowitz and others to discuss the YMCA’s new operation in Park Slope, at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, Brooklyn.

6 p.m. The city’s Education Department holds a hearing on the new policy to end social promotion in the 8th grade, at 225 West 24th Street.

7 p.m. Leroy Comrie and William Scarborough discuss property tax assessments at 202-03 Hollis Avenue, Queens.  

8 p.m. Dee Dee Myers speaks with Tina Brown, at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street.

There’s a special election in the 48th state Senate District between Democrat Darrel Aubertine and Republican Will Barclay.  Events for Tuesday, February 26, 2008