Events for Thursday, March 13, 2008

8:30 a.m. United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten keynotes Association for a Better New York Breakfast; Hilton New York, Trianon Ballroom, 1335 Sixth Ave., at 53rd Street.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast press briefing on personal finance issues in the new economy; New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, 3 Park Ave., at 33rd Street, 19th Floor, Classroom B.

10 a.m. New York Mets and the EPA announce environmental initiatives at new ballpark Citi Field; Diamond Club at Shea Stadium, Fourth Floor, entry at Mets Offices behind home plate between Gates C and D, Queens.

11 a.m. New York Metropolitan Transportation Council members discuss regional growth at annual meeting; New York University’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square Park South, 4th floor auditorium.

12 p.m. Speaker Christine Quinn joins Council Members and tenants at press conference prior to signing the Tenant Protection Act; City Hall Steps.

12:30 p.m. Meeting of the New York City Campaign Finance Board; OATH Conference Room E, 6th floor, 40 Rector St.

3:30 p.m.. Schools Chancellor announces launch of The Al Hirschfeld Project for NYC Department of Education art teachers; The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th St., at Eighth Avenue.

5:30 Jonathan Bing’s 38th Birthday Fund-raiser at the Crowe’s Nest, 1804 Second Avenue. [originally listed here as happening today, but it’s actually tomorrow.]

6:30 p.m. Formerly jailed Cuban journalist keynotes annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship Banquet; Hilton New York, 1335 Sixth Ave., at 53rd Street.

7 p.m. Panel discussion on “Iraqi Refugee Crisis: Voices From the Field”; 274 Fifth Ave., between 29th and 30th streets.

7 p.m. Council Member Bill De Blasio hosts forum on school budget cuts; St. Francis College, Callahan Center, 180 Remsen St., 1st floor, between Court and Clinton streets, Brooklyn.

Events for Thursday, March 13, 2008