Events for Thursday, March 20, 2008

7 a.m. Launch of the “Six Billion Paths to Peace” initiative; Military Island, Times Square, Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

8:30 a.m. Local officials help launch redevelopment of the former American Bank Note building; Lafayette Avenue and Tiffany Street, Hunts Point, Bronx.

9:45 a.m. Times Square Alliance New Orleans-style jazz funeral procession mourning the death of Winter and welcoming Spring; procession begins at the Times Square Information Center, Seventh avenue between 46th and 47th streets.

10 a.m. Congressman Joe Crowley hosts rebate check and tax prep information sessions; Co-Op City, Room 19, 177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx; Noon to 1:30 p.m. — Soundview 1217 Stratford Ave., Bronx; 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — East Elmhurt Bulova Building, Bloomenfeld’s Conference Room, 1st floor, 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Queens.

11:30 a.m. Grand reopening of Logan Gardens affordable housing complex; 450 West 131st St.

11:30 a.m. Nassau County Legislator Dave Mejias honors Long Islander planning to climb Mount Everest for charity; Theodore Roosevelt Executive Legislature Building, Old Courtroom on the 2nd floor, Mineola.

12 p.m. Workers and union leaders rally to save the Office of Children and Family Services Pyramid Reception Center; 470 East 161st St., Bronx.

12 p.m. State Sen. Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Rory Lancman call for adoption of statewide e-mail notification system for zip code sex offender alerts; Samuel Seabury Playground, Northeast corner of 96th Street and Lexington Avenue.

12 p.m. “Sanitation is Dignity” exhibition marking World Water Day; NYC Central Park West, Merchants Gate, near Columbus Circle.

4:30 p.m. MacArthur Foundation panel discussion on the emerging international justice system; Empire Room, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., at 50th Street.

6 p.m. Council Members Letitia James and Kevin Powel host an “Old-fashioned” Rent Party for poet Mo Beasley; Frank’s Lounge, 660 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

7 p.m. The Ethical Culture Society in White Plains hosts a forum tomorrow on legislation pending in the state Senate and Assembly, including the Rockefeller drug laws with Robert Perry, legislative director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, 7 Saxon Wood Road in White Plains.

9 p.m. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan delivers address and accepts the MacArthur Award for International Justice; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 301 Park Ave., at 50th Street. Events for Thursday, March 20, 2008