Events for Friday, April 25, 2008

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. New media conference on podcasting, blogging and social media; Brooklyn Polytechnic University, 6 MetroTech Center, Jay Street, Brooklyn.

8:30 a.m. The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre-Bell, Joseph Guzman, Sean Bell family members and attorneys arrive at court to hear verdict; Queens Supreme Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; Note: Press conference to immediately follow verdict; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sharpton conducts live radio show; National Action Network, 106 West 145th St., at Lenox Avenue.

9 a.m. Judge delivers verdict in the Sean Bell trial; Queens Supreme Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.

9:30 a.m. Rep. Yvette Clarke hosts Subcommittee on Transportation Security & Infrastructure Protection hearing on mass transit infrastructure; Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Branch, Brooklyn.

9:30 a.m. Bette Midler, Marcia Gay Harden, Blue Man Group and public officials help plant trees as part of MillionTreesNYC and Arbor Day; McCarren Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. Assembly Republicans demand gas tax relief for motorists; Tech Mobil Automotive Service gas station, 651 Merrick Ave., East Meadow.

11 a.m. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown holds media availability regarding the Sean Bell verdict; D.A.’s office, 3rd floor conference room, 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Queens.

11 a.m. Helen Thomas keynotes Fair Media Council’s Folio Awards; Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury.

1 p.m. Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, discusses the Bell verdict; DEA Headquarters, 26 Thomas St., Manhattan.

1 p.m. Mariah Carey celebrates lighting of the Empire State Building in lavender, pink and white in honor of her new album; Empire State Building, Lobby, 350 Fifth Ave., between 33rd and 34th streets.

1:30 p.m. Assemblyman Lou tobacco presents check for tree planting; Mission Immaculate Virgin Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island.

3:30 p.m. Rep. Tim Bishop presents overdue medals to veterans and their families; Rep. Bishop’s Office at 3680 Route 112, Suite C, Coram.

4:30 p.m. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus opens first branch of Grameen America offering microcredit loans; Grammen America office, 37-66 74th St., Jackson Heights, Queens.

5:30 p.m. Rally for Sean Bell and victims of police brutality; Queens D.A.’s office, 125-01 Queens Blvd., between Hoover and 82nd avenues, Queens.

6:30 p.m. New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Association of MuslimAmerican Lawyers host panel discussion on “Justice in Motion”; Fordham Law School, Room 203, 140 West 62nd St. Events for Friday, April 25, 2008