Events for Thursday, April 24, 2008

10 a.m. Assembly hearing on building construction; Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923.

11 a.m. First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson delivers Governor’s Proclamation for Take Your Child to Work Day; State Office Building, 8th floor, 163 West 125th St.

11:30 a.m. The Break the Chains Alliance calls on presidential candidates to end divisive immigration policies; Foley Square fountain, Manhattan.

Noon. Bronx officials and union leaders call developer of the Kingsbridge Armory project to begin negotiations for a community benefits agreement; City Hall Steps.

12:30 p.m. Members of MoveOn.org release Iraq and recession report; corner of Third Avenue and 48th Street.

12:30 p.m. Briefing and Q&A with Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dan Gillerman; Skadden, Arps building, Four Times Square, Conference Room 100-102, 38th floor, 42nd Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.

1 p.m. The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women protest reality series “Cathouse,” set in a brothel; in front of HBO, 110 Sixth Ave., at 42nd Street.

1:30 p.m. Immigrant workers announce overtime pay lawsuit against seafood wholesaler; in front of Wild Edibles, 535 Third Ave., between 35th and 36th streets.

1:30 p.m. Meeting of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners; Port Authority headquarters, 15th floor, 225 Park Ave. South.

3 p.m. Maureen Dowd and William Kristol discuss the presidential election; Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, south campus, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead.

4 p.m. Council Member John Liu honors survivors at Armenian genocide commemoration; residence at 137-31 45th Ave., Flushing, Queens. 3 p.m. Maureen Dowd and William Kristol discuss the presidential election; Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, south campus, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead.

5:00 pm Gary Hart discusses his book, Under the Eagle’s Wing: A National Security Strategy for 2009 at Rosie O’Grady’s Pub (lower level), 800 7th Avenue (at 52nd Street). Books available for purchase and signing on-site; the event is free.

5:30 p.m. Westchester legislators hold public hearing on universal health care; Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Community Room A, Yonkers.

6 p.m. Tenants and housing advocates march to protect rent regulated affordable housing; Diversity Center, 7611 37th Ave., to 37-55 79th St., Jackson Heights, Queens.

6:30 p.m. Lynne V. Cheney discusses her memoirs, “Blue Sky, No Fences”; New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at 77th Street.

6:30 p.m. Fred Kaplan discusses his book, Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th St., 7th floor, between Lexington and Third avenues.

7 p.m. Overseas Press Club Awards Dinner; Hotel Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, at 60th Street.

7 p.m. Opening night forum marking the 40th anniversary of the 1968 anti-war riots at Columbia University; Casa Italiana at Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue between 116th and 118th streets.

7 p.m. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes receives Legal Leadership Award from Brooklyn NAACP at their annual Freedom Fund ceremony; Brooklyn Marriott Hotel, 333 Adams St., Brooklyn.

7:30 p.m. Community meeting regarding lawsuit seeking environmental review of the proposed “Columbus Village”; Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th St., corner Central Park West, enter on south side of 96th Street.

Events for Thursday, April 24, 2008