Events for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

8:30 a.m. Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman addresses the Long Island Association; LIA Headquarters, 300 Broadhollow Road, Melville.

9 a.m. NYU releases results of three-year study on NYPD peer support programs; NYU’s Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West 3rd St., at MacDougal Street.

9:45 a.m. Rally in support of OTB; City Hall Steps.

10 a.m. Parents and union supporters protest day care center closings; City Hall Park.

10:30 a.m. Department of Veterans Affairs and HUD announce new housing units for homeless veterans; Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, 2110 Broden Ave., Long Island City, Queens.

10:30 a.m. Transportation Committee votes on a bill that would improve due process at Taxi & Limousine Commission proceedings; City Hall, Committee Room.

10:30 a.m. Meeting of the New York Power Authority Audit Committee; Clarence D. Rappleyea Building, 123 Main Street, in the Executive Conference Room, 16th Floor, White Plains.

11 a.m. Health Department launches new nicotine patch giveaway program and anti-tobacco ad campaign; 311 Offices, 59 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor.

11:30 a.m. Teamsters Local 237 announces initiative with the National Union of American Families; Teamsters Local 237 Headquarters, 216 West 14th St.

11:45 a.m.The Police Athletic League’s annual Legal Profession Luncheon; The Pierre, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street.

12 p.m. Gun control advocates mark first anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings by conducting three-minute sidewalk “Lie-In”; Times Square, in front of Marriott Marquis, Broadway at West 45th Street; Morris High School, 1100 Boston Road, Bronx; Bronx County Courthouse, 161 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

12 p.m. Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum joins Council Member Rosie Mendez to announce new bill to fight mold and pests problem to reduce asthma; City Hall Steps.

12:30 p.m. Students wear “chalk shoes” to create public street drawing to mark the future foot traffic paths to the High Line; beginning at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and 14th Street.

1 p.m. Meeting of the NYC Voter Assistance Commission; NYC Board of Election, 42 Broadway, 6th floor.

1:30 p.m. Council Member Leroy Comrie presents proclamation to Queens subway hero Veeramuthu Kalimuthu; Council Chambers, City Hall.

4 p.m. Meeting of the Board of Directors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation; main conference room of the Center at 655 West 34th St.

6 p.m. The Reading Reform Foundation of New York holds auction for a part on the television show “Damages” at its annual fundraiser; Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 60th Street.

6:30 p.m. Annual George Polk Seminar on “Strategies Old and New for Groundbreaking Journalism”; Kumble Theater, Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. Annual gala of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital; New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, between 45th and 46th streets.

7 p.m. The American Turkish Society honors GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt at its annual gala; Waldorf-Astoria, Starlight Roof, 301 Park Ave., at 50th Street.

Events for Wednesday, April 16, 2008