Events for May 17-19, 2008


10 a.m. State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblyman Darryl Towns and others speak at a forum on health and the environment, at Medgar Evans College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.

10 a.m. State Senator Tom Duane and others hosts a Walk to Defeat ALS fund-raiser, Charles Street and the West Side Highway.

10 a.m. Charlie Rose delivers a commencement speech at Fordham University.

11 a.m. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly kicks off the police soccer league game, at 1700 Fulton Street, in Brooklyn.

Noon. Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie has a fund-raiser for his reelection campaign, at Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Road, in the Bronx.

Noon. Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assembly members Rhoda Jacobs, Jim Brennan and City Councilman Simcha Felder attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Flatbush Food Co-op, at 1415 Cortelyou Road, in Brooklyn.

Noon. Bill de Blasio is honored for funding a local playground.

1 p.m. A forum and march about overdevelopment in Brooklyn is hosted by Families United for Racial & Economic Equality, at 51 Edwards Street, in Brooklyn.

1 p.m. Teenagers conduct a mock legislative session in the Council Chamber, at City Hall.

1 p.m. Senator Jose Serrano hosts a East Harlem Arts Symposium, at the Reece School, 25 E 104th Street.

6 p.m. Congressional candidate Steve Harrison is endorsed by several peace groups, at 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island.

6 p.m. Luke Henry, one of Sheldon Silver’s Democratic opponents, has a fund-raiser, at Bleeker Street in the West Village.

7 p.m. New York State Young Democrats host a convention cocktail party, at Heartland Brewery Chophouse, at 6th Avenue and Broadway.


6:30 a.m. State Senator Bill Perkins and City Councilman John Liu discuss national and local politics with Andrew Siff on Channel 4.

8 a.m. Young New Yorkers for Hillary board a bus to Louisville.

11 a.m. Representative Anthony Weiner discusses national politics on with Diana Williams on Channel 7.

1 p.m. Community Free Democrats host their fund-raiser, at 106 West 73rd Street.

1:30 p.m. DFNYC hosts a candidates forum, featuring Sheldon Silver’s Democratic opponents, Paul Newell and Luke Henry, and State Senator Marty Connor’s Democratic opponent, Dan Squadron, at 172 Norfolk Street. Silver will not be attending and Connor’s attendance has not been confirmed. Questions can be submitted here.

3:30 p.m. Downtown Independent Democrats host their annual fund-raiser, at 125 Greene Street.

4 p.m. Queens Young Democrats phone bank for City Council candidate Elizabeth Crowley, at Atlas Mall Park (above the Amish Market), in Glendale.

9: 30 a.m. Jimmy Vacca and activists rally in support of a local supermarket, 2504 Eastchester Road, in the Bronx.

10:15 a.m. Michael Bloomberg delivers the commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania.

11: 30 a.m. Bill Thompson and Jimmy Vacca visit a senior center, at 2968 Bruckner Boulevard, in the Bronx.

7 p.m. Charles Bagli moderates a panel discussion about development in New York City, featuring Avi Schick and Robert Yaro and organized by DL21C, at 240 West 54 Street.

7 p.m. Democratic congressional candidate Kevin Powell has a fund-raiser, at Canal Room, at 285 West Broadway. Events for May 17-19, 2008