Events for Thursday, May 1, 2008

8 a.m. Judith Hope and Cathy Lasry welcome members of the New York State Democratic Party, who are hosting their Spring meeting at 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs.

8:15 a.m. Digital media executives discuss user-generated content, at 35 West 44th Street.

9 a.m. The executive committee of the New York State Democratic Party open their Spring meeting, at 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs.

10:30 a.m. Legislators and activists discuss the proposed Rent Board Reform Bill, on the steps of City Hall.

11 a.m. Peter Vallone Jr. visits a City-funded senior arts program, at 20-43 Steinway Street, in Astoria, Queens.

11:30 a.m. Michael Bloomberg presents his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2009, in the Blue Room of City Hall.

Noon. Union members rally in support of public housing, at City Hall park.

Noon. Former president Jimmy Carter discusses his meeting with Hamas, on NPR.

12:30 p.m. Sheldon Silver hosts a luncheon for the New York State Democratic Party’s Spring meeting, at 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs.

1 p.m. Joel Rivera hosts a City Council committee hearing on the rise of HIV/AIDS in young men of color, in the Council chambers at City Hall.

1 p.m. John Liu hosts a City Council committee hearing examining how well credit cards are being processed inside taxi cabs, in the committee room at City Hall.

1 p.m. Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone gives his State of the City address, at City Hall in Yonkers.

1:30 p.m. The New York State Democratic Party elects their representatives to the Democratic National Committee, and hear a closing speech from Congressman Steve Israel, at 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs.

4 p.m. Advocates rally for immigrant and workers’ rights, in Union Square.

5:30 p.m. Michael Bloomberg hosts a reception to honor Asian Pacific American Heritage, at 88th Street and East End Avenue.

6 p.m. The Wounded Warrior Project hosts its annual New York City gala, at 110 East 42nd Street.

6:15 p.m. Christine Quinn discusses transportation issues, in the Dan Carpenter Room at 441 West 26th Street.

6:30 p.m. Reporters With Borders host a panel discussion titled “Self-Censorship: How We Do It and Why,” at 219 West 40th Street.

7 p.m. Local residents discuss ways to preserve rent regulated housing and ending vacancy de-control, at 557 East 31st Street, in Brooklyn.

7 p.m. Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi speaks to the Iranian American Bar Association about democratic reforms, on the 37th Floor at 4 Times Square.

7 p.m. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels speaks about presidential politics on NPR. Events for Thursday, May 1, 2008