Events for Thursday, May 29, 2008

7:40 a.m. The Great NYC Commuter Race: a bicyclist races subway and car commuters; starts at Connecticut Muffin, 423 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, and finishes at Union Square East and 14th Street.

9 a.m. Queens College graduation; Quad, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

8:30 a.m. Coast Guard briefing on Operation Clear Channel, an effort to educate boaters about navigating through shipping channels; Battery Park Building Pier, 1 South St.

10 a.m. Leonard Lopate speaks at Brooklyn College graduation; 2900 Bedford Ave.

10:30 a.m. Assemblyman Dov Hikind joins Holocaust survivors to honor countries that rescued Jews during WWII; Young Israel of Beth El, 4802 15th Ave., Borough Park.

10:30 a.m. ( and 3:30 p.m.) John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduation; Madison Square Garden Theatre.

11 a.m. Parks Department’s alternative fuel and low emissions vehicles are displayed at the Annual Fleet Show; Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

11:30 a.m. Media briefing on Hudson River Park; Pier 84, West 44th St. and the West Side Highway.

Noon. Students from the first graduating class from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar attend Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences graduaton; Carnegie Hall.

12:30 p.m. Yvette Clarke hosts community briefing in Brooklyn; 123 Linden Blvd., ground floor.

4 p.m. Sean Bell protest march from Union Square, 14th Street and Broadway, to City Hall Park; 6 p.m. Rally at City Hall Park..

5 p.m. Council on Food Policy holds listening session; Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St.

6 p.m. Fund-raiser for Joe Addabbo’s State Senate bid; Red Sky Lounge, 47 East 29th St.

7 p.m. Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, and Joe Bruno speak at the New York Republican State Committee Dinner; New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Metropolitan Ballroom East, 811 Seventh Ave

7 p.m. Community forum on the future of the Brooklyn House of Detention; Belarusian Church, Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street.

8 p.m. Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase and Danny Glover host The Jazz Foundation of America’s “A Great Night in Harlem” Benefit Concert; The Apollo Theater. Events for Thursday, May 29, 2008