Events for Wednesday, April 21, 2008

9:30 a.m. to Noon Fleet Week Parade of Ships and fly-over; Hudson River from Verrazano Bridge to the George Washington Bridge; narrators to be at Stapleton Pier, Staten Island, and Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.

10:45 a.m. City Council issues report on the banking challenges facing NYCHA residents; Room, City Hall.

11 a.m. Common Cause/New York joins Council Members in calling for a delay in approving Verizon franchise agreement; City Hall Steps.

1 p.m. Police Athletic League swearing in ceremony for the Junior Police Club; 34 East 12th St.

6 p.m. Women’s eNews honors 21 leaders at its 21st Century Gala benefit dinner; honorees include Anucha Browne Sanders; Starett Lehigh Building, 601 West 26th St.

6 p.m. Actress Rosie Perez presents the 20th Annual Hispanic Achievement Award Gala; The Bronx Supreme Court House, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

6 p.m. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli addresses the League of Women Voters Nassau County; George Washington Manor, 1305 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn.

6:30 p.m. Network of Bar Association Leaders dinner; Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Ave.

6:30 p.m. Audubon Reform Democratic Club fund-raiser; 800 Riverside Drive – Suite 1-J.

6:30 p.m. African Liberation Day forum on Zimbabwe’s sovereignty; National Black Theatre, 125th Street and Fifth Avenue.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Darfur Project fund-raiser; The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, at 3rd Street.

7:30 p.m. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli addresses meeting of the Mitchell-Linden Civic Association; North Flushing Senior Center, 29-09 137th St., Flushing, Queens.

Events for Wednesday, April 21, 2008