Events for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

9 a.m. Central Labor Council co-hosts forum on 9/11 health related issues; Joseph Murphy Institute, CUNY, 25 West 43rd St., 19th Floor.

10 a.m. Chief Judge Judith Kaye announces new court program to address record level mortgage foreclosure filings in New York State courts; 25 Beaver St., Room 1106.

10 a.m. New York City Board of Health meeting; 125 Worth St., third floor boardroom.

11 a.m. Press conference announcing citywide autism funding and initiatives; City Hall.

1 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations hosts discussion with Bill Richardson; 58 East 68th St.

3:30 p.m. Activists and foreclosure victims call on State Senator Frank Padavan to take action on foreclosure relief legislation; 89-39 Gettysburg St., Bellerose, Queens.

4 p.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joins students to protest school budget cuts; Tweed Building, 52 Chambers St.

4 p.m. Meeting of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation; 655 West 34th St.

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The New York City Transit Riders Council holds bus forum; Queens Borough Hall, 2nd floor conference room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.

6 p.m. Queens borough hearing on the Department of Education’s Contract for Excellence; I.S. 230, 73-10 34 Avenue.

6 p.m. Norman Siegel, candidate for public advocate, hosts Rock the Boat fund-raiser at the 79th Street Boat Basin. (Rain date is Sunday, June 22).

7 p.m. Community activists celebrate the saving of St. Brigid’s Church; Connolly’s Pub, 3rd floor, 121 West 45th St.

7:45 p.m. Alec Baldwin hosts screening of Blinders, a documentary alleging cruelty in New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

ALL DAY (8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) Chadbourne & Parke holds Green Business Summit on climate change; speakers include George Pataki; Andy Karsner, assistant secretary of the U.S. D.O.E.; and Lawrence Kudlow of CNBC; New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South.

ALL DAY (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) N.Y.C. Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joe Bruno keynotes “Emergency Management Symposium: Know Where We Have Been, But Where Are We Going?” At the Metropolitan College of New York, 431 Canal St. Events for Wednesday, June 18, 2008