Events for Thursday, July 17, 2008

9:30 a.m. Meeting of the Board of Directors of the New York State Urban Development Corporation; ESDC, 633 Third Ave., 37th Floor.

9:45 a.m. Media tour of M.T.A.’s East Side Access project featuring recently excavated tunnel underneath Manhattan; meet at the construction lot at the southeast corner of East 63rd Street and Second Avenue.

11 a.m. Groundbreaking ceremony for City Ice Pavilion rooftop ice skating rink; 47-32 32nd Place, Long Island City.

12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Buddhists demonstrate against the Dalai Lama; outside Radio City Music Hall.

1 p.m. Rally and press conference for affordable housing and community services in Fort Greene; Myrtle Avenue and Prince Street.

1 p.m. Unveiling of a public art project at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

4 p.m. Union officials and supporters protest tax incentives for the corporate buyout industry; outside Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. headquarters, 9 West 57th St.

6:30 p.m. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern; Holly Hotchner, Director of the Museum of Art and Design; Alexander Garvin, city planner and President & CEO, Alex Garvin & Associates; and Albert K. Butzel, attorney and former president of Friends of Hudson River Park. speaks at a panel discussion on the battles over development in New York City; Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.

6:30 p.m. Panel discussion on women’s development projects in the Peace Corps; New York University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th St., 2nd floor

6:30 p.m. Re-election campaign kickoff for Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat; Presbyterian Church, 1525 St. Nicholas Ave. Events for Thursday, July 17, 2008