Events for September 25, 2008

8:30 a.m. Dean Skelos addresses the Association for a Better New York at the Hilton New York, Trianon Ballroom, 1335 Sixth Ave.

10 a.m. Transportation Committee hearing on the M.T.A.’s complaint process at City Hall, in the Committee Room.

10:30 a.m. Chinese democracy advocates protest Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s visit to the U.N. General Assembly. At Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, First Avenue and 47th Street.

10:45 a.m. Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott speaks at Learning Leaders opening event. At the Marriott Marquis, Broadway Ballroom, Sixth Floor, 1535 Broadway.

11 a.m. Jeffrey Deskovic, who wrongfully served 16 years in prison, and dozens of Westchester residents against prosecutorial misconduct protest the CW Network’s new Judge Jeanine Pirro syndicated court TV show. In front of 1325 Sixth Ave., entrance on 53rd St.

11 a.m. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski speaks at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum. In the Kellogg Center, Room 1501, International Affairs Building, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Noon New York City Central Labor Council holds an Emergency Mobilization Press Conference Calling on Congress to Protect Workers In Wall Street Bailout Plan. On Broad Street and Exchange Place.

Noon. Council Member Charles Barron calls for an investigation into the Association for the Help of Retarded Children in the choking death of Abram Dweck. On the City Hall Steps.

Noon. Library of American Broadcasting’s Sixth Annual Giants of Broadcasting Awards ceremony will honor Cokie Roberts, William Shatner and Robert Wright. At the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street and Grand Central Station.

Noon. World leaders launch the Global Malaria Action Plan at the 2008 Millennium Development Goals Malaria Summit. At The Millennium Plaza Hotel, Governor’s Room, 1 United Nations Plaza.

3 p.m. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband discusses foreign policy priorities for the next U.S. president. At the New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall’s Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South.

4 p.m. Rally protesting the Wall Street bailout will be held at Bowling Green Park, Broadway and Beaver streets.

4 p.m. Court conference to discuss the release of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk data to the Center for Constitutional Rights. At Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl St., Courtroom 15C.

5 p.m. Amnesty International holds a rally calling on the United Nations to reject efforts to block war crimes investigation of the Sudanese president. At Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, First Avenue and 47th Street.

5:30 p.m. Rally to protest the World Council of Churches because they are hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street.

5:30 p.m. Poland’s First Lady speaks to Holocaust survivors and family. At Park East Synagogue, 163 East 67th St.

6 p.m. Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks on "The Globalization of Peace" at New York University’s Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, N.Y.U. School of Law, 40 Washington Square South.

6:30 p.m. Immigration coalition holds two forums on human and civil rights violations in U.S. immigration enforcement policies. The first will be a 6:30 p.m. at the The Alexandre Foundation, 138-02 Queens Blvd., in Briarwood. The second is at 7 p.m. at the Diversity Center of Queens, 76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights.

7 p.m. Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez speaks at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum. At Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway.

7 p.m. Launch of the "Brother-to-Brother" W.T.C. illness support initiative at the 3rd annual "Salute to Firefighters" awards benefit. At Saloon, 1584 York Ave.

7:30 p.m. Economist Peter Morici discusses strategies for the nation’s financial recovery at the New York Mercantile Exchange’s International Platinum Dinner. At the Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st St.


Events for September 25, 2008