Events for Thursday, September 18, 2008

8:30 a.m. Meeting of the Trustees of the New York City School Construction Authority, at the D.O.A. headquarters, 52 Chambers St.


9 a.m. Joel Klein makes an announcement at M.S. 319, 21 Jumel Place in Manhattan.

11:30 a.m. Klein speaks at the kickoff of the second phase of Publicolor’s "Young at Art" program at M.S. 131, 100 Hester St.

9:30 a.m. The board of the New York State Urban Development Corporation meets in the 37th floor conference room at ESDC headquarters, 633 Third Ave.

10 a.m. The city Campaign Finance Board meets in OATH’s conference room E, 6th floor, 40 Rector St.

10 a.m. City Housing Development Corporation breaks ground for St. Philips Co-op, at 775 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn.

10 a.m. The city School Governance Task Force holds a hearing in the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., on the 9th floor.

10 a.m. Liz Krueger holds a public hearing on the imminent expiration of the NYC Education and Reform Accountability Act, also at the CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9205.

10:15 a.m. The United Nations Development Fund for Women releases its Biennial Global Report,"Progress of the World’s Women," at the United Nations Secretariat Building, Room 226, First Avenue and 46th Street.

Noon. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses Development Fund for Women report in the Delegates Dining Room.

11 a.m. Sailboat made out of recycled plastic bottles, solar panel sails, and wind turbines, and powered by biofuels, makes a stop at the 79th Street Boat Basin as part of the "Voyage for Cleaner Energy" lecture series.

11 a.m. The Long Island College Hospital medical staff present a hospital restructuring plan that would save maternity services, in the 1st floor auditorium at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St.

Noon. The Israel Project holds a panel discussion on Iran’s foreign and domestic policies and nuclear program, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Four Times Square.

Noon. Bill Thompson visits Harlem residents and community leaders at the Oberia Dempsey Multi Service Center, 127 West 127th St.

1:15 p.m. Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward discusses the agency’s 30-year growth plan, at The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, 199 Water St., 22nd Floor.

1:30 p.m. AIDS activists and advocate groups march acrossthe Brooklyn Bridge for a 3 p.m. rally at City Hall to demand a national AIDS strategy from the presidential candidates. Begins at Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn.

6 p.m. Hillary Clinton speaks at the State of Israel Bonds dinner, which will be honoring Stuart Appelbaum. In the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt.

6 p.m. The Working Families Party hosts a gala 10th anniversary celebration with speakers Sheldon Silver, Malcolm Smith, Bill Thompson, Tom DiNapoli, and Christine Quinn, and honoring Eli Pariser, Andrea Batista Schlesinger,  Roger Toussaint, and Randi Weingarten. At the Sheraton New York, 811 7th Avenue.

6:30 p.m. Philosopher Simon Critchley delivers a lecture called "Barack Obama and the American Void" at Arnhold Hall, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, The New School, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor.

Events for Thursday, September 18, 2008