Events for Wednesday, October 1, 2008

9:30 a.m. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presides over a special enlistment ceremony for nine future soldiers at the Times Square Recruiting Station.

11 a.m. Homeless Services commissioner discusses the success of the first year of its street outreach program, at the Times Square Hotel supportive housing facility, 255 West 43rd St.

Noon. Tenants and legislators protest rent hikes at City Hall.

Noon. ACORN members demand help for struggling homeowners outside 26 Federal Plaza, Lafayette between Duane and Worth.

1 p.m. Members of the group Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities protests the NYPD’s fatal tasering of a mentally ill Brooklyn man, at 489 Tompkins Ave. in Brooklyn.

5:30 p.m. Protest and rally against rent hikes at the plaza outside the Harlem State Office Building, 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard.

6 p.m. Bette Midler and the New York Restoration Project celebrate the opening of the Target East Harlem Community Garden, at 415-417 East 117th St.

6:30 p.m. Panel discussion on "The Power of Elections: Photojournalism and the Democratic Process," at The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd St.


Events for Wednesday, October 1, 2008