Events for Friday, October 17, 2008

9 a.m. Labor leaders rally in support of the Willets Point redevelopment plan on the City Hall Steps.

9:15 a.m. Richard Holbrooke keynotes N.Y.U. law school panel on “Afghanistan Today: Drugs, Detention, and Counterinsurgency,” 108 West 3rd St.

10:30 a.m. Meeting of the Directors of the New York Empowerment Zone Corporation; Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Ave., 37th Floor.

Noon. CodePink activists protest the home foreclosure of a Queens mother who lost her son in Iraq. Outside the Queens County Courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica.

12:30 p.m. AIDS advocates and supporters protest state budget cuts outside 250 Broadway.

1 p.m. Councilman Hiram Monserrate joins elected officials and community groups to protest the Willets Point redevelopment plan on the City Hall Steps.

Day (8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Chadbourne & Parke’s Green Business Summit includes speakers George Pataki and T. Boone Pickens on the investment outlook for renewable and clean energy. At the New York Hilton Hotel, Sixth Avenue and 54th Street, 3rd floor.

Events for Friday, October 17, 2008