Events for Thursday, October 23, 2008

8:30 a.m. Representative Charlie Rangel attends the ESDC announcement about expanding the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. At the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, on the second floor. (Event ends at 11:30)

9 a.m. Joel Klein unveils designs for two new schools in midtown. In the P.S. 59 gymnasium, 213 East 63rd Street.

9:30 a.m. George Soros and Lawrence Summers headline a panel discussion called “Beyond the Crisis: The Future of the Global Economy,” at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, in the 10th floor conference room. (Event ends at noon.)

10 a.m. The City Council’s Governmental Operations Committee votes on the legislation to extend term limits in the Council Chambers at City Hall. ( At 12:30 p.m. there is a scheduled press conference in the Red Room; the full Council vote is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.)

10:15 a.m. The City Council Transportation Committee holds  vote on a bill to require suspension of alternate-side-of-the-street-parking regulations during snowstorms. In the Council Chambers at City Hall.

10:30 a.m. Michael Bloomberg announces that additional universities have accepted a challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.At Meister Hall at CUNY’s  Bronx Community College, Hall of Fame Terrace between Sedgwick and University Avenues.

11 a.m. Robert Morgenthau and Ray Kelly announce a gun buyback program at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office, 1 Hogan Place, 8th floor.

11:15 a.m. Al Gore and Andrew Cuomo announce an initiative to fight global warming at the Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, off Battery Place.

1:30 p.m.The board of commissioners of Port Authority meet on the 15th floor of P.A. headquarters, 225 Park Avenue South.

2 p.m. The inauguration ceremony for the new president of Barnard College, Debora Spar, will be held at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive.

5:30 p.m. The Women’s National Republican Club hosts an election discussion with pollster Kellyanne Conway and TV personality Margaret Hoover. At 3 West 51st Street (Event runs until 8 p.m.)

6 p.m. The 2008 Neighborhood Preservation Awards ceremony will be held at the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, 28 East 20th Streeet.

7 p.m. Michael Bloomberg speaks at Greater Jamaica Development Corporation gala, to be held at the Grand Hyatt on East 42nd Street between Lexington and Park avenues.

7 p.m. Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott speaks at a panel discussion on mayoral control. At I.S. 72 Rocco Laurie Intermediate School, 33 Ferndale Avenue on Staten Island.

7 p.m. The Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats hold a forum on term limits, in addition to a general membership meeting, at the Old First Reform Church, 7th Avenue and Carroll in Park Slope.

7 p.m. State Senator Marty Golden hosts a town hall meeting for senate district 22, at P.S. 207 Elizabeth G. Leary Public School in Marine Park, 4011 Fillmore Avenue.

 

7:30 p.m. David Paterson attends the MacDella Cooper Foundation gala at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South.

 

7:30 p.m. Anthony Weiner hosts Bill Clinton for a forum in the Queens College student union, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard.

 

LONG ISLAND

11 a.m. The trustees of the Long Island Power Authority meet at the Lower Level Teleconference Center, in the Omni building, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard in Uniondale.

11 a.m. Hempstead officials announce what they’re calling a “facelift for America’s first suburb” at the Levittown Fire Department, 120 Gardiners Avenue in Levittown.

11:30 a.m. Suffolk Deputy Presiding Officer Vivian Viloria-Fisher discusses her plan to save programs and protect vulnerable residents. At the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge.

12:30 p.m. Representative Steve Israel hosts a community forum at the Wyandanch Youth Center, 20 Andrews Avenue in Wyandanch.

4 p.m. News 12 Long Island airs debate between candidates for State Senat district 7 and State Senate district 8 (at 4:30). (Debates will be aired again at 11:30 p.m. and midnight.)

4 p.m. A public meeting on the proposed plan for the Routes 25 and 110 intersection improvement project. At the Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center, 23 Harding Place in Huntington Station. (Until 8 p.m.)

NORTH OF THE CITY

10 a.m. State Assembly candidate Mike Spano makes an announcement at the Central Park entrace of Empire City at Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Avenue.

2 p.m. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and local officials hold a press conference to criticize the state’s policy of issuing rebate checks to people who don’t pay school property taxes. At the Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue.

7 p.m. The League of Women voters hosts debates for candidates from the 37th State Senate district and the 91st State Assembly District. In the Court Room at the Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 Boston Post Road.

Events for Thursday, October 23, 2008