8 a.m. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discusses his clean ports plan with Jerry Nadler and Chris Ward at a forum on cleaning up seaports at The Harvard Club, 27 West 44th St.
8 a.m. New York Building Congress releases the city construction forecast through 2010 at a breakfast forum with Amanda Burden at the Hilton New York, 1335 Sixth Ave.
10 a.m. State Senator Liz Krueger hosts a forum for the arts community on reaching out to international tourists, at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th St.
11 a.m. State Senator Kevin Parker discusses the term-limits legislation on the City Hall Steps.
12:30 p.m. Elected officials and environmentalists discuss a lawsuit to force cleanup of an abandoned toxic waste dump in Great Kills, Staten Island Borough Hall, Conference Room 122, 10 Richmond Terrace.
1 p.m. Marty Markowitz, Nydia Velazquez and Yvonne Graham will rally outside Long Island College Hospital to preserve essential services, at Hicks Street between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Streets in Brooklyn.
3:30 p.m. Elected officials call on Michael Bloomberg to restore funding to the Ali Forney Center, 527 West 22nd St.
4 p.m. Books of Wonder hosts a book signing with both Megan McCain, author of My Dad, John McCain and Bryan Collier, author of Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, 18 West 18th St.
6 p.m. Philip Gourevitch discusses Standard Operating Procedure at Columbia University’s International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th St., Room 1501.
6 p.m. Citizens Union, Common Cause and NYPIRG host a panel discussion on "Term Limits: Their Impact and Who Decides" at Baruch College, The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave. on the 14th floor.
6 p.m. A public forum called "After Wall Street: Can New York Reinvent Itself?" will be held in Cooper Union’s Great Hall, 7 East 7th St.
6:30 p.m. Book launch party for Dispatches From the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America at Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th St.
6:30 p.m. PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk signs books at the Borders in the Time Warner Center.
7 p.m.Obama fund-raiser at the Hiro Ballroom, 88 Ninth Ave.
7 p.m. Human Rights Watch analyst Marc Garlasco and photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale discuss human rights abuses in the Georgian conflict at The Half King, 505 West 23rd St.