Events for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

8 a.m. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discusses his clean ports plan with Jerry Nadler and Chris Ward at a forum

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.


Events for Tuesday, October 14, 2008