Events for Thursday, November 20, 2008

8 a.m. Gale Brewer and David Weprin join other elected officials to participate in a moderated "paid sick day" panel discussion called: "Understanding the Issues, Seeking Solutions." At the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street.

8:30 a.m. Trustees of the New York City School Construction Authority to meet at the N.Y.C. Department of Education Headquarters, 52 Chambers Street.

8:30 a.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to host  a "How to Survive the Credit Crisis" discussion panel at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, second floor gallery, 163 West 125th Street.

9:30 a.m. Taxi and Limousine Commission to hold their monthly public meeting at 40 Rector Street on the fifth floor.

10 a.m. Christine Quinn to announce gains in greenmarket food stamp purchases on 175th Street and Broadway.

10 a.m. Assembly Committee on Social Services to hold hearing on the ongoing performance of welfare programs. In the Assembly Hearing room 1923, 250 Broadway.

11:30 a.m. Elected officials call for bus rerouting plans from the N.Y.C. Department of Education. On the steps of Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street.

1 p.m. Assemblyman Jose Peralta asks President-elect Obama to make port security a priority. At Bonao Direct Corp. Shipping, 98-02 37th Avenue, in Queens.

1:15 p.m. Demonstration of the new 511 system for transit and traffic information to take place at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, 22nd floor, 199 Water Street.

1:30 p.m. Port Authority Board of Commissioners to meet at Port Authority headquarters, 15th floor, 225 Park Avenue South.

2 p.m. Council Member Darlene Mealy hosts Thanksgiving dinner for elderly residents at Mount Sion Baptist church, 365 Ralph Avenue, in Brooklyn.

5:30 p.m. Council Member Lewis Fidler and former NY Knick John Starks to receive "Champions for Children" awards at the Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth, Times Square.

6 p.m. Archbishop Desmond Tutu honored during the American Friends of the Phelophepa Train's Gala Dinner. At The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street.

7:30 p.m. Anthony Weiner  to speak at the Madison Marine Civic Association Meeting at Beth El Jewish Community of Flatbush, 1981 Homecrest Avenue, in Brooklyn


Noon.  Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to address the 2008 Advanced Energy Conference. At the Hyatt Regency Windwatch in Hauppauge.


11 a.m. Formal dedication for State Police memorial wall is held at the New York State Police Academy, Building 24, State Campus, in Albany. Events for Thursday, November 20, 2008