Events for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

8:30 a.m. Scott Stringer to discuss the financial crisis, term limits, and the impact of Obama’s presidency on N.Y.C. (among other issues) with Dick Dadey at the Puck Building, second floor, 295 Lafayette.

9 a.m. Michael Bloomberg speaks at anniversary memorial of Flight 587, 116th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, in Queens.

9 a.m. Board of Directors of the New York City Capital Resource Corporation to meet in the fourth floor board room of 110 William Street.

10 a.m. Robert Jackson and Bill de Blasio chair a joint committee hearing emphasizing strategies to combat chronic absenteeism in N.Y.C. public schools, in the Committee Room at City Hall.

10 a.m. The Center for New York City Affairs hosts “‘Green-Collar’ Jobs: A Solution to N.Y.C’s Environmental and Workforce Ills?” At Arnhold Hall, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, second floor, 55 West 13th Street.

10 a.m. A coalition of East Village organizations calls for “community character” preservation and guaranteed affordable housing–an attempt to reach City Council before they vote on a 111-block rezoning proposal. On the City Hall steps.

10:15 a.m. A tour revealing New York City’s widespread use of rainforest wood starts at the Christopher Street Pier, between Christopher Street and West Side Highway.

10:30 a.m. The Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives release annual Pokey and Schleppie awards for slowest and least reliable bus routes in the city. On the Southeast corner of East 96th Street and Lexington Avenue.

11 a.m. The One New York: Fighting for Fairness Coalition and the Better Choice Budget Campaign, all together a coalition of more than 200 groups, call on David Paterson and other legislative leaders to adjust current budget polices so that cuts to services aren’t necessary. On the City Hall Steps.

11:30 Bronx Chamber of Commerce hosts luncheon to honor Bronx veterans at F&J Pine Tavern, 1913 Bronxdale Avenue.

Noon. A forum called “Beyond the Crisis: Where Did the Financial System Go Wrong? How Do We Set It Right?” is held at 220 Fifth Avenue, on the fifth floor.

1 p.m. Chief Judge Judith Kaye delivers her final annual report on the State of the Judiciary at the Jack H. Skirball Center for Performing Arts at N.Y.U., Washington Square South, 566 LaGuardia Place.

1 p.m. Hakeem Jeffries, Velmanette Montgomery and other elected officials hold news conference to announce proposed renaming of the Kings County State Office Building in memory of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. At the Kings County State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn.

1 p.m. Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights Galen Kirkland to speak before the Gender Fairness Committee of the Twelfth Judicial District. At the Bronx County Hall of Justice, 265 East 161st Street, in the Bronx.

2 p.m. Paul Saryian announces his candidacy for City Council. On the harbor-side steps of Staten Island’s Borough Hall.

3 p.m. James Brennan and Rory Lancman announce legislation to permit early voting and voting by mail on the City Hall Steps.

6 p.m. Michael Bloomberg to speak at the opening of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative’s Vaccine Design and Development Laboratory at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, first floor, 140 58th Street.

6:30 p.m. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan receives International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on Park Avenue and 50th Street.

LONG ISLAND

9 a.m. Howard Weitzman joins other elected and community officials to “express outrage” over the killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcello Lucero at the American Legion Hall, 215 South Ocean Avenue, in Patchogue.

1:30 Scientists present latest research on coastal storms and climate change during “Conversation-in-the-Disciplines,” a conference held in the Humanities Building, Rooms 1006 & 1008, Endeavour Hall, Stony Brook University.

NORTH

10 a.m. Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Health Patsy Lewis delivers an update on Department programming during a “Committee on Community Services” at Westchester County Board of Legislators, 148 Martine Avenue, in White Plains.

10 a.m. The New York Power Authority Governance Committee to meet at the Clarence D. Rappleyea Building, 123 Main Street, in White Plains.

Noon. Phil Amicone announces plan to cut millions of dollars from Yonkers’ municipal budget in the Mayor’s Reception Room at Yonkers City Hall.

Events for Wednesday, November 12, 2008