8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. How will small, immigrant-owned businesses fare in today’s economy? Can these enterprises help jump-start New York’s stalled economy? Find out at “A World of Opportunity,” a conference co-sponsored by the Center for an Urban Future and Baruch College’s Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Featuring a keynote address by City Council speaker, Christine Quinn. Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220. Free. Call 212-479-3341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
12 p.m. Commemorate the 55-year career of GVA Williams president Jerry Cohen on his birthday at a National Realty Club luncheon. The Williams Club, 24 East 39th Street. $45 for members. $100 for non-members. $125 at the door. Pre-pay by check or at Pay Pal using email@example.com.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come out to an open house celebrating the launch of Green Desk—a new eco-friendly commercial office building designed for freelancers and small businesses. 155 Water Street, Dumbo. Free.