Events for Friday, December 18, 2008

8 a.m. President of the L.I.R.R. Helena Williams joins elected officals and commuters to raise awareness for New York Cares coat drive. At the L.I.R.R. in Penn Station, near 34th Street entrance.

8:05 a.m. The John Gambling Show with Michael Bloomberg airs on WOR-AM Radio.

10 a.m. City Council member Larry Seabrook will present a check at P.S. 87 on 1935 Bussing Avenue in the Bronx.(Also at P.S. 68 on 4011 Monticello Avenue at 11:30 a.m. and R.A.I.N. Boston Secor Senior Center, 3540 Bivona Street at 1 p.m.).

11 a.m. Harlem Community Development Corporation Board of Directors to meet on the 17th floor of 163 West 125th Street.

11 a.m. Council member James F. Gennaro and Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman distribute toys, coats and food at 185-10 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, in Queens.

11 a.m. Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Department for the Aging Commissioner Designee Lilliam Barrios-Paoli will make an announcement in the Blue Room at City Hall.

Noon. Administration for Children's Services Deputy Commissioner Anne Williams-Isom watches the documentary "The 80's Babies" with the public at 172-17 Linden Boulevard, in Queens.

4 p.m. State Senator Malcolm Smith holds a "holiday open house." On 205-19 Linden Boulevard, Queens.

4 p.m. Assemblyman Michael Benjamin hosts a Christmas celebration at 3630 Third Ave.

5:30 p.m. The rowboat of Victor Mooney (who rowed between New York and Senegal to raise awareness for AIDS and global warming) is christened at City Hall.

6:30 p.m. A public forum on mayoral control of schools wlll be held at 239 Thompson Street.

7 p.m. Eric Stevenson is sworn in as district leader at the William Hodson Senior Center, 1320 Webster Avenue.

7 p.m. Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. will host their Christmas party at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, in the Bronx. Events for Friday, December 18, 2008