Events for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

9 a.m. Meeting of the Industrial Development Agency’s board of directors at the NYCEDC offices, 110 William Street, fourth floor board room.

10:30 a.m. Press conference held to announce new legislation improving access to pharmacies for people with limited English. On the steps of City Council.

10:30 a.m. Straphangers Campaign to release analysis of potential impact of M.T.A.’s troubled finances on fares conducted by the N.Y.C. Independent Budget office.

11:15 a.m. M.T.A. introduces new “talking kiosk.” At Penn Station, L.I.R.R. Main Concourse, between tracks 14 and 15.

12:30 p.m. Speaker Christine Quinn to discuss legalization which would create opportunities for women or minority-owned businesses to compete for construction project jobs. At City Hall.

1 p.m. A coalition of civic groups call on elected leaders to “close budget gap with tax hikes on the rich instead of cutting services to the poor, sick and elderly.” On the steps of City Hall.

1 p.m. Council Member Gale Brewer honors the M.L.K. Knights as high school soccer champions. At Council Chambers, City Hall.

1 p.m. Council Members to honor National Guard Colonel and Harlem Hellfighter Stephanie Dawson. At City Council Chamber, City Hall.

2 p.m. Council Members Diana Reyna and David Yassky join Brooklyn housing groups to protest proposed cuts to waterfront rezoning anti-displacement funding. On the steps of City Hall.

3 p.m. Public employee union DC 37 calls on Speaker Christine Quinn to allow vote on bill that would “allow low-paid city workers to reside in counties outside N.Y.C. costly housing market.” On the steps of City Hall.

3:45 p.m. Parks Afterschool will plant street trees and launch “Acorns to Oaks,” a MillionTreesNYC program. On Gordon and Broad streets, Staten Island.

6:00 p.m. Meet and greet with Council Member John C. Liu  takes place at Bar 13. On thirteenth Street and  University Place.

6:30 p.m. Tenants and housing advocates rally “against government giveaways during affordable housing crisis.” At the Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street and Central Park West.

6:30 p.m. The New York City Bar Association to present medal to Chief Judge Judith Kaye. At N.Y.C. Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

7 p.m. Green Drinks N.Y.C. hosts “Island to Island” Holiday Party to raise climate change awareness to small island states. At B.L.V.D, 199 Bowery.

8 p.m. The arrival of fifteen New York Army National Guard members who served with the 27th Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan. At U.S. Airways Flight 1630, U.S. Airways Terminal, Gate 11, LaGuardia Airport.

8 p.m.  Assemblyman Mike Cusick will present The Gaeta Democratic Club’s John Kearney with Man of the Year Award. At the Manor House, 917 Manor Road, Staten Island.

LONG ISLAND

9 a.m.  Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice hosts annual school violence prevention event. At Lawrence Road Middle School, 50 Lawrence Road, in Hempstead.

11 a.m. County Executives will kick off local “Climate Action Week.” At Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, Ceremonial Chamber, second floor, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola.

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Brookhaven Town Councilman Timothy Mazzei announces bid for Brookhaven Town Supervisor. On the front lawn of Blue Point Elementary School, 212 Blue Point Avenue, in Blue Point.

Events for Tuesday, December 9, 2008