8 a.m. Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board David Tweedie discusses “global challenges of switching to international accounting standards.” At Ernst & Young, 5 Times Square, on the twenty second floor café.
8:30 a.m. Council Member Tony Avella joins Community Mayors at “Operation Santa Clause.” Port Authority Hanger 19, J.F.K. International Airport.
9 a.m. Advocates release report card on the human rights record of Council Members. At the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, on the second floor.
9:30 a.m. Hearing on Queens State Senate recount’s contested ballots. Jamaica courthouse, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Queens.
10 a.m. Public Safety Committee hearing on bill to outlaw loud motorcycles. At Council Chambers, City Hall.
10 a.m. Laura Bush to speak at Council on Foreign Relations. The Harold Pratt House, Peter G. Peterson hall, 58 East 68th Street.
10:30 a.m. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky holds hearing on findings of the Ravitch Commission and financial issues facing the M.T.A. At the Assembly Hearing Room, room 1923, ninteenth floor, 250 Broadway.
Noon. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli will address the Bronx Chambers of Commerce regarding the impact of economic conditions on employment. At F & J Pine Tavern, 1913 Bronxdale Avenue.
5 p.m. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be honored at the annual Global Green Sustainable Design Awards. Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and The Hudson River.
6 p.m. Community Board 2 meets at Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West.
6:30 p.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will hold one of two informational sessions about Manhattan’s community boards. At 1 Centre Street on the nineteenth floor.
6:30 p.m. Community Board 7 will meet to discuss the East Windsor Terrace rezoning proposal. At Calvary Cathedral of Praise, 45 East Eighth Street. 7 p.m. Community Education Council District 20 to hold their monthly meeting at IS 259, 7301 Fort Hamilton Pkwy.
7:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of the 90th Precinct Community Council will be held at 30 Montrose Avenue, between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street.
11 a.m. The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should give public schools the flexibility of schedule. At Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, Albany.