Events for Friday, January 16, 2009

8:05 a.m. The John Gambling show with Michael Bloomberg airs live on 710 AM, WOR radio.

9 a.m. The Industrial Development Agency board of directors will meet in the fourth floor board room of 110 William Street.

9:30 a.m. Michelle Paterson rings Nasdaq opening bell, 43rd Street and Broadway.

10:30 a.m. Families fight a scheduled auction of foreclosed homes. At 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, in Queens.

Noon. State labor commissioner Peter J. Calderone will announce the formation of "New York Wage Watch," a program which "empowers citizens to deter wage theft." At the Lower Manhattan Workforce Career Center, 75 Varick Street, on the seventh floor.

2:30 p.m. David Paterson joins Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau for an announcement in the Executive Chamber Press Room on the 38th floor, 633 Third Avenue.

7 p.m. City Council candidate Paul Saryian holds a fundraising dinner. At Real Madrid Restaurant, 2075 Forest Avenue, Staten Island.

LONG ISLAND

1:30 p.m. U.S. Representative Tim Bishop joins other local officials for a press conference regarding projects that "could qualify for federal stimulus funds." At 3680 Route 112, in Coram. Events for Friday, January 16, 2009