Events for Friday, February 13, 2009

9:30 a.m. The State Bar Association holds a hearing on wrongful convictions. At Bar Association headquarters, 42 West 44th Street.

10 a.m. Carl E. Person, attorney for small businesses, will hold a news conference on "how Congress and President Obama are wasting trillions of dollars trying to create jobs." On the steps of City Hall.

11 a.m. Housing advocacy groups and state Senator Pedro Espada will hold a press conference on an initiative to create affordable housing for poor and working-class familie. On the steps of City Hall.

11 a.m. Senator Jeff Klein presents "Valentines For Veterans" at the Bronx V.A. Hospital. In the extended care section dining room, 130 West Kingsbridge Road.

11 a.m. Council member Eric Gioia and Assemblyman Michael Cusick deliver carnations to senior citizens. At Todt Hill Senior Center, 184 Schmidt's Lane, Staten Island.

Noon. The Community Coalition to Save Our Hospitals will hold a press conference. At St. John's Hospital, 90-02 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst.

Noon. Military veterans groups and Great New York Chamber of Commerce launch "N.Y.C. Goodwill Valentines Day caravan" for injured service members at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. Chamber of Commerce office, 20 West 44th Street.

2 p.m. Council member Alan Jay Gerson helps dedicate new auditorium equipment. At Seward Park High School Complex, 350 Grand Street.

10:30 p.m. Members of the Jewish Theological Seminary join members of the Muslim community of the Islamic Cultural Center to distribute clean clothing, food and toiletries to New York's homeless. At J.T.S., 3080 Broadway.


10 a.m. Long Island Republican Assembly delegation will hold a public budget hearing. In the Suffolk County Legislative Auditorium,  William H. Rogers Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

2:30 p.m. Senators John Flanagan and Kenneth LaValle honor 10 people who rescued man from burning van in January. At the fourth precinct, Suffolk County Police Department, 345 Old Willetts Path, Hauppauge.

Noon to 4 p.m. Commissioner of Aviation Teresa Rizzuto and others offer chocolate hearts to air travelers to promote heart health. At Long Island MacArthur Airport terminal.

6:30 p.m. The G.O.P.'s executive committee will meet at the Manor House in Castleton Corners to conduct endorsement interviews. Borough President James Molinaro will sit for an interview, may also be joined by fellow Borough G.O.P. chairman John Friscia, and several others. At 917 Manor Road.

Events for Friday, February 13, 2009