Events for Friday, February 27, 2009

10 a.m. State Senator Diane Savino, Representative Michael McMahon and Borough President James Molinaro celebrate the groundbreaking of new Staten Island import terminal. At 2541 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

10:30 a.m. Funeral services for Assistant Chief Richard Wayne Beverly of the Department of Sanitation will take place at Crenshaw Christian Center East, 1 West 96th Street.

10:30 a.m. Postal services unveils a “civil rights pioneers” stamp that recognizes the 100th anniversary of the NAACP and salutes this years Black History Month theme: “The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas.” At Jamaica Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Queens.

11:30 a.m. The Alliance for Downtown New York launches the expansion of free Downtown Connection jitney bus with ribbon-cutting ceremony and guided tour of lower Manhattan, at  Murray and Greenwich streets.

6 p.m. The Street Organizing Coalition holds a town hall meeting to discuss demands aimed at New York Post publisher Rupert Murdoch regarding “chimp cartoon.” At Bethel Church of Christ, 2238 Third Avenue, between 121st and 122nd streets.

LONG ISLAND

10:30 a.m. State Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr., Farmingdale State College students and college president Hubert Keen rally against David Paterson’s proposal to raise S.U.N.Y. tuition for the second time this year. At Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road.

11:30 a.m. David Paterson and Representative Tim Bishop make an announcement about the impact of federal recovery act funding on Long Island schools. At Sequoya Middle School, 750 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville.

NORTH

10 a.m. M.T.A. officials join elected officials for a tour of facilities where new subway and commuter railroad cars are assembled before being put into service. At Kawasaki Railcar Facility, building number 4, 29 Wells Avenue, Yonkers.

Events for Friday, February 27, 2009