Events for Thursday, February 26, 2009

10:30 a.m. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey holds memorial service for victims of the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center at St. Peter's Church, Barclay and Church streets.

10:30 a.m. Tribute W.T.C. Visitor Center presents merit certificates and gifts to four teachers with Sept. 11 curricula. At The Tribute W.T.C. Visitor Center, 120 Liberty Street.

11 a.m. Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro and business leaders meet with deputy mayor for economic development Robert Lieber.  The Vanderbilt at South Beach, 300 Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island.

11 a.m. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, City Sanitation Union President Harry Nespoli join sanitation worker assaulted with shovel last fall, to announce state legislation that would make assaults on city sanitation workers a Class C felony. On the steps of City Hall.

Noon. City Councilman Thomas White Jr. hosts job readiness fair at York College Performing Art Center atrium. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, in Queens.

Noon. Emergency services workers who responded to US Airways Flight 1549 in Hudson River are honored at a luncheon, The Harbor Restaurant, 565 City Island Avenue, The Bronx.

12:30 p.m. State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announces results of investigation of upscale grocery chain, saying it cheated workers out of more than $1.5 million; Lower Manhattan Workforce Career Center, seventh floor, 75 Varick Street.

12:30 p.m. City Council plans vote on creation of food allergy postings for city restaurant workers. In the Red Room at City Hall.

1 p.m. City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito presents Harbor Conservatory Music student Angel Echevarria with proclamation for receiving piano scholarship. At City Council chambers.

4 p.m. Borough of Manhattan Community College students and faculty decry Governor David Paterson's proposals to raise tuition and cut financial aid. Room S370, 199 Chambers Street.

4:30 p.m. City University of New York professors, students and lawmakers speak at budget hearings about impact of proposed state budget cuts. Brooklyn College, Woody Tanger Auditorium, 2900 Bedford Avenue at Ave. H.

5:30 p.m. Fifteen U.S. police chiefs hold news conference after all-day summit on gender and racial equity. At the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 East 64th Street.

6 p.m. Bronx parents and students hold candlelight vigil calling on city to increase the number of seats allocated for a middle school in the Highbridge neighborhood capital plan. At the Sacred Heart School auditorium, 1248 Nelson Avenue.

6 p.m. State Senate holds hearing on legislative reform at 250 Broadway, 19th floor hearing room.

6:30 p.m. Brooklyn high school parents and elected officials hold town hall on potential cuts to after-school programs, day care and schools; I.S. 171, 528 Ridgewood Avenue at Lincoln Avenue, in Brooklyn.

6:30 p.m. Psychologist Nando Pelusi speaks about the economy at New York City Atheists monthly meeting. S.L.C. Conference Center, 352 Seventh Avenue, between 29th and 30th streets.

6:30 p.m. Peter Galbraith will speak about the Iraq war. At New York University's Center for Global Affairs, 15 Barclay Street, on the fourth floor.

7 p.m. Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey and Steven Johnson speak at conference on "Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy." At the New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

8:30 p.m. City comtroller addresses Co-Op City community leaders. At the Co-Op City Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx.


11 a.m. The Long Island Power Authority Board of Trustees meets. At the Omni Building, lower level teleconference center, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Uniondale.

11 a.m. The State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis holds a news conference about expansion of the bottle bill. At the  Drexel Avenue School, 161 Drexel Avenue, Westbury.

11:30 a.m. City comptroller inaugurates Bronx Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Executive Board and Board of Directors. At the Bronx Zoo, Schiff Family Great Hall, 2300 Southern Boulevard.

Noon. Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. delivers State of the Village address at Hempstead on the Green, 310 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead.

2 p.m. Suffolk County Legislature's Health & Human Services Committee votes on legislation that would ban sale of baby bottles and toddler cups containing bisphenol A. At 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.

6 p.m. Assemblymen Jim Conte and Andrew Raia host foreclosure prevention seminar. In the Upper Room Christian World Center, 722 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills.

6 p.m. State Senator Craig M. Johnson attends celebration of Black History Month. At Elmont Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont.


11:50 a.m. David Paterson appears live on W.O.R's "The Joan Hamburg Show" with guest host Cousin Brucie for the 14th Annual Radiothon to Benefit Variety, The Children's Charity.

11 a.m. The National Organization for Women-N.Y.S. will hold a press conference with Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington to support new legislation that would ensure crimes against women are first looked at as hate crimes. In room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

12 p.m. Assemblyman Darryl Towns and other Assembly members will hold a press conference to support legislation aimed at reforming state taxes and cutting the state's $13 billion deficit. In L.C.A. Press Room 130, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

1 p.m. Adult home residents and New York State Coalition for Adult Home Reform hold a news conference to call on New York to accelerate plans to help thousands of residents find more appropriate community housing. In the L.C.A.  press room, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

1:30 p.m. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and others discuss the impact of budget cuts on Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders. L.C.A. Room 130, Legislative Office Building. Events for Thursday, February 26, 2009