8 a.m. The Manhattan Institute presents a discussion with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Reverend Floyd Flake and Harlem Children’s Zone President Geoffrey Canada regarding “Black America in the Obama Era.” At the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street.
10 a.m. City Council candidate Julissa Ferreras casts a ballot in the 21st City Council District special election at P.S. 16, 41-15 104th Street. After 9 p.m. Ms. Ferreras will celebrate election results at Hermanos Unidos de Queens, 37-39 103rd Street, in Corona.
10 a.m. Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Maurice Carroll, will discuss results of a Quinnipiac University Poll of N.Y.C. voters, opinions of Mayor Bloomberg and an early look at the 2009 mayoral race. In Room 9, City Hall.
11 a.m. Biz Markie and the Sugarhill Gang to “appear” at campaign headquarters for Staten Island City Council candidate John Tabacco. 14 Saint Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island.
11 a.m. City Council member Gale Brewer will hold a news conference in support of proposed bedbug legislation. On the steps of City Hall.
6:30 p.m. An “Evening of Fun, Friendship, and Fundraising” in support of City Council candidate Maria Passannante-Derr, at 1 Fifth Avenue. R.S.V.P. to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. Students hold “Take Back N.Y.U.” rally, at La Guardia and Washington Square South, on North side.
7:30 p.m. The Israeli consulate, Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish National Fund present a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. honoring Bishop Roderick Caesar of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. At the Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, 110-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, in Queens.
7:30 p.m. DL21C’s “State of the Nation” watch party will be held at Tonic Times Square Bar & Lounge, the upstairs and mezzanine levels, 727 7th Avenue.
8:30 p.m. City Council candidate Eric Ulrichis hosts “victory” party at Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Boulevard, in Richmond Hill.
6 p.m. Yonkers City Council member Patricia McDow and Mayor Phil Amicone host Black History Month reception. At Yonkers City Hall, 40 South Broadway.
7 p.m. The Greenburgh Nature Center hosts forum on engine idling and a recently enacted county anti-idling law. At 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale.