Events for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

8 a.m. A forum called: “Rolling with the Punches: Small Business Survival in 2009” will be held at Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, on the seventh floor.

8:30 a.m. City Councilman Tony Avella will speak at a Citizens Union “Breakfast Brief.” The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette and Houston Streets, on the second floor.

9 a.m. Boost Mobile delivers $6,000 in school supplies to “overcrowded public school.” At P.S. 47, John Randolph School, 1794 East 172nd Street, in the Bronx.

9 a.m. “Fundraising: Planning During Challenging Economic Times” event will be held at Brooklyn College Conference Center. East 27th Street and Campus Road, “The Penthouse,” Brooklyn.

9:30 a.m. City Councilmen Dan Garodnick and Leroy Comrie join lawyers and residents to call for “tougher rules against abusive debt collectors.” In the Red Room at City Hall.

11:45 a.m. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announces a coalition to urge for federal funding to go towards an immediate overhaul of “1950s-era air traffic control technology.” At 1 Madison Avenue.

Noon. The Original SoupMan provides soup to hungry and joins advocates to call on Obama administration to help end hunger. At the New York City Rescue Mission, 90 Lafayette Street.

Noon. District Council 37 releases white paper examining $9 billion of New York City’s $60 billion budget contracted out to private firms and outside consultants. On the steps of City Hall.

5:30 p.m. City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. hosts an annual African-American History Month celebration honoring Ruby Dee and others. At S.E.I.U. 32 B.J. Auditorium, 101 Avenue of the Americas.

5:30 p.m. The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food holds family dinner night at Harlem school. At the Future Leaders Institute Charter School, 134 West 122nd Street. Between Malcolm X. and Adam Clayton Powell  Boulevards.

6:30 p.m. GreenPearl holds Brooklyn real estate networking event. At ReBar, 147 Front Street, in Brooklyn.

LONG ISLAND

11 a.m. Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi and others launch “Long Island Carbon Footprint Initiative.”  At Tillinghast Bar and Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, in Farmingdale.

1 p.m. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy unveils local efforts to attract stimulus money to Suffolk County. On the 12th floor, H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge.

Events for Wednesday, February 25, 2009