Events for Thursday, March 19, 2009

10 a.m. Veterans, military families, union and community leaders, and peace activists mark  the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war at Times Square military recruiting station.

10 a.m. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council will discuss the stimulus program at its annual meeting. The N.Y.U. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, fourth floor auditorium.

Noon. The N.Y.C. Coalition of Uniformed Services will hold a news conference about court case on 9/11 illnesses and injuries. On the steps of City Hall.

Noon. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joins Queens officials and politicians at a ribbon-cutting on the new ice rink at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Ice Theatre of New York will perform, at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.

1 p.m. Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and actor Denis Leary will dedicate a new, $4.2 million high-rise simulator, which replicates fire conditions firefighters face in high-rise buildings, at the  F.D.N.Y. Fire Academy on Randall’s Island.

1 p.m. A protest on sixth year anniversary of Iraq war will be held in Union Square, 14th and Broadway. At 5 p.m. Protesters will wrap a black shroud around the Times Square Recruitment Center street island at 43rd and Broadway.

2:30 p.m. Arguments on a federal lawsuit charging Fire Department with discriminatory hiring practices at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Room 1416.

4 p.m. The Lower East Side Settlement Houses protest city and state budget cuts at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt Street.

6:30 p.m. An Illustrated talk about the history of the Garment Center and popular culture will be held at C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street.

6:30 p.m. A benefit for the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation honors firefighters at the N.Y.C. Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street.

7 p.m. DL21C hosts is hosting “a special briefing about New York’s financial health, its effect on young New Yorkers, and how to move our state forward amidst this historic economic downturn” with “special guest” State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli at Red Sky Lounge, 47 East 29th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues.

LONG ISLAND

11:30 a.m. Nassau County Comptroller and New York state Tax Enforcement officials urge delinquent taxpayers to take advantage of tax amnesty program at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola.

Noon. The New York League of Conservation Voters will endorse Tim Mazzei for Brookhaven Town Supervisor at Ragusa Property, Grove Street, East Patchogue.

2 p.m. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will speak about measures county government and consumers can take to slow global warning at a two-day seminar hosted by Hofstra University Law School at 1000 Fulton Avenue, in Hempstead.

NORTH

11 a.m. Tony Castro, former Democratic nominee for Westchester County District Attorney, will make announcement about his plans for 2009. In front of Westchester County courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, White Plains.

Events for Thursday, March 19, 2009