Events for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

8 a.m. The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast meeting at the Grand Hyatt, New York City, 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal.

10:30 a.m. Community activists hold a rally to “urge state and city to restore recent cuts in adult education and E.S.L. programs” at Travers Park, 34th Avenue and 77th Street, Queens.

11 a.m. Islamic worshippers who claim “they must pay thousands unfairly to the buyer of their mosque” hold a press conference and rally. At the Department of Finance, 3030 Third Avenue and 156th Street.

11:30 a.m. The NAACP vice chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock speaks at a presidential lecture series, Medgar Evers College Founders’ Auditorium, Bedford Building, 1650 Bedford Avenue.

Noon. The “Granny Peace Brigade” rallies to question Obama’s Iraq and Afghanistan policies, at Times Square recruiting center, 44th Street and Broadway.

Noon. City Councilman Bill de Blasio will hold a rally with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to call on Obama to create more equality in the 2010 Census review process. On the steps of City Hall.
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3 p.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and others announce the 2009 “Civic Leaders of Tomorrow,” public policy fellows, at the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, 1 Centre Street, on the 19th floor.

3:30 p.m. The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality holds 8th Annual B.C.E.Q. Water Conference and Membership Meeting, Manhattan College, Leo Engineering Building, 3825 Corlear Avenue at West 238th Street, Bronx

5:30 p.m. Thousands of public charter school parents rally to “demand better schools and more parent choice,” at P.A.L. 369th Harlem Armory, 143rd Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues.

7:30 p.m. Americans for a Safe Israel host Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katzover; Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, 11 E 63rd Street, Between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

LONG ISLAND

10:30 a.m. New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and others mark completion of energy efficiency project at Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, 600 Bergen Avenue, West Babylon.

11 a.m.North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Angelo Ferrara announce highway department’s plan to switch to a more environmentally friendly asphalt patching material called “GreenPatch.” At 341 Courthouse Road, New Hyde Park.

6 p.m. Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi invites residents to the 2009 Master Plan Kick-Off Workshop, Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building,Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Avenue, in Mineola.

Events for Wednesday, March 18, 2009