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Metro New York Day Schedule

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


-------------- NEW YORK CITY ---------

March 4

Members of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's Committee on Audit and Committee on Finance are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in private executive session, closed to news coverage; 225 Park Ave. South.

Contact: Steve Coleman, 212-435-7777.

7:15 a.m.

Families and other charter school supporters board buses to participate in a 12:15 p.m. rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Albany; Success Academy Charter School's Success Academy Harlem 4 elementary school, 240 W. 113th St.

Contact: Kerri Lyon, or 917-348-2191, Jon Reinish,, 202-999-0461 or 212-561-8730 ext. 229, Stu Loeser,, 212-634-7469 or 917-710-2794, or Bob Bellafiore, or 518-928-8471.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The chief executive of DineEquity Inc. and interim president of the International House of Pancakes LLC restaurant chain, Julia A. Stewart, helps prepare pancakes as part of the chain's nationwide "National Pancake Day" fundraiser on Thursday to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, joined by girl treated at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York; 2082 Lexington Ave.

Contact: Chastidee Davis, or 310-376-6600.

8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The chief executive of Thor Equities LLC and chairman and managing principal of the Thor Urban Property Fund, Joseph J. Sitt, will present a keynote speech during LLC's "Property Management Symposium," featuring a "Landlords Schooling Landlords" panel discussion; The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St.

—8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Symposium includes 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. keynote speech by Sitt and 9:20 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. panel discussion; note: must RSVP. Contact: J'Nell Simmons, or 718-704-0696 exts. 102 or 103.

—11 a.m. — Community and housing advocates and members of tenants groups hold a protest outside the symposium. Contact: Jackie del Valle, or 718-877-6689, or Jose Lopez, or 646-496-3469.

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During a U.N. forum organized by Business Call to Action, the U.N. Office for Partnerships and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to mark the Saturday, March 8, observance of "International Women's Day," titled "Turning Inspiration into Action: Next Steps for the Private Sector to Empower Women Globally," the vice chairwoman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton, a former president of the Asia Society, Vishakha Desai, the foundation's president, John R. McKernan Jr., UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a senior fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the school's "Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative," Jane Nelson, newscaster Soledad O'Brien, Malala Fund co-founder and CEO Shiza Shahid and the executive director of Georgetown University's Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and a former U.S. ambassador for global women's issues, Melanne Verveer, are scheduled to speak; U.N.

--Note: Must RSVP and have U.N. credentials.

Contact: Bailey Jacobs, or 202-230-1877.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The vice chairwoman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton, serves as featured speaker during the American Heart Association's annual "New York City Go Red for Women Luncheon"; third floor, Hilton New York hotel, 1335 Sixth Ave.

--Note: Must RSVP; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event includes a 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. panel discussion about the topic "Women's Hearts Through Media" in the Mercury Ballroom and 1:15 p.m. speech by Clinton (time is approximate).

Contact: Meredith Coon,, 212-878-5947 or 216-548-0603.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The "International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York," which opened Sunday, March 2, and featured about 550 vendors from around the world, concludes; The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, 655 W. 34th St.

Contact: Amy Riemer, or 978-475-4441.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Members of New York University's University Space Priorities Working Group including professors Allyson Green, Ted Magder, Laurence Maslon and Lawrence J. White preview the group's 18-month review of the university's expansion plans, to be released at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday; room 907, Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University, 60 Washington Square South.

--Note: Must bring credentials; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. opportunity to review the report under embargo includes 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. question-and-answer session before the 1:30 p.m. public release of the report.

Contact: John Beckman, or 212-998-6848.

1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Whitney Museum of American Art curators and officials including Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs Donna De Salvo and Director Adam D. Weinberg and artists preview the museum's biennial exhibition, scheduled from Friday, March 7, through Sunday, May 25, before Tuesday evening's opening party; 945 Madison Ave.

Note: Must RSVP; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. preview, including 2 p.m. speaking program and 2:45 p.m. performance by the art collective My Barbarian, followed by 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. opening party.

Contact: Lillian Goldenthal,, 212-593-6355 or 919-349-7352, or Julia Esposito,, 212-715-1643 or 831-706-6366.

2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Representatives of AKArt Advisory and Causey Contemporary preview a curated art fair, the "SPRING/BREAK Art Show," titled "Liminal Reclamations" and scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, March 6 to 9; The Old School event space (formerly St. Patrick's Old Cathedral School), 233 Mott St.

--Note: Must RSVP by visiting the website ; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. preview for reporters followed by 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. preview for collectors and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. "VIP" preview.

Contact: Amy Kisch, or 646-580-6626, or Tracy Causey-Jeffery, or 917-328-3140.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Alliance for Coney Island Inc. representatives hold fifth annual "workforce screening" events on Tuesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 6, as part of efforts to hire over 500 seasonal employees ages 18 and over.

--Note: Must RSVP for location.

Contact: Johanna Zaki,, 718-637-7957 or 718-594-7895, or Alexandra Silversmith,, 212-312-3762, 347-672-6352 or 718-594-7895.

3:45 p.m.

The owner of the Tel Aviv, Israel, philanthropic and social investment conglomerate Arison Group, Shari Arison, rings Nasdaq's closing bell to promote the eighth annual observance of an event she founded, "Good Deeds Day," on Friday, March 9; broadcast studio, Four Times Square, Broadway and 43rd Street.

Contact: Deborah Kohan, or 212-593-5885, or Christine Barna, or 646-441-5310.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Nets professional basketball players Alan Anderson, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Thornton and Deron Williams and the team's BrooklyKnight superhero mascot participate in a basketball clinic for about 65 Special Olympics athletes ages 12 to 30, as part of the team's "Brooklyn Nets Assist" program and the NBA Cares partnership with Special Olympics titled "Spread the Word to End the Word"; practice court, use Calvin Klein VIP northwest entrance, Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.

Contact: Barry Baum, or 718-942-9533, Mandy Gutmann, or 718-942-9587, or Hannah Stember, or 718-942-9574.

4:30 p.m.

Downtown Art representatives audition actors and dancers ages 10 to 60 to portray Lower East Side neighborhood residents from 1914 in a 40-minute outdoor musical theater work titled "The News," scheduled to be performed on Saturdays in May to coincide with the observance of "Lower East Side History Month."

--Note: Must RSVP for location; auditions are also scheduled on Saturday, March 8.

Contact: Ryan Gilliam, or 212-479-0885.

6 p.m.

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of photographs by 16 area children and teenagers in fourth grade through 12th grade, titled "In Focus" and scheduled to continue through Friday, April 4; gallery, lobby, 430 Park Ave.

Contact: Reva Cooper, or 718-965-0486.

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The New York Times columnist and pediatrician Perri Klass discusses the topic "Early Literacy Closes the Achievement Gap: Language is the Gift We Give Our Children" during an event presented by literacy organization Reach Out and Read of Greater New York; The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave.

Contact: Asari Beale,, or 646-237-0103.

7 p.m.

Harvard University literature professor Ruth B. Wisse discusses the topic "Jacob Glatstein: A Yiddish Genius in Anglicizing America"; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St.

Contact: Helena Gindi,,, 212-294-6128, 212-246-6080 or 212-868-4444.

7 p.m. to midnight

Actor Steve Buscemi is scheduled to be crowned "King of Mardi Gras" during the Two Boots pizzeria chain's fifth annual "Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball" to benefit The Lower Eastside Girls Club, featuring Lady Circus stilt-walkers and art and music performances by the Hungry March Band brass ensemble, Cajun rock band Lost Bayou Ramblers, the Main Squeeze Orchestra female accordion ensemble, Brooklyn octet Mamarazzi, Middle Collegiate Church's Middle Church Jerriesse Johnson Gospel Choir, activist performance group Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping and portrait artist Zito; La Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

Contact: Daniel Demello,, 212-575-0263 or 917-981-0344.

8 p.m.

Comedian and late night talk show host Chelsea Handler discusses her book published Tuesday, "Uganda Be Kidding Me," with activist, attorney and television news channel MSNBC broadcaster Ronan Farrow, during a sold-out event as part of a "7 Days of Genius" event series at the 92nd Street Y continuing from Saturday, March 1, through Monday, March 10; Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave.

--Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Diana Lee,, 646-200-5322 or 908-510-9910.

8 p.m.

Musicians Paul Simon and Sting perform in Madison Square Garden's arena on Tuesday and Thursday, March 4 and 6, as part of their nationwide "On Stage Together" tour; Four Pennsylvania Plaza, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street.

Contact: Mikyl Cordova, or 212-631-4337, Melissa Romanetz, or 212-631-4361, Rachel Sachs, or 212-465-6360, Christina Lombardi, or 212-465-4409, Tracy Bufferd, or 212-777-5110, Nicole VanGiesen, or 212-777-5110, or Cindy Osborne,

8 p.m. to midnight

Sushisamba restaurant holds a Brazilian-style "Carnaval" event; 87 Seventh Ave. South.

Contact: Joe Calderone,, 917-952-6436, 212-832-9809 or 212-691-7885.

-------------- LONG ISLAND -----------

2 p.m.

Islip Town Board members hold a public hearing about proposed amendments to the town's traffic safety regulations, as part a pilot "multi-space parking meter" program to be planned with the assistance of Cale America Inc. of Tampa, Fla.; Town Board Room, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St. (state Route 27A), Islip.

Contact: Inez Birbiglia, or 631-224-5485.

2:30 p.m.

Suffolk County residents testify during a public hearing about a legislative proposal that would restrict the sale of tobacco products in the county to adults ages 21 and over; Evans K. Griffing Building, Riverhead County Center, Evans K Griffing Drive off 300 Center Drive near Nugent Drive (state Route 24), Riverhead.

Contact: Lora A. Gellerstein,, 631-854-4500 or 631-786-8212.

-------------- WESTCHESTER -----------

2 p.m.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center presents a screening of the 2006 film "La Sconosciuta" or "The Unknown Woman"; 1 Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe.

Contact: Patrizia Calce, or 914-771-8700.


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