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Metro New York Day Schedule

Thursday, April 10, 2014


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

8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

National Action Network holds annual convention; Sheraton New York.

Contact: Jacky Johnson, or 646-981-5903

8:30 a.m. to Noon

Crain's New York Business hosts a health care conference focused on the money challenges for New York hospitals; Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 Seventh Avenue.

Contact: Lisa Serbaniewicz; The Marino Organization; 607-237-8121;

8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Delegation from the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Education visits Immaculate Conception School; 378 East 151st Street, Bronx

Contact: Sister Patrice, 718-585-4843

9 a.m.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams launches effort to use organized youth sports as a way to combat obesity; Brooklyn Borough Hall community room, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn

Contact: Stefan Ringel, 718-802-3831

9 a.m.

New York City Council members, along with environmental, transportation, health and business advocates, urge the de Blasio administration to make climate resiliency and environmental sustainability high priorities for the next 100 days; City Hall steps

Contact: Dan Hendrick,, (917) 207-8715.

9:15 a.m.

First Lady Chirlane McCray delivers keynote address at National Action Network Convention's Women's Power Breakfast; Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel - 2nd floor, Metropolitan Ballroom West, 811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street.

Contact: 212-788-2958.

9:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty distributes 2.1 million pounds of kosher for Passover food ahead of the holiday; 3161 Brighton 6th St., Brooklyn

Contact: Rena Resnick,, 212-453-9623 or 646-770-7272

10 a.m.

New York City Campaign Finance Board holds public meeting; 100 Church St., 12th floor.


10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Balm in Gilead marks its 25th anniversary with a symposium on public health and faith partnerships; Schomberg Center for Research on Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd.

Contact: Pauline Barfield, 917-620-1311

10 a.m.

Elected officials and community groups rally in support of legislation preventing unfair employment credit checks; City Hall steps.

Contact: Joby Thoyalil, New Economy Project 917-572-6068

10 a.m.

Public hearing on contract awards; Spector Hall, 22 Reade St.

Contact: Anna Shvartsman, 212-788-7491

10 a.m.

City and state officials proclaim "Lighthouse Guild Vision Awareness Day;" Lighthouse Guild, 15 W. 65th St.

Contact: Erin Clark, 646-502-3526 or 315-529-4453

10 a.m.

High school students compete in finals of Theodore Roosevelt public speaking contest organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall St.

Contact: Mindi Rambo, 212-668-2208, 646-341-2825

10:30 a.m.

Fire Department of New York celebrates 100th anniversary of Engine 284 and Ladder 149; 1157 79th St., Brooklyn

Contact: 718-999-2056

11 a.m.

Elected officials and others rally in support of a bill to put alarms on school doors; City Hall steps

Contact: Dynishal Gross, 917-209-4097

11 a.m.

Queens elected officials and others join Stop and Shop officials at the Stop and Shop Supermarket in Forest Hills, Queens as the supermarket donates one ton of Kosher For Passover food to the Queens Jewish Community Council's Passover Food Pantry, to meet shortfall in Passover food distribution efforts.; 89-89 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, Queens.

Contact: Howard Cannon,, 212-843-8072 or 973-985-9845.

11 a.m.

New York City Department of Sanitation, along with Glad Products, announces expansion of organics collection program; Broadway between 42nd and 43rd streets.

Contact: Nicolette Harrod at 310-854-8223, or Vito Turso at

11:30 a.m.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito attends Rules Committee meeting; Council Chambers.

12:30 p.m. — Hosts pre-stated press conference; Red Room, City Hall.

1 p.m. — Presides over pre-stated meeting; Council Chambers, City Hall.

Contact: 212-788-7116.


Elected officials and housing advocates rally against downsizing of Section 8 for elderly and disabled New Yorkers; City Hall steps.

Contact: Sarah Anders, 212-860-1950


MillionTreesNYC and PwC US, former Knick Walt "Clyde" Frazier, more than 120 volunteers, and students from PS 161-The Arthur Ashe School plant 1,500 trees and 200 shrubs in Jamaica Bay Park; Point Breeze Place and Bayswater Court, Queens

Contact: Tara Kiernan, 212-360-1311


New Yorkers hold rally to call on Congress to move on immigration reform; Foley Square, 111 Worth St.

Contact: Max Ahmed,; 212-627-2227 x244; cell: 213-256-2486

1:30 p.m.

Protesters call for an end to violence in South Sudan, followed by march; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street.

3 p.m. — Demonstrators walk to Ugandan Mission, which houses the South Sudanese Mission, 336 East 45th Street, between First and Second avenues, to deliver petitions for peace with possible arrests.

Contact: Maria Sliwa, 973-272-2861,

2 p.m.

Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York holds award ceremony for student competition; Sciame Auditorium, Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Ave.

Contact: Ellis Simon, 212-650-6460,

3 p.m.

Ilene Corina, president of PULSE of NY, a patient safety group, speaks out against preventable medical error in conjunction with the opening night of a play on the subject: Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave.

Contact: Ilene Corina, 516-650-2421

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Freshmade NYC celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day; 636 Broadway, between Bleecker and Houston streets, 5th Floor, Suite #516

Contact: Michelle McQueen, 917-370-6016

4 p.m.

Parents and public education advocates protest state plans to sell public school buildings to charter schools; steps of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 41st Street.

Contact: Noah E. Gotbaum: 917-658-3213;

4 p.m.

University of Connecticut basketball coaches Geno Auriemma and Kevin Ollie ring the closing bell; New York Stock Exchange, Exchange Place and Broad Street.

Contact: Annmarie Gioia, 212-656-5437 or

4 p.m.

All Stars Project with Congregation Rodeph Shalom holds one of a series of performance workshops with Black, Latino and Jewish youth; 543 W. 42nd St.

Contact: Andy Allis, 212-356-8405

4:30 p.m.

BMW hosts Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at a rehearsal in advance of Carnegie Hall performances; Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall.

Contact: 212-206-0055 or 917-803-3691

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Manny Cantor Center; 197 East Broadway.

Contact: Shruti Sehgal, or 646-200-5283 or 347-972-8863

4:30 p.m.

People occupy the High Line to call for better working conditions in non-union buildings and for affordable housing for local residents; 520 W. 23rd St., between 10th and 11th avenues

Contact: Meredith Kolodner, or 917-881-3896

5:30 p.m.

David J. Steinberg Seminar of the George Polk Awards; Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn.

Contact: 718- 488-1624

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DigitalFocus showcase of technology and gadgets; Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St.

Contact: Kate Medcalf, 561-278-1581 or

6:30 p.m.

New York Transit Museum hosts "Platform," a curated performance series; Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn.

Contact: Jamie Benson at 323-704-5287 or

6:30 p.m.

City College of New York Human Rights Forum holds "Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America;" Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway.

Contact: Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership,

7 p.m.

PEN American Center, Brooklyn Public Library, and Friends of Ai Weiwei hold literary protest over expression in China; Plaza at Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Contact: Sarah Edkins, 212-334-1660, ext. 116

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Debate in the 13th Congressional District featuring Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and Rev. Michael Walrond; Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place.

Contact: Chelsea Connor, 347-866-6259

8 p.m.

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts holds final event in its "Composer Portraits" series with composer Liza Lim; 2960 Broadway.

Contact: Aleba Gartner, 212-206-1450 or

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

8 a.m.

Hofstra University hosts conference on "Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity and Politics;" Hofstra Cultural Center, 113 Hofstra University, Hempstead.

Contact: Colin Sullivan at or 516-463-7146.

11 a.m.

County Executive Steve Bellone, Legislator Kate Browning and representatives from the Nature Conservancy mark the start of demolition of the Kramer property in Mastic Beach; Riviera Road

Contact: Vanessa Streeter, 631-853-7801 or 631-885-2298

11:30 a.m.

Puppy that was abused is reunited with its mother; Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 448 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington

Contact: Det. Gary Rogers 516-843-7722 or

5 p.m.

Nassau County Industrial Development Agency board meets; 2nd floor, Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola

Contact: 631-574-4433

6:30 p.m.

American Red Cross on Long Island holds annual dinner dance; Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale

Contact: Michael de Vulpillieres, 646-345-2868

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


Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino officially opens new Playland boardwalk; Rye Playland.

Contact: Phil Oliva, 914-995-2990

5:30 p.m.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson delivers remarks on his first 100 days in office; Pace Law School, Room G-02, Ottinger Building , White Plains

Contact: Joan Gaylord,

-------------- ROCKLAND ----------------

11 a.m.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day marks his first 100 days in office; George W. Miller Elementary School, 50 Blauvelt Road, Nanuet.

Contact: Scott Salotto, 845-638-5645


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