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Metro New York Day Schedule

Friday, April 11, 2014


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

8 a.m.

Principals, teachers, parents, and students from 34 schools across Manhattan hold public demonstrations to express their dissatisfaction with the 2014 New York State English exams; 34 different schools in Manhattan.

Contact: Meira Bernstein, 212-260-8810, or 516-729-5811.

8 a.m. (NEW)

The Earth School Community joins countless others protesting the New York State English Language Arts Standardized Assessments; The Earth School, Outdoor Yard on 4th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.


8:30 a.m.

Street vendors hold a public forum to kick off their campaign to be recognized by unions and policymakers in a new economy, with NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito as featured speaker; Murphy Institute for Labor Studies, 25 W. 43rd St., 18th Floor, Manhattan.

Contact: Eloiza Morales, 212-642-2029, or

8:30 a.m.

Columbia University hosts a daylong entrepreneurship "festival" with sessions on topics from government innovation to early-stage funding, with participants including major executives plus media and social leaders; The Diana Center, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, Manhattan.

Contact: Beth Kwon,, or 212-854-6581.

8:45 a.m.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speaks at "Take It to the Streets! Street Vendors in the New Labor Economy"; CUNY Murphy Institute of Labor Studies, 18th Floor, 25 West 43rd St., Manhattan.

11 a.m. — Attends Council Member Vincent Gentile's Bay parkway Community Job Center Celebrating 12 years; Bay Parkway Community Job Center, 8973 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn.

Contact: 212-788-7116.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and America Works of New York hold hiring event for low-income Brooklyn residents, with dozens of employers participating; Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Contact: Matthew Silverstein, 212-599-5627 X154 or (347)920-7588

10 a.m.

Activists join NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel at City Hall to demand more affordable housing and protest developers they say take advantage of public funds and produce substandard housing conditions, while "bullying" tenants who complain; steps of City Hall, Manhattan.

Contact:, 347-534-5167.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Patient who was critically injured in the East Harlem building explosion meets with members of FDNY Rescue 1 for first time since incident as hospital staff provide update of patient's condition; The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Stern auditorium, 1190 Fifth Ave., at 101st St.

Contact: Sid Dinsay, 212-241-9200; Nancy Haberman, 212-843-8021 or 917-881-0635 or

2 p.m.

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras — in the U.S. for the first time since documents were disclosed to them by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden — accept the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. The two journalists are sharing the prestigious award with The Guardian's Ewen MacAskill and Barton Gellman, who has led The Washington Post's reporting on the NSA documents; Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St., Manhattan.

Contact: Sarah DeCamp,, 646-717-3269.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

New community center opens in Chinatown, with bilingual nurses and care coordinators helping elderly adults and the disabled apply for Medicaid, long-term care and other services; AgeWell New York, 7 Division Street, 3FL, Manhattan.

Contact: Nicole Sellars, 718-484-5000, or

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (NEW)

Temple Emanu-El holds special Passover Seder at Katz's Deli, Katz's Deli, 205 E. Houston St at Ludlow.

Contact: Josh Baran, 917 797-1799.

5 p.m.

New Yorkers Against Bratton stage protest in front of NYPD headquarters to argue against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's "crackdown on low level crimes in public transportation systems," including homeless sweeps, as part of his policing methods; 1 Police Plaza, Manhattan.

Contact: Josmar Trujillo, 646-732-7734, or

6:30 p.m.

The School of American Ballet holds free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10, for fall classes at the school's Lincoln Center headquarters; P.S.124, The Yung Wing School; 40 Division Street, Manhattan.

Contact: Amy Bordy, 908-331-2736.

6:30 p.m.

Time Warner Cable and the National Museum of Mathematics host "Family Friday," with math enthusiasts ages 12 up joining a workshop with an expert to explore "mathemagical" entertainment with a deck of cards, drawing from ideas in algebra, mathematics and probability; National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St., Manhattan.

Contact: Amanda Bush, 516-316-4573, or

7 p.m.

Iona College honors baseball star Mariano Rivera and his wife, Clara Rivera, and business executive Robert LaPenta at its annual scholarship gala. Also attending will be Yankee great Bernie Williams; The Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, 301 Park Ave., Manhattan.

Contact: Dawn Insanalli, 914-217-4061, or

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

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 14th Annual CSI Challenge, presented by Forensics World and LIU Post, stages a "hands-on" CSI murder-mystery competition for high school students from 26 high schools across Long Island and New York City; teams solve crimes using evidence examined in a lab and interviewing "suspects"; LIU Post campus, Brookville, N.Y.

Forensics World, 631-387-2008.

11 a.m.

Rep. Steve Israel introduces legislation to require ingredient labeling for cleaning products; home of the Kahlil family, 8 Old Hills Lane, Port Washington.

Contact: Samantha Slater, 202-225-3335.

11 a.m. (NEW)

The New York Lottery presents about $16,000,000 in ceremonial prize checks to six of New York's newest Lottery millionaires; New York Lottery Customer Service Center, 45 South Service Road, Plainview.

Contact: 518 388-3415.


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