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Metro New York Day Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
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8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs, health care executives, investment professionals and medical researchers discuss possible business opportunities and potential products and services related to diagnosis, management and treatment of autism during an "Autism Investment Conference" presented by the advocacy and research organization Autism Speaks; JW Marriott Essex House New York hotel, 160 Central Park South.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Hope Kaplan, hkaplan(at)rubenstein.com or 212-843-8070.
A professor from The City University of New York's Hunter College, Paul A. Kurzman, and the AARP's associate state director, Christopher Widelo, discuss the topic "The Graying of the American Workforce" during the fourth monthly event in state Sen. Liz Krueger's five-part breakfast round-table discussion series titled "The Challenges of Longevity"; Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E. 70th St.
Contact: Rebekah Glushefski, rglushefski.nyc(at)gmail.com or 212-490-9535.
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residential real estate website Trulia Inc.'s chief economist and head of analytics, Jed Kolko, and a fellow from New York University's Polytechnic Institute, former Toronto Mayor David Miller, present keynote speeches related to the topic "Big Data and Disruptive Innovation: Is the Real Estate Industry Next?" during the third annual "Conference on Sustainable Real Estate" hosted by the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment of the university's Schack Institute for Real Estate; Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Christi Mueller Caspe, Christi(at)themarino.org or 212-889-0808.
9:30 a.m. to noon.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum officials including curator June Yap and artists preview the first exhibit of the museum's "Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative," titled "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia," scheduled to open Friday and continue through Wednesday, May 22; 1071 Fifth Ave.
--Note: Must RSVP; 9:30 a.m. to noon event includes 10 a.m. speaking program followed by tour led by Yap.
Contact: Betsy Ennis, pressoffice(at)guggenheim.org or 212-423-3840, Keri Murawski, pressoffice(at)guggenheim.org or 212-423-3840, Sarah Buffum, sarah.buffum(at)finnpartners.com or 212-715-1594, Amy Wentz, wentza(at)finnpartners.com or 212-715-1551, or Karina Byrne, Karina.Byrne(at)ubs.com or 212-882-5692.
Blue Sea Development Co. LLC President Les Bluestone, city officials including Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, New York City Housing Development Corp. President Marc Jahr, New York City Housing Authority Chairman John B. Rhea and Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and state Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner and CEO Darryl C. Towns participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion Arbor House, a $34.7 million, eight-story building with 124 apartments for low-income residents, and environmental and fitness features including a rooftop greenhouse and hydroponic farm; 770 E. 166th St., Bronx.
Contact: Juliet Morris, morrisj(at)hpd.nyc.gov or 212-863-5682, Charni Sochet, 212-872-0681, Christina Sanchez, 212-227-2644, Sheila Stainback, media(at)nycha.nyc.gov or 212-306-3322, Zodet Negon, media(at)nycha.nyc.gov or 212-306-3322, Les Bluestone, les.bluestone(at)blueseadev.com or 631-923-0081 ext. 3, or Beverly Cheuvront, cheuvront.communications(at)gmail.com or 917-224-0969.
Members of the city Taxi and Limousine Commission hold a monthly meeting; 19th floor, 33 Beaver St.
Contact: Allan J. Fromberg, allan.fromberg(at)tlc.nyc.gov or 212-676-1013.
R.I. Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, accounting firm Marcum LLP partner Nanette Lee Miller and lesbian couples from Maryland and New York talk about how a law prohibiting federal recognition of gay marriage, the "Defense of Marriage Act," affects the economy and personal finances during a panel discussion moderated by television host and writer Suze Orman and sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a gay marriage advocacy group; room 914, Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University, 60 Washington Square South.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Jon Reinish, jreinish(at)skdknick.com, press(at)respectformarriage.org, 202-999-0461 or 202-567-5720, Graham Vyse, 401-222-8147 or 401-727-7474, Christian Vareika, 401-222-8134 or 401-345-8287, Christine Hunsinger, 401-222-8060 or 401-345-3282, Samuel J. Lovett, 401-222-8147 or 401-327-4909, James Alvarez, 401-222-2173 or 401-419-1694, or Michael Rooney, 401-222-2174.
Television channel HBO's senior vice president of programming for HBO Sports, Kery Davis, professional boxers Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire and Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux and the president of boxing promoter Top Rank, Todd duBoef, promote plans for a Saturday, April 13, bout at Radio City Music Hall.
—10:30 a.m. — Photographs in front of Radio City Music Hall; Sixth Avenue and 50th Street.
—11:30 a.m. — Luncheon followed by 12:30 p.m. news conference; B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.
Contact: Lee Samuels, Lee(at)toprank.com or 702-378-1083, Ricardo Jimenez, Ricardoej(at)aol.com or 909-615-3436, Fred Sternburg, Toofred(at)aol.com or 303-740-7746, Ed Keenan, Keenan(at)emcevents.com or 609) 399-1330, Kevin Flaherty, Kevin.Flaherty(at)hbo.com or 212-512-5052, or Larry Torres, Larry.Torres(at)msg.com or 212-631-5178.
Costumed characters from Life Like Touring Australia Pty. Ltd.'s show "Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries," to be performed at The Beacon Theatre from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22 to 24, including Scooby-Doo and Shaggy read to schoolchildren in kindergarten through fifth-grade during as assembly featuring dogs available for adoption from North Shore Animal League America, and the presentation of a donation to the Port Washington-based organization; P.S. 20 John Bowne, 142-30 Barclay Ave., Queens.
Contact: Devera Lynn, deveral(at)animalleague.org or 516-474-5332, or Bonnie Hilton Green, bonnieg(at)animalleague.org or 516-883-7900 ext. 363.
U.S. Postal Service officials including district postmaster Robert J. Brown and Global Business Vice President Giselle E. Valera, U.N. Postal Administration Chief David E. Failor and the U.S. representative to the U.N. for U.N. Management and Reform, Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella, participate in a public dedication ceremony for the "Global Forever" stamp, scheduled to go on sale on Saturday, Aug. 18; public exhibition lobby, U.N.
Contact: Darlene Casey, darlene.casey(at)usps.gov or 202-268-3440, or Darleen Reid, darleen.reid(at)usps.gov or 212-203-9244.
The city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, seeking the Democratic nomination to run for mayor, discusses small businesses during a news conference; steps, City Hall.
Contact: Wiley Norvell, wnorvell(at)pubadvocate.nyc.gov, 212-669-4813 or 646-422-9614.
11 a.m. to noon.
Executives from the social networking firm Likeable Media including Account Manager Frank Emanuele and Account Director Cara Friedman discuss the topic "Build Your Social Strategy in 30 Minutes" as part of the firm's "Social Media Week" events; seventh floor, 240 W. 37th St.
Contact: Michele Weisman, michele(at)likeable.com or 212-660-2458.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the "Northeast Regional Barista Championship and Brewers Cup" hosted by Dallis Bros. Coffee, which began Wednesday and continues through Friday, baristas from 13 states compete to participate in national championships scheduled to take place in Boston from Thursday through Sunday, April 11 to 14; Attic Studios, third floor, 11-05 44th Road, Queens.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Michael Gartenlaub, mgartenlaub(at)benvenutipr.com or 212-696-9883.
AARP district coordinator Marie Santangelo speaks to AARP members, criticizing proposals to change the method used to calculate cost-of-living increases in Social Security benefits; Knights of Columbus Council 5917, 397 Clarke Ave., Staten Island.
Contact: Chaunda Ball, cball(at)aarp.org or 917-859-0029.
A dozen clowns from Japan and the U.S. including New York Clown Alley President Cyrus "Cido" Zavieh entertain families and health care professionals at Montefiore Medical Center's The Children's Hospital at Montefiore as part of a two-week tour of Malaysia and the U.S.; lobby, 3415 Bainbridge Ave.
Contact: Rachael McCallen, rmccall(at)montefiore.org or 718-920-4011.
City officials and representatives of the Masbia Inc. soup kitchen distribute take-home food packages featuring ingredients to mark the Jewish observance of Purim on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24.
—2 p.m. — 98-08 Queens Blvd., Queens.
—3:30 p.m. — 4114 14th Ave., Brooklyn.
Contact: Alexander Rapaport, alex(at)masbia.org or 718-972-4446, or Ruben Dias, manager(at)masbia.org or 718-972-4446.
A senior lecturer from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, Guy Ben-Porat, discusses the topic of his book "Between State and Synagogue: The Secularization of Contemporary Israel," published in e-book format on Sunday, Dec. 16, and scheduled to be published in hardcover and paperback on Sunday, March 31; room 513, Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University, Amsterdam Avenue and 118th Street.
Contact: Andrew Lavin, andrewlavin(at)alavin.com or 516-944-4486.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Executives from European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company NV's aircraft manufacturing subsidiary Airbus SAS and JetBlue Airways Corp. display an aircraft equipped with Sharklet wingtip devices designed to reduce fuel consumption; hangar 81, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Van Wyck Expressway (Interstate 678) off the Nassau Expressway and Belt Parkway/Southern Parkway (state routes 27 and 878), Queens.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Tamara Young, Tamara.Young(at)JetBlue.com, CorpComm(at)JetBlue.com, 718-709-3537, 347-229-8601 or 718-709-3089.
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley hosts his 14th annual "Black History Month Celebration" featuring a keynote address by the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and honoring local advocates and community and political officials; Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, 14 U.N. Ave. South, exit 9P of the Grand Central Parkway off the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495), Queens.
--Note: Must RSVP; 5:30 p.m. check-in followed by 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. event.
Contact: Courtney Gidner, courtney.gidner(at)mail.house.gov or 202-225-3965.
The creators of television channel IFC's comedy series "Portlandia," actor Fred Armisen and director and writer Jonathan Krisel, speak during The Paley Center for Media's "Dream of ... An Evening with Fred Armisen" event; 25 W. 52nd St.
--Note: Must RSVP; 5:45 p.m. check-in followed by 6:30 p.m. event.
Contact: Carrie Oman, coman(at)paleycenter.org or 212-621-6785, or Raina Seides, RSeides(at)bwr-LA.com, 310-248-6184 or 917-846-1175.
New York Foundation for the Arts holds a public reception to coincide with an exhibit of works damaged by Hurricane Sandy or related to the storm, titled "After Affects," which opened Friday, Feb. 8, and is scheduled to continue through Sunday, Feb. 24, hosted by the art charity chashama to support the foundation's NYFA Emergency Relief Fund; 303 10th Ave.
--Note: A public reception for the exhibit is scheduled to take place Thursday, Feb. 21.
Contact: Alan Winnikoff, alan(at)sayleswinnikoff.com or 212-725-5200 ext. 111.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Actress Eve Plumb attends a reception to open the Michael Ingbar Gallery's exhibit of her artwork titled "Three Faces of Eve," scheduled to continue through Saturday, March 16; lower level, 568 Broadway.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Millicent Hathaway, info(at)michaelingbargallery.com or 212-334-1100.
6:20 p.m. (NEW)
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer attends Chinese-American Planning Council's 48th Annual Fund-Raising Dinner; Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth St., Manhattan.
--7 p.m. — Attends Cas Puebla's 2013 Angel Awards and Cinco de Mayo Festival kickoff; Casa Puebla, 2710 Broadway, between 103rd and 104th streets.
Contact: Josh Getlin, joshgetlin(at)gmail.com.
U.S. Rep. Peter King and Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long to be honored by members of the Brooklyn South Conservative Club, formerly the Eugene Walsh Conservative Club, during the club's "Presidents Day Dinner," featuring speeches by prospective candidates for City Council and mayor; catering hall, Dyker Beach Golf Course, 1020 86th St., Brooklyn.
Contact: Christine Sisto, Cs613(at)gwmail.gwu.edu or 347-439-6085.
Musician Ben Taylor performs a concert to benefit the Songs of Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates personalized songs for children and young adults diagnosed with serious illnesses; Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
--Note: 6:30 p.m. preshow reception in Bar Thalia followed by 8 p.m. benefit concert.
Contact: John Beltzer, john(at)songsoflove.org, 718-441-5422 or 917-750-8222.
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Documentary filmmaker and National Geographic magazine photographer Michael Yamashita discusses his book "Shangri-La: Along the Tea Road to Lhasa," published Friday, Oct. 26; Asia Society, 725 Park Ave.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Alex Ortolani, pr(at)asiasociety.org, AOrtolani(at)asiasociety.org, 212-327-9295 or 212-327-9271.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Former Mayor David N. Dinkins, the chairman of The State University of New York's Board of Trustees, former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, McDonald's Corp.'s global chief brand officer, Kevin Newell, the president of General Motors Co.'s GM Foundation, Vivian R. Pickard, and the founder, chairman and chief executive of Loop Capital Markets LLC of Chicago, James Reynolds Jr., to be honored during the 33rd annual benefit gala for One Hundred Black Men Inc., an organization co-founded by Dinkins; New York Marriott Marquis hotel, 1535 Broadway.
--Note: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. VIP reception in the Manhattan Ballroom, eighth floor, followed by 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. awards dinner in the Grand Ballroom, sixth floor.
Contact: Nancy Haberman, nhaberman(at)rubenstein.com, 212-843-8021 or 917-881-0635.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Musician Ray Andersen, co-founders of the "Blooms on Broadway New York Botanical Expo," Brian Fischer and Elle Ronis, and vendors from Ecuador, Japan and the U.S. preview the orchid show, open to the public from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22 to 24, and featuring speakers and about 500 species of exotic flowers and plants for sale; Gotham Hall event space, 1356 Broadway.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Joanna Roses, rosesjoanna(at)gmail.com or 917-570-4450.
Israel's Consul General in New York Ido Aharoni, The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Inc. Executive Vice President and CEO Michael S. Miller and other officials honor the senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, the Rev. Lawrence Aker III, and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries during an commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Jewish National Fund and the council; 562-74 Madison St., Brooklyn.
--Note: Must RSVP.
Contact: Keren Gelfand, kereng(at)newyork.mfa.gov.il, 212-499-5414 or 312-593-2535, or Beatrice Walls, 718-574-5900.
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Representatives of Port Washington-area businesses conduct mock "speed interviews" with underemployed and unemployed jobseekers as part of an eight-week "Job Search Boot Camp" training program organized by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and the Port Washington Public Library; 1 Library Drive between Locust Avenue and Main Street, Port Washington.
Contact: Emily Frankel, Frankele(at)assembly.state.ny.us, 516-965-2204 or 516-482-6966.
Immigration advocates hold a news conference about efforts to overhaul federal immigration laws, following a morning canvassing and voter registration event; Ross Park, Brentwood Road and First Avenue, Brentwood.
Contact: Karina Claudio, karina.claudio(at)maketheroadny.org or 917-676-2559.
Professional boxers and promoters discuss NBC Sports Network's "Fight Night" event on Saturday at The Paramount event space in Huntington featuring Huntington boxer Chris Algieri, Ukrainian boxer Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov, Jersey City, N.J., boxer Jose "Mangu" Peralta and Philadelphia boxer Malik Scott, during a final news conference before Friday's official weigh-in ceremony in Manhattan; Winter Garden Pavilion, Fox Hollow Caterers, 7725 Jericho Turnpike (state Route 25), Woodbury.
Contact: Ellen Haley, ehaley(at)mainevents.com or 973-200-7050, Alex Rozis, alex.rozis(at)nbcuni.com or 212-664-4154, Bernie Bahrmasel, berniebahrmasel(at)yahoo.com or 773-592-2986, or Tom Brown, tbrown54(at)aol.com or 818-817-8001.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano visits Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurant, which is donating 20 percent of checks from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund; 228 Airport Plaza Blvd. near Broad Hollow Road (state Route 110) and Conklin Street (state Route 24), Farmingdale.
Contact: Katie Grilli-Robles, kgrillirobles(at)nassaucountyny.gov, 516-571-4225, 516-315-6686, 516-572-0355 or 516-572-0200.
U.S. Rep. Steve Israel calls for state officials to use federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts to assist small businesses during a news conference with the owner of Bayville garden and gift store Over the Bridge, Gerianne Reilly, and Bayville Mayor Douglas G. Watson; 20 Ludlam Ave., Bayville.
Contact: Samantha Slater, Samantha.slater(at)mail.house.gov, 202-225-3335 or 202-593-2868.
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Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board Director Donovan Beckford, The Business Council of Westchester members and officials including the council's chief operating officer, former Assemblyman John Ravitz, and the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center's general manager, Joe Santore, mark the start of their annual "Summer Jobs Initiative" for young adults ages 18 to 24 during an event with past participants; 49 E. Sunnyside Lane off Broadway (U.S. Route 9), Tarrytown.
Contact: Juliana Wynohradnyk, 914-762-1900 ext. 24, Donna Greene, dmg1(at)westchestergov.com or 914-995-2935, or Ned McCormack, 914-995-2932.
6 p.m. (NEW)
Drug Policy Alliance and New York Civil Liberties Union members participate in panel discussion on "Race and Marijuana Law Enforcement in Westchester County: Taking the Target Off Communities of Color"; Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers.
Contact: Nada Khader, 914-449-6514.
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