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Posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM

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Metro New York Day Schedule

Friday, July 12, 2013


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

Writers attend a "ThrillerFest VIII" convention organized by International Thriller Writers of Eureka, Calif., from Wednesday through Saturday, July 10 to 13; Grand Hyatt New York hotel, 109 E. 42nd St.

--Note: Friday's events include a 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. interview of the convention's "thrillmaster" for 2013, novelist Anne Rice, by her son, novelist Christopher Rice, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. book-signings with Anne Rice and other authors, coinciding with a "FanFest Cocktail Party."

Contact: Sarah Hausman, Sarah@mediamuscle.com or 203-226-0199, or Liz Lauer, liz@mediamuscle.com or 203-226-0199.

7:45 a.m. (NEW)

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio talks with voters in Crown Heights; Franklin Avenue 2/3/4/5 Train Station, Southwest corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

10:30 a.m. — Joins advocates and activists at a press conference to demand a freeze to the city's library restructuring plan, and ensure library access and preservation; New York Public Library, 476 5th Avenue, Manhattan.

6 p.m. — Talks with voters at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Concert Series, Northern entrance to the Prospect Park Bandshell, entrance on 9th Street and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn.

Contact: Dan Levitan, 201-674-7475.

8:30 a.m.

Wildlife Conservation Society spokesman John Calvelli and U.S. Rep. Jose E. Serrano speak during a naturalization ceremony at the society's Bronx Zoo for 33 children from 22 countries, where the acting district director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Carol Keller, will administer the Oath of Allegiance; use employee entrance off Fordham Road (U.S. Route 1) between exits 7E and 7W of the Bronx River Parkway and Southern Boulevard/Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx.

--Note: Must RSVP; 8:30 a.m. arrival deadline followed by 9 a.m. event.

Contact: Max Pulsinelli, mpulsinelli@wcs.org, 718-220-5182 or 571-218-7601, or Katie Tichacek Kaplan, katherine.tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov, 212-264-5098 or 202-420-9581.

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

Former professional baseball players Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco and Mookie Wilson, city Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, MLB and New York Mets officials, executives from cellphone company T-Mobile USA Inc., children who participate in Boys & Girls Club programs and team mascots participate in an opening ceremony for the "T-Mobile All-Star FanFest," which begins Friday with "Kids Day" activities and continues through Tuesday, July 16, to lead up to Tuesday's "All-Star Game" at Citi Field; pick up wristband at credential desk and meet in front of the "World's Largest Baseball" by 8:30 a.m., south concourse, use entrance at 11th Avenue and 35th Street, The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, 655 W. 34th St.

--Note: Must RSVP; 8:30 a.m. deadline to check-in and meet for 8:40 a.m. opening ceremony followed by 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Kids Day" activities.

Contact: Dan Queen, dan.queen@mlb.com or 617-759-5999, Alexis Reynolds, areynolds@rubenstein.com or 845-653-1242, or Erin Hughes, communications@schools.nyc.gov or 212-374-5141.

8:40 a.m.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks at MLB All-Star Fan Fest event; Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th St., Manhattan.

10:15 a.m. — Speaks at the GED Program Graduation Ceremony with Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi; Bronx NeON Center, 198 East 161st St., Bronx.

Contact: 212-374-5141.

8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

New York Yankees professional baseball team manager Joe Girardi, retiring player Mariano Rivera and Delta Air Lines executives introduce a Boeing 757 jet airliner dedicated to Rivera, featuring his jersey number and signature, during an event including a ceremonial "last pitch" and the presentation of a custom Delta model airplane; check in at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's press room, building 14, John F. Kennedy International Airport, follow signs to building 14 on the South Service Road from the Van Wyck Expressway (Interstate 678) off the Nassau Expressway and Belt Parkway/Southern Parkway (state routes 27 and 878), Queens.

--Note: 8:45 a.m. check-in followed by 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. event.

Contact: Scott Weiss, scott(underscore)weiss@dkcnews.com or 212-981-5242.

9 a.m.

Labor officials including Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ President Hector J. Figueroa and airport workers from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., New York, Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia contrast compensation of airline executives and airport workers during a protest outside an annual meeting of US Airways Group Inc. shareholders, where shareholders are scheduled to vote on the airline's planned merger with American Airlines; Third Avenue and 53rd Street.

Contact: Eugenio H. Villasante, EVillasante@seiu32bj.org or 646-285-1087, or Michael O. Allen, MAllen@seiu32bj.org, 212-388-3805 or 646-436-7556.

9 a.m. to noon

Representatives of the "Solar Impulse" project to build solar-powered aircraft including co-founders and pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard and ground crew member Ian Nash meet with about 50 Bronx children and teenagers during an event attended by Bayer MaterialScience AG executives including the company's head of sustainability, Richard Northcote, and CEO Patrick Thomas; hangar 19, make a left at the end of the bus terminal building along the hangar 19 access roadway off Commissary Road, follow "Solar Impulse" signs along West Hangar Road off 130th Place and brown exit B, 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: Cynthia Carway, carwayny@aol.com, 212-378-2020 or 917-921-5846, Stephanie Hornback, 212-378-2020 or 917-763-6805, or Laura Shore, laura.shore@havasww.com, 412-456-0863 or 724-272-6306.

10 a.m.

Humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi, known as "Amma" and the "hugging saint," returns to the city and meets with members of the public during sessions from Thursday through Saturday, July 11 to 13; north hall, The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, 600 W. 40th St.

--Note: 10 a.m. session followed by 7:30 p.m. session.

Contact: Rob Sidon, RobSidon@Yahoo.com or 415-505-1410.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About 800 children who participate in Police Athletic League programs attend the league's "Summer Day Camp" event, featuring carnival games and circus performances; Clove Lakes Park, 1150 Clove Road, Staten Island.

Contact: Andrea Kotuk, andreapr@andreaandassociates.com or 212-353-9585, Alana Sweeny, 212-477-9450, Sonny Santana, 646-581-2929, or Caroline Waldman, andreapr@andreaandassociates.com or 212-353-9585.

11 a.m.

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes honors 114-year-old resident Susannah Mushatte; Vandalia Senior Center, 47 Vandalia Ave., Brooklyn.

Contact: J. Zamgba Browne, publicinfo@BrooklynDA.org, 718-250-3850 or 718-250-2300.

11:45 a.m.

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson criticizes failure of the New York City Housing Authority to install security cameras and calls for immediate steps to fix the NYCHA; City Hall Park, across from NYCHA offices, 250 Broadway.


11:45 a.m. (NEW)

Mayoral candidate Anthony meets with senior citizens; casaba House, 150 E. 121st St., Manhattan.

--1 p.m. — Announces proposal to double ferry ridership by launching ferries in all five boroughs; East 34th Street Ferry Terminal, East 35th Street, below the FDR Drive, Manhattan.

--7 p.m. — Attends the Seaside Summer Concert Series, West 21str Street and Surf Avenue, next to Keyspan Park, Brooklyn.

Contact: Barbara Morgan, 347-480-8875 or Barbara@anthonyweiner.com.

Noon to 8 p.m.

The following events lead up to the "Aquaphor New York City Triathlon" scheduled to take place Sunday, July 14.

—Noon to 8 p.m. — "The Duane Reade Sports and Fitness Expo," a free public event, takes place Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13; New York Hilton Midtown hotel, 1335 Sixth Ave. Contact: John Korff, contact@nyctri.com, john@korffenterprises.com or 212-691-2200.

—12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — During the "Aquaphor Diaper Derby," about 30 babies crawl along a 12-foot mat in a race described as "the slowest two minutes in sports"; note: 12:45 p.m. check-in followed by 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. event; follow signs to the sports and fitness exposition, New York Hilton Midtown hotel, 1335 Sixth Ave. Contact: Allie Schlapp, aschlapp@rubenstein.com, 212-843-9357 or 631-721-3967, or Emily Vicker, evicker@rubenstein.com, 212-843-8078 or 612-418-5946.

—7 p.m. to 8 p.m. — During the 1.7-mile "Freshpair Underwear Run," about 500 triathletes run through Central Park wearing briefs; note: 7 p.m. check-in followed by 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. event; race begins near Cherry Hill and west of Bethesda Fountain on the 72nd Street Transverse, use entrance at Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street. Contact Alex Marchyshyn, amarchyshyn@rubenstein.com or 704-975-1857.

3:30 p.m.

Advocates including the director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's "Democracy Program," Glenn D. Magpantay, state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman David I. Weprin mark the introduction of election ballots translated in Bengali for voters in Queens; Queens County Board of Elections, 126-06 Queens Blvd., Queens.

Contact: Elizabeth Wu, elsiwu@gmail.com, 718-445-0004 or 240-506-8065, or Celia Dosamantes, 646-852-7758.

6 p.m.

Staff Sergeant Aaron Hall, blinded by a blast in Afghanistan, cooks at a midtown steakhouse as part of the restaurant's partnership with Building Homes for Heroes non-profit; Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 1221 Sixth Ave., at 49th Street.

Contact: Casey Shaughnessy, 415-305-6082.

6:30 p.m.

Playwright and poet Ntozake Shange reads from her work during a fundraiser for the Monroe Street Block Association 400; Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club, 609 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn.

Contact: Eugene Jensen, monroestblockassociation400@gmail.com or 347-526-9831, or Evette Lewis, monroestblockassociation400@gmail.com or 917-200-4487.

11 p.m. to 1 a.m. (NEW)

National Action Network leaders and NYC anti-violence activists launch Occupy The Corners Against Gun Violence; multiple locations.

Manhattan: 125th Street & Amsterdam Ave. and 129th & Lenox Ave.

Bronx: Southern Blvd & 163rd Street.

Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave & Tompkins Ave.; Mother Gaston Blvd. & Sutter Ave.; Glenwood Houses, Ralph Avenue & Foster Avenue.

Queens: Sutphin Blvd & South Road and Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd

Staten Island: Jersey Street and Benziger Avenue.

Contact: 877 626-4657; Rachel@noerdlingermedia.com

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

7:30 a.m.

Employees and executives from discount department store chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc. mark the opening of a "Walmart Neighborhood Market" store, about a third of the size of a "Walmart Supercenter" store, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony where Walmart Foundation representatives will present checks to community groups; 3335 Hempstead Turnpike (state Route 24), Levittown.

--Note: 7:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and program followed by 8 a.m. public opening.

Contact: Daniella Elghanayan, 212-889-0808 ext. 170 or 415-497-6188.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, which hosts a children's art camp that has been attended by future celebrity actors and musicians, presents an "Usdan University" arts camp exclusively for adults; McKinley Amphitheater, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights.

--Note: 9 a.m. to noon art classes followed by 12:30 p.m. concert with children and diploma presentation, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. recreational activities and 3 p.m. ice cream event.

Contact: Reva Cooper, revacooper@earthlink.net, 917-763-2165 or 718-965-0486.

9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Children with hearing and visual impairments participate in recreational activities, including "Beep Baseball" and "Goal Ball" games, during an event at Adelphi University organized by the national Camp Abilities program; gymnasium, Woodruff Hall, and the William J. Bonomo Baseball Field, 1 South Ave., Garden City.

Contact: Kali Chan, chan@adelphi.edu, 516-993-5677 or 516-877-4040.

11 a.m.

Rep. Steve Israel calls on the EPA to ensure that swimmers are safe at New York beaches; Crescent Beach, at the end of Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove.

Contact: Samantha Slater, 631-777-7391.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (NEW)

Brentwood Legion Ambulance's Community holds open house to educate and recruit community members; Brentwood Ambulance, 29 3rd Ave, Brentwood.

Contact: George Hauck, 631 672-2023.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The "artMRKT Hamptons" contemporary and modern art fair, benefiting the Parrish Art Museum, continues from Thursday through Sunday, July 11 to 14; The Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Main St./Montauk Highway/POW-MIA Memorial Highway (state route 27), Bridgehampton.

Contact: Max Fishko, press@art-mrkt.com or 212-518-6912, or Jeffrey Wainhause, press@art-mrkt.com or 212-518-6912.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The sixth annual "ArtHamptons International Fine Art Fair," featuring over $100 million in contemporary art presented by 78 galleries from 11 countries, continues from Thursday through Sunday, July 11 to 14; Sculpture Fields of Nova's Ark, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton.

Contact: Gina Nanni, arthamptons@companyagenda.com, 212-358-9516 or 631-283-5505, John Maroney, arthamptons@companyagenda.com, 212-358-9516 or 631-283-5505, or Erica Roseman, arthamptons@companyagenda.com, 212-358-9516 or 631-283-5505.

8 p.m. to midnight

Comedian Andy Dick leads a live auction, benefiting Guild Hall, during an art show organized by artists Ben Moon and William Quigley, titled "The Pleasurists" and featuring celebrity portraits and an interactive performance; 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.

--Note: Must RSVP; 8 p.m. to midnight event includes 10 p.m. auction.

Contact: Meghan Knowles, thepleasurists@rubensteinpr.com, 212-843-9241 or 914-494-8601, or Ann Hinshaw, ahinshaw@rubensteinpr.com or 212-843-8270.

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

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Milt Gerver Orchestra members open a series of free big band concerts at Rye Playland amusement park, scheduled to continue on Fridays through Aug. 2; boardwalk, Playland Parkway off Forest Avenue and Boston Post Road (U.S. Route 1), Rye.

Contact: Peter Tartaglia, 914-231-4500, Mary Kaye Koch, 914-231-4500, or Ned McCormack, 914-995-2932.


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