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Metro New York Day Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013


————– NEW YORK CITY ———

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over 2,000 children and teenagers ages 5 to 16 compete in the City Parks Foundation’s citywide track and field championships; Icahn Stadium, 20 Randall’s Island.

Contact: Andrea Kotuk, andreapr@andreaandassociates.com or 212-353-9585, Nora Lanning, 212-360-8205 or 440-364-3576, or Susan Meyer-Proano, andreapr@andreaandassociates.com or 212-353-9585.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Nine teams of New York University graduates participate in a “Demo Day Showcase” as part of the university’s 10-week “Summer Launchpad” entrepreneurship program; Grand Hall, fifth floor, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St.

Contact: Philip Lentz, Philip.lentz@nyu.edu, 212-998-6833 or 646-483-4004.

11 a.m.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and executives and players from area professional baseball and hockey teams discuss “Coors Light NHL Stadium Series” games scheduled to take place Sunday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Yankee Stadium; use press gate next to gate 4, Jerome Avenue and 161st Street, Bronx.

Contact: Nicole Buckley, nicbuckley@nhl.com or 212-789-2066, or Kenny Leandry, kleandry@yankees.com or 718-579-4516.

11 a.m.

Cross-country runner Joseph Michael Kai-tsu Liu Roqueni holds a news conference as part of his attempt to run barefoot about 12,000 miles from Montreal to Ushuaia, Argentina; Crocs store, 143 Spring St.

Contact: Marco Antonio Wang-tsu, Liu jmkliur@live.com or 514-703-5483.

11 a.m.

Six French volunteers and two local high school teenagers refurbish Green-Wood Cemetery’s family plot and monument for Civil War telegraph operator Charles Tinker; meet at main gate, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street, Brooklyn.

Contact: Courtney M. Savoia, csavoia@lakpr.com, 201-407-8513, 212-575-4545 or 212-329-1408.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Over 100 children in fifth grade through eighth grade compete in the Police Athletic League’s “Summer Day Camp Flag Football Championship”; Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway and 241st Street, Bronx.

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.


Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. and city officials mark the opening of Sabrosura 2 Restaurant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony; 1808 Westchester Ave., Bronx.

Contact: 646-775-1885.


City Councilman Erik Dilan will announce his support for the Community Safety Act with members of the Bushwick community. Corner of Irving Avenue and Gates Avenue, Brooklyn.

Contact: Jose Lopez, 646-496-3469

12:30 p.m.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan presents a keynote address during an energy technology workshop hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund and New York University’s law school; Faculty Club Room, 108 W. Third St.

–Note: Must RSVP; 12:30 p.m. check-in followed by 1 p.m. speech.

Contact: Aaron Jacobs, Aaron.F.Jacobs@hud.gov.

2 p.m.

City Councilman Robert Jackson and supporters of the Restaurant Action Alliance NYC criticize the mayor’s proposed ban on polystyrene foam containers during a “Neighborhood Impact Tour” of four small restaurants; tour begins at the Bus Stop Restaurant, 3341 Broadway.

Contact: Laura Palantone, lpalantone@apcoworldwide.com or 646-218-8742.

5:15 p.m.

Actors, musicians and other celebrities attend the opening of the Broadway musical “First Date.”

—5:15 p.m. — Check-in for 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. arrivals followed by 8 p.m. check-in for curtain call; Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.

—8:30 p.m. — Arrivals for after-party; Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Emily McGill, emcgill@thehartmangrouppr.com or 212-398-1800, Michael Hartman, 212-398-1800, or Wayne Wolfe, 212-398-1800.

6 p.m.

Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department Chief Marty Ingram, city Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh and Citigroup Inc. executives honor businesses, organizations and residents for community service in response to Hurricane Sandy; Citi Executive Conference Center, 14th floor, 153 E. 53rd St.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Calondra McArthur, cmcarthur@sbs.nyc.gov or 212-513-6318.

————– LONG ISLAND ———–

9:30 a.m.

The state Office of General Services holds surplus vehicle auctions.

—9:30 a.m. — Belmont Lake State Park, 625 Belmont Ave., Babylon.

—1:30 p.m. — New York State Police Troop L, 7140 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale.

Contact: Heather Groll, heather.groll@ogs.ny.gov or 518-474-5987.

10:30 a.m.

A 30-year-old Armenian man, North Shore University Hospital physicians and surgeons and the man’s relatives, participating by videoconference, discuss his Wednesday, May 29, brain surgery for seizures, which were a complication of an infection following heart surgery at a New York children’s hospital in 1990, when he was 7; Kaufman Boardroom, first floor, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset.

Contact: Michelle Pinto, MPinto@nshs.edu, 516-465-2649 or 917-327-3898.

11:30 a.m.

Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the program director of the International Youth Fellowship’s “World Camp,” Terry L. Henderson Jr., discuss plans for the event attended by about 2,000 young people from around the world, and scheduled to take place from Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 18 to 22; Mahanaim Hall, 300 Nassau Road, Huntington.

Contact: Alyssa Nightingale, alyssa@nightingalepr.com, 631-367-8599 or 516-526-0496.

5:30 p.m.

HC&G magazine’s third annual “Innovation in Design Awards” take place; Guild Hall, 158 Main St. (state Route 27), East Hampton.

–Note: 5:30 p.m. cocktails followed by 7 p.m. award ceremony and dinner.

Contact: Amy Slimak Whittle, Awhittle@cottagesgardens.com or 203-227-1400.

————– WESTCHESTER ———–

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester’s master model builder, David Howard, teaches children to build sandcastles with Lego construction toys during a class at the attraction’s temporary “Miniland” exhibit; boardwalk, Rye Playland amusement park, Playland Parkway off Forest Avenue and Boston Post Road (U.S. Route 1), Rye.

Contact: Kara Brown, kbrown@Rubenstein.com or 212-843-8000.


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