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Metro New York Day Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013


————– NEW YORK CITY ———

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Football coaches from The State University of New York’s SUNY Maritime College, including defensive coordinator Vincent DiGaetano, lead USA Football’s “Heads Up Football Safety Clinic” attended by area coaches, families and players; 6 Pennyfield Ave., Bronx.

–Note: 8 a.m. introduction and welcoming remarks followed by 8:30 a.m. equipment fitting instruction, 9 a.m. concussion awareness training, 9:45 a.m. tackling demonstrations and drills and a noon to 1 p.m. autograph session.

Contact: Joe Frollo, jfrollo@usafootball.com or 317-489-4428, Sean Engel, sengel@sunymaritime.edu or 516-404-1234, or Steve Alic, salic@usafootball.com or 317-489-4417.

8:30 a.m.

Thousands of cancer survivors, their family members and supporters will run or walk a 5K inside Yankee Stadium to raise money for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Yankee Stadium, One East 161st Street, Bronx (Media admission will be at the Press Gate, adjacent to Gate 4 at the corner of 161st Street and Jerome Avenue.)

Contact: Doug Drotman, doug@drotmanpr.com or 631-897-3672.

9 a.m.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams will join numerous elected officials and others to hold a street-naming ceremony in honor of Yoseph Robinson, who helped bridge the Caribbean and Orthodox Jewish sextions of Midwood and East Flatbush in Brooklyn. Intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue J, Brooklyn.

Contact: Rance E. Huff, rhuff@council.nyc.gov or 917-608-8784.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Health Qigong Federation officials expect about 400 people from 30 countries to attend the fifth “International Health Qigong Forum,” which opens Sunday and is scheduled to continue through Saturday, Aug. 24; Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place.

–Note: Sunday’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. events include 10 a.m. opening remarks by the federation’s secretary general, Wang Lan, and a 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. demonstration of the health practice by about 150 people in Washington Square Park, recommended for photographic coverage by event organizers.

Contact: Dan Fortune, danf@ksa-pr.com, 212-764-7900 or 917-608-1309, or Keith Sherman, 917-680-1000.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A Manhattan couple is scheduled to spend 24 hours in a 325-square-foot “micro-unit” apartment at the Museum of the City of New York, as part of events coinciding with the museum’s exhibit “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” scheduled from Wednesday, Jan. 23, through Monday, Sept. 2; 1220 Fifth Ave.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Justyna Zajac, jzajac@mcny.org or 212-534-1672 ext. 3480, or Jeff Simmons, jeff@anatgerstein.com or 917-673-0024.

11 a.m.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is scheduled to announce an agreement to reduce restaurant fines by $10 million per year. Blaue Gans, 139 Duane St., Manhattan.

Contact: Zoe Tobin, ztobin@council.nyc.gov or 646-761-2612.


Professional boxers including Daniel Jacobs and Giovanni Lorenzo attend an official weigh-in ceremony for bouts scheduled to take place Monday, Aug. 19, at the Best Buy Theater, to be broadcast on the new television channel Fox Sports 1; New York State Athletic Commission, second floor, 123 William St.

Contact: Marylyn Aceves, 213-489-5631, Ramiro Gonzalez, 213-489-5631, Kelly Swanson, 202-783-5500, Lisa Milner, 202-783-5500, Flo Jocou, 202-783-5500, or Erik Arneson, 704-501-5795.

Noon to 7 p.m.

The annual Harlem Day celebration will present family-friendly activities honoring the history and culture of Harlem. Highlights include vocal and dance performances, the Upper Manhattan Urban Auto Show, children’s events and the New York Health Village which will offer free health screenings and consultations with health care professionals. Hosted by Harlem Week at 135th Street between 5th Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan.

Contact: Nancy Haberman, nhaberman@rubenstein.com or 917-881-0635.

1 p.m.

Women’s rights advocates and community leaders will rally on the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to call on Congressman Michael Grimm to stop his legislative attempts to restrict access to health care. Outside Staten Island Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace #2, Staten Island.

Contact: NYSDC Communications, communications@nydems.org.

2 p.m.

Theater for the New City’s fourth “Dream Up Festival” opens Sunday and is scheduled to continue through Sunday, Sept. 8, featuring world premieres of 23 plays and the American premiere of one play; 155 First Ave.

Contact: Jonathan Slaff, jslaff@acedsl.com or 212-924-0496, or Crystal Field, info@theaterforthenewcity.net or 212-254-1109.

6 p.m.

The Freedom Party will be organizing a protest to boycott Florida after the decision in the Trayvon Martin case. 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan.

Contact: amadi4@aol.com or 718-398-1766.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Actress Susan Sarandon hosts a pingpong event and campaign fundraiser for city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for mayor; SPiN New York pingpong club, 48 E. 23rd St.

Contact: Elana Leopold, info@billdeblasio.com or 347-746-2455.

————– LONG ISLAND ———–

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisentein will hold a free health and wellness fair at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex. One Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale.

Contact: 516-227-9675.

Noon to 4 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning musician Ne-Yo, his foster care charity The Compound Foundation and New York City-based events company Mission B.I.G. hold a “farewell brunch” following their Saturday evening “Fostering a Legacy” benefit.

–Note: Must RSVP for location.

Contact: Sherlen Archibald, sherlen@thechambergroup.com or 212-366-5801, or Decota Letman, decota@thechambergroup.com or 212-366-5801.

2 p.m.

Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine holds a “white coat” ceremony for 124 incoming medical students; auditorium, Student Activities Center, Academic Mall, park in the Administration Building garage, off Circle Road near Shirley Kenney Drive off 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.

Contact: Greg Filiano, 631-444-7880 or 631-338-7644, or Megan E. Lavery, Megan(underscore)Lavery@dkcnews.com or 212-981-5147.

————– WESTCHESTER ———–

No events listed.


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