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Metro New York Day Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

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8:30 a.m.

The chairman of the state Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, Odyssey Investment Partners LLC Chairman Stephen Berger, presents a keynote address during a symposium about health care in Brooklyn organized by news publication Crain’s New York Business, featuring panel discussions with community, government, health care and union officials; New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge hotel, 333 Adams St., Brooklyn.

Contact: Lisa Serbaniewicz, lisa@themarino.org, 607-237-8121 or 212-889-0808.;

9:15 a.m.

Citigroup Inc. CEO Michael L. Corbat, U.S. Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen, a sled hockey player and Iraq War veteran whose left leg was amputated due to injuries from an improvised explosive device, Rico Roman, and U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street introduce a national fundraising program for athletes, “Every Step of the Way,” and present a $500,000 donation from the financial firm to representatives of the U.S. Olympic Committee; 388 Greenwich St.

–Note: Must RSVP; 9:15 a.m. check-in followed by 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. event.

Contact: Anne Larimer Hart, AnneLarimer.Hart@matter-inc.com, 212-704-4428 or 646-320-7864, or Karen Dmochowsky Menez, karen.menez@matter-inc.com, 512-634-3670 or 646-660-3543.

9:30 a.m. to noon

Representatives of the advocacy groups Human Rights Now and Physicians for Social Responsibility hold a public meeting to criticize two U.N. reports about the Friday, March 11, 2011, meltdown and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan; Baha’i International Community, suite 120, 866 U.N. Plaza.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Alfred Meyer, hrnny1024@gmail.com, alfred.c.meyer@gmail.com, alexrosen@gmx.net or 202-215-8208.

10 a.m.

During an event where The Madison Square Garden Co. executives will mark the completion of a $1 billion, three-year renovation of the arena, musicians 50 Cent and Mike D, reality television star Kelly Bensimon, actors including Eddie Cahill, Tom Cavanagh, Tate Donovan, Adam Ferrara, Robert Klein, Chazz Palminteri, Rosie Perez, Adam Richman, Tony Sirico and Robert Wuhl, former professional boxer Gerry Cooney, activist and attorney Ronan Farrow, former professional basketball players Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Larry Johnson, Willis Reed and John Starks, former professional hockey players Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves and Mark Messier, former professional baseball player Willie Randolph, weatherman Al Roker and models featured in Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Swimsuit Edition” are scheduled to participate; main entrance at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street.

–Note: Must RSVP for arrivals by sending an email to Michelle Isaacs at michelle.isaacs@msg.com, and must RSVP for news conference by sending an email to Lindsay Ganghamer at lindsay.ganghamer@msg.com; 10 a.m. check-in followed by 10:30 to 11 a.m. arrivals and 11 a.m. news conference.

Contact: Michelle Isaacs, michelle.isaacs@msg.com or 212-631-4361, or Lindsay Ganghamer, lindsay.ganghamer@msg.com, Stacey Escudero, stacey.escudero@msg.com or 212-465-5902.

10 a.m.

The city’s Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, the chief executive of the city Department of Education’s Office of School Support Services, Eric Goldstein, New York Daily News President and CEO Bill Holiber and editor Colin Myler, City Harvest Executive Director Jilly Stephens and schoolchildren mark the start of the “Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Canned Food Drive”; Fire Engine Co. 7/Hook & Ladder Co. 1, 104 Duane St.

Contact: John McCook, jmccook@rubensteinpr.com or 212-843-8365.

10 a.m.

New York City Campaign Finance Board members hold a public meeting; OATH conference room E, sixth floor, 40 Rector St.

Contact: Eric Friedman, 212-306-7116, Matt Sollars, 212-306-5262, or Bonny Tsang, btsang@nyccfb.info or 212-306-7604.

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Administrators from New York University’s NYU Langone Medical Center lead a tour of construction of the medical center’s new emergency department, kitchen and research facilities, and discuss changes made in response to Hurricane Sandy; meet in lobby outside the Doctor Radio Studio, 550 First Ave.

–Note: Must RSVP; 10 a.m. check-in followed by 10:15 a.m. presentation and 10:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tours.

Contact: Hope Kaplan, hkaplan@rubenstein.com or 212-843-8070, Jane Rubinstein, jrubinstein@rubenstein.com or 212-843-8287, Lisa Greiner, 646-592-3044 or 212-404-3532, or Deborah Haffeman, 646-592-3044.

10:15 a.m.

Representatives of Brookfield Office Properties Inc., The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and Westfield Group LLC discuss the opening of the World Trade Center’s west concourse to pedestrians; meet at entrance at West Broadway and Vesey Street.

–Note: Must RSVP, bring credentials and check in between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. before the 11 a.m. tour.

Contact: Anthony Hayes, ahayes@panynj.gov or 212-435-7777.

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The dean of Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical College, Laurie H. Glimcher, and the president of The City University of New York’s Hunter College, Jennifer J. Raab, introduce a medical partnership by signing concrete columns in the medical college’s Belfer Research Building; meet by 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Olin Hall Lobby, 445 E. 69th St.

–Note: 10:30 a.m. arrival deadline for escort to 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. event.

Contact: Nancy Haberman, nhaberman@rubenstein.com or 212-843-8021.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Business owners, children and pets mark this month’s anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the repair of flood damage in the South Street Seaport neighborhood by marching to a site under the Brooklyn Bridge, and pouring water buckets into the East River; march begins at Front Street and Peck Slip.

Contact: Jeffrey Schneider, jwinston117@gmail.com or 646-210-9367.

1 p.m.

State Sen. Simcha Felder presents $140,000 check to the Brooklyn Public Library System; Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn.

Contact: Allison Witty, 718-253-2015.

2 p.m.

Senior citizens play bowling video games while competing in the city Department for the Aging’s “Senior Center Kinect for Xbox Bowling Competition.”

—The SAGE Center, 15th floor, 305 Seventh Ave.

—Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Queens.

Contact: Jon Minners, jminners@aging.nyc.gov, 212-442-1092 or 212-442-1111, or Yolanda Rodriguez, yorodriguez@aging.nyc.gov or 212-442-1379.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Journalist Pete Hamill and photographer Nick Ut participate in a book-signing and preview event to open an exhibition of over 60 Vietnam War photographs from The Associated Press, coinciding with the Tuesday, Oct. 1, publication of the book “Vietnam: The Real War” and continuing through Saturday, Nov. 30; Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 W. 23rd St.

–Note: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. preview followed by 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. book-signing and public opening.

Contact: Erin Madigan White, EMadigan@ap.org or 212-621-7005, or Andrea Smith, andreasmith202@gmail.com, info@stevenkasher.com or 646-220-5950.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York hosts mayoral candidates forum; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., 2nd floor Art Gallery.

Contact: Mike Stouber, 212-843-9381 or Mstouber@rubenstein.com.

6 p.m.

Masbia Soup Kitchen Network chef Ruben Diaz and Amethyst Women Project Executive Director Aida Leon to be honored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz during a “Latino Heritage 2013″ event; courtroom and rotunda, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn.

Contact: Alexander Rapaport, Alex@Masbia.org, 718-972-4446 ext. 201.

7 p.m.

The founder of Gawker Media LLC’s women’s website Jezebel.com, Anna Holmes, reads from her book published Tuesday, Oct. 22, “The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things,” and participates in a sold-out panel discussion with other editors; The City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th St.

Contact: Emily Gest, egest@rubenstein.com, 212-843-8061 or 917-690-7823, or Grace Rapkin, Grace.Rapkin@mhc.cuny.edu or 212-729-2913.

7 p.m.

Officials from The Joseph Anthony Verdino Jr. Field of Dreams Foundation preview plans for a Staten Island baseball stadium during the organization’s “Casino Night” fundraiser; Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island, 1100 South Ave., Staten Island.

–Note: Must RSVP; 7 p.m. opening of event followed by 7:30 p.m. news conference and 8 p.m. fundraiser.

Contact: Anthony Rapacciuolo, ajr@prcision.com, 718-490-5023 or 718-521-5556.

7:30 p.m.

Composer Philip Glass performs and serves as artistic director of a benefit concert marking this year’s 10th anniversary of the founding the Garrison Institute, an environmental and social advocacy organization, and featuring the local premiere of his work “Songs of Milarepa”; The Town Hall performance space, 123 W. 43rd St.

–Note: Must RSVP.

Contact: Stephen Kent, skent@kentcom.com or 914-589-5988.

————– LONG ISLAND ———–

11:30 a.m.

N.Y. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman makes an unspecified announcement related to Hurricane Sandy; 98 Pennsylvania Ave., Long Beach.

Contact: Matt Mittenthal, nyag.pressoffice@ag.ny.gov, 212-416-8060 or 518-473-5525.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During an award reception, Long Island Cares Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank officials honor teams of architects and teenagers who built sculptures using donated cans of food during a seventh annual “Canstruction Long Island” competition benefiting the food bank; center atrium lobby and mezzanine, RXR Plaza, Glenn Curtis Boulevard and Hempstead Bethpage Turnpike (state Route 24), Uniondale.

–Note: Construction began Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Contact: Tracy Lobdell, talobdell@gmail.com or 917-838-4249, or Andrew Weinberg, ajweinberg@sgh.com or 516-240-3316.

6:30 p.m.

Long Island Contractors’ Association members call for Smithtown officials to increase funding for road maintenance, by distributing pieces of asphalt to people arriving for a town budget hearing; Eugene A. Cannataro Senior Citizen Center, 420 Middle Country Road/Jericho Turnpike (state Route 25), Smithtown.

Contact: Howard Cannon, hcannon@rubenstein.com, 212-843-8072 or 973-985-9845.

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No events listed.

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