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Metro New York Day Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

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8:30 a.m.

More than 6,500 runners of all ages participate in “Reindeer Run” and “jingle Bell Jog”; Prospect Park, Brooklyn (the Nethermead, in the center of Prospect Park).

Contact: Laura Paulus: 646-241-3527 or lpaulus@nyrr.org

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Participants discuss the topic “Hidden in Plain Sight: Sex Trafficking in NYC” during a conference hosted by The State University of New York’s SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn.

Contact: Ron Najman, ron.najman@downstate.edu, 718-270-2696 or 917-842-1901.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus give about 2,000 pediatric patients holiday gifts; William F. Ryan Community Health Center; 801 Amsterdam Ave., at 99th Street.

Contact: Don Hoffman Work: 212-981-5118/ Cell: 414-687-7925.

9:15 a.m.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton, the newly appointed police commissioner, will appear at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network along with other city officials. They will also pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. NAN, 106 West 145th Street (at Lenox Avenue), Manhattan.

Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger, 646-981-5903 or Rachel@noerdlingermedia.com.

10 a.m.

Mount Sinai Health System officials will join Lorenzo Wilfredo Hidalgo, MD, the Dominican Republic’s minister of health to announce a clinical partnership aimed at improving the health status of the Dominican community in New York and in their home country. Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1470 Madison Avenue (between East 101st and 102nd Streets), Manhattan.

Contact: Sid Dinsay, NewsMedia@mssm.edu or 212-241-9200.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participating stores within the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District will donate 20 percent of proceeds during Saturday’s 27th annual “Miracle on Madison Avenue” shopping fundraiser to The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; participating Madison Avenue stores between 57th and 86th streets.

Contact: Amy Rosi, arosi@aroscommunications.com, 212-953-5177 or 917-940-9763, or Brittany C. Sellers, bsellers@aroscommunications.com, 212-953-5177 or 631-291-3934.

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

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Margaret W. Boor and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum President Susan Marenoff-Zausner speak during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark Saturday’s anniversary of Japan’s Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii during World War II; beneath the Concorde, pier 86, 12th Avenue and 46th Street.

–Note: 10:30 a.m. check-in followed by 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ceremony.

Contact: Nancy Haberman, nhaberman@rubenstein.com, 212-843-8021 or 917-881-0635.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Petco Animal Supplies Inc.’s Petco Foundation hold a fourth annual “Whiskers in Wonderland” pet adoption event on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, as part of the retailer’s “National Adoption Weekend” event, featuring over 300 cats and rabbits available for adoption, performances by a scooter-riding dog named Norman and photographs with Santa Claus; 860 Broadway.

–Note: Organizers recommend coverage between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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

Noon

US Rep. Michael Grimm announces $200,000 in retroactive veteran benefits for Michael Hill, who has suffered from PTSD; 165 St. Marks Place, Apt 17D, Staten Island.

Contact: Carol Danko, 202-225-3371

Noon

A memorial service will be held for the Rev. Dr. Eugene Callender, former executive of the New York Urban League and former deputy city housing and development administrator. Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clarke Place, 138th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Malcom X Boulevard, Manhattan.

Contact: new_york_urban_league@mail.vresp.com.

Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Opening reception for “Whimsical Winter Wonder” exhibit, featuring the works of 16 artists from around the world; 1 p.m. panel discussion with artists; Poe Park Visitor Center , 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx.

Contact: Arthur Pincus / Nathan Arnosti, (212) 360-1311

1 to 3 p.m.

Panel discussion on discrimination and violence toward the LGBT community; National Action Network, 106 W. 145th St.

Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger – Rachel@noerdlingermedia.com or Jacky Johnson – Jacky@noerdlingermedia.com

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Members of Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, and Park Slope Food Coo call on Target to de-shelve Israeli settlement product SodaStream; Target, Atlantic Terminal Mall, Brooklyn.

Contact: Alana Krivo-Kaufman, 614-425-7469; Andrew Kadi, 646-961-3755; Naomi Brussel, 347-585-0438.

2 to 4 p.m.

West Harlem Development Corporation community holiday celebration; Our Lady of Lourdes School Auditorium, 468 W. 143rd St.

Contact: Marlene Naanes, (646) 476-3394, mnaanes@westharlemdc.org

4:30 p.m.

Professional boxers including Zab “Super” Judah and Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi compete in bouts at the Barclays Center arena, to be broadcast on television channel Showtime beginning at 8 p.m.; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn.

Contact: Marylyn Aceves, 213-489-5631, Ramiro Gonzalez, 213-489-5631, Monica Sears, 213-489-5631, Kelly Swanson, 202-783-5500, Lisa Milner, 202-783-5500, Flo Jocou, 202-783-5500, Barry Baum, bbaum@brooklynnets.com or 718-942-9533, Mandy Gutmann, mgutmann@brooklynnets.com or 718-942-9587, Chris DeBlasio, 212-708-1633, Annie Kruger, 212-708-1663, Nicole Chayet, 212-708-7319, John Beyrooty, 562-233-7477, or Matt Donovan, 818-462-5613.

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