Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Galway Kinnell
WHO: Galway Kinnell (duh), Grace Paley and other literary heavyweights
WHERE: The Great Hall at Cooper Union
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Pulitzer-prize winning poets only turn 80 once.
WHAT: Ralph Nader talks about his book The Seventeen Traditions
WHO: Ralph Nader
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, Union Square
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Global warming is so hot right now.