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AGBC News Episode 11: Times Square is Bombed, a Movie Stunt Gone Wrong, and 'Fearless Girl' Takes a Stand

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An unsolved bombing and a tragic ten-story fall, this week in New York history.

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AGBC News Episode 11: Times Square is Bombed, a Movie Stunt Gone Wrong, and 'Fearless Girl' Takes a Stand
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Park of the day

  • Captain Rivera Playground β€” 156th Street in Woodstock in the Bronx β€” This playground honors Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr., a Marine pilot from the Bronx who died during a training mission in Operation Desert Shield.

Parks Events

  • If you're interested in keeping the city's parks clean, visit Canarsie Park for the Forest Restoration event on Saturday, March 9th. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Canarsie Park and learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Space is limited and registration is required. Start time: 10:00 am End time: 12:00 pm Contact phone: (718) 392-5232 Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

Concert Calendar

  • Cold Cave, ADULT, Psychic TV, and Sextile are playing Brooklyn Steel on Monday, March 4th
  • The Monochrome Set and The Jetbeats are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Monday, March 4th
  • Ice Cube is playing Terminal 5 in New York City on Wednesday, March 6th
  • Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Cannibal Corpse, and Necrot are playing the Playstation Theater on Thursday, March 7th
  • Nothing, Candy, and Tony Molina are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Thursday, March 7th
  • State Champs and Our Last Night are playing the Best Buy Theater on Friday, March 8th
  • The Black Queen, Kanga, and Uniform are playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, March 8th
  • Robyn is playing Madison Square Garden on Friday, March 8th
  • Trisomie 21 and Brighter Death Now are playing Brooklyn Bazaar on Friday, March 8th
  • The Sound of Animals Fighting is playing Terminal 5 on Friday, March 8th
  • QueensrΓΏche, Fates Warning, and The Cringe are playing Irving Plaza on Saturday, March 9th
  • Weezer, Basement, the Pixies, and TV on the Radio are playing Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 12th
  • Teenage Fanclub and The Love Language are playing The Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, March 13th
  • The Movielife and Travis Shettel are playing the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday, March 15th
  • Massive Attack is playing Radio City Music Hall on Friday, March 15th
  • The Bouncing Souls and Strike Anywhere are playing White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, March 16th

Find more fun things to do at agreatbigcity.com/events.


New York Fact

Here's something you may not have known about New York:

Weather

The extreme highs and lows for this week in weather history:
Record High: 79Β°F on March 10, 2016
Record Low: 3Β°F on March 5, 1872

Weather for the week ahead:
Mainly dry and well below normal temperatures are expected through mid-week.

Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com

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