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AGBC News Episode 21: Measles in New York, a Deadly Harlem Fire, and an Asteroid Impact

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Protect yourself from the measles virus and also from hypothetical asteroid impacts!

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AGBC News Episode 21: Measles in New York, a Deadly Harlem Fire, and an Asteroid Impact
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Park of the day

  • Daniel Boone Playground β€” 1340 WEST FARMS ROAD, the Bronx β€” American Frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820) pioneered the exploration of and settlement in Kentucky in the 18th century. Commissioner Stern named the playground after Daniel Boone in 1987 because of its proximity to Boone Avenue.

Parks Events


Concert Calendar

This is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming weekend:

  • Riverside are playing White Eagle Hall on Thursday, May 9th.
  • BjΓΆrk brings Cornucopia to The Shed in Hudson Yards on Thursday, May 9th.
  • Ex Hex and Versus are playing Elsewhere on Thursday, May 9th.
  • adult mom, gobbinjr, and Long Neck are playing The Park Church Co-Op on Thursday, May 9th.
  • Primitive Weapons, Bangladeafy, Netherlands, and Thoughtcrimes are playing Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday, May 9th.
  • Idles are playing Brooklyn Steel on Friday, May 10th.
  • Nitzer Ebb are playing Elsewhere on Friday, May 10th.
  • Overkill, Death Angel, Life of Agony, and Mothership are playing the Playstation Theater on Friday, May 10th.
  • Riverside are playing Warsaw on Saturday, May 11th.
  • Night Beats is playing the Knitting Factory on Saturday, May 11th.
  • Lee Fields and The Expressions and !!! are playing Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, May 11th.
  • Lizzo and Tayla Parx are playing Brooklyn Steel on Sunday, May 12th.
  • Broken Social Scene is playing Webster Hall on Thursday, May 16th.
  • The Hold Steady are playing White Eagle Hall on Thursday, May 16th.
  • Meshuggah and The Black Dahlia Murder are playing the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, May 16th.

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


Did you know?

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: 94Β°F on May 9, 1979
Record Low: 35Β°F on May 9, 1947

Weather for the week ahead:
Light rain on Sunday and Monday, with high temperatures rising to 71Β°F next Wednesday.

Intro and outro music: 'Start the Day' by Lee Rosevere β€” Concert Calendar music from Jukedeck.com β€” Asteroid impact music: 'I Hate Him So Much' by Anonymous420

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