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AGBC News Episode 44: Diana Nyad Swims Around Manhattan and the Corey Lidle Plane Crash

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AGBC News Episode 44: A Swim Around Manhattan and the Corey Lidle Plane Crash
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Park of the day

  • Brust Park β€” One of the oldest parks in the section of Riverdale known as Fieldston, this property was acquired by the City through condemnation on December 30, 1882. Today, Brust Park is often used by Manhattan College students seeking refuge from their studies in the shade of the more than 15 types of trees found in the park.

Parks Events

Concert Calendar

This is the AGBC Concert Calendar for the upcoming week:

  • Phil Collins is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Sunday, October 6th at 8pm.
  • Madonna is playing BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Boerum Hill on Sunday, October 6th at 8pm.
  • Phil Collins is playing Madison Square Garden in Midtown West / Chelsea / Hudson Yards on Monday, October 7th at 8pm.
  • Madonna is playing BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Boerum Hill on Monday, October 7th at 8pm.
  • MercyMe with Crowder is playing Radio City Music Hall in Midtown on Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm.
  • Raphael is playing Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium in Hell's Kitchen / Midtown on Tuesday, October 8th at 8pm.
  • Madonna (Rescheduled from 9/12) is playing BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Boerum Hill on Thursday, October 10th at 8pm.
  • Bon Iver with Yo La Tengo is playing Barclays Center in Boerum Hill on Friday, October 11th at 7pm.
  • Renaissance is playing The Town Hall in Midtown on Friday, October 11th at 8pm.
  • America is playing St. George Theatre in St. George / Tompkinsville on Friday, October 11th at 8pm.
  • Rolling Loud Festival (2 Day Pass) with Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, and more are playing Citi Field in North Corona / Flushing Meadows on Saturday, October 12th at 12pm.
  • Chris Thile with Trey Anastasio is playing The Town Hall in Midtown on Saturday, October 12th at 5pm.
  • Wilco is playing Radio City Music Hall in Midtown on Saturday, October 12th at 7pm.
  • The Temptations with The Four Tops is playing New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 12th at 8pm.
  • Madonna (Rescheduled from 9/14) is playing BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Boerum Hill on Saturday, October 12th at 8pm.
  • slenderbodies is playing Rough Trade NYC in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 12th at 9pm.

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: 94Β°F on October 5, 1941
Record Low: 35Β°F on October 5, 1881

Weather for the week ahead:
Light rain Sunday through Wednesday, with high temperatures dropping into the 60s

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

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