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Morning Brief: May 9th

by Kris Venezia
Bronx NYC Ramp to GW Bridge.

Gregg Sloan, Flickr

What you need to know for May 9th!


Today, scattered showers throughout the day, high of 59, and tonight, more rain with a low of 57. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils a new $79.3 billion budget. [NY Times]

A woman is fatally struck by a school bus on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. [NY1]

Connecticut students lead the way in reading assessments. [CBS News]

On Stage This Weekend

TONIGHT (Friday the 9th)

• The Moody Blues @ the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
• Billy Joel @ Madison Square Garden
• Richard Barone featuring Milton, Jeffrey Gaines and Deni Bonet @ Outpost in the Burbs
• Dan Bern @ the Rubin Museum of Art
• Dickey Betts and Great Southern, The Outlaws @ the Bergen Performing Arts Center
• Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (with Rebecca Haviland) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
• Duke Robillard @ Iridium
• Ozomatli @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
• Drivin’ N Cryin’ with Alberta Cross (, Invisible Man) @ Mercury Lounge
• Dwight Twilley Pezband with 1-800-BAND) @ the Bell House
• Charles Neville (with Gent Treadly) @ the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne
• John Pizzarelli (featuring Martin Pizzarelli, with Daria Grace and the Pre-War Ponies) @ the Towne Crier Café
• The Brad Mehldau Trio (featuring Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard) @ the Village 
Vanguard (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Steve Forbert @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
• WFUV PRESENTS: Mavis Staples with Amy Helm @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
• WFUV PRESENTS: Tom Paxton, Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution) @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center
TOMORROW (Saturday the 10th)
• Joan Osborne with Rosanne Cash @ City Winery
• Marshall Crenshaw with Jim Boggia @ the Sanctuary Concerts
• Robben Ford (with Scott Beall with James Cammack) @ the Towne Crier Café
• Haerts (with Scavenger Hunt) @ Brooklyn Bowl
• The Shoes (The Paul Collins Beat, Barreracudas with Games) @ the Bell House
• Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution, Adrienne Torf and Jan Martinelli) @ Joe’s Pub
• Haim (SAT. with Shy Girls, SUN. with Tennis) @ Terminal 5 (Saturday and Sunday)
• WFUV PRESENTS: Judy Collins, Don McLean @ the Tarrytown Music Hall
• WFUV PRESENTS: David Bromberg @ the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
SUNDAY (the 11th)
• Joan Osborne with Allison Moorer @ City Winery
• Of Montreal (with Dream Tiger) @ Le Poisson Rouge
• Holly Near (with Emma’s Revolution) @ the Towne Crier Café
• Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (with Chris Cochrane’s Collapsible Shoulder) @ Rough Trade NYC
The New York Rangers travel to Pittsburgh for game 5 of the 2nd Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Penguins lead the series 3-1. Puck-drops at 7.
The New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10.
The New York Yankees are in Milwaukee to face the Brewers at 8:10.
Today in History
In 1955, during the Cold War, West Germany joins NATO.



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