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Morning Brief: October 29

Morning Brief: October 29
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Halloween is coming up!

Haunted houses can be lame, so why not take a different approach this Halloween season? The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Haunted Pumpkin Garden. There are also pumpkin carving sessions for those looking to make a Jack-O-Latern. [Timeout NY]

Weather

Today, partly cloudy early in the day, but the showers expected to roll in during the afternoon, high of 68. Tonight, clouds early in the night, but they should clear out late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

Need to Know

Orbital Sciences rocket explodes moments after launch. [CBS News

President Barack Obama says the US is crucial to Ebola response in Africa. [WSJ]

Sandy victims want relief funds to go towards jobs in hard hit areas. [NY Daily News]

Student accidently sets college on fire during fireworks proposal. [NY Post]

New Jersey has the worst business tax climate. [Watchdog Wire]

On Stage Tonight

• Wilco @ the Capitol Theatre

• The James Hunter Six (with Emily Elbert) @ City Winery
 
• The Felice Brothers and The Nun Neil Young All-Stars @ Brooklyn Bowl
 
• Ben Howard (with Pete Roe) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg
 
• Larry McCray @ Lucille’s Bar and Grill at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
 
• WFUV PRESENTS: The Jayhawks (with Trapper Schoepp) @ the Tarrytown Music Hall

Sports

The Brooklyn Nets head to Boston to play the Celtics at 7:30.

The New York Knicks host the Chicago Bulls at 8.

Today in History

In 1961, Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.