Like you really should. More specifically, stop at the New York Botanical Garden.
Happening in the World: On Sunday, the Taliban released new guidelines banning women from appearing in television dramas. In addition to this rule, the Taliban also announced seven others that aim to promote “traditional” Islamic values of Sharia law. Some of these include the banning of shows that insult religion and the banning of shows where intimate male body parts are exposed. Many Afghans fear that these new laws are the first of many severe restrictions to come (BBC).
Happening in the US: Five are dead and over 40 are injured after a car plowed into a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The parade, which was supposed to feature musical performances and speeches, was cut short around 4:40 pm when a red SUV entered the parade route and began striking people down. The local police stated that a person of interest was in custody (NYT).
Happening in NYC: The Holiday Train Show is back at the New York Botanical Garden! The show features mini replicas of classic NYC sites like the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty, as well as around a dozen train cars, and all of them are made out of bark and leaves. The show is open until January 23 (Gothamist).
Happening in Our Community: Today, at 4 pm, will be a Situational Awareness Training for Students! Don’t miss out on this important event and see more details here.
cool wooden bridge thing via Wikimedia Commons