Classical performances and the closure of a celebrated tourist attraction in NYC among today’s stories.

Happening in the World: Russia launched 28 kamikaze drones at the Ukrainian capital Kyiv this morning, and while the majority were shot down, five struck the city. The attacks seem to be targeting energy infrastructure just before winter, a continued theme in Russian attacks intending to cause as much harm to the Ukrainian residents as possible. (BBC)

Happening in the US: The Naika Creek fire, a wildfire that started on October 9 in the south of Washington state, rapidly expanded last night, growing from 150 acres to over 2,000. Around 3,000 homes in the county have been ordered to evacuate, and another 33,000 were given a voluntary evacuation notice. The fire has been reported moving west and southwest towards Portland, but is showing signs of slowing as winds die down and humidity increases. (NY Times)

Happening in NYC: As of October 16, Central Park’s iconic Loeb Boathouse officially closed its doors until further notice due to the soaring costs of labor and goods. This closure comes after plans to shut down the tourist attraction this summer, as well as an offer of $6 million to keep the boathouse open which was recently rejected. (NBC)

Happening in Our Community: On October 20 at 8 pm, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, joined by countertenor Reginald Mobley and oboist Peggy Pearson will perform a set of two piano concertos and two cantatas, all by J. S. Bach. Tickets start at $30 and more information can be found here.

Piano via Bwarchives