Good morning! The news is grim, I know. And the event list here is skimpy as some press conferences and rallies are canceled and postponed. Hang in there, it's almost the weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany.

At 11:30 a.m., members of the Western New York State Delegation will join leadership from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Thursday morning to announce new state funding for the Botanical Gardens’ expansion plans. 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

At 12:30 p.m., state lawmakers will hold a news conference in support of urgent need to pass Healthy Terminals Act to help frontline airport workers get quality, affordable healthcare as concerns about COVID-19 widen. Hampton Inn, 102-40 Ditmars Blvd, East Elmhurst.

At 6 p.m., Assemblyman Ron Kim will hold a Women's History Month event. Queens Public Library in Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Queens.