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Local author shares secret how to make ‘new normal’ even more fun
With warm weather right around the corner and vaccines being distributed, it looks like life might soon get back on track. And Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia can help to make sure your “new normal” is even better than it used to be.
Baker will be reveal new spots that have opened in the region during the pandemic, discuss lesser known spots, help you plan a staycation and suggest good places for those who are still social distancing, in a virtual book talk at the Abington Library on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public but registration is needed. To register, click here:
http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/events/1289. 100 Thing To Do In Philadelphia is one of the bestselling in the national travel series published by Reedy Press. The first edition of the book was published five years ago and this second edition came out in October 2020. The second edition of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia provides the inside scoop on the region’s newest attractions, only-in-Philadephia attractions and hidden gems that even longtime Philadelphians might not know about. Learn about everything from an old fashioned rodeo to a former opera house turned modern venue for A-list performers and go up 60 floors to indulge in cocktails and down a tiny alley to visit the city’s oldest tavern.
The book is divided into 5 categories - food and drink; music and entertainment; culture and history; sports and recreation; and shopping and fashion. It includes places in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and South Jersey. Adding to its usefulness are recommendations for young families, families with teens, dates and empty-nesters, a list of free attractions and lots of insider’s tips.
Baker, who lived in Elkins Park for many years before moving to Center City in 2015, is also the author of Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. For signed copies of the books visit www.100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia.com. The books are also sold at independent bookstores, at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.