The weather is getting nicer and we have been doing an awesome job at flattening the curb in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are still currently in a pandemic and coronavirus is still very present and is still a very big risk for many, but things are getting better and our states are starting to open and it's time to start boosting the economy. Restaurants are not allowed to have diners inside, but they are allowed to have them outside and many restaurants have even gone so far as to put tables and tents in their parking lots just to accommodate guests. Some people are having a blast visiting the bars and restaurants they used to go to three months ago and I know business owners are happy to see their guests back again as well.

In Pennsylvania, Newtown specifically, they are opening with a bang this weekend. The Patch reports, a section of State Street in Newtown will be shut down to all traffic, and a big block party will be happening Saturday and Sunday from 4-8pm. The event is being hosted by The Newtown Mercantile Group and the purpose of this event is to shop and dine in the businesses that were forced to close once the pandemic started. Shops will bring merchandise out to the sidewalks and restaurants will have outdoor dining set up. Sounds like a blast!

People coming to the event are asked to wear their masks and still practice social distancing when they can. For more info about this block party, check out their Facebook events page.

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