Free Hors D’Oeuvre, Bucket List Tips, to Kick Off Book Launch

Face it: Cobbling together a “bucket list” — things you absolutely must do before you kick the bucket — is no small feat in a city as rich in culture as New York.

To illustrate from a foodie’s perspective, suppose one of your goals was to eat at every one of the city’s restaurants. Considering that the Big Apple has, by conservative estimate, some 24,000 eating establishments, dining out at a different venue every night would alone require 66 and two-thirds years.

Luckily, there is help for that daunting task in the form of Evelyn Kanter’s “100 Things to Do in New York City Before You Die.” This insider guide will help everyone — from the first-timer to the seasoned local — cut through the clutter with one hundred astounding adventures, off-beat treats, and historically significant must-see sites in all parts of the city. Kanter’s love for her hometown shines through in every word of this indispensable collection.

There’s even better news: Curious explorers of New York can celebrate the book’s launch on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with “happy hour”-priced beverages and complimentary nibbles at Jones Wood Foundry on the Upper East Side. Meet the author, find out how she narrowed down the city’s myriad attractions to just 100, and ask her to autograph a copy of the book, which will be available. Spoiler alert — Jones Wood Foundry is one of the hundred! Jones Wood Foundry, 401 E. 76th Street, bet First and York Aves., 212-249-2700.