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Nutter In Harrisburg Today, Will Miss Bloomsday Celebration

Mayor Nutter is out in Harrisburg today, lobbying for state support for the city budget. But it means he's missing out on one of the city's coolest traditions -- the Bloomsday celebration at the Rosenbach Museum.

On Bloomsday, fans celebrate the James Joyce novel "Ulyssess," which takes place on June 16, 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. The Philly celebration is particularly special, because the Rosenbach has the original manuscript of the novel. So if you swing by the museum on 20th and Delancey streets today between noon and 7 p.m., you can catch a series of well known Philadelphians reading aloud from the novel.

Nutter obviously isn't on the list of readers, but Free Library President Siobhan Reardon is, as is District Attorney Lynne Abraham.