Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

A sea of roughly 800,000 spectators (and many fishy creatures) came ashore for the 36th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade which, unlike last year’s rainy but still fun day, featured beautiful weather to complement its beautiful people of all ages and backgrounds marching in creative, colorful, and often revealing attire. Appropriately, the largest art parade […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

Just hours after a terrorist drove a pickup truck into innocent civilians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11, the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade marched down the streets of Greenwich Village undeterred, drawing an estimated 1.5 million costumes, artists, and spectators. Led by Grand Marshal Anjelica, a Brooklyn recording artist, in a […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

If there’s one parade that rain cannot ruin (and maybe even enhance), it’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The colorful aquatic attendees of the 35th annual parade on Saturday, June 17 just swam right on through it, showing off their big smiles and imaginative costumes, with many leaving little to the imagination. That’s what it’s […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

Much like the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade the day before, the turnout to the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12 was hindered by the bitter cold weather that preceded the record-setting snowfall of Winter Storm Stella. You can’t keep the Irish spirit down, however, so the parade marched on. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

As light flurries blew through and temperatures dropped to their lowest numbers in years, some questioned whether or not the 2017 Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade would march on or be delayed. The parade committee posted their very Irish response on Facebook the night before: We have been receiving a lot of questions this morning about […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

St. Patrick’s Parade festivities continue at free Scranton Cultural Center party on March 11

St. Patrick’s Parade festivities continue at free Scranton Cultural Center party on March 11

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is once again the place to be after this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade. The SCC’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Celtic music will be provided by the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pop star Aaron Carter performs at Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and meets fans at Levels on March 11

Pop star Aaron Carter performs at Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and meets fans at Levels on March 11

From a press release: After performing at Mount Airy Casino Resort last year, former teen pop star and current Sony recording artist Aaron Carter will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to sing at the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 11. He will be performing on 98.5 KRZ’s float while the local pop radio station […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/18/16

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/18/16

Sebastian the crab may have some compelling arguments in his famous Disney song to remain “Under the Sea,” but he clearly never attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where Ariel and all her colorful friends would fit in quite perfectly. With more than 3,000 registered participants, the Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade, […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Remembering my Irish brother on St. Patrick’s Day

BUT I DIGRESS: Remembering my Irish brother on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s Thursday, March 17, 2016. St. Patrick’s Day. “Zavacki? That’s a Polack name, ainah?” Yeah, it’s a Polack name. And, like most everyone reading this, I’m a mutt. A half-breed, if you will. As my grandfather used to force me to say when asked why I wore a green carnation on St. Patrick’s Day sporting […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/12/16

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/12/16

There are three St. Patrick’s Day parades in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the biggest continues to reign supreme. The Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade is the second largest in the country, with over 12,000 participants and about 100,000 spectators annually. From a rockin’ outdoor party at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel with Nowhere Slow to fire breathing […]

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