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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/05/16

PHOTOS: Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/05/16

It may not be as long-running or as well-known as the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre parades, but there was just as much green attire and Irish spirit on display at the third annual Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 5. After it disappeared for decades, the parade returned to downtown Pittston on March 8, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Saintly 2016 Parade Day t-shirt benefits Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

Saintly 2016 Parade Day t-shirt benefits Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

In 2010, Chris Ventura put out his first Parade Day t-shirt. While selling the shirt at Joe Caviston’s former venue, Eleanor Rigby’s in Jermyn, the shirt caught the eye of Caviston. From there, the two struck up a collaboration and have put out a t-shirt annually for the past seven years. This year, the duo […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: U.S. Women’s World Cup Champions ticker-tape parade in New York City, 07/10/15

PHOTOS: U.S. Women’s World Cup Champions ticker-tape parade in New York City, 07/10/15

Even those who never watched a soccer game before tuned in to see the United States women’s team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup over Japan with a score of 5-2 on July 5, so thousands gathered to welcome the team home with a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes route in lower […]