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Do ‘Yoga on the Roof’ of Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton with live music on July 4

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From a press release:

It has been announced that the fourth annual Yoga on the Roof with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and Jaya Yoga Studio in Clarks Summit will take place on the roof of The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

Yoga will be followed by a light breakfast. All those who practice or would like to practice yoga are invited to attend. Parking is free in the area adjacent to Steamtown.

One hour of yoga will be led by Hilary Steinberg, owner of Jaya Yoga, and Erin Malloy-Marcinko and Janelle Tench, both Jaya Yoga instructors. For the fourth year, Philharmonic cellist Jeremy Lamb will provide live classical and pop music, which makes this event unique in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

This year, the event has moved to The Marketplace at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). Joe Kenney, general manager of the Marketplace, looks forward to welcoming regional yogis on July 4.

“We are extremely proud to be the host of this great event with Jaya Yoga and fully support their mission of promoting health and empowerment,” Kenney said.

“This event not only raises money for a wonderful organization, but promotes community involvement along with local arts, which is exceptionally important to us at The Marketplace at Steamtown.”

A donation of $10 per person will help underwrite the NEPA Philharmonic’s educational programs, which include young people’s concerts, in-school performances, and a mentoring program that pairs Philharmonic musicians with local junior high school and high school students.

“The Philharmonic is very committed to community outreach programs that impact the lives of young people and adults,” Philharmonic Executive Director Nancy Sanderson said.

“We strive to bring the aesthetic, emotional, and healing power of music to pre-school children, elementary, middle school, high school, and college students; adults; and everyone in between.”

Sponsors for the Yoga on the Roof are Terra Preta and Duffy’s Coffee House. The sound equipment is donated by Endeavor Audio & Lighting and administered by Marko Marcinko.

For additional information about Yoga on the Roof 2017, contact

The Philharmonic will perform free Independence Day concerts on Monday, July 3 at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton and on Tuesday, July 4 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. A traditional program of pops and patriotic music will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by an elaborate fireworks show.

For additional information about the Philharmonic’s July 3-4 celebrations and upcoming concerts, call 570-270-4444 or click on Subscriptions for the 2017-2018 season of masterworks, pops, and chamber concerts will soon be on sale.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a fully professional symphony orchestra, performing concerts in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area. This will be the final season for Maestro Lawrence Loh and the beginning of a two-year search for a new music director for the orchestra.