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Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27

Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27
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From a press release:

Starting a little later this year, the city of Scranton began hosting its weekly summer concert series with Fortunes on July 26.

The free afternoon shows will continue at Nay Aug Park (500 Arthur Ave., Scranton) every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Showmobile parked next to the pool area. Nine more concerts are scheduled through Sept. 27. Masks and social distancing are required for all attendees.

Nay Aug Park Sunday concerts schedule

July 26: Fortunes
Aug. 2: Classic Rock Express
Aug. 9: Joe Stanky and the Cadets
Aug. 16: Tom Hamilton Jazz Quartet
Aug. 23: Erin Malloy and Friends
Aug. 30: Von Storch
Sept. 6: Lights Out
Sept. 13: Bob Scorey and Friends
Sept. 20: Bill and Donna Arnold Band
Sept. 27: Gene Dempsey Orchestra

This series is funded by the city of Scranton, the Pocono Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, and the Scranton Area Foundation, and it is produced by the Scranton Music Association and the Scranton Recreational Authority. For more information, call 570-348-4186 or 570-983-6485 on the day of the event.

Scranton’s largest park, Nay Aug Park, grants residents and visitors a touch of nature amid the city landscape. Walking trails, picnic areas, kid-friendly rides, two playgrounds, two Olympic-sized swimming pools, and a waterslide complex number among the attractions. The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is also located within the park.

A rock-strewn gorge with a series of waterfalls is the centerpiece of the park. The Nay Aug Gorge is a National Natural Landmark. A pedestrian footbridge opened in 2007 to access parkland across the Roaring Brook, untouched for many years.

The David Wenzel Tree House in Nay Aug Park is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. It opened on May 25, 2007 and overlooks the gorge 150 feet below. The tree house was constructed by Forever Young, Inc. with public and private donations, setting the stage for additional tree house construction in other cities across the United States.

Photo by Mike Lehman