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 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

From a press release: In this time of separation and social distancing, NEPA Strong and over 80 local businesses are coming together virtually for a Christmas in July auction on Sunday, July 26 via Facebook. The list of items continues to grow and already includes commitments from some of the area’s finest names in apparel, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

From a press release: Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is increasing recreational access this week. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

From a press release: This week, the Lackawanna Historical Society will begin its free summer walking tours in downtown Scranton with some adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. These 90-minute guided tours focus on the magnificent architecture and fascinating history of some of the Electric City’s often-overlooked commercial and residential buildings. “You get to learn […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

From a press release: The Hawley Hub, an innovative new project taking place in downtown Hawley, is putting out a call for all dreamers, makers, movers, shakers, and self-recreators. The Hawley Hub has reclaimed the old Murray building on Main Avenue as a multi-purpose space for the community with an emphasis on the arts and […]

 Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced today that its box office will reopen for event ticket transactions beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. with a “stimulus incentive.” This plan comes days after Luzerne County entered the green phase of the state’s reopening on June […]

 Rich Howells

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

With the summer weather heating things up and Lackawanna County set to move into the green phase of reopening this on June 26, Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton has announced that it will open this Friday at 10 a.m. to season pass holders and 11 a.m. to the general public. The park, which has over […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono reopen on June 22

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono reopen on June 22

As Luzerne and Monroe counties move into the green phase of reopening this Friday, June 19, both Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono have announced that they will reopen on Monday, June 22 for the first time in three months. Comprehensive safety and social distancing protocols will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Gives raises $523,683 in one day for 167 local nonprofit organizations

NEPA Gives raises $523,683 in one day for 167 local nonprofit organizations

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation has announced that, in just 24 hours, 167 local nonprofit organizations worked together to collectively raise a total of $523,683 with NEPA Gives on Friday, June 5. NEPA Gives was hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community […]

 Rich Howells

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

While most summer gatherings have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems like people can still look forward to the fall and the unique events it will bring as Northeastern Pennsylvania transitions into the yellow and green phases of reopening. One such event is Bazaar of the Bizarre, which is set for Sunday, […]

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