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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, […]

 Rich Howells

Celebrating 1st anniversary, Black Scranton hosts Juneteenth Jubilee at Nay Aug Park on June 19

Celebrating 1st anniversary, Black Scranton hosts Juneteenth Jubilee at Nay Aug Park on June 19

As Black Lives Matter protests continue in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and around the world, the Black Scranton Project will host a Juneteenth Jubilee at Nay Aug Park “in our efforts to continue fighting against social injustice.” “This year’s Juneteenth celebration emphasizes not only the timeless themes of freedom and perseverance, but also recognizes the unprecedented times […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives this Friday, June 5. Promoted as the single largest day of philanthropy in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure businesses are prepared to reopen as Lackawanna County moves into the yellow phase this Friday, June 5. Both Geisinger and the Scranton Chamber have released several important resources for Northeastern Pennsylvania companies to use as they prepare to get back to business. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department announced today that it will be redesigning its programming for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus crisis to ensure the safety of the public. Upcoming summer programs, such as the Scrantastic Spectacular on July 3, Art in the Park series throughout […]

 Rich Howells

Hersheypark plans to reopen in July, Hershey entertainment venues hope for July and August shows

Hersheypark plans to reopen in July, Hershey entertainment venues hope for July and August shows

The coronavirus pandemic has put most summer plans on pause, but Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania offered a sweet glimmer of hope today. Representatives of the family theme park said on social media that, “given the information currently available,” they plan to open in July if the state of Pennsylvania permits them to. The message continues: […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Chamber of Commerce will host virtual ‘dinner’ with $125+ tickets

Scranton Chamber of Commerce will host virtual ‘dinner’ with $125+ tickets

After rescheduling its annual dinner from March 31 to June 17, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will move the event “to a virtual platform to ensure the safety of the guests and staff,” a first for the 152-year-old tradition. In a May 27 press release, the not-for-profit organization said that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced that its Museum Adventure Week Summer Camp series will pivot to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. Inspired by weekly camp themes, the Virtual Summer Camp will also include an Adventure Kit. Kits are curated boxes of hands-on […]