NEPA Scene Staff

Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is back to benefit Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is back to benefit Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

From a press release: After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Osterhout Free Library’s 12th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is set for Friday, Oct. 8 atop the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Running from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., the 21+ event will be held rain or shine. The rooftop […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

From a press release: The pandemic has once again forced the Lackawanna River Conservation Association to postpone its major fundraiser, which is usually held in May, so a slightly different RiverFest will move forward on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Sweeney’s Beach in the Pine Brook neighborhood of Scranton from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The LRCA’s 34th […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Area Community Foundation announced that on Friday, June 4 – in just 24 hours – 218 local nonprofit organizations worked together to collectively raise a total of $1,246,121 during NEPA Gives, surpassing its $1 million dollar goal. NEPA Gives was hosted by the foundation, in partnership with the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives next Friday, June 4. Promoted […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA will present their first-ever variety show with the Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore on Saturday, April 10. This inaugural event will be hosted by Miss Red and Connor Michalchuk from Philadelphia. The extensive cast of drag performers includes local favorite divas and gentlemen like Estella […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

We’ve all had a lot of problems this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so now you’re going to hear about it this Festivus. Actually, Modern Ties is offering something much more pleasant to listen to on Wednesday, Dec. 23 – a free live streaming concert for the rest of us… and St. Joseph’s Center. […]

 Rich Howells

‘Shirts for the Scene’ online store helps NEPA musicians affected by pandemic

‘Shirts for the Scene’ online store helps NEPA musicians affected by pandemic

This year has been difficult for everyone, but those in the arts and entertainment industry have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. For musicians, live streams are great, but they cannot replace concerts in front of a live audience, whether they’re trying to make a living or playing purely for the love of […]

 The Conversation

On this Giving Tuesday, nonprofits are struggling to do more with less funding

On this Giving Tuesday, nonprofits are struggling to do more with less funding

Historically, nonprofits have gotten nearly a third of their charitable donations just during the month of December. In recent years, this flurry of giving has begun on #GivingTuesday, an online campaign that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We asked Erica Mills Barnhart, a University of Washington nonprofits scholar, to explain how nonprofits […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds holiday auction online Nov. 11-13

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre holds holiday auction online Nov. 11-13

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre announced an online auction called “Shop from Home for the Holidays” that begins on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. and runs through Friday, Nov. 13 at noon. The silent auction will take place on the Kirby Center Facebook […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

F.M. Kirby Fest fundraiser for Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre canceled, online auction coming up on June 30

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced the cancellation of its annual fundraiser, F.M. Kirby Fest, which was rescheduled to July 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, with social distancing concerns, the event will not be possible this year. The original date of the fourth […]

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