NEPA Scene Staff

New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: With the rebranding of the former Arts on the Square to the Lackawanna Arts Festival, Lackawanna County is expanding its community reach and focusing on attracting new and different groups to the event, in addition to promoting the county as a cultural tourist destination by bringing the Lackawanna Arts Festival, First […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Watch 3 free family movies on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton July 26-Aug. 16

Watch 3 free family movies on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton July 26-Aug. 16

From a press release: Residents of Lackawanna County will once again be able to relax on Courthouse Square and watch a variety of free, family-oriented films on a giant inflatable screen along North Washington Avenue as Scranton Tomorrow’s downtown movie series kicks off its eighth season this Thursday, July 26. The movies, which begin after […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks and people on Courthouse Square in Scranton, 07/03/18

PHOTOS: Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks and people on Courthouse Square in Scranton, 07/03/18

The day before Independence Day, the Scrantastic Spectacular took over Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton for the seventh year on Tuesday, July 3, filling thousands of locals with patriotic pride as some of the region’s biggest fireworks burst in the sky. Not even temperatures reaching past the 90s could keep people away during […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at the county’s upcoming Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage! Day this summer. Schedules are noted below. Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 10 – 10 a.m.-noon: […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

From a press release: Today, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Scranton Area Community Foundation jointly released Art for Community Progress, a report generated from a series of Art for Social Change roundtables sponsored by the two organizations and conducted in mid/late 2016 in Scranton. The report provides a series of recommendations […]

 Rich Howells

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite one Lackawanna County Commissioner’s vocal disapproval, the Scranton Fringe Festival accepted a $2,400 grant during the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department’s annual awards ceremony at the Scranton Cultural Center last night, surrounded by supporters while its biggest critic was absent from the event. Republican Minority Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings sparked a debate with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: With the annual First Night Scranton ending in 2016 after 16 years, Lackawanna County and the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA are stepping up to host a free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

After the major success of last year, the ScrantonMade Holiday Market returned for the second year to the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton, turning what is now the Lackawanna County Government Center into a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who remember the holiday rush of department store shopping on Friday, Dec. 1 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

From a press release: After becoming a huge success last year, the old Globe Store will once again light up for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 1, kicking off the fifth annual ScrantonMade Holiday Market that runs through Sunday, Dec. 3. This year, a new feature has been added to the festivities – ice skating. […]

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