Rich Howells

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

The Scranton PorchFest has published an interactive map that marks all the creative locations participating in this first-ever event on Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, March 28. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade has moved from March to September due to COVID-19, so the theatrical organizers behind the Scranton Fringe Festival started PorchFest to encourage locals […]

 Rich Howells

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

Over the past year, everyone has had to adjust to doing more at home. Now, even a citywide celebration can happen from the comfort of your front porch. Just a few weeks ago, the first-ever Scranton PorchFest was announced, not long after residents learned that the annual St. Patrick’s Parade was moving from March to […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

On Sunday, the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association announced that it will move its annual event from March to Saturday, Sept. 18, and today, Mayor George C. Brown followed suit and postponed the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Sunday, Sept. 19. These are tentative dates, as the onset of the coronavirus pandemic postponed and […]

 Rich Howells

Lew Williamson, kindly Santa in Scranton’s annual Santa Parade, has died after COVID-19 battle

Lew Williamson, kindly Santa in Scranton’s annual Santa Parade, has died after COVID-19 battle

Lewis “Lew” Williamson, the Scranton resident who played Santa Claus in every Santa Parade in downtown Scranton since 1993, has passed away from COVID-19. The sad news was confirmed by his wife Maureen Williamson in a public Facebook post on Jan. 4, just over a week after Christmas. “With my heart broken, I have to […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade reverses decision and postpones 59th annual parade

Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade reverses decision and postpones 59th annual parade

Less than two days after the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association declared that the 59th annual parade will proceed as scheduled on Saturday, March 14, the parade has now been postponed due to concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus. The new statement released within the last hour reads: In light of new developments with the […]

 Rich Howells

Despite coronavirus concerns, Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade will not cancel 59th event on March 14

Despite coronavirus concerns, Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade will not cancel 59th event on March 14

UPDATE: The Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association has since postponed the parade. Read the March 11 update here. Following the news that Boston and even Ireland itself has canceled their St. Patrick’s Day parades due to the spread of coronavirus, the president of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association released a statement yesterday saying that […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and party at The Bog, 03/09/19

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and party at The Bog, 03/09/19

With good weather and high spirits, the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade took over downtown for the 58th year on Saturday, March 9, and NEPA Scene had a special guide to take us through the festivities this time. Brian Craig, well-known in the area as the co-owner of The Bog in downtown Scranton, a drummer in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Irish folk singer Mickey Spain plays free Parade Day show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 10

Irish folk singer Mickey Spain plays free Parade Day show at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 10

From a press release: Scranton Irish folk singer/songwriter Mickey Spain will play a free show in the Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre during the city’s 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Lobby doors at the […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City (some images NSFW), 06/16/18

A sea of roughly 800,000 spectators (and many fishy creatures) came ashore for the 36th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade which, unlike last year’s rainy but still fun day, featured beautiful weather to complement its beautiful people of all ages and backgrounds marching in creative, colorful, and often revealing attire. Appropriately, the largest art parade […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

Just hours after a terrorist drove a pickup truck into innocent civilians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11, the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade marched down the streets of Greenwich Village undeterred, drawing an estimated 1.5 million costumes, artists, and spectators. Led by Grand Marshal Anjelica, a Brooklyn recording artist, in a […]

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