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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/17/17

If there’s one parade that rain cannot ruin (and maybe even enhance), it’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The colorful aquatic attendees of the 35th annual parade on Saturday, June 17 just swam right on through it, showing off their big smiles and imaginative costumes, with many leaving little to the imagination. That’s what it’s […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

Much like the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade the day before, the turnout to the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12 was hindered by the bitter cold weather that preceded the record-setting snowfall of Winter Storm Stella. You can’t keep the Irish spirit down, however, so the parade marched on. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

As light flurries blew through and temperatures dropped to their lowest numbers in years, some questioned whether or not the 2017 Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade would march on or be delayed. The parade committee posted their very Irish response on Facebook the night before: We have been receiving a lot of questions this morning about […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

St. Patrick’s Parade festivities continue at free Scranton Cultural Center party on March 11

St. Patrick’s Parade festivities continue at free Scranton Cultural Center party on March 11

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is once again the place to be after this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade. The SCC’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Celtic music will be provided by the […]

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