NEPA Scene Staff

Pop star Aaron Carter performs at Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and meets fans at Levels on March 11

Pop star Aaron Carter performs at Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade and meets fans at Levels on March 11

From a press release: After performing at Mount Airy Casino Resort last year, former teen pop star and current Sony recording artist Aaron Carter will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to sing at the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 11. He will be performing on 98.5 KRZ’s float while the local pop radio station […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/18/16

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York City, 06/18/16

Sebastian the crab may have some compelling arguments in his famous Disney song to remain “Under the Sea,” but he clearly never attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where Ariel and all her colorful friends would fit in quite perfectly. With more than 3,000 registered participants, the Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade, […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Remembering my Irish brother on St. Patrick’s Day

BUT I DIGRESS: Remembering my Irish brother on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s Thursday, March 17, 2016. St. Patrick’s Day. “Zavacki? That’s a Polack name, ainah?” Yeah, it’s a Polack name. And, like most everyone reading this, I’m a mutt. A half-breed, if you will. As my grandfather used to force me to say when asked why I wore a green carnation on St. Patrick’s Day sporting […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/12/16

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/12/16

There are three St. Patrick’s Day parades in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but the biggest continues to reign supreme. The Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade is the second largest in the country, with over 12,000 participants and about 100,000 spectators annually. From a rockin’ outdoor party at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel with Nowhere Slow to fire breathing […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/05/16

PHOTOS: Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/05/16

It may not be as long-running or as well-known as the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre parades, but there was just as much green attire and Irish spirit on display at the third annual Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 5. After it disappeared for decades, the parade returned to downtown Pittston on March 8, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Saintly 2016 Parade Day t-shirt benefits Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

Saintly 2016 Parade Day t-shirt benefits Electric City Music Conference in Scranton

In 2010, Chris Ventura put out his first Parade Day t-shirt. While selling the shirt at Joe Caviston’s former venue, Eleanor Rigby’s in Jermyn, the shirt caught the eye of Caviston. From there, the two struck up a collaboration and have put out a t-shirt annually for the past seven years. This year, the duo […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: U.S. Women’s World Cup Champions ticker-tape parade in New York City, 07/10/15

PHOTOS: U.S. Women’s World Cup Champions ticker-tape parade in New York City, 07/10/15

Even those who never watched a soccer game before tuned in to see the United States women’s team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup over Japan with a score of 5-2 on July 5, so thousands gathered to welcome the team home with a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes route in lower […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York, 06/20/15

PHOTOS: Coney Island Mermaid Parade in New York, 06/20/15

Coney Island in New York was swimming with mermaids on Saturday, June 20, which sounds more unusual than it really was. In fact, it seemed like everyone, dressed to the gills or not, fit in perfectly, and that’s by design. The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the country, and it’s a place […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/15/15

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/15/15

The Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade may come a day after Scranton’s parade, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less effort put into the festivities or any less fun to be had. Kicking off with the Renal Race to fight kidney cancer earlier in the morning, NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy captured the colorful characters […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: The faces of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/14/15

PHOTOS: The faces of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/14/15

While the rain may have hurt the turnout a bit, the 54th annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade marched on through the streets of downtown on Saturday, March 14 as planned. Whether it was tradition or the search for good times on a gloomy day, green was donned and glasses were raised high throughout the city, […]