NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Fest celebrates Pride Month with Big Gay StorySlam at Radisson Hotel on June 4

Scranton Fringe Fest celebrates Pride Month with Big Gay StorySlam at Radisson Hotel on June 4

From a press release: The Scranton StorySlam has been a popular recurring event in Northeastern Pennsylvanian, starting with its first slam in March of 2012 and becoming part of the Scranton Fringe Festival’s year-round arts programming in the spring of 2016. The joy of StorySlam is that any kind of story can be spun within […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Pine Brook neighborhood hosts first free family arts festival on April 30

Scranton’s Pine Brook neighborhood hosts first free family arts festival on April 30

From a press release: Promising a “fun-filled day of art, theatre, and education,” United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA and the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department will present the first Pine Brook Family Arts Festival in the Scranton neighborhood, taking place outside John Adams Elementary School on Saturday, April 30. Running from noon-4 p.m. on […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton PorchFest returns with free live music and decorated homes and businesses on March 26

Scranton PorchFest returns with free live music and decorated homes and businesses on March 26

When Scranton’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade was canceled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the pandemic, residents of the city’s historic Hill Section celebrated in their own way with the first-ever Scranton PorchFest. Around 78 homes and small businesses became colorful “floats” under the direction of Scranton Fringe Festival organizers, and live music […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County Winter Market hosts 54 vendors, music, art, and more in downtown Scranton Dec. 3-5

Lackawanna County Winter Market hosts 54 vendors, music, art, and more in downtown Scranton Dec. 3-5

From a press release: Back for 2021, the Lackawanna County Winter Market weekend will be held this Friday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 5 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, featuring 54 vendors along North Washington Avenue, music by local musicians, and a host of other events. The Lackawanna County tree lighting will kick everything […]

 Rich Howells

Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Front porches and bars in Scranton’s Hill Section will host free live music on May 15

Through COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines, and government regulations, the music scene has endured, and even with most restrictions lifting soon, some innovations from the past year or so are remaining. Scranton PorchFest debuted in March, transforming about 78 homes and businesses into colorful “floats” in lieu of the St. Patrick’s Parade, which was postponed due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival is partnering with the Rite Aid of Hamlin to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the general public on Thursday, April 22 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A minimum of 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by representatives […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

 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 […]

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