Scranton Area Events

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The Office of Community Relations is pleased to provide information on downtown and area community events.  Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings.  

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Jessup Hose Company #2 Annual Carnival, Hill Street, Jessup, May 20-25

Jessup Hose Co. No. 2 and its Ambulance Association will be hosting its 23rd annual carnival from May 20th to May 25th this year.  Once again S and S amusements will be the midway host. There will be live music, rides, games, and other entertainment, along with great food.  There will be a Fireman's parade on Friday night, Saint Ubaldo festivities on Saturday, and our spectacular fireworks display on Sunday.  Please check in for our ride specials and list of bands. For more information, please visit the website.

Swingin' On Vine, Albright Memorial Library, May 22

6th annual Swingin’ On Vine for the Albright Memorial Library is a block party that takes place in front of the Library on the 500 block on Vine St. in downtown Scranton. Friday, May 22, 2015 from 5-8 pm and all proceeds benefit the Library. There will be a special menu from Lackawanna College’s Culinary Arts Degree Program, music from Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change, and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. This event is 21+. Tickets may be purchased at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch or Library Express. For more information, call Amber Cholish at 570-348-3000.

Memorial Day Event, Steamtown National Historic Site, May 23

On Saturday, May 23, a special event excursion, traveling to Jessup, Pennsylvania, will recreate a WWII “troop train.” Visitors will have the opportunity to interface with the reenactors aboard the train. At Jessup, guests can enjoy the Jessup Hose Co. #2 Firemen’s Picnic or take a brief tour of this Mid Valley borough. The trip will depart Steamtown at 12:00 p.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $24.00 for adults 16 to 61, $22.00 for seniors 62 and older, and $17.00 for children aged 6-15. Children 5 and younger require a “no-charge” ticket. Reservations may be made by phoning (570) 340-5204 daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

6th Annual Fire at the Furnace, Scranton Iron Furnaces, June 5

Celebrate Scranton's 150th Birthday at the Sixth Annual Fire at the Furnace on Friday, June 5 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Advanced tickets are $15 or you can purchase tickets at the door for $20. Kids under 12 get in free.  Food, drinks, live music and a hot iron!  For more information, click here.

EverART (3-8 Grade), Everhart Museum, through June 2015

The Everhart Museum is partnering with the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit to offer everart @ the EVERHART, a Saturday morning program for elementary and middle school students. Each month from September 2014 to June 2015, students will work with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts rostered artists to create wonderful works of art. Disciplines include: painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, illustration, dance, theater and poetry.  Fee is $5/child per session.  Pre-registration is required. Sessions are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  For more infomation, visit the Everhart website.

Where Will You Travel Next? Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, Everhart Museum, through June 2015

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection presents a visual tour of the lands and locations artists frequented and loved in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 32 works on display are on loan from Alex & Barbara Kasten who assembled this collection of paintings by distinguished artists from England, France, Germany and Austria. Among many artists featured in the exhibition will be Frederick Richard Pickersgill, Ernst Bosch, Daniel Ridgway Knight and Léon Joubert. For more infomation, visit the Everhart website.

Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, Everhart Museum, through October 2015

Baseball is part of the fabric of northeastern Pennsylvania. For more than 150 years, it has shaped the heritage of the region and provided the major (and minor) leagues with hundreds of players, coaches, and umpires. Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game provides an overview of NEPA baseball from the 19th century to the present day. Historical images and artifacts combine with contemporary work by artist William Chickillo, engaging visitors with both sport and art perspectives as they consider the aspect of our cultural history. For more infomation, visit the Everhart website.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu.