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Fun Facts

Did you know ....
  • First Night Scranton, a family-friendly celebration of art and culture on New Year’s Eve, originated as a project of Scranton Tomorrow. The inaugural celebration was held in downtown Scranton on December 31, 1999, to commemorate the millennium. We hosted the event for 10 years, welcoming more than 100,000 attendees throughout the years.
  • In 2004, Scranton Tomorrow led the way to the relighting of the historic Electric City Sign. Today, the sign serves as an iconic symbol of our city’s past.

  • The City of Scranton is home to 30 parks — that’s a lot of green space to enjoy, and to maintain! In 1997, Scranton Tomorrow volunteers spearheaded CityPride, featuring dozens of clean-ups across the city. They mowed, raked and planted their way to a more beautiful city for all to enjoy.

  • Scranton Tomorrow's Summer Solstice Art Walk in 2001 helped to plant the seeds of what is now a vibrant arts community in the downtown. The event among the first to transform offices and buildings into galleries with visual art, live music, food and fun.

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