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Celebrate Scranton City Pride Projects at First Friday!

Updated: May 21, 2023

Join us! Members of Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) will celebrate the first day of Scranton City Pride projects at First Friday in June.

On June 2, everyone in the community is encouraged to visit Scranton Tomorrow’s office at 307 Linden Street, Downtown Scranton, from 5 to 9 p.m. to learn more about Scranton City Pride clean-ups and beautification projects. From June 2 to 11, hundreds of volunteers will participate in Scranton City Pride in every section of the city.

New volunteers may register for City Pride at the First Friday event, and those who have pre-registered may pick up supplies for their projects. A collection box will also be on site for Scranton Tomorrow’s single-use coffee pod recycling program.

Additional highlights of the Scranton City Pride First Friday Celebration include:

  • Scranton’s Story display. The exhibit features profiles of local veterans written by Communication students at The University of Scranton as part of Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story oral history collection at the University.

  • Self-guided floral tours of the Downtown Scranton Business District. Participating businesses will display floral container arrangements in celebration of the upcoming Electric City Flower Show (June 10 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton). The displays are part of a new Downtown Business Class category of the show presented by Scranton Tomorrow. Members of the community will have a chance to vote for their favorite arrangements during First Friday by visiting Scranton Tomorrow on Facebook. Click here for more details.

  • Members of Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will share tips on landscaping, composting, and growing a vegetable garden.

  • Lackawanna County 4-H will host children’s activities and share information about the group’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects.

  • Officials from the City of Scranton will offer a Pop-Up City Hall.

  • Meet first responders from Scranton Fire and Police Departments.

  • Enjoy ice cream bars and goodies provided by the Fidelity Bank Sweets & Treats Van.

Scranton City Pride is made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including: The University of Scranton, Scranton Area Community Foundation, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Pennsylvania American Water, and NET Credit Union. The project is an initiative of the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful program.

For more information, visit or contact Steve Ward, Project Manager, Safe, Clean, Green & Design Program, Scranton Tomorrow, at or 570.963.5901.

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