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Free Social Media Workshop

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present “All Eyes on You: Growing Your Social Media Audience” on Saturday,     July 15, in Shopland Hall on the fourth floor of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420. N. Washington Avenue, from 1 PM – 3 PM, featuring two distinguished experts in the field of social media – Cory Wolff and Monika Goldstein.

Cory Wolff has spent over ten years as a social media manager, ad specialist, content strategist and Chief Marketing Officer.  He uses his knowledge of business, technology, and marketing to help businesses of all sizes create engaging content, grow their audiences, and generate new leads and customers.  Wolff has written marketing articles to Hypebot and NEPA Scene and has been a panelist at the following conferences – Electric City Music Conference, CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference, and Protecting Your Big Idea – Intellectual Property Workshop for Artists, which was presented by The County’s Arts & Culture Department.

Monika Goldstein is the social media manager at Publicis Health Media, the only media agency holding company solely dedicated to the health and wellness space.  It manages clients such as Novartis Oncology, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Procter & Gamble, and Kellogg’s. Previously, Monika worked as the social media communications manager at the American Association for Cancer Research.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.2 million for the purpose of organizing programs and special events to enrich the quality of life of the County.  The office offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and also oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

The workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 106, or send an email to

2017 Art In The Park Series Begins July 11

Lackawanna County kicks-off its annual Art in the Park series on Tuesday, July 11, at Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township.

The Art in the Park program, now in its ninth year, offers free arts activities for children at all County Parks from 10 AM – noon during July and August. On Tuesday, July 18, Art in the Park will be at Covington Park in Covington Township and then Aylesworth in Jermyn on Tuesday, July 25.  The series concludes at McDade Park in Scranton on Tuesday, August 1.

For questions about the program or directions to any of the parks, contact the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 106, or via email at

Hop Scotching Around At June 2nd First Friday

First Friday Scranton and Lackawanna County’s Arts and Culture Department have teamed-up on a new initiative entitled Get Up! Get Out! Get Active!, which promotes health and fitness through the arts.

For the June 2nd art walk on First Friday, artists have been commissioned to design artistic Hop Scotch Boards around the downtown at the following locations: on Courthouse Square; in front of Duffy’s Accessories at 218 Linden Street; in front of the Keys on 224 Penn Avenue; and by the Afa Gallery at 514 Lackawanna Avenue.  There will be bean bags at each site so that attendees of all ages and “skill levels” can hop around.

As part of the activity, the public is also invited to try out different types of dance at these spots: Bogart Court behind the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue where Urban Grace Dance will be teaching Hip Hop; at 515 Center Street by Adezzo Café with Amy Sekol providing Zumba lessons; and along the 200 block of N. Washington Avenue in front of the Courthouse Vince Brust Studios will give ballroom dance instructions.  As an added bonus, there will be a free dance zone on the 200 block of Wyoming Avenue, featuring the sounds of D.J. Jack Martin.

Also on First Friday, the Lackawanna County Office of Family and Youth Services will be sponsoring at the Lackawanna County Government Center at The Globe, 123 Wyoming Avenue, an art exhibit, entitled Seasons of our Lives, which features the art and writings of young people currently or formerly in foster care.

All activities are free and open to all age groups. For additional information, contact Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at (570) 963-6590, ext. 102, or by email at