Commissioners Support Scranton Jazz Festival

The Lackawanna County Commissioners awarded a $10,000 arts & culture grant to organizers of the 13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, which will be held on August 4, 5 & 6 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Jazz icons The Stanley Clarke Band, John Pizzarelli and The Royal Scam headline the festival.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Maureen McGuigan, the County’s Deputy Director for Arts & Culture; Michael Kearney, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel; and Robert Schlesinger and Marko Marcinko, Jazz Festival Committee.

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Arts On The Square Organizers

Organizers of Arts On The Square finalize arrangements for the July 29 event. Courthouse Square will be turned into an arts, crafts, music and theatrical hub with 120 vendors/artists participating. Art items, food and literature will be available for sale from noon to 8 PM.

L-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Chrissy Manuel, ScrantonMade Partner and Blog Editor; Cristin Powers, ScrantonMade; and Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

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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

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