Almost Queen Drive-In Style Performance



Almost Queen

Friday, July 17th, 8PM

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Parking Lot

Presented by Geisinger



Pre-Sale Tickets Available until 6/25 at 10:00 p.m.



The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will host Almost Queen live on stage from the Mohegan Sun Arena parking lot presented by Geisinger. The event will be featured as part of the venue’s “Drive-In Theater” live-event series taking place this Summer. Almost Queen is presented locally by Rock 107 and produced by SLP Concerts.

Tickets for Almost Queen are $99.50 per vehicle (that’s under $25 per person with 4 people per car), and go on sale Friday, June 26 at 10am exclusively via  For tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, only touchless, mobile tickets administered through the Ticketmaster app (iOS | Android) will be valid for this event. Tickets will also be available via the NBT Bank Box Office during the Box Office’s Summer hours of operation.

A limited number of Gold Circle ($199.50) & Silver Circle ($149.50) parking spaces will be made available for this performance. Gold Circle and Silver Circle parking guarantees a spot in the first few rows in closest proximity to the stage.

A maximum of four (4) occupants will be permitted per vehicle. Up to 1,000 vehicles will be permitted for the event.

Social distancing measures will operate in accordance with Pennsylvania guidelines (subject to change):

  • Vehicles will be spaced to accommodate social distancing.
  • Cars will park in a staggered fashion to achieve spacing and best visibility.
  • Patrons must remain inside their vehicle cabins.
  • Patrons may only leave their vehicles to use restrooms or to obtain concessions (if being served), and will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Portable, single-stall restrooms will be cleaned frequently.

Additional information for these first-of-a-kind concert experiences:

  • Almost Queen will be LIVE and in-person on stage.
  • Passenger vehicles only. No motorcycles, buses, party buses, limousines, RV’s, bicycles, or foot traffic allowed. ADA accessible vehicles will be permitted.
  • All tickets are general admission and spots cannot be reserved.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Event will take place in the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Parking Lot. All cars must enter through the Main Entrance from Highland Park Blvd.
  • Concessions availability is to be determined. No alcohol permitted inside the arena parking lot.
  • Absolutely no tailgating or out-of-vehicle gatherings (subject to change).
  • Audio amplification to be announced.
  • Cars with more than four occupants will be turned away without refund.
  • Vehicles are subject to search upon entry.
  • No pets allowed.

For day-of:

  • Once parked, vehicle relocation is not permitted.
  • Please follow parking attendants’ directions to your parking spot.
  • Please pull forward into the spot — don’t try to back in.
  • If you wish to park with your friends, we recommend you meet away from the venue and drive in together.

State guidance on social distancing, public gatherings and certain procedures and practices is subject to change. Mohegan Sun Arena will keep customers informed of changes as they pertain to these events at For a list of frequently asked questions as it pertains to this event, please visit

NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena Reopened June 23

The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza announced today that the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township will re-open for event ticket transactions beginning on Tuesday, June 23rd at 10am. The re-opening plan comes as Luzerne County enters the green phase of the state of PA’s guide for re-opening. The NBT Bank Box Office has been closed since March 16th under the state’s guidelines for the closure of all non-essential businesses.

To help celebrate the re-opening, Mohegan Sun Arena will be offering an additional stimulus to help jumpstart the local economy. Beginning Tuesday, June 23rd at 10am, anyone that purchases a General Admission parking space for the Jim Gaffigan: Drive-Thru Comic live event performance from the Arena’s parking lot on Saturday, July 18th will receive a $25 pre-paid gift card. Guests may purchase in person at the NBT Bank Box Office during normal business hours or purchase online at with the code: NBT25C for cars and NBT25V for SUV’s and trucks. This offer is valid for the first 100 purchasers and expires as of June 28th at 11:59pm. Limit one gift card per person and mailing address. Offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets or Gold or Silver Circle tickets. General Admission parking tickets are $150 per car load. Max 4 people per car.

Beginning this week, the NBT Bank Box Office hours will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, 10am-2pm and will be open for events only on Saturday and Sunday. Box Office hours are subject to change each week. Hours will be posted for the upcoming week of the venue’s website at

The NBT Bank Box Office sells tickets for events at Mohegan Sun Arena only. Patrons who purchased tickets in-person at the Box Office for an arena event that has since been cancelled, and who have not yet received credit for their tickets, can obtain their refund during Box Office hours.

The ASM Global staff will require guests to practice safe social distancing and remain at least 6-feet apart from other customers when purchasing tickets from the Box Office’s outdoor windows. Guests will be required to wear face coverings. During inclement weather, the NBT Bank Box Office will open its indoor lobby and limit the occupancy of the lobby to two people at a time to maintain safe social distancing. Counters will be wiped frequently by venue staff.

PREIT Prioritizes Safety and Recovery as Viewmont Mall Reopens

PREIT today highlighted its recovery plan regarding the reopening of Viewmont Mall in Scranton, PA. PREIT has prioritized the restoration and sustainability of its communities in its thorough adaptation of policies to reflect expectations upon reopening, as we slowly begin to reunite with our tenant and customer bases while heeding governmental restrictions.

In an effort to ensure the safety of our communities, PREIT has carefully reviewed policies and procedures and thoroughly cleaned all of its facilities during their closure periods using CDC-recommended disinfectant. As we begin to re-open, we are removing common area furniture, common area elements where we cannot enforce social distancing, closing play areas and eliminating food court seating. PREIT and its service providers have established a rigorous cleaning and sanitizing schedule, particularly high touch surfaces. Our housekeeping, maintenance and security staff will follow CDC and state health guidelines and we are requiring that they wear masks and gloves when working in our facilities. We have also provided recommendations for our shoppers and tenants. Our detailed plans and anticipated tenant openings can be found here.

In order to comply with state requirements, access and occupancy loads will be limited. The mall will be operating on reduced hours initially, Monday through Saturday: 11am – 7pm and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm.

The retail ecosystem is critical to community vitality. PREIT has taken a number of actions to promote the livelihood of our stakeholders.

  • Jobs – we have created a job portal to collect contact information from interested candidates to facilitate the re-hiring process for our tenants and stimulate local job growth.
  • Convenience – we have designated parking stalls for our Mall2Go contactless pickup solution for customers that wish to shop their favorite merchants from a safe distance. Retailers are encouraged to utilize this service.
  • Retailer Support – PREIT has launched a Shop Local website that supports the e-commerce platforms of all of the local and regional tenants in its portfolio. The mall has also utilized its social media reach to promote the businesses that found safe ways to remain open throughout the pandemic as well as those operating online.
  • Community Support – PREIT has continued to prioritize supporting the essential businesses operating to keep us safe and fueled.

To view stay up to date on PREIT’s response to COVID-19, please click here and to stay up to date on our re-openings, please click here.

Greater Scranton YMCA to Reopen Wednesday, July 1

After closing its facility on March 17th, the Greater Scranton YMCA will reopen to members on Wednesday, July 1st as part of phase one of the facility’s three phase reopening plan. To date, the Y has reopened the Early Learning Center, Summer Day Camp and Pool A. The facility will be limited to 50 percent capacity.

Beginning July 1st, the Greater Scranton YMCA will operate on limited hours: Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (on July 4th, the facility will open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

Open areas will include: Cardio and strength areas with significant restrictions on capacity and activities, daily child care (separated from general membership), Pool A (lane reservations required), gym for individual workouts only and the Universal Locker Room (bathrooms will be accessible, showers in private rooms will be closed). Only no touch bottle filling will be available (water fountains closed).

Closed areas will include: Lobby areas (seating will be removed), all group exercise rooms and group activities, adult men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, child watch area for members and the racquetball courts. Towels and equipment usage (i.e. basketballs, racquets and balls, etc.) will not be provided.

The Greater Scranton YMCA will mandate rigid social/physical distancing practices and policies (equipment will be spaced to maintain appropriate social distance). Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the building and the facility and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily (before opening, after closing each day and throughout the day). All staff is required to wear PPE (i.e. masks, gloves in certain areas) and members are required to wear a mask in the facility, unless otherwise posted. Staff, members and vendors temperatures will be checked upon entry. Any individual who displays any symptom of an illness may not enter the building.

For additional information and important details about phase one of the Greater Scranton YMCA’s three phase reopening plan, please visit the Y’s website here (

PennDOT Driver’s Skills Test Appointment Scheduling Now Open

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers beginning today any customer in need of an appointment for a skills test, including motorcycle skills tests, may now schedule online by visiting or by contacting the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at 717-412-5300.

The skills test has been modified to mitigate potential exposure of PennDOT staff and customers while maintaining the integrity of the testing process.

The following enhanced safety measures for non-commercial skills tests will continue and the following safety protocols will be in place:

  • PennDOT staff will remain outside the vehicle during the entire skills test. The test taker and accompanying driver will remain in the vehicle.
  • In yellow phase counties, examiner will conduct basic health pre-screening of applicant.  If applicant is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, test will not be administered. There will be no pre-screening for customers in green counties.
  • All customers and accompanying drivers must wear appropriate face masks during testing.
  • Examiners will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, eye protection during the exam.
  • Examiners will utilize iPads during the administration of testing, which will be routinely disinfected using wipes or spray sanitizer.

PennDOT-Authorized Third Party Testers are also available for non-commercial testing. For a list of PennDOT Authorized Third Party Vendors, please visit our website.

Customers may continue to complete various transactions and access multiple resources online at Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; and driver license and photo ID duplicates. There are no additional fees for using online services.

More COVID-19 information is available at For more information, visit or

The Marketplace at Steamtown Reopening Plan

The Marketplace at Steamtown is pleased to announce the resumption of operations on June 26th at 11am. In accordance with the guidance set forth by the state of Pennsylvania the Marketplace will be operating at 50% capacity, will require masks to be worn while inside the building, and will adhere to social distancing practices. Exceptions will be made for anyone unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, children under the age of two, and patrons eating or drinking while seated at a table.

During the Lackawanna County Green Phase the Marketplace will have the following modified hours of operation: Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Please note that individual tenant’s days and hours of operation may vary. All tenant provided updates will be posted to the front page of our website when available.

NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Sponsoring First NEPA Pet Food Pantry

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, an initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, is proud to sponsor the first-ever NEPA Pet Food Pantry, which will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Scranton.

The NEPA Pet Food Pantry distribution is hosted by the Scranton Animal Supply House with the goal of providing free pet food during these challenging times. Pet owners were able to apply for this opportunity on the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative website, The NEPA Pet Food Pantry received an overwhelming response and had to close the application for the June distribution, but a second distribution is planned for July to help manage the need.

The June distribution of the NEPA Pet Food Pantry is funded entirely by the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, and was established in order to help people afford to care for their pets during the economic downturn related to COVID-19.  The Collaborative is comprised of over 40 individuals and organizations in the animal shelter, rescue, sanctuary, and welfare community who have come together to advance various causes in animal welfare and to increase the collective resources available to these agencies.

“The goal is to keep animals in their loving homes during a time of widespread financial distress,” said Katrina Sonnenberg, speaking on behalf of the Scranton Animal Shelter Association, which is a member of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. “We are ready to manage a second distribution in July to also help with this overwhelming need.”

Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, stated, “The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the convener of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. There are many dedicated individuals, shelter and rescue groups who see a challenge or problem and are determined to work together to help solve it for the benefit of people and animals in our region.”The mission of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is to work on initiatives aimed at ensuring animals in Northeastern Pennsylvania can achieve a happy and healthy life, free from abuse and neglect.

To learn more about the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative or to become involved, please visit the Collaborative’s website,, or follow the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative on Facebook.

For more information about the NEPA Pet Food Pantry, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Communications Manager at 570-347-6203.

Donations to the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative are accepted online at or by check made payable to the Scranton Area Foundation indicating “NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Fund” in the memo mailed to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510.