Scranton Tomorrow to Celebrate Completion of The Office Mural

Celebrate the completion of The Office: The Story of Us mural by Hagopian Arts with Scranton Tomorrow and members of the Mural Arts Program at First Friday in October: Mural Dedication & Meet and Greet with the Artist Friday, October 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. on rear 503 Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton.

Scranton Tomorrow to Host Deck the Downtown

Summer specials are heating up in Downtown Scranton! In honor of July as Independents Month, we’re encouraging everyone to Deck the Downtown and celebrate Christmas in July! From July 22 through 29, participating Downtown Scranton businesses will offer special promotions. It’s all the fun of holiday shopping without the ice and snow.

Scrantastic Spectacular

On Monday, July 3, Lackawanna County will hold the 2023 Scrantastic Spectacular

Courthouse Square in Scranton comes alive as Lehigh Valley Hospital Dickson City Presents the Lackawanna County Scrantastic Spectacular!

Bring the family and enjoy great foods, games and bounce houses for the kids, local bands on The Scranton Recycling Side Stage, and a LIVE performance from Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Members beginning at 8 PM. Then sit back and enjoy the best fireworks display in NEPA sponsored in part by Alleima!

NOTE: Fireworks launch location is now at the Linden St. Garage above Catch 21. See the map for the best viewing locations.

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This event is sponsored in part by Scranton Tomorrow, the Lackawanna County Commissioners, The City of Scranton, and Audacy Pennsylvania.

Scranton Tomorrow Announces Grants are Available

Eligible small businesses in the City of Scranton are encouraged to apply for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for business façade improvements. The program is administered through the City of Scranton with support from partnering organizations: Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and United Neighborhood Centers (UNC) of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Grants up to $10,000 with a 25% match required by applicants are available. If multiple small businesses share a facade, they can submit a joint application for up to $20,000 with the same 25% match.

The deadline to apply is September 20, 2023.

How to Apply

For more information, or to submit an application, contact the appropriate partner organization based on the location of your business:
Downtown Scranton and Hill Section: Contact Leslie Collins, President and CEO, Scranton Tomorrow, at
West Scranton and North Scranton: Contact NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

South Scranton, Pine Brook, and Minooka: Contact United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC).

Apply Now!

Scranton Tomorrow Organizes Small Business Saturday

Mayor Paige G. Cognetti, leaders of Scranton Tomorrow, and local business owners recently gathered at Scranton Tomorrow headquarters on Linden Street in Downtown Scranton as Mayor Cognetti officially proclaimed November 26 as Small Business Saturday in the Electric City.

American Express created this national movement to increase sales for small businesses across the country. Now in its 14th year, Scranton Tomorrow is spearheading Small Business Saturday promotions in Downtown Scranton. Those who shop and dine in the Downtown Scranton Business District during the holidays are encouraged to spread the joy on social media using #shopsmall, #smallbiz, #supportlocal, #shoplocal, #dinelocal.

Supporting local makes a significant impact on the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses create 1.5 million jobs annually in the United States and donate 250 percent more than larger businesses donate to non-profits and community causes. Small businesses are vital to the local economy, too. American Express estimates that for every $1 spent at a small business, $0.67 stays within the local community that business serves.

In Downtown Scranton, independent businesses offer plenty of options to make supporting local easy. In addition to in-person shopping and dining, many retailers and restaurants are promoting online sales, curbside pickup, and delivery services for convenient shopping and dining in the Business District. For a directory of retailers in Downtown Scranton, visit For a list of Downtown restaurants, visit

Scranton Tomorrow Recycling Program

  Yep. It’s true. We’re spilling the beans on our new recycling program!
Did you know … even if you toss your used coffee pods into the recycling bin, they are not being recycled in Lackawanna County? That’s because these convenient little pods can only be recycled if they are fully deconstructed. That’s too labor intensive to be practical. So, they add to the pile in the landfill.
Don’t worry. We have a solution!
In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, Scranton Tomorrow’s Safe, Clean & Green Team is launching a program to recycle single-use coffee pods in partnership with the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, and NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
How you can participate.
Through the month of November, simply save your used pods instead of throwing them away. Once you’ve gathered a bunch, contact Steve Ward, Downtown Safe, Clean & Green Ambassador Team Leader at Scranton Tomorrow, at 570.963.5901 or to make arrangements for drop-off.  

We’ll send all pods to a specialized recycling facility where components will be separated, the plastic part will be recycled and remanufactured, and the coffee grounds will be composted.
Learn More
Email Steve Ward to Sign Up
The single-use coffee pod recycling program in Lackawanna County is a project of Scranton Tomorrow in partnerships with:

Scranton Tomorrow Mural Dedication Ceremony

Join Us!  
Scranton Tomorrow, and the Mural Arts Committee cordially invites you to our mural dedication ceremony.  

“The Good of the Hive” Mural
Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue Scranton Civic Ballet Company Downtown Scranton  

Friday, November 4, 2022
Dedication Ceremony Begins at 5:00 pm   Meet and Greet with Artist, Matthew Willey and A ballet performance and refreshments hosted by Scranton Civic Ballet Company immediately following the program. Also, enjoy a tasting hosted by Space Time Mead & Cider Works!  

The Good of the Hive is a project of Scranton Tomorrow and presented by The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement. This mural is also made possible with generous support from the following: Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Lackawanna College, University of Scranton, Space Time Mead & Cider Works, Terrana Law P.C., Smargiassi Construction, Inc., Kevin & Colleen Zwick, NEPA Power Wash, LLC, WallisElectric, David Yezefski  
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Scranton Tomorrow Salute to Soup

Salute to soup!

Nothing says fall like a hearty soup!

As part of Scranton Tomorrow’s Fall into Downtown Scranton campaign, restaurants and cafes in the Downtown Scranton Business District are stirring up seasonal favorites for lunch, including soup’s to keep your warm on those chilly, fall days. Yum!

  Where to Dine

Click here to visit our Downtown Scranton Dining Guide, featuring more than 60 restaurants, cafes and pubs offering indoor, curbside, takeout, and delivery options in the Downtown Scranton Business District.

Scranton Tomorrow Honey & Harvest Restaurant Week

Dinner in Downtown will be a little sweeter October 12th-15th as we sink our teeth into Honey & Harvest Restaurant Week! Our downtown master chefs will be cooking up specials, mixing cocktails, and serving YOU the most delicious honey themed menus all week long! Make a plan to hit them all! Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram this week as we preview what’s cooking!
16th Ward
AV Restaurant & Lounge
Bar Pazzo
Catch21 Seafood and Steak
Chef Von & Mom
The Garden Restaurant
Peculiar Kitchen Sambuca
Italian Grille & Bar
Tequila Mexican Bar & Grille  
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