It’s finally Friday in Pittston

June 27th, 2015 1:42 am

First Posted: 5/1/2013

When is the second Friday of the month the first?

When it’s the inaugural Second Friday Art Walk in Downtown Pittston.

The event is this Friday, May 10 beginning at 5 p.m. with happenings all over the Central Business District on Main Street.

Main Street Manager Rose Randazzo said she, council and the mayor kicked the idea around for a year or so. Then Sarah Donahue, a PA teacher who lives in Pittston, contacted councilman Mike Lombardo and said she liked what was happening downtown and wanted to help. He referred her to Randazzo.

“We collaborated,” Randazzo said. “We got along great.”

Inspired by Scranton’s First Friday, they came up with the Second Friday idea. Maria Livrone, the director of the Art Seen Gallery also worked on the project. “She devoted a lot of time and energy,” Randazzo said.

Eight movable display grids on wheels are available to artists to show their work at various points on Main Street in front of businesses which are offering specials. Live music is part of the walk at the Lower Tomato Lot and in front of the Music Scene on North Main.

Listed below are the artists, locations and mediums.

Second Friday Art Walk

JoAnne Raynis - Pocket Park, acrylics

Crystal Wightman - Fuji Tokyo, photography

Sandy Trocki - Vince’s Pizza, pottery

Tobi Grossman - Advanced Arms…pastels

Verve Vertu Studio/Gwen Harleman - YMCA, artwork by people with disabilities and special needs

Tony Maurer - Art on Main, harmonograph

Book Signing

Jack Harris - Art on Main, Wildlife Enthusiast

Live entertainment

Sperazza Band 5:30 – 7:30, Lower Pittston Tomato Festival Lot – Town Center

Local upcoming artists, Ashley Lameraux, Josh Zurick and Friends 5:00 – 9:00, in front of the Music Scene, 36 North Main Street


Boden - $5.00 Off Total Purchase, Open Space, 73 South Main Street

Fuji Sushi & Asian Fusion Cuisine – Complimentary Saki, 47 North Main Street

Palazzo – Drink Special: Pomegranate Lemonade Martini $5.00, 53 South Main Street

Tomato Bar and Bistro –Susquehanna Brewing Company Drafts $3.00, 7 Spring Street

Vince’s Pizza – 10% off eat-in total bill, outdoor seating available, 74 S. Main Street

Majestic Lunch – Eat-in only buy two get one free hamburger, hot dog or fries, outdoor seating available, 20 South Main Street

Harry Jacketts Lunch – Eat In Only, Texas Hamburger $1.50, Texas Hot Dog , $1.25, outdoor Seating Available, 22 South Main Street

Napoli Pizza - Outdoor Seating Available, Espresso Served in Pocket Park, 26 S. Main St.

Gramercy Restaurant – Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees, 155 S. Main Street

Vintage Variety Shop – 20% Off Purchase of $15 or more– 10% off purchase of furniture over $100.00 - 6 Charles Street

Cooper’s Restaurant – 2 Dozen You-Peel-It Shrimp, $5.00, Eat In Only, 304 Kennedy Boulevard

Advanced Arms – open 5:00 to 9:00

YMCA- Yoga With Live Music 6:30 - 8:00; $10.00 - Join Aura Om Yoga and the YMCA for yoga to live music; Kidz Night at the Y 5:30 - 8:30; $10.00 (or free for Y members) Drop the kids off for structured fun including pool time, arts or crafts, movie and gym time.