MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON HARRISBURG BUSINESS NEWS AND UPDATES

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be joined by Nona Watson, Director of Economic Development, Jamal Jones, Director of Business Development, Ivan Black, Owner at Next Step Performance, Gary Fallings, Executive Director at UMC Neighborhood Center, and Charlotte Todd, Owner at Minuteman Press, on the next “Facebook Live Community Conversation”.  

The discussion will focus on the commercial trash credit, “Choose Harrisburg” campaign, and updates from business owners in the City of Harrisburg.

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Harrisburg Business News and Other Updates 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20 

WHEN: Friday, July 10th at 12:00 p.m.   

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in HarrisburgVideo of past sessions can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W 

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/. 

 

Commercial Sanitation Credit Application

 

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT JULY 4TH FOOD TRUCKS AND FIREWORKS EVENT

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be joined by Devan Drabik, Communications and Marketing Director at ExploreHBG, Heather Hall, Market President at Mid Penn Bank, John Campbell, Business Owner Engagement Director of Wilmington Trust (part of M&T family), Todd Vander Woude, Executive Director at Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Kristin and Drew Cordell of Dough Heads Waffles Food Truck, and entertainer Mickey Spain, on the next “Facebook Live Community Conversation”. The discussion will focus on the July 4th Food Trucks and Fireworks event and other updates. 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on July 4th Food Trucks and Fireworks Event and Other Updates 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20 

WHEN: Friday, July 3rd at 12:00 p.m.   

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in HarrisburgVideo of past sessions can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W 

For health-related information and other general inquiries about coronavirus (COVID-19), residents are encouraged to visit the websites of the PA Department of Health https://www.health.pa.gov/ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/. 

  

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HARRISBURG CITY OFFICES TO REOPEN ON MONDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Papenfuse has announced the reopening of City buildings to the public on Monday, July 6th. For the health and safety of visitors and staff, policies and procedures have been established for entrance into any City of Harrisburg office.

The MLK City Government Center will be open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The Treasury Office will be open one day a week on Wednesdays only. Residents can continue to use the drop box at the rear of the building to drop payments on the other days. Building access for all visitors will be from the front door located at 10 N. 2nd Street.

Before coming to City offices, visitors are requested to schedule appointments, meetings or conduct any necessary transactions through other means whenever possible. Persons who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have had contact with someone suspected or known to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days, should reschedule their meeting or use alternative means (I.e. phone, virtual meeting, etc).

A thermal imaging camera will be at the registration area for temperature screenings. Visitors are expected to use the provided hand sanitizer when entering, wear a face mask at all times in the building, observe proper social distancing, and exit immediately after their purpose of visit.

“As we carefully reopen City offices in the Green Phase, the safety of employees and the public is our top priority,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “It is important that everyone follow the new procedures when they come to the buildings.”  

The Public Works Building, 1820 Paxton St, will be open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Public Records Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Public Safety Building at 123 Walnut St, will continue its weekday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO “SATURDAY NIGHTS IN THE CITY” RESTAURANT INITIATIVE

HARRISBURG – In partnership with the Downtown Improvement District, the City of Harrisburg announces the popular “Saturday Nights in the City” will continue until the end of August. Certain City streets are closed to traffic Saturday evenings for expanded outdoor sit-down dining and table service. The hours of the event are 5-10 p.m.  

“We are pleased with the success of this weekly event,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “This program is a great way for us to support our city restaurants, and I encourage residents to come out throughout the summer.”

WHAT: “Saturday Nights in the City” Initiative to Support Local Businesses 

WHERE: Portions of N. Second St, Third St, State St, North St, and Conoy St. 

WHEN: Saturdays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

The list of participating restaurants in this weekly event include El Sol, Stock’s on Second, Carley’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, Café Fresco, Taco Solo, Ad Lib Craft Kitchen and Bar, Sawyer’s, Bourbon Street Saloon, Zembie’s, McGrath’s, Arooga’s, Taste Buffalo, Cork & Fork, Federal Taphouse, Rubicon, Mangia Qui, BurgerIM, Bollywood, The Brick Haus, Los Tres Cubanos, Second Street Shawarma, JB Lovedraft’s, Bacco and The Vegetable Hunter. 

The following streets will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the event during the upcoming Saturdays: 

  • N. Second St. – From Market to Pine 
  • State St. – Church to N. Second – westbound 
  • North St. – Susquehanna to Third – westbound, Second to Buttonwood 
  • Conoy St  
  • Third St. –  Market to Chestnut 

Restaurant staff and patrons are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and other precautions. This is to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. 

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JULY 4th CELEBRATION IN THE CITY OF HARRISBURG

Harrisburg, PA – The City of Harrisburg will produce a July 4th Food Truck takeout and fireworks celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. on City Island. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately cannot hold our typical Independence Day Celebration along Riverfront Park, but will be offering a safe celebration on City Island.   

 “I’m very excited for this year’s event” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We look forward to celebrating Independence Day in a safe way. I would like to give a special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg for their help in making this event possible.” Attendees will be able to enjoy some of their favorite festival food and activities safely. The food truck takeout experience will allow participants to order and receive food while practicing social distancing. Food trucks will be spaced 30 feet apart and have ample space for line formation, including marks 6 feet apart to ensure attendees practice social distancing while waiting in line. Social distancing encouragers will be on-site to ensure social distancing is practiced. Face masks are strongly encouraged for the respect and health safety of those around you. Attendees may take their food home or spread out along the park with chairs and blankets from home. No seating will be provided. A hand washing station will be available at the food truck exit along with sinks placed throughout Riverfront Park. 

Online performances from local bands and virtual kid’s activities will also be available. City Island activities such as water golf and the City Island railroad will be open. “Saturday Nights in the City” featuring expanded outdoor dining options at numerous City restaurants will also continue from 5-10 pm.  

A foodie guide with menu items and participating trucks along with a complete event schedule will be available at harrisburgpa.gov/July4th and on the Facebook Event

Fireworks will be held at 9:15 pm and can be viewed from miles of space along both the East and West Shore. Social distancing practices should be followed while enjoying the fireworks. Live stream fireworks will also be available on Facebook and Channel 20.   

The Market Square Garage will offer $10 discounted special event parking, City Island parking will be $5 and street parking is free.   

Special thanks to our sponsors, including Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, ExploreHBG, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Capital BlueCross, Mid Penn Bank, UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, M&T Bank and SP+.  

We look forward to returning to Riverfront Park for the traditional July 4th Festival in 2021. 

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CITY OF HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS FIREWORKS SAFETY CONCERNS 

HARRISBURG – In an effort to deter the illegal use of fireworks within City limits, a carefully monitored community event will be held on July 3rd at four designated locations. Fire Department officials will be at each site to ensure safety and provide instruction on responsible usage of fireworks. Members of the public that desire to use fireworks are encouraged to only use them at one of the July 3rd sites during the designated date/time. It is illegal to set off fireworks in most of the City, and so this event allows for those interested to use them safely and responsibly.  

The designated locations on July 3rd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. are Sunshine Park, 7th & Radnor Playground, Reservoir park by the basketball courts, and S. 14th Street Open Space.  

There have been complaints of fireworks being set off in neighborhoods throughout the City. The public can report incidents by contacting the City communications team at 3-1-1 or 717-255-6571, or submitting their report online at harrisburgpa.gov/fireworks. Reports of fireworks activity will be mapped via GIS technology to determine patterns, educational outreach, and enforcement strategies. Please do not call the police directly unless the incident is life-threatening.  

This initiative is in partnership with the Young Professionals of Color and All You Can, Inc. 

Fireworks Report Form

Submit a fireworks incident in your neighborhood. Your input will help inform future educational outreach efforts & enforcement efforts for the City of Harrisburg.

Fireworks Report Form

Fireworks Event Flyer

Fireworks events flyer for July 3rd 7pm-10pm 

Fireworks Event Flyer

 

 

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD LIVE DISCUSSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGISLATION FRIDAY AT NOON

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be joined by Senator John DiSanto, Representative Patty Kim, and City Councilwoman Ausha Green on the next “Facebook Live Community Conversation”. The discussion will focus on legislation regarding law enforcement and other updates. 

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on Legislation Regarding Law Enforcement and Other Updates 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20 

WHEN: Friday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m.   

Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer will also be on the show to provide Harrisburg School District updates. 

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster emergency. The weekly program provides local updates on the pandemic and other news in Harrisburg. Video of past sessions can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W 

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HARRISBURG PEACE PROMENADE PRESENTS CITY WITH JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATIVE GIFT FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Council President Wanda Williams will join members of the IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade in a special presentation commemorating the ‘Juneteenth’ state holiday on Friday, June 19th. Community leaders will be presenting a bronze map replica of the historic Old 8th Ward to the City of Harrisburg. 

WHAT:  ‘Juneteenth’ Special Presentation by the IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade 

WHERE: In front of MLK City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd St, and live-streamed on facebook.com/thecityofhbg 

WHEN: Friday June 19th at 2 p.m. 

Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. In 2019, Governor Tom Wolf permanently designated June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” in Pennsylvania. 

Harrisburg’s Old 8th Ward was a densely populated area demolished for the expansion of the Capitol Grounds. The Harrisburg Peace Promenade – Commonwealth Monument Project, an initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is a tribute to voting rights and the Old 8th Ward. The bronze artwork to be presented Friday reflects the top of the Orators’ Pedestal, and is a central theme of the monument created by Becky Ault and the A.R.T Foundry of Lancaster.

The presentation also exemplifies the committee’s appreciation for the support the City has provided towards the monument’s anticipated August 26th unveiling ceremony at the Capitol Grounds.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO LEAD FACEBOOK LIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT ‘JUNETEENTH’, THE COMMONWEALTH MONUMENT PROJECT, AND OTHER NEWS IN THE CITY FRIDAY

Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be joined by Ralph Rodriguez, Founder of All You Can Inc, Mikell Simpson, CEO at Capital Rebirth Inc, and Lenwood Sloan & Eric Jackson of Harrisburg’s Peace Promenade, on the next Facebook Live Community Conversations program. They will discuss ‘Juneteenth’, the Commonwealth Monument Project, and other news happening in the City.  

WHAT: Facebook Live Discussion on ‘Juneteenth’, the Commonwealth Monument Project, and Other News in the City 

WHERE: facebook.com/thecityofhbg, simulcast on WHBG-TV Channel 20 

WHEN: Friday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m.   

Mayor Papenfuse is hosting community conversations live on Facebook and Channel 20 each Friday at noon. Video of past sessions can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPqv06hKy5aD5_Sluet-AAQnie_KQUn7W 

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