Arts, Culture, and Tourism News


  • Notice of Street Closure: BASIN ST from N 6TH ST to N 7TH ST

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE/CRANE SETTING NOTIFICATION Street Name: BASIN ST From: N 6TH ST To: N 7TH ST Date/Time from: 4/16/2014, WEDNESDAY, 9:00 AM (09:00) Date/Time to: 4/16/2014, WEDNESDAY, 1:00 PM (13:00) Type of Closure: PARTIAL CLOSURE Closure Info: HB MCCLURE CO WILL BE CLOSING BASIN STREET FROM N 6TH ST TO N 7TH STRead more →

  • New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014,  announced creation of the City Hall Beautiful fund and the city’s first Latino Poet Laureate during a series of events Monday to commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harrisburg. “We spent the day supporting community service events,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “ItRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor-Elect Eric Papenfuse, who took office Monday in a ceremony at City Hall, announced a new public safety team Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the swearing-in ceremony of Thomas Carter as Police Chief of the City of Harrisburg. Derek Moody, a 20-year-veteran of the force, also was sworn in as police captain.At a press conference following the swearing-in, PapenfuseRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Key Staff

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces Key Staff

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse today announced key members of his cabinet at a press conference in the atrium of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Government Center, 10 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA. Papenfuse said his first appointments include: Neil Grover, City Solicitor Karl Singleton, Senior Advisor for Education and Youth Bruce Weber, Finance Director Aaron Johnson, Director ofRead more →

  • Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday visited the families displaced by the collapse of portions of the roof of the abandoned church at 12th and Magnolia Streets, and assured them the city was doing all in its power to help them safely return to their homes.   The City moved to demolish the condemnedRead more →

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The Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) enhances the lives of City of Harrisburg residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural experiences. The department strives to deliver quality customer service through the development, operation and maintenance of the city’s public parks, recreation and cultural affairs facilities to create an environment that is deemed safe, affordable and enriching for all.

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