Arts, Culture, and Tourism News


  • L&I Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Partners with Local Agencies to Recognize White Cane Safety Day

    News for Immediate Release Oct. 14, 2014 Harrisburg – The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) today partnered with Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP), the PA Council of the Blind (PCB) and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to recognize White Cane Safety Day to raise public awarenessRead more →

  • Invitation to Bid- Project Number 2287-14 – Home Improvement Program/Lead I

    “Please be advised that the City of Harrisburg is extending the bid submission due date/time from May 26th 3:00 P.M. to May 27th 3:00 P.M. for Project Number 2287-14-Home Improvement Program/Lead I.”  You can find the bid notice here.Read more →

  • Eric Papenfuse Sworn In As Harrisburg Mayor

    Eric Papenfuse Sworn In As Harrisburg Mayor

    Photo Credit: Pennlive Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.com Eric Papenfuse, a Harrisburg businessman and community activist, was sworn in  as Mayor of the City of Harrisburg on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014,  in the lobby of City Hall. The simple swearing-in ceremony was intended to send a strong message to the citizens of Harrisburg and to surrounding communities ofRead more →

  • City of Harrisburg-STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: JAMES ST From: REILY ST To: CALDER ST Date/Time from: 4/10/2014, THURSDAY, 11:00 AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CONSTRUCTION WORK – UTILITY WORK – CONTRACTOR IS JEM GROUP – JUSTIN WHITE 717-443-9096 Detour Info: USE 3RD STREET OR WILLIAMS STREETRead more →

  • City of Harrisburg-STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: PENN ST From: EMERALD ST To: WOODBINE ST Date/Time from: 4/14/2014, MONDAY, 9:00 AM (09:00) Date/Time to: 4/14/2014, MONDAY, 4:00 PM (16:00) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: LT LAND & TREE COMPANY WILL BE REMOVING A LARGE TREE. Detour Info: TURN RIGHT ONTO EMERALD ST; TURNRead 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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