Lantern release in Pittston ‘paints the night pink’ in honor of those who died of breast cancer


Staff reports



Several hundred gather at Pittston’s Riverfront Park for ‘Paint the Night Pink’ Sunday, Oct. 2 to release pink eco-friendly lanterns into the sky at dusk to honor those that have perished from cancer.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Paint Pittston Pink co-organizers Qiana Lehman,, left, and Barbara Sciandra address the crowd gather prior to the release of the lanterns during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Pink lanterns sail towards the Water Street Bridge after being released during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Several dozen pink eco-friendly lanterns are lit and released into the sky over the Susquehanna River during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

One-by-one, pink lanterns are released in honor of cancer victims at Pittston’s Riverfront Park during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Sal Sciandra, husband of Paint Pittston Pink co-organizer Barbara Sciandra, waits for the right moment to release his pink lantern during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

PITTSTON — Hundreds gathered in Pittston’s Riverfront Park on Sunday, Oct. 2 for ‘Paint the Night Pink,’ an eco-friendly lantern release to honor those who died of breast cancer.

The event is just one part of the annual Paint Pittston Pink, a series of events organized by Barbara Sciandra to raise money to brease cancer research. The events continue through Oct. 8.

Below is a list of events:

Monday, Oct. 3

5 p.m. – Zumba with Michaelene Mecdaon at Greater Pittston YMCA

5:15 to 7:15 p.m. – Spinning with Michel DeStefano at the Greater Pittston YMCA

6 p.m. – Paint PAZZO Pink! Hollywood style night. $50 includes food, open bar and night out.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

7 p.m. – Paint N Pinot at Callahan’s Cafe. Over 40 percent of each purchase will be donated to PPP. Appetizers provided by Callahan’s, beer by Susquehanna Brewing Company, wine by Bartolai Winery.

7 p.m. – JK Holly hosting Dr. Christine E. Keisinger for discussion on essential oils

Wednesday, Oct. 5

7 p.m. – STEM Lecture at Wyoming Seminary featuring Dr. Chris Sanders

Thursday, Oct. 6

Palazzo 53 – Make a reservation under PPP and portion of proceeds benefits breast cancer research.

Yoga at The Sapphire Salon and Destination Spa with Dr. Christine E. Keisinger (sold out).

Friday, Oct. 7

Celebrity Bartending Night at the Red Mill. Bartenders include TC Charney, Priscilla Cooney, Dr. Audra Kiefer, Dr. Mark Lyons, Jerry Mancinelli, Dr. Chris Peters, Renee Phillips Sutkowski and Mike Smith. Bouncers will be Sammy Agolino, Dr. Shawn Casey and Chris Martin.

Saturday, Oct. 8

9 a.m. – PPP Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church

11 a.m. – Color Me Pink 5K

11:05 a.m. – Caped CURE-Sader Family Fun Walk

Noon: – Gentlemen’s Dash

1 p.m. – Yoga on the Riverfront with Home Yoga & Barre

Several hundred gather at Pittston’s Riverfront Park for ‘Paint the Night Pink’ Sunday, Oct. 2 to release pink eco-friendly lanterns into the sky at dusk to honor those that have perished from cancer.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-1.jpgSeveral hundred gather at Pittston’s Riverfront Park for ‘Paint the Night Pink’ Sunday, Oct. 2 to release pink eco-friendly lanterns into the sky at dusk to honor those that have perished from cancer. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Paint Pittston Pink co-organizers Qiana Lehman,, left, and Barbara Sciandra address the crowd gather prior to the release of the lanterns during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-2.jpgPaint Pittston Pink co-organizers Qiana Lehman,, left, and Barbara Sciandra address the crowd gather prior to the release of the lanterns during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Pink lanterns sail towards the Water Street Bridge after being released during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-6.jpgPink lanterns sail towards the Water Street Bridge after being released during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Several dozen pink eco-friendly lanterns are lit and released into the sky over the Susquehanna River during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-3.jpgSeveral dozen pink eco-friendly lanterns are lit and released into the sky over the Susquehanna River during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

One-by-one, pink lanterns are released in honor of cancer victims at Pittston’s Riverfront Park during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-4.jpgOne-by-one, pink lanterns are released in honor of cancer victims at Pittston’s Riverfront Park during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Sal Sciandra, husband of Paint Pittston Pink co-organizer Barbara Sciandra, waits for the right moment to release his pink lantern during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Paint-Pittston-Pink-Lanterns-5.jpgSal Sciandra, husband of Paint Pittston Pink co-organizer Barbara Sciandra, waits for the right moment to release his pink lantern during ‘Paint the Night Pink’ on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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