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    Arts Commission Brings Power to the Arts

    July 22 2020
    The City of Allentown recognizes a unique opportunity to position itself among other American cities that are using public art as an instrument to restore neighborhoods, create community, and fortify economic changes that attract creative people and busin...
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    2020 Classics & Cruisers Cancelled

    July 15 2020
    The third annual Classics & Cruisers on Hamilton event in Allentown scheduled for Saturday, September 19 is being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    City Awarded Lead Grant

    July 02 2020
    The city of Allentown will use a $347,500 state grant to reduce lead hazards in owner-occupied and rental housing.
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    2020 Dominican Festival Cancelled

    June 18 2020
    In a letter from Dominican Festival Association President Sandra Vargas, the Dominican Festival Association very sadly communicates the decision to cancel the Dominican Festival 2020.
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    2020 Puerto Rican Parade & Festival Cancelled

    June 08 2020
    Crowd restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic are resulting in the cancellation of the 2020 Lehigh Valley Puerto Rican Festival & Parade in Allentown scheduled for Sunday, July 26.
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    City Permitting Temporary Outdoor Seating

    June 03 2020
    The city in partnership with the Allentown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Allentown Parking Authority is extending business expansion opportunities for restaurants, bars and cafés where food and/or beverages may be served.
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    "Art of Encouragement Project Announced"

    May 28 2020
    Following unprecedented job loss due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Allentown Arts Commission chair, Jane Heft announced today a new program which would provide small grants to artists living or working in the city of Allentown.
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    Operation BBQ Relief Community Meal Distribution

    May 27 2020
    The Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council in partnership with Muhlenberg College and the City of Allentown will distribute Operation BBQ relief meal boxes on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Muhlenberg College at 2400 Chew Street.
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    2020 Blues Brews & Barbecue Cancelled

    May 08 2020
    With concern for the public health and safety and in light of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to extend a stay at home order through June 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Allentown and the Allentown Chamber of Commerce are cancelling ...
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    Small Business Stabilization Grant Program

    April 29 2020
    Due to an overwhelming response, the application period for the Small Business Assistance program is closed. 
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