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JULY 2020
 
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Niagara Falls Culture

 
Niagara Falls Culture is trying to find ways to support you through COVID-19. Everything is still very much in flux at this point and, until we've weathered this, it will be difficult to comprehend the full extent of how this situation has affected our community. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis will impact everyone's lives and organizations / operations / businesses going forward. 
If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email is the best way to contact us as we work from home as much as possible. You can reach us at culture@niagarafalls.ca
We hope you stay safe, healthy and creative.
COVID -RESOURCES FOR THE ARTS
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: LINK 
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : LINK 
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: LINK 
CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS
THE POPPY PROJECT
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick 'N Needles Guild. The Museum is inviting you to work on this large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. 

HERE is a tutorial on making a poppy by Yarnspirations

  PROJECT INFO

NIAGARA FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ALL ARTISTS AND CREATORS 

The Niagara Folk Arts Festival is bringing the Arts to the Folks this Summer, since you can’t get to us. We are looking for artists, cultural specific or not, to participate in performing at local residences. We are looking to offer a wide selection of arts formats – music, dance, DJs, visual arts (chalk or temporary paintings on sidewalks), dramatic readings, theater presentations, singing – all genres, all languages-too many to list here.

Your arts presentation will be family-friendly and should be able to be performed on a residential front lawn, sidewalk or boulevard and only require access to an outside plug for an extension cord(s). The Artists will provide all equipment, though a small PA system can be arranged through the Festival. The performances will be live-streamed and supported by Cogeco through the Source and YourTV. Artist bursaries to be negotiated. APPLY NOW!


NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT
Dedicated to the poetry of Niagara Falls – the waterfalls, river, city, people, and history. A section of the site is also being developed to showcase Niagara poets. The very first poem that contains a reference to Niagara Falls is by Le Sievr de la Franchise, published in 1604. 
Read Poetry HERE
Submissions of original poems about Niagara Falls are welcome and can be sent via this LINK . If you are a Niagara Falls poet please indicate that you live in Niagara Falls.

HAPPENINGS

NIAGARA FALLS' CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. 
Watch it HERE or on Facebook, or on YourTV (Ch. 10 & 700)

ROCK 'N SWAP AT CAMP CATARACT
"Super dooper excited to say we are going to be taking over the patio and some surrounding outdoor spaces to host a safe distancing Swap! Art, collectibles, retro finds, vinyl, vests, vintage tees etc!"
Wear a mask. Sun July 5 INFO

NIAGARA FALLS O CANADA! QUARANTINE VIDEO 
Self-filmed quarantine video with 7 local artists- Ashlee Standish, Eve Atoms, Big John T-Bone Little, Rafik Guirguis, Valerie Borghesi, Steve Burnside and Maria Vetere! Show your pride and share it wide! Happy Canada Day! WATCH
4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: Broadcasting from the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario. LINK to 4680Q.

NIAGARA FALLS - THEN & NOW
A Photographic Journey Through The Years
Discover historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection.
Browse the site or hit the streets with our interactive map! INFO

NIAGARA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Online Events Hosted by NFPL
Facebook Online Storytime
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @ 10:30 A.M.
Join the Niagara Falls Public Library as they perform rhymes and songs, read storybooks and teach you fun activities you can do at home.
Facebook Maker Programs
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 A.M.
Makers are people who build, design, invent, and create. Join on Facebook while they explore all sorts of materials, and projects.
NFPL Facebook page LINK.


NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in!
New challenge every Wednesday
Post as often as you like, everyday or once a week
Image: Scott Simon & Chris Empey LINK
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM is closed until further notic
History@Home: BRINGING THE MUSEUM TO YOU!

Spend some time online with us today as these short videos highlight the Museum's collection and the history of our famous City. Annie Edson Taylor! Blondin! Bridges and more! LINKS


COLLECTING COVID-19

The Niagara Falls History Museum is seeking donations of items that will help us document this defining moment of our time.

Museums collect objects and stories that help people learn from and connect with the past. Niagara Falls is a beloved hometown and an international destination connecting with people both near and far. We want to hear from our friends at home and around the world with stories of the pandemic that relate to our City.

Some examples of things we might collect: Photographs, drawings, paintings, signs, posters, scrapbooks, videos, poems, music, journals & letters postcards, flyers etc. You tell us what matters. Items can be digital or analogue. DETAILS


NOT @ THE MUSEUM THURSDAYS
The Niagara Falls History Museum regularly provides programming on Thursdays.
 

SYMBOLS IN STONE: PART I 

Old Niagara cemeteries are rich with history, documenting changes in religious thought, art, architecture, and expression over the past two hundred years. Join historian Dr. Adam Montgomery as he talks about some of Drummond Hill's most interesting stones, and what the archaic symbols on them can tell us about the world of the people buried there. A two part series, posted on July 2 and 9, 2020 @ 7pm. 
YouTube Link will go live on July 2nd @7pm https://youtu.be/ai2EnxEqu8E

SYMBOLS IN STONE: PART II  

Drummond Hill Cemetery is rich in symbolism, with its long history stretching back to the War of 1812. What can the gravestones tell us about spirituality, religion, culture, and the arts over the past two hundred years? Join historian Dr. Adam Montgomery as he takes us on a tour of some of the most interesting stones and symbols found there. Join us for part two of the series, posted on July 9 @ 7pm. 
YouTube Link will go live on July 9nd @7pm https://youtu.be/xwLpbED4FXU

NIAGARA MUSEUMS IN THE TIME OF COVID  

The COVID crisis has impacted all aspects of our lives, and the museum world is no exception. Join us Thursday July 16 @7pm for a conversation with our friends Kathleen Powell from the St. Catharines Museums and Welland Canals Centre and Sarah Kaufman from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, to find out how museums in the Niagara region have coped with the crisis. 
July 16, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Click HERE to register.

NOT@THE MUSEUM FOR KIDS: CLUB REX 

Join us Thursday July 30th @ 2pm for a LIVE kid’s event with the Museum and Club Rex! Join Christine and Alex as they explore fossils and dinosaurs from the Niagara region, extending out to the rest of Canada. Make sure to bring your questions! If you love dinosaurs then we just became best friends! 
 
Click HERE to register.

EMPATHIC TRADITIONS: NIAGARA'S INDIGENOUS LEGACY
The Niagara Falls Museums teamed up with Landscape of Nations 360⁰ to create an exciting new virtual exhibition that explores the Museums’ collections of Indigenous artifacts as curated through the perspective of Indigenous curators and their allies.

Featured objects selected from the Indigenous collections of the Niagara Falls History Museum reveal the presence of Indigenous peoples, their art and history in the region, extending back to the earliest human inhabitation of the region. From the Paleoindian Period reaching back 13,000 years, through the Archaic and Woodland Periods, to European contact and modern times, Indigenous peoples have always been an essential part of Niagara.
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
Eve Atoms - poet, singer-songwriter, producer.
LINK
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