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MARCH 2021
 
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CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS 
Third Space CAfe. CAlling all Indigenous Artists from the Greater Niagara Region
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
ART MURAL Submission due April 16th
Celebrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing
 
Indigenous artists from the Greater Niagara Region are invited to submit mural designs to convey Two Row Wampum teachings that promotes all nations walking together, in parallel, with respect, compassion, and understanding. The successful artist will receive an honorarium of $2,500 ,with funding from the Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund, to complete an 8’ x 12’ mural painting. This highly visible installation will be placed on the front façade of the Third Space Café in the Downtown Niagara Falls. Its unveiling ceremony will coincide with the celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day in June 2021; and a week-long Indigenous Art Exhibit showcasing various submissions at The HUB Art Gallery on Queen Street, Niagara Falls. INFO

NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

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. 
NEWS
NIAGARA FALLS EXCHANGE (NFX) - CULTURAL HUB & MARKET
"The weather has been spectacular for this construction project. The work has been progressing very steadily over the past couple of weeks. We are quite literally laying the foundation for the project..."
Updates on the construction HERE

QUEEN STREET ARTIST'S GROUP
Queen Street Artists' Group is a group of Niagara artists who have come together to work on the following objectives:

• Provide a Virtual Gallery to showcase and sell artworks by local artists and artisans in the Niagara Region. • Promote the arts through in-person art shows, plein air events, and community workshops in the Queen Street neighbourhood. • Generate an Artist and Resource Directory for our members through affordable membership. The public directory will include links to members’ websites, as well as community establishments and businesses that support the local arts community. • Donate 20% of the proceeds from art sales and events to support the community outreach programs at the Third Space Café on Queen Street.   INFO

HAPPENINGS
GROWTH IN PLANTED SOIL
Free Livestream Event
Music - Plants - Art
April 11 7-9:30pm INFO
HIKING
The City of Niagara Falls has walking and biking paths for your health and enjoyment. See the list HERE

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
Check out the library services here.
INFO


NIAGARA FALLS CAMERA CLUB
Check out the Weekly Challenges on their Facebook page. Join in! LINK  
MUSEUMS / HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM 
The museum is open Monday to Friday 10-4. Our General Waldo shares this info HERE.
We will continue to offer a wonderful online experience.
Check out the Museum website for lots of great videos and information.

WEBSITE
VIRTUAL SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES WITH THE MUSEUM
Join Mad Science for some FREE digital experiments! Links provided below to pre-register, spaces are limited.

Discover Science Show
Monday April 12 @ 11am
Introduce your kids to the main parts of science: Chemistry, Physics  & Biology. Exciting experiments drawn from across the spectrum of science show kids that although there are all kinds of science, all science is about asking questions about the world around us.
Spaces are limited. Registration is required. HERE

Bubble Bubble Bloop
Tuesday April 13 @ 11am
Theme? We don't need no theme! Drop by on Zoom for crazy science antics, laughter and guffas and some of Quantum Kyle's favourite, funnest, and most fantastic science experiments!
Spaces are limited. Registration is required. HERE

Get Mad at Home Science Show
Friday April 16 @11am
Doing Mad Sciencethrough the screen is great, but we know you miss the hands-on of in-person programming. This show focuses on the doing rather than the watching. Follow along experiments allow kids to take part in a more engaging way using supplies that you can find at home. Please note that some preparation is required to ensure your child gets the full experience, so make sure you read the whole thing before signing up!
Spaces are limited. Registration is required. HERE

Spring Break City-wide Scavenger Hunt
Available Online April 12, 2021 @ 9am to April 18, 2021 @ midnight.
Hop in your car and explore our beautiful City! Learn some history, hike a trail, play at a park, and have some fun! You also don't need to complete the hunt in the order provided, start anywhere you like and go from there. Please remember to social distance from other families at all times, use hand sanitizer before and after park play, and follow speed limits. This is not a race, just take your time and enjoy!
Submit a copy of your completed hunt for a chance to win a Museum Family Membership. HERE
EVENTS CALENDAR
ASTRONOMY 101 (PART 1)
Online Event April 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Each night, the stars reveal the entire universe. The ancients described them by the myriad of myths of the gods, and placed them in the sky to remind us of our mortal limitations. Too few people spend a moment to look up, but with Covid restrictions people are looking for new interests in their own backyards. What better time to begin your understanding of the night sky!   
Join Dr. Brian Pihack from the Niagara Centre of Astronomy as he takes you on an extraordinary tour of the heavens over two presentations.
April 1 - Part One Registration

ASTRONOMY 101 (PART 2) 
Online Event April 8, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Each night, the stars reveal the entire universe. The ancients described them by the myriad of myths of the gods, and placed them in the sky to remind us of our mortal limitations. Too few people spend a moment to look up, but with Covid restrictions people are looking for new interests in their own backyards. What better time to begin your understanding of the night sky!  
Join Dr. Brian Pihack from the Niagara Centre of Astronomy as he takes you on an extraordinary tour of the heavens over two presentations.
 April 8 – Part Two Registration 

REPLAY: THOMAS BARNETT AND NIAGARA’S EARLY MUSEUM HISTORY
Take a look at this presentation which first aired this past August! Join Curator, Suzanne Moase as she shares the story of Niagara’s first museum. Learn more about this early collection and how the Niagara Falls History Museum is now the custodian of some of its most interesting pieces. Join in on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. This is a prerecorded presentation. No registration required.
YouTube LINK 
Online Event
April 15, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MUSEUM KIDS: ANCIENT EGYPT AND NIAGARA FALLS
Hey kids! Do you LOVE ancient Egypt? Did you know that some of Egypt’s ancient history has a connection with the city of Niagara Falls? Tune in to find out how. Presentation includes interactive craft you can complete at home.
Video will be released at 7pm on April 22, click here to watch: https://youtu.be/r5Flvhukx18
Online Event
April 22, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NIAGARA FALLS UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HERITAGE CENTRE TOUR

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. Visitors are able to experience stories and hear from individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John Morrison, who connect the historic Underground Railroad past to present day around the world.
Pre-register for a free digital tour of the site. Email Programming@niagarafalls.ca by April 19, 2021 to reserve your spot. 
Online Event
April 29, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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.

CULTURE INFO
The Culture Division is responsible for three municipally operated Museums, the Farmers’ Market and Cultural initiatives throughout the City. Working with the Niagara Falls Culture Committee, the division delivers additional events, grant programmes and awards to the cultural community. This report is a summary of the actions of the division in 2020. Read the 2020 Culture Report HERE
NIAGARA REGIONAL SURVEY
Niagara Region offers a wide range of incentive programs to help create jobs, build affordable housing, protect our environment and improve our communities. Many of these programs match funding provided by Niagara's cities, towns and townships. These programs are paid for using Regional property taxes.
 
Complete a brief survey to tell us how we can best use Regional tax dollars to support the economy, environment and attractiveness of Niagara. The last question pertains to public art and environmental enhancements so please don't miss your opportunity to express your wishes! The survey is open until April 1, 2021 and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. 
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO WITH REA KELLY
and her cat.
HERE

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