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DECEMBER 2019
 
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CALLS FOR ART / SUBMISSIONS / RESIDENCIES
NIAGARA FALLS CONSTRUCTION HOARDING ART
Call To Artists: Public artwork for printed panels to surround construction for upcoming Cultural Hub and Farmer's Market. 4 artworks will be selected. $850 each
Deadline: December 16, 2019 INFO
THE BANISTER 35th Annual Poetry Anthology Contest
The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 35th Annual Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario. 
Deadline: May 31, 2020. INFO
THE NIAGARA FALLS CHILDREN'S & YOUTH ART COMPETITION
This exciting new event is open to Niagara Falls students ages 4-18.
Niagara Falls Art Gallery 8058 Oakwood Dr. N.Falls
Exhibition runs: March 7th - April 15th 2020.
Deadline: February 28th, 2020 INFO
GOOGLE DOC OF RESIDENCIES EVERYWHERE
A student artist, Everest Pipkin, has created and generously shared a google doc of all the residencies available worldwide. Time to expand your wings? DOC
 
HAPPENINGS
HOLIDAY MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
Join the hilarious cast of characters at Oh Canada Eh? as they take you on a holiday themed "Whodunnit" chase.  Dec 3, 10, 17 INFO
LGBTQ+ IN THE CITY
LGBTQ+ activists Falynn Shaw and Patrick Alexander host Saidat Abari-Vandenberg for an evening of story-telling. Saidat is a motivational speaker that uses her high energy, dance moves, and props in her presentations focused on youth. She is a strong, lesbian, black woman and is an inspiration to anyone she meets. Dec 5 INFO
TOUCH TOUR: MUSEUM COLLECTION BEHIND-THE-SCENES
Explore the artefact storage room and get hands on with the museum collection. Understand what the museums collect and why. Learn stories behind some rarely seen artefacts and share your own insights. Free. Dec 5 INFO
LET'S TALK ABOUT RECONCILIATION FILM DIALOGUE- THE GIFT
This documentary examines the role of corn, a sacred plant, in the lives of Indigenous peoples in the Americas before colonization. Following the film, a conversation, led by Karl Dockstader and Sean VanderKlis, will explore the realities and aspirations of Indigenous peoples today. Dec 6 INFO
CINEPLEX COMMUNITY DAY FREE MOVIES
Cineplex is hosting their annual Community Day in support of Boys and Girls Clubs! Dec 7 INFO
THE GUY FROM NIAGARA
A documentary about the legendary 90 year old musician from Niagara Falls by NFCDF recipient and award winner Ayo Adewumi. Next screening at the BME Church on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 at 1:30pm. PRESS
COMMUNITY YOGA SERIES
Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class at the Museum. Dec 12 INFO
HoliGAY Open Mic!
Celebrate the holiday season with your queer fam. Musical, comedy, performance art and more! Performance not necessary, spectators more than welcome! Dec 17 INFO
KID’S HOLIDAY PARTY
Come celebrate the season at the museum!  Dec 19 INFO
SPIRIT DRUMMING CELEBRATING WINTER SOLSTICE
Dec 20 INFO
NIAGARA FALLS NYE 2020 EVENTS
Cruise, comedy,fireworks or music!
Dec 31 INFO
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Come see Toy Story 4 on the big screen, beginning at 7pm! Come early to explore the Museum and make a craft. Jan 2 INFO
HISTORY OF POETRY IN NIAGARA FALLS
Join Andrew Porteus as he uses examples form the Niagara Falls Poetry Project to discuss some of the high and low points in the history of Niagara Falls. Events such as the formation of the falls themselves, stunters, the tourist experience and more will be discussed. Jan 3 INFO
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
5:00 PM to Midnight. Ends Jan 12 INFO
ONGOING
4680Q - LIVE - TALK SHOWS - EVENTS - PODCASTS: LISTEN 
4680 Q is an innovative broadcast platform to celebrate arts, heritage and culture interactive using live interviews, podcasts, streaming every medium of Niagara’s growing talent. Recipient of a NF Cultural Development Grant 2018.
MEETUPS: Find others who share your interests in Niagara Falls. SEARCH HERE
FREE MOVIES: at the Libraries SCHEDULES 
NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET Saturdays 7am-1pm. Bring the kids and enjoy the bounty am-of the season; corn, pumpkins, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, apples, pears and so much more! The Market is located at 5943 Sylvia Place, Niagara Falls behind the Niagara Falls History Museum near the corner of Main and Ferry.  INFO
December 7th, 10 a.m. - Wreath $40
December 14th, 10 a.m. -Table Arrangement $30
-Kids Size Arrangement $15
All workshops will take place inside the Market Hall of the NF Farmers' Market. INFO
MUSEUMS/HISTORY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM MORE
GALE FAMILY WAR OF 1812 GALLERY
NIAGARA FALLS COMMUNITY GALLERY
*LAST MONTH! OPENING THE DOORS TO DIALOGUE MAY 11, 2019 - JANUARY 5, 2020
Learn about the 165 years (1831-1996) when the residential school system operated across Canada.
LUNDY'S LANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY  INFO
VOLUNTEERING
The Niagara Falls Museum, considered to be Canada's oldest museum, was established by Thomas Barnett in 1831. His museum was the quintessential cabinet of curiosities and by the mid-nineteenth century it was displaying thousands of specimens, both foreign and domestic. 
Barnett was committed to preserving a record of the visitors who passed through his doors by keeping a series of guest registers. These registers included signatures of not only the everyday tourist but also famous names like Sir John A. MacDonald, Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, P.T. Barnum, and the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). 
In January of 2015, The Niagara Falls History Museum became the steward of fifty-nine of these handwritten ledgers that date back to 1838 and span more than 150 years. These guest registers hold the undiscovered stories of those who visited Niagara Falls and represent our unique history of tourism, people and museums. 
If you would like to join our team of staff and volunteers in bringing these pages to life through digitization & transcription, please contact Trina Pidgen.
ARTIST RESOURCES
ALL OAC GRANTS HERE IN AN EASY TO NAVIGATE LINK!!
Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates
Review dates HERE
Displaying your art in a show?  Exhibition Assistance
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
A peek in the studio of artist and gallery owner Steve Wilson.
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