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APRIL2018
EXCITING CULTURAL NEWS AND RESOURCES FOR
THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS!
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CALL FOR AWARDS / SUBMISSIONS/ AUDITIONS
Sean Jackson Scholarship - Apr 15 
Merritt Park Mural Project - Apr 15 
Canada Day Call to Artists - Ongoing
Krenov Foundation Woodworking Award - Apr 15
Carmel Call to Installation Artists - Apr 15 
Carmel Call to Musicians - Apr 30
Niagara Men's Chorus - Ongoing
Niagara Falls Concert Band - Ongoing

GRANTS
Canadian Business Ontario - Ongoing

HAPPENINGS
Niagara Falls 3rd Annual Art Competition & Show - Mar 29-Apr 28
River of Lost Souls - Apr 11 
Chamber Music - Apr 15
Depiction - Apr 18
CanAm Photo Expo April 27, 28, 29 
Rock The Falls - April 28 
Sharon & Bram 40th Anniversary - Apr 28
Tuesday & Wednesday Movies @ the Library - Ongoing
Meetups - Ongoing
Farmers Market - Saturdays
History Museum - Ongoing events
What's New on The Q - Ongoing events

MUSICAL ASSOCIATIONS 
Niagara Men's Chorus - Ongoing
Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps
Niagara Falls Concert Band

ART ON DISPLAY
Depiction - Apr 14
Water for Life - May 12
Niagara Falls Art Gallery
Vine Glass
Niagara Falls Library
The Hub 

WRITTEN ARTS
Niagara Falls Poetry - Ongoing


 
AWARDS ~ SUBMISSIONS ~ AUDITIONS
SEAN JACKSON SCHOLORSHIP
Are you an Ontario high school student making a positive impact on your community through initiative or innovation?
If so, apply for the Meridian’s Commitment to Communities Sean Jackson Scholarship. You could be awarded $10,000 to help reach your educational goals!
Meridian’s Commitment to Communities 

INFO
CALL FOR ARTISTS Transforming Public Spaces Series: Merritt Park Mural Project

INFO
Canada Day Call to Artists. Queen St. Art Show! Limited Space Available. Over 20,000 in attendance. July 1 2018- Queen St Niagara Falls On.
INFO
The Krenov Foundation Award for Professional Development ($2,500) is intended for an emerging fine woodworking professional to assist them as an artist-in-residence or visiting scholar at a nationally recognized woodworking school or craft center.
INFO
CALL TO MUSICIANS!!
Applications for the 2018 Carmel Fine Art & Music Festival are open till April 30!!
**This is a paid gig!!** Please apply HERE
CALL TO INSTALLATION ARTISTS
Applications are now open for the 2018
The Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival​! This is a paid gig!
Apply HERE
NIAGARA MEN'S CHORUS
The Niagara Men’s Chorus is always looking to recruit new members and guests are always welcome at our Monday evening rehearsals at Stamford Presbyterian Church, 3121 St. Paul Street, Niagara Falls
No formal auditions are necessary but evaluation of the part your voice falls in ie. Bass, Baritone, Second Tenor or First Tenor is required.
Rehearsals are always fun and interesting as we learn new music or polish older pieces for performance. Please join us... CONTACT

 

Niagara Falls Concert Band, Frank Martens Conductor/Musical Director
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! WE NEED YOU!!
If you play drums, percussion, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, french horn, trombone or trumpet!
The Niagara Falls Concert Band is a volunteer community band that performs a large repertoire of music from many different styles. We perform at civic events for the City of Niagara Falls as well as festivals, local are band shells and seniors homes.
We rehearse Monday Nights from 7:30-9:30pm.
EMAIL Frank Martens or call 905-664-1542
GRANTS
ALL OAC GRANTS HERE IN AN EASY TO NAVIGATE LINK!!
If you are an artist or are starting an arts-related business in Ontario, you may be looking for information on programs and services that can help you achieve your goals. Whether you are a dancer or visual artist, a publisher or game developer, there are resources that may be useful to you. 

An arts business may be defined in many ways, including:

  • Illustration, painting and drawing
  • Printmaking and imaging
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre and film
  • Games design
A WEALTH OF GREAT INFO HERE
HAPPENINGS
THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS 3rd ANNUAL
ART SHOW & COMPETITION
Calling artists of all ages!  The City of Niagara Falls Art Show will take place at the Victoria Avenue Public Library Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The competition is open to all Niagara Falls residents and students attending school in Niagara Falls.  There is no fee to enter; however all participants are asked to register online in advance (registration will close two days before the show).
An exhibition of all artwork will be open to the public from Saturday, March 31 during regular Library hours. The exhibit will hang for the full month of April where everyone can view the collection and vote for their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.
A public presentation of the awards will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 1pm.
MORE INFO
 
AUTHOR MICHAEL CLARKSON discusses his new book,
“THE RIVER OF LOST SOULS”
Exploring the historical, suicidal allure of Niagara Falls and of the River, but also how some are not overwhelmed by hopelessness or despair and become mesmorised in a dangerous vortex of emotions generated by the rushing water before them. “The temptation to throw one’s self down this incredible precipice is almost too great for resistance,” missionary priest and explorer Father Louis Hennepin wrote in 1678 after visiting the waters of Niagara, which “do foam and boyl.”
Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm.
WILLOUGHBY TOWNSHIP HALL, 11211 Sodom Rd.
Chamber Music
SOLO PIANO CONCERT

Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LaMarsh Room, Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Join professional pianist Luis Gerardo Molina for an afternoon solo piano performance.

MORE
DEPICTION. An Interactive Audio Experience.
20 paintings - 20 songs - 1 experience. 
Licensed Event. 
April 18, 2018
Silent Auction 9pm.

This exhibition is not your typical gallery showing. The audience can "plug-in", connect via headphones and mobile / tablet and watch the creation unfold. 

Each painting is accompanied by a video of the creation and the audio of the song chosen to DEPICT. 
MORE
The Photographic Educational Event of the Year
Bring the whole family... There's something for everyone
Discount tickets for Niagara Falls Camera Club members are available online at http://www.CanAmExpo.com

Over 70 educational class to choose from: Hands on Workshops, Photoshoots, Print and Digital Image Competition Salons, Portfolio Review sessions,Trade Show, Awards Celebration and Gala
April 27, 28, 29
Sheraton on the Falls,  5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls

HERE
Chippawa Lions Hall
3970 Welland Ave, Chippawa
Tickets $20
Tributes! Police Springsteen ZZ Topp
Net Proceeds to ROCK - Ride for Our Cancer Kids
INFO
Sharon & Bram 40th Anniversary Show 
April 28, 3PM Matinee
Seneca Queen Theatre
4624 Queen St, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Since 1978, Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison have been pre-eminent in all aspects of family entertainment across North America as members of the trio “Sharon, Lois & Bram”.
MORE
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MOVIES
AT THE LIBRARIES

FREE
The Victoria and Chippawa libraries are pleased to offer feature-length movies for everyone to enjoy.

Popular movies are shown on Tuesday evenings in the LaMarsh Room at the Victoria Avenue Library, and in the Meeting Room at the Chippawa Library on Wednesday evenings. Typically these are pre-DVD release movies, and we attempt to cover a wide range of titles in order to accommodate all of our borrowers' tastes.

Please note: Pre-release movie titles can be subject to change.

Screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria on Tuesdays, and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Chippawa.

No registration, it's absolutely FREE, bring your own popcorn and a comfy cushion if you like!
SCHEDULES  HERE
What do you love? Do more of it with Meetup
Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something. KNITTING. BOARD GAMES. HIKING... Find others who share your interests in Niagara Falls.
SEARCH HERE
 
NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays 6am -12noon
5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON
The Niagara Falls Farmers' Market has been part of the Niagara community for over 50 years! 
We thank you for your patronage.
MORE
 

NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM
EVENT LISTING LINK

 
The Niagara Falls History Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and provides free access to the galleries and a variety of programmes for all ages.  
 
April Happenings @ the Museum 
Echoes in the Ice closes in April – check it out before it is gone. Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audiovisual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the Franklin Expedition of 1845, when an entire crew vanished in the Arctic during an ill-fated search.
This exhibition closes on April 22nd.

Make @ the Museum Thursday Nights a habit
We are continuing our tradition of making the Museum a fun place to learn about the world, expand your knowledge and also learn new things.  April we welcome the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society to the Museum who will host a meeting about a mythological creature in Lake Erie, the team from Mad Science will be here and our continuing work with Shine on Yoga.  The Niagara Falls History Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and provides free access to the galleries and a variety of programmes for all ages. 

Lundy’s Lane Historical Society Presents: Sea Serpent at Crystal Beach
April 5 @ 7pm
Join the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society for a meeting open to the public, followed by a presentation by Dwight Whalen. “Sea Serpent at Crystal Beach: A Strange True Story of 1896” tells the story of Lina Beecher’s sighting of the “Great Snake of Lake Erie”, and Beecher’s 1896 creation of the “Peg-Leg Railway” linking Ridgeway and Crystal Beach.
 
Mad Science Series – Tantalizing Taste
April 19 @ 7pm
Mad Science comes to the Museum! Give your nose and tongue a workout as you discover the forgotten senses of taste and smell. Find out whether you are a mutant super taster, or just an ordinary human. Each participant will receive a taste kit. Space is limited to 25 participants. Recommended age is 6-12.
 
Community Yoga Series
March 29 | April 12 & 26 | May 10 & 24 | June 7 @ 7pm
Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up.  20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!
 
5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

 

WHAT'S NEW ON THE "Q"
There is so much to see and do on Queen Street in Niagara Falls! With unique merchandise at affordable prices, and sumptuous food not found anywhere else in the region, Queen Street is now fast becoming the hub and a must-stop destination at Niagara Falls. As always, we appreciate your support and interest as we continue working together to make Queen Street Niagara Falls your distinct destination for a local experience! 
LISTINGS
MUSICAL ASSOCIATIONS
NIAGARA MEMORIAL MILITAIRES ALUMNI DRUM  
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479, 5603 Spring Street, Niagara Falls, L2G 1P7
NIAGARA MEN'S CHORUS 
3121 St Paul Ave, Niagara Falls, L2J 2L8
NIAGARA FALLS CONCERT BAND 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479,, 5603 Spring Street, Niagara Falls, L2G 1P7
ART ON DISPLAY
DEPICTION. An Interactive Audio Experience.
20 paintings - 20 songs - 1 experience. 
Licensed Event. 
April 18, 2018
Silent Auction 9pm.

This exhibition is not your typical gallery showing. The audience can "plug-in", connect via headphones and mobile / tablet and watch the creation unfold. 

Each painting is accompanied by a video of the creation and the audio of the song chosen to DEPICT. 
MORE
Water for Life International Art Exhibition. May 12- Sept. 9, 2018, Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Road, Niagara Falls ON L2G1S9
NIAGARA FALLS ART GALLERY 8058 Oakwood Drive, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5
STUDIO VINE GLASS 5535 Slater Avenue, Niagara Falls, L2G 3S7
NIAGARA FALLS LIBRARY 4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, L2E 4C5
THE HUB 4333 Queen St. Niagara Falls 
WRITTEN ARTS
NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT
"Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed."
A continuously rotating gallery of poetry of and about Niagara Falls & the Niagara River :
the waterfalls, the city, the history, the stunters, and everything else Niagara.

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